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Why Flappy Bird Has Taken Mobile Gaming by Storm

Flappy Bird is one of the newest and greatest games out on the Android an IOS market. The arcade and action game has taken simple graphics and gameplay and made a smash hit out of a basic running game.

The premise of the game is pretty simple: fly throughout a course and avoid hitting any pipes along the way. What really catches the player’s attention is the Super Mario-like scene that makes up the games background.

Flappy Bird Takes Place in a Mario-Like World - photo from Google Play Store

Flappy Bird Takes Place in a Mario-Like World – photo from Google Play Store

As the game continues and the player is able to avoid all the pipes, medals are awarded based on distance. Instead of the typical three-medal reward system that many are used to, Flappy Bird offers four: bronze, silver, gold and platinum.

The game, developed by GEARS Studios, has already garnered over 10 million installs from the Google Play store and the Apple Store in just a few days. The majority of the reviews have been positive for the simple runner game:

“Simple, hard, addicting What can I say. Simple concept. Fly your bird through a series of obstacles. You have one life to get as far as you can. One touch of the pipes or ground and it’s game over. Frustrating, addicting, grrr! You just can’t stop because you want to see if you can just make it a little further than the last time. A nice throw back to the 8-bit days of Nintendo, Commodore 64 and Apple ][. Love it.” – Ivan Samuelson

“Amazingly addictive This game is perfect Exremey addictive High score is saved in the play games app.” – Joshua Balko

“Very fun This app is super fun. Its challenging and I find myself playing it over and over again.” – Christina Kamm

Why Flappy Bird Has Taken Mobile Gaming by Storm.

About Sarah Rasheed

Sarah is a 24-year-old Lead Writer for American Live Wire with a passion for writing on a variety of topics that include politics, world news, health and wellness and technology. When not writing, she enjoys traveling to the Middle East and playing sports. Follow her on twitter @sarahrwan.

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