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It was in May 2013 that Flappy Bird spread its wings and captured the attention of the iPhone and Android users. The painfully frustrating game was highly addictive, and rightfully so! It was an abrupt rise to fame, because I don’t think even the developer anticipated it since he complained later that the game had “ruin[ed]" his “simple life" and pulled the game out from all app stores.
The Flappy48 icon
Several other games like flappy bird came out, and then we got 2048! This one was accused of being the rip-off of the popular iOS game Threes! So, someone had the bright idea of mixing the two games up to come up with a nightmarishly addictive flying-math game in the form of Flappy48. And that someone is Dan Moran, a fourth-year student of Queen’s University, Ontario.
The 2 tile at the start of the game
The game is 2048, with the essence of Flappy Birds. It begins with a 2 tile, and then as you flap block forward by tapping on the screen it gathers other numbered tiles as its tail. Now, if the tile in the front matches the new tile gathered, they add up and combine. If they don’t match, you will have to manage a chain of numbers (multiples of 2) through the barriers. Unless the tiles combine, the score remains the same, but once they do it increases exponentially.
The addition of similar tiles
The real challenge is to be able to manage the tiles until you reach the final tile, 2048. However, I don’t think it’s possible for anyone to reach there. It’s addictive all right, so you have my warning here! You can’t blame me later on for introducing you to this game!
A small chain formation
The design has been kept simple. However there’s one flaw. You can’t come out of the game without pressing the home button or selecting some other window to open. Once you are in the game, the Back button stops working. I found that a bit irritating, but then I was already frustrated for not being able to go far.
Hereon, you can’t quit using the back button. You have to either use the Home button or switch windows
Even though winning this game is well-nigh impossible for anyone, that wasn’t actually the point of games nowadays. We saw that with Temple Run, Subway Surfers, and even Flappy Birds. But then, the journey’s all that matters. We seldom care about reaching the final destination as all the fun ends there! And so does all the thrill.
So, do you think it’s time to get yourself hooked on to Flappy48? Download it from the playstore
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Abhirup is our guest blogger on education apps and thought partner. He harbors certain thoroughly misguided self-impressions like he has a refined aesthetic sense (our website’s visuals are NOT inspired by his ideas) or that he has a deep baritone. However, we choose to ignore these as he sometimes comes up with good ideas notwithstanding the fact that they are articulated in confusing managerial jargon; perhaps explained by the fact that he is an MBA from IIM Bangalore.