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Saturday 23 August 2014

Google Play Store lets Android users download 'Flappy Bird' replacement

Published 11/02/2014 | 15:47

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Android users can still experience the gameplay of 'Flappy Bird' with a similar game available in the Google Play Store.

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The app is called 'Clumsy Bird' and the bird, it can be argued, is a tiny bit chubbier than the one in 'Flappy Bird'.

Other than that, the game follows the same format as 'Flappy Bird' - users tap the screen to flap the bird's wings and keep it in the air. Players then have to navigate the bird through trees, similarly laid out to the pipes in 'Flappy Bird'.

iPhone users have been capitalising on the panic following the removal of the game from the app store by selling their devices on eBay with the game still installed. Some of the auctions have reached up to $180,000.

UK-based eBay user ldixon88 has listed an iPad Mini 2 and iPad Mini 3 16GB, both with Flappy Bird installed. With 76 bidsm the going-rate for the pair has now reached £150,300 (€180,870).

Another user benm142685 has listed an Excelvan seven-inch tablet with the game, currently listed for £2,655, alongside many other pre-owned phones and tablets boasting the now deleted game.

Over in the US, user poloricansfa is selling their iPhone 5S complete with Flappy Bird, with bids currently reaching $16,200.

It is unknown whether the bids are fully genuine.

With the revelation that 'Clumsy Bird' users can experience a similar game, perhaps the value of the 'Flappy Bird'-installed iPhones will drop.

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