If you live outside of New Zealand, when you think "kiwi", you're likely thinking of a brown skinned fruit with a wonderful green interior. The other (and likely less delicious) kiwi is a flightless bird around the size of an average chicken that also happens to be the national symbol of New Zealand. In Fly Kiwi Fly, you play as a small yellow kiwi who wants to fly, much like the unrelated YouTube hit video "Kiwi!" (which you should really watch if you haven't seen it before).

Motivated by watching the Space Shuttle on TV, you take flight and somehow earn money by constantly jumping off a cliff. This money is then spent on upgrades in the in-game shop that will allow you to jump higher off the start, briefly glide, or even rocket forward among other things. Here's some video of very early gameplay without many upgrades yet:

I'm not sure what it is about these flight games, but I always seem to hopelessly get sucked in to them. I probably sunk hours in to unlocking everything in Pig Air [99¢], an extremely similar game where you play as a pig launching off of a silo. Fly Kiwi Fly should be available very soon, and is a fun game to keep an eye out for if the idea of tricking out a kiwi with rockets and wings interests you.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    Sadly, this kiwi doesn't look as cute as the one from the STUNNING short.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    Sadly, this kiwi doesn't look as cute as the one from the STUNNING short.

  • UMD

    lol im new zealander

  • UMD

    lol im new zealander

  • NZer

    I have a pet Kiwi, i might see if he can fly ;-)

    • WiseWeasel

      People like you are why we can't have nice things. Now we're all going to have to sit through a public service announcement on why you shouldn't strap your kiwi to a kite and chuck them off a cliff...

    • Cratilo

      Well, I had an iguana that jumped of my balcony. I kite would have been a welcome addition.
      Loved the game though I had to play through my sad memories.

  • NZer

    I have a pet Kiwi, i might see if he can fly ;-)

    • WiseWeasel

      People like you are why we can't have nice things. Now we're all going to have to sit through a public service announcement on why you shouldn't strap your kiwi to a kite and chuck them off a cliff...

    • Cratilo

      Well, I had an iguana that jumped of my balcony. I kite would have been a welcome addition.
      Loved the game though I had to play through my sad memories.

  • Raiku

    I found it in Appstore today (18 feb), the cutscene on the beginning was extremely cute!! The only problem I have now.. is that my girlfriend said 'Let me play it! pleeeez?' And now she doesn't want to give my phone back. There are a lot of upgrades! I wanna play :@ We need another phone ¬¬

  • Raiku

    I found it in Appstore today (18 feb), the cutscene on the beginning was extremely cute!! The only problem I have now.. is that my girlfriend said 'Let me play it! pleeeez?' And now she doesn't want to give my phone back. There are a lot of upgrades! I wanna play :@ We need another phone ¬¬

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  • hapz

    This game is a very similar concept of http://armorgames.com/play/3789/learn-to-fly

    • Johnny5

      Yep, but kiwis are cuter than penguins in my book.

  • hapz

    This game is a very similar concept of http://armorgames.com/play/3789/learn-to-fly

    • Johnny5

      Yep, but kiwis are cuter than penguins in my book.

  • soggy

    YAAAY, definitely the best crime against nature and abomination of life to come out of New Zealand since Dolly the sheep.
    This just causes immense national pride coming from Aotearoa myself. I would be very interested to see how many phones in far away countries our little bird can conquer.

  • soggy

    YAAAY, definitely the best crime against nature and abomination of life to come out of New Zealand since Dolly the sheep.
    This just causes immense national pride coming from Aotearoa myself. I would be very interested to see how many phones in far away countries our little bird can conquer.

  • st

    These previews are great, but I can't tell if I need to save the post so that I can look for the app after it's released, or if you guys are going to post again when it's released. Sometimes at the end of your previews, you say you'll be doing a full review, and sometimes you don't say that. Should I just assume there'll always be a review or release announcement for previewed apps? Thanks!

    p.s. how can I choose to be notified of follow-up comments? That's a handy feature on other sites..

  • st

    These previews are great, but I can't tell if I need to save the post so that I can look for the app after it's released, or if you guys are going to post again when it's released. Sometimes at the end of your previews, you say you'll be doing a full review, and sometimes you don't say that. Should I just assume there'll always be a review or release announcement for previewed apps? Thanks!

    p.s. how can I choose to be notified of follow-up comments? That's a handy feature on other sites..