Hey Flappy Bird [Free] fans, the world's current most popular bird has just received a brand new update on iOS. It includes new colors of birds, which appear to just be randomly assigned with each new game. So, if you have a particular affinity for the new red or blue versions, you'll just have to rely on luck in order to play them. The game also features a new night theme, which similarly seems to be random with any given game. The most noticeable different to me is that the green pipes have been revamped, and appear to be much smoother now and not as pixelated. Here's a side-by-side comparison of a screen from the old Flappy Bird and the updated version.
The update description also notes there's a slightly altered UI, which sees the previous version's "Replay" button replaced with a simple green arrow button like you'd find on a DVD player. Strangely, the ability to share your scores after a run seems to be completely removed, which I find odd as that seemed to be a large part of what made Flappy Bird such a viral sensation. If you find where it's moved to, please let me know. Finally, the update includes an improved framerate and indeed the game performs much more smoothly now. Related to this, the problem of banner ads popping in during a game and causing a life-ending hitch appears to be resolved, and in fact in the games I've played since updating the ads don't appear during the game at all, just immediately before and after. Awesome. If you're in the legion of Flappy Bird fanatics, make sure to grab this new update.
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