My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: Swing Copters is Dong Nguyen's Flappy Bird Replacement - Why Swing Copters is more frustrating to play than Flappy Birds

Friday, August 22, 2014

Swing Copters is Dong Nguyen's Flappy Bird Replacement - Why Swing Copters is more frustrating to play than Flappy Birds

Flappy Birds may not long be on Mobile Devices, but that doesn’t mean that Dong Nguyen, founder of Game Development Studio DotGears has given on Mobile.

In fact, after having made Flappy Birds into Flappy Birds Family and porting it exclusively on the Amazon Fire TV as I’d reported in my blog article entitled Flappy Bird returns on Amazon Fire TV - Multiplayer Platform lends to family-friendliness and a Less Addictive Design”, he’s been busy cooking up something special for the Mobile Crowd.

And again it’s available on BOTH the Apple iTunes Store and the Google Play Store as can be seen at the end of this article.

Introducing Swing Copters, the Flappy Bird replacement that landed on Apple iTunes Store and the Google Play Store this Thursday August 21st 2013 as stated in “Flappy Bird follow-up Swing Copters will drive you to insanity”, published August 21, 2014 11:52 AM PDT by Nick Statt, CNET News

Swing Copters was part of Dong Nguyen to create a replacement for his popular Flappy Birds mobile game that’s basically using the same game environment and gaming aesthetics as stated in “Flappy Bird creator's next game, Swing Copters, lands Thursday”, published August 18, 2014 2:53 PM PDT, by Nick Statt, CNET News.

This game had been reviewed by Touch Arcade, who’ve declared the game to be the vertical equivalent of Flappy Bird. Swing Copters involves dodging vertically swinging hammers as you guide your poorly designed and very pixilated Helicopter pilot vertically upwards through various levels of swinging hammers, by simply tapping on the screen.

Unlike Flappy Bird, tapping doesn’t keep the Helicopter aloft. Rather you’re really guiding its direction of flight, with the taps merely to prevent the helicopter from drifting too far to the side and into the waiting hammers of doom!

Because the helicopter wobbles from side to side, you’ll be constantly frustrated with crash after crash into the swinging hammers. Thus hours of your day will melt away as you give up in vexation, only to pluck up your tablet or smartphone to try yet again to get a double digit score as Touch Arcade's Eli Hodapp recently discovered as he stated in his article “Exclusive Hands On With 'Flappy Bird' Creator Dong Nguyen's Next Game: 'Swing Copters'”, published 2014-08-18 14:07:07 by Eli Hodapp, Touch Arcade

This time around, unlike Flappy Birds that had an In-App Advertising, the basis of his US$50,000 daily profits from Flappy Bird and the games notorious popularity as I’d explained in my blog article entitled “Developer Dong Nguyen takes down US$50000 a day Flappy Bird App - Unwanted Media Attention leaves DotGears Game as the first In-App Advertising Gaming App”, you have a choice as it relates to the Ads.

If you really like Swing Copters, you can opt to purchase a US$0.99 version that completely ad free and yes, just as annoying as its ad-based variant. Just don’t succumb to the temptation to throw your smartphone into the wall; it’s not you, it’s the pilot, as you can only guide him on the right path. And don’t mind if you’re high score is 1; you’re doing better than most people!

Here’s the link to Swing Copters, now on Apple iTunes Store and the Google Play Store:

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