Flappy Bird 2 Features We'd Most Like To See
Now that Flappy Bird conquered the App Store, it's time for an improved sequel.
We still can't explain Flappy Bird's sudden rise in popularity, and the same goes for the rest of the gaming community. Despite releasing last year to relative obscurity, the incredibly addictive title appeared out of nowhere to become the number one free video game on the iOS App Store. Some people think the constant stream of ads have something to do with it, while others insist bots somehow propelled Dong Nguyen's title up the charts.
Regardless of how it happened, Flappy Bird went viral and everyone's playing it. That said, it's either a one-hit wonder or a pop culture phenomenon destined to appear on t-shirts and web series similar to Angry Birds, and Mr. Nguyen can do that and more (while silencing the critics) by developing a sequel.
Flappy Bird 2 needs to exist, and when it does, these are the features we'd most like to see.
Flappy Bird's background remains the same, with green pipe after green pipe. That's why Flappy Bird 2 should include different backgrounds to give players something else to look at. As for those aforementioned pipes, replace these objects with something else.
It doesn't take much to achieve bronze, silver and gold medals. On one hand, Flappy Bird is hard enough that scoring 50 points is extremely difficult for most people, but hardcore players crave an even greater challenge. Nguyen should make it even tougher to obtain medals, and taking this a step further, provide in-game achievements.
Granted, the original Flappy Bird is the unquestionable star of the game, but there's room for a handful of characters. At the very least, give us different colors to choose from that won't clash with the background.
Music Would be Nice
The "ding" between pipes is OK, but a catchy tune would give Flappy Bird 2 added personality.
Visit the Flappy Bird leaderboard and you'll see numerous players with high scores of 9,999. No, these gamers don't have skills. They hacked the game. While nothing is technically hack-proof, increased security measures would go a long way to a more even playing field. Considering all the cheaters, there's no point to see how your score compares to the rest of the world's. A shame, really.
Now find out how to improve your Flappy Bird score.