The fresh predecessor to the iconic Flappy Bird
From the creator of Flappy Bird, comes a new frustratingly simple game that will make you want to throw your phone against a wall. I could probably end the review at that, but then whats the point? Its about time Dong Nguyen took advantage of his flappy enthusiasts, and put out a game for the millions of people who worshiped Flappy Bird. Flappy Bird and Swing Copters are two completely different games, which is not really what I expected when I heard that the developer was creating a sequel. Honestly, I thought that he would put out the exact same game with a couple new obstacles or playable characters. Instead, we were presented with a unique way to frustrate ourselves indefinitely. Anyways, if you aren’t feeling the original Swing Copters, then you can pick up one of the thousands of clones that have flooded the play store.
When I first downloaded Swing Copters, I had no idea how to play and deleted the game after two attempts. Once I saw a couple people playing it on the bus, it inspired me to give it another shot and I downloaded it onto my phone once more. I should probably mention that when I first started playing, the game was extremely difficult and it took me a good 10 minutes just to achieve a score of one. Since then, an update has been released that makes the game significantly easier, and now I have a high score of 20.
You control your character by tapping the screen to move left or right. You must maneuver your way through the hammers and platforms, and try to get the highest score possible. I’m also glad to say that each time you get a medal, a different color hat is unlocked for your character. To be honest, I sort of miss the extreme difficulty that was provided by the game when I first downloaded it, even though that factor was the reason for most of the one star reviews. If they were to restore the difficulty, then Swing Copters would probably live up to the Flappy Bird legacy.
Probably my biggest problem thus far is that the game keeps on lowering my high score. For example, I will achieve a high score of 15 and after a decent amount of time the game will lower it down to half of that, or even less. My guess is that this will be fixed very shortly, but it is still very annoying.
I have no doubts that Swing Copters will have a gigantic effect on the android gaming universe. In fact, it already has. If you run a quick search for Swing Copters you will be greeted with a good amount of clones. This comes as no surprise, considering that there is a Flappy Bird clone of every imaginable category. The question that remains is: Will Swing Copters be as popular as the game that it follows? During the Flappy Bird craze, I remember almost every person I know owning Flappy Bird on their device. I can’t say the same for this new game, although it is rapidly growing. Either way, I have never seen a series of games take the world by storm as much as these two have.
The predecessor to the iconic Flappy Bird is a unique game with its own personality. It boasts a whole new theme, and a few interesting features that add a bit of spice. Its an addicting game, but I would enjoy it a lot more if they reverted to the old difficulty.