Love it or hate it, Swing Copters [Free] has been glued to the top of the charts since it was released last week. Much like Flappy Bird, Swing Copters launched with some ridiculous difficulty levels. Fast movement, huge hit boxes, instant death, and more all combined to make a game that was brutal. In fact, people uploading videos of them not even able to score one point to YouTube has become a thing.

Well, in the new update that just launched this morning, things got way easier. Sort of like how Flappy Bird got updated which reduced the overall difficulty, Swing Copters has seen identical treatment. You've got more vertical buffer space when you start, so you can get a hang of the flight mechanics before you even come to your first gate to go through.

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Additionally, it seems like your dude flies a little slower as well. I've got the updated version on my iPhone and the old version on my iPad, and the difference is night and day. I sort of wish the original difficulty was retained through some kind of options menu or similar, but, that's the way she goes.

  • F3rnu5

    pfff my highscore is 57 and they made it even easier? :D

  • Ph0lly

    Another horrible mobile game. Once again mobile gamers show off their lack of intelligence.

  • adamishrobinson

    Wow. I did find it pretty hard. I have a high score of 1 currently. My roommate is at 7, so maybe I'll update & beat his score before he figures out what happened. No shame.

  • Nekku

    Wasn't the high difficulty the main point why FB and SC were that successfull?

    • marcanthony0313

      It's still really hard

  • Goggles789

    More click-bait.

    • nini

      And I'm very certain they're glad you added to it by commenting, smart move.

      • http://twitter.com/ghookahs HUKASFILM LTD. ✩ @ghookahs

        What an inane comment. Nini, you continue to solidify your position as the worst commenter on this site.

      • Holcman

        Actually, his comment was very true.

  • F3rnu5

    Okay,i updated the game and i got 263 in the first try, really? why did they make it so easy? i guess im deleting it from my phone...

    • nini

      A game is not a game unless it's punishingly difficult and/or priced slightly too high, anything else is just casual.

    • Goggles789

      You must be the Neo of Swing Coptors. The Chosen has arrived!

  • JJE McManus

    Where will all you elite MLG players go now? So sad. Like the end of western civilization.

  • Adams Immersive

    I was perfectly happy with my 1 point high score. It was hard-earned.

    • adamishrobinson

      If it's any consolation, I updated and just got the whopping score of 2.

  • Creat1v

    I had a score of 19. The difficulty was fine actually.. after ~30-60 minutes you get used to the game and you get higher scores. Didn't downloaded the update tho'. Gonna make a backup of the vanilla version first.

    • Goggles789

      Just curious, how do you backup ios games like that? Man I wish I did that for scrabble!

      • Pray For Death

        You do it through iTunes. When you sync your device it will ask if you want to transfer your purchases to the PC. If you agree, it will back up all your apps. Once it's finished, be sure to put the IPA file of your desired app somewhere safe (like Dropbox)

      • Creat1v

        +1
        There is also another method but you need a jailbroken iphone. Simply zip the app (var/mobile/Applications/) and rename the extension from .zip to .ipa

      • Goggles789

        No jailbreak, but thank you!

      • Goggles789

        That's great, thanks!

      • _the_escape_artist_

        You could also use ifunbos and make a copy of the IPA file. (ifunbox is a computer app/program or whatever that let's you view files on your iDevice like you do when out Conner a flashdrive.) also it's free. ;)

  • Kane

    I still haven't downloaded this game, is it worth it...

    • AngryBaby

      Not worth the asking price IMO.

  • Anotherkellydown

    "I sort of wish the original difficulty was retained through some kind of options menu or similar, but, that's the way she goes." I agree. Turned my high score of 17 into 29 the first time I played with the new update. Oh well, I still have fun playing it.

  • Jake7905

    Easy or hard, Swing Copters is still a bore.

  • anabolicMike

    I think this dev is going to get a huge head injury that he should die from. Then miraculously he is going to recover! It's going to be impossible and no one is going to understand it. Why you say? cause I think this mofo is the antichrist! People just flocking to bs man!

    • AngryBaby

      What

    • Jake7905

      C'mon, if Dong really was the antichrist, he would be doing something a little worse then just creating mediocre games. Though he may have cut a deal with the devil to ensure the irrational amount of popularity his games have achieved. But the antichrist? Nope, he's currently running (ruining) EA.

  • James

    Reminds me of playing super zaxon in the arcade days. I could never get pass the first door thing.... only then it was a quarter per fail.

  • FrehleyzComet

    So after the update, my high score has gone from "0" to "0". :l

  • James

    For the old school folks who love putting hours into mastering a simple mechanic this game is amazing and a rare find since it's consistent. For those who dont, at least realize what it is and there there is only like a million more games out there for your arguably more popular style.

    its not modern hardcore, it's not casual but, this game does it's niche very well.

    Gaming has to be one of the only things where people who aren't even into something still have a lot to say. Just baffles me sometimes.

  • toolbag2009

    Update has made it easier. But the game is just not that good, it never really feels like your in control of the guy properly as with flappy bird it did. Plus it needs a faster reload time, I hate having to wait those few seconds for the game to restart again but I guess it gives me some time to check out the advertising at the top of the screen

  • Speedster117

    My high score is 5, and I'm pretty proud of that.

  • Goggles789

    As an aside, the App Store contains some hilarious reviews for this game. Reminds me of steam reviews. 10/10 would Dong again.

    • Jake7905

      Some of those reviews you just have to laugh at...."This game is life changing"......that kind of stuff cannot be taken seriously.

      • Goggles789

        Or it MUST be taken seriously! :(

  • zenzizi

    [ Now I'm trying to find a copy of the 1.0 IPA because I HATE this new version it is way too easy .. Sucks that I didn't keep a backup just like I have a 1.0 version of Flappy .. Seriously I want a refund the 1.1 just sucks .. ]

    • _the_escape_artist_

      A refund for what? The game is free.

      • zenzizi

        [ I did pay a dollar to remove the ads - Ironically by trying to revert to 1.0 I managed to remove this in-app purchase .. Such a bad experience oh well .. ]

    • ccarvajal84

      Same here, I paid for a different game.

      • zenzizi

        [ « I understand that you would like a refund for your In-App purchase from 'Swing Copters'. Rest assured, we will get this handled in the most convenient manner as possible. I’ve reviewed the circumstances of your case, and refunded your purchase. » ]

  • doublezz

    Was stucking at score 2 and now I am able to reach 7

  • alexm115

    My hi score is 40 Un updated

  • StarViruZ

    I have an iPhone 4 and the game is absurdly slow = Easy win.

  • JohnTheKiller_

    Guys how do u play this game?? I mean I tap but I just lose. Am I supposed to tap flappy style or swipe? I dunno

  • Velimir
  • DenzilofDojima

    A futile attempt to polish a steaming turd of an app.

  • JudahJames

    Why is this mini-game getting so much attention? I mean at least they could offer up a WarioWare type mashup. This is just setting such a low bar as to be insulting.

  • Dammster

    In old version I had 17. In the new one, 63 on third try. Really easier. :)

  • Dammster

    In old version I had 17. In the new one, 63 on third try. Really easier. :)