This Guy Scored 290 In Flappy Bird
Apparently, we need a lot of practice, and so does the rest of the world.
Days ago, we couldn't believe someone had a Flappy Bird high score of 185, and then we freaked out over someone who scored 200. If anything, we expected readers to send us scores of 202 or 210. Then 53-year-old John Meyers shocked the world with the highest mark we've seen yet, 290.
Ice water in the veins can only describe this man's nerves of steel. In fact, he admits the only reason he eventually succumbed was due to laughter. Yes, not stress or the feeling that his heart would explode. He started chuckling at how insane his score had become. This officially makes him the Flappy Bird version of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film Commando.
We reached out to John for some tips, because apparently we could learn a thing or two from someone who almost scored 300 in a game designed to punish and infuriate. Here's what he said.
I tend to hold the iPhone fairly close to my face and get a rhythm going with the bounces. The poles seem to move slightly faster than the rhythm of the bounce, so after every 20 or more poles, I have to add a little "skip" to get it back in the groove. I focus (actually blur my eyes slightly) on the bird in relation to the top and bottom of the pole openings ... trying to keep it centered. I play it without sound ... the sound distracts the focus. When I get in the groove, only laughing seems to get me in trouble! I am a drummer (kit and conga's), so I may have an advantage with eye hand coordination. Great little game!
Well done, sir. The champ is here!