Many people gasped when the craze that was known as Flappy Birds was taken off of the market. The game, where you had to make a bird flap through Mario-esque levels without hitting the familiar green tubes, was so popular at the height of its day that it made its creator, Dong Nguyen, somewhere around $50,000 a day in ad revenue. That’s saying something for a free game. But then, at the height of the game’s popularity, Nguyen abruptly took it off of the market, saying the game had become too addictive for players, and he didn’t want to be known for such a thing. Hey, he probably made enough ad money to last several lifetimes while it was on the market. But now, Nguyen is back.
And fans of the original game can rejoice, because Nguyen has created a different game that is now available to play called Swing Copters. It’s similar to Flappy Birds, both in looks and in its degree of difficulty. And this time, instead of a bird flapping horizontally, Swing Copters has a person wearing a helicopter blade on his head while flying up vertically. But don’t worry – you still have to tap the screen to dodge things.
Right now, iOS and Android users can download Swing Copters with ads for free, or they can choose to pay $0.99 for a version without all the ads. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if this game became just as addictive as the other one, but that’s just my 2 cents. What do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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