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It's a Flappy phenomenon

February 5, 2014 - Brett Van Waus
Tap, tap, fall. Two hours later... Tap, tap, tap, fall. It’s the newest game and craze: it’s Flappy Bird. If you aren’t one of the millions of Americans who have downloaded the free app, Flappy Bird, for iPhone or Android, I recommend you not, unless you love to constantly lose. After my boyfriend told me about a game where it’s impossible to get more than three points after playing for long periods of time, I figured I would give it a try, I mean, I did master Angry Birds. The graphics of the game are colorful, pixelated and sort of reminiscent of any video game from the 80s. The game is easy to play and requires two skills: cat like reflexes and a strong thumb. The goal is to tap the screen to keep the bird flying. The challenge is to keep the bird flying in between two green, Super Mario like pipes. If the bird hits its head on the pipe, you lose. The game has no levels, so when you lose, you have to start over. Overall, the game is great if you are bored for short periods of time. A good time to play it would be during commercial breaks or waiting in line at a store, because you WILL lose within seconds. I’ve been playing plenty of time during the last few days and my highest score is three points. I consider myself, a Flappy, failure, however, a fanatic. I keep losing, but I can’t get enough of it. I could honestly write more about this game, but you’ll find me tap, tap, losing in a nearby corner.



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