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Vietnamese mobile game Flappy Bird hits top spot on app stores

January 31
6:15 PM 2014

Flappy Bird has hit the top spot of free mobile apps in the Google Play and iOS app stores, according to VentureBeat.

The said app is a silly game that has shot past Snapchat, Beats Music, Clash of Clans, Facebook Messenger, and even YouTube on Apple's top free apps. It has now become more popular than the Angry Birds game, the report stated.

Users encounter a pixelated "Flappy Bird" when playing the said game. The player taps the screen and tries to avoid green posts along the way. By the way, the posts look a lot like the pipes in Super Mario Bros of Nintendo. If the player hits a pipe, the game ends. The levels become more challenging as the players advance in the game. Apparently, its frustrating quality is the main reason why it has become so appealing, the report explained.

Flappy Bird was created by Hanoi, Vietnam-based developer Dong Nguyen from dotGears Studios. As of late, the game has earned over 240,000 four-star reviews on the iOS store. AppAnnie said the popular game was uploaded on May 24, 2013. Last week, the game suddenly shot into popularity for an unconfirmed reason, VentureBeat reported.

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