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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 145 Ratings

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  • Summary: Flap your wings to fly...[How to play] Tap to flap your wings to fly. Avoid pipes. Try to get 4 medals: Bronze, Silver, Gold (hard), Platinum (very hard)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Feb 5, 2014
    70
    Flappy Bird is simultaneously everything that’s right and wrong about video games. You’ll play it, you’ll obsess over it, but you’ll never really like it.
  2. Feb 4, 2014
    60
    Whether you can or will survive for long is another matter entirely, but the constant possibility for success keeps players coming back after every failed attempt and sharing their failures with friends for an ever-expanding pool of players.
  3. Feb 8, 2014
    55
    Flappy Bird is very hard to rate. Is it a solid, hardcore experience? Or is it a simple tech demo made in a bunch of minutes? Well, both of these sentences are true.
  4. Feb 7, 2014
    54
    Flappy Bird isn't a good video game. It's arguably not even a fun one. But its no-frills approach and exacting, relentlessly repetitious gameplay make it an addictive short-term distraction for the skill and score-obsessed.
  5. Feb 4, 2014
    50
    Flappy Bird is a decent free time waster, but it's not worth obsessing over.
  6. Feb 11, 2014
    35
    Its designs appeared to have been taken almost directly out of previously existing titles and, ultimately, Flappy Bird was a shallow, flash-in-the-pan smartphone anomaly that we’re not going to miss.
  7. Feb 3, 2014
    20
    A certain addictive or compulsive quality isn't sufficient to make a genuinely good game, sadly; Flappy Bird is addictive and compulsive in the same way that popping bubble wrap is addictive and compulsive. It may be immediately satisfying to waste your time with it in the short term, but when you look back on how your day went, you'll find yourself wishing you'd used those hours for something more productive or stimulating.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 64
  2. Negative: 34 out of 64
  1. Sis
    Feb 11, 2014
    10
    This is totally my new favorite game of all time. From now on when I think of fun, I think of this game. It's so addicting and playful andThis is totally my new favorite game of all time. From now on when I think of fun, I think of this game. It's so addicting and playful and just great. The controls are as simple as they come, but non the less perfect. I love this game. One day I'll be aiming for a legit highscore. Expand
  2. Feb 22, 2014
    8
    Flappy Bird is simultaneously the best and worst of apps. It's simplistic yet hazardously addictive and now since it's been deleted it's goneFlappy Bird is simultaneously the best and worst of apps. It's simplistic yet hazardously addictive and now since it's been deleted it's gone up in pop culture history (at least for now) and now there's so many versions of it, ranging from a superhero one to Flappy Cyrus (Miley Cyrus' tongue serves as wings and you have to fly through a wrecking ball and a sledgehammer!) that there should be a new genre of games known as "Flappy". Expand
  3. Feb 1, 2014
    6
    This is a good mobile game. An ok game, but a good mobile game. It is addictive and simple to pick up and play. The idea is simple, but theThis is a good mobile game. An ok game, but a good mobile game. It is addictive and simple to pick up and play. The idea is simple, but the iOS port is a surprisingly difficult game. Once in a while the game will lag, or it'll glitch and say I hit something when I didn't, but most of the time... it's my lack of skill that makes me fail. Expand
  4. Oct 29, 2014
    3
    I guess this is an okay concept, but it's just a huge rip off of a free online game released in 2011 called Piou Piou, and this is basicallyI guess this is an okay concept, but it's just a huge rip off of a free online game released in 2011 called Piou Piou, and this is basically the same thing but worse. Expand
  5. Mar 9, 2014
    2
    Flappy Bird is not a fun or good game. It has glitches, touch-control issues, and is just unforgiving. This is a not a game to play if youFlappy Bird is not a fun or good game. It has glitches, touch-control issues, and is just unforgiving. This is a not a game to play if you have no patience. Expand
  6. Apr 23, 2014
    0
    im going to jailim going to jail l Expand
  7. Feb 4, 2014
    0
    Calling Flappy Bird a game is stretching the concept to its utmost limit. There is no level design to speak of and the only challenge there isCalling Flappy Bird a game is stretching the concept to its utmost limit. There is no level design to speak of and the only challenge there is comes from a viciously large hit box. Expand

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