Flappy birds is indeed alive and flapping…that is if you are a Fire TV owner.
Flappy birds was a phenomenon when it was first released and instantly became an overnight hit attracted millions of users worldwide and reportedly racking in over $50,000 a day through in-app adverts. However the game was eventually pulled both from the iOS and Android stores back in February with the developer claiming he was suffering too much emotional abuse about the app. Not because of how bad it was but simply how addictive the users had become.
This week saw the return of the extremely popular game on the Amazon appstore under the guise of Flappy Birds Family. At first it was unclear if this was the return of one of the most frustrating games ever however it does seem to be the case. What is probably more interesting is that the game is ONLY available to Amazon Fire TV owners and not available to any other device including Amazon devices likes the Kindle Fire or phone.
There are no significant differences to the gameplay with this version identical in all respects to the original. However this version does include additional functions including multi-player ability and it is assumed is the logic behind the ‘family’ evolution of the game.
“(CAUTION: THIS VERSION IS ONLY COMPATIBLE WITH AMAZON FIRETV) Flappy Birds now are on Amazon Fire TV with incredible new features: Person vs Person mode, more obstacles, more fun and still very hard. Enjoy playing the game at home (not breaking your TV) with your family and friends“.
So if you weren’t annoyed enough by Flappy Birds the first time round you can know be collectively annoyed along with the rest of your family while playing it on the big screen.
As mentioned this is currently only available exclusively on Fire TV and at the moment is free to download. There are currently no major press releases either by Amazon or the developer about the re-launch and as such we cannot advise if or when this will be available on other devices.
If you own a Fire TV and are ready for the challenge once again then you can download the game by heading over to the Amazon appstore or by clicking here.