Here are 95 Flappy Bird-inspired iOS games... released in the last 24 hours

Flappy Birds Game Over

In the last 24 hours, just under 300 new iOS games went live on Apple’s App Store. Nearly one third of them were clones of – or heavily inspired by – recent app phenomenon Flappy Bird.

That puts recent claims that Apple was rejecting Flappy Bird clones into perspective. While some developers may have been told “your app name attempts to leverage a popular app”, many others are either slipping through the net, or simply using different names.

Every morning, I swipe my way through RSS feeds – pulled from the Appshopper website – of every major App Store category, as part of the research for the monthly Best iPhone and iPad Apps feature. I do the same thing for Google Play from a different source.

Today, when I launched my RSS reader, there were 293 new iOS games released since 5am yesterday morning. After scooting through them, I’ve been able to identify 95 that are obvious Flappy Bird-inspired games.

The vast majority of these will sink without trace, of course. But at the time of writing, four of the top five free iPhone games in the US App Store fall into the Flappy genre – Flappy Wings, Hoppy Frog, Flying Cyrus - Wrecking Ball and Splashy Fish. In the UK, those four are all in the top 10.

Here are the 95 iOS games from the last day chasing that dream. I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions about what this says about the mobile gaming world in early 2014.

Flappy iOS game releases: 5am - 5am (GMT) 26 Feb - 27 Feb

  • Tappy Bieber
  • Flying Duckie
  • Flappy Penguin - Revenge
  • Easy Flappy Penguin
  • Flappy The City Flyer - Premium
  • Flying Rainbow Cat
  • Wander Ghost
  • Tappy Nyan
  • Flappy Monsters
  • Splashy Bird Ghost
  • Floppy Spongy
  • Tappy Duck - The Journey of a Flying Bird
  • Real Bird: Tap to Fly!
  • Flying Unicorn - Fly Like a Bird!
  • Floating Felix
  • Annoying Flappy Fly – In The Search For Disgusting Bathroom Treats
  • Capeman
  • Flyrect
  • Flying Pig - Tiny Rush Adventure
  • Scrappy Bird
  • Splashy Girl
  • Duckie: The Bird
  • Eagle Run
  • Le Kitten : The Adventure of Hoppy Cat
  • Flying bird deluxe
  • Plane Fly!
  • Block Fly
  • Crazy Dodo Pro - Save the bird from extinction
  • Flying UFO
  • Paper Bird
  • FlyFlyBirdySaga
  • My Fat Flying Dragon
  • Tap Tap Flyers
  • Flappy - UFO
  • Flappy Beard Hipster Quest
  • Flappy Love
  • Flying Bird - Up to the sky
  • Adventure of Duck Toy
  • Happy Bird Lite
  • Jumping Fred - Flapping Wings Adventure
  • Flying Hero Free
  • Fly Birsh
  • Buffalo Wings!
  • Flappy Kitty (The adventure of a kitty flying like a bird)
  • Jumping Submarine
  • Flying Wing
  • Birdie Flap
  • Flappy Bat Adventures
  • Flapping Ninja
  • Flip Flappy Troll
  • Floppy Worm - A Flappy Worm that flies like a bird!
  • Flappy Ninja Kid | Flappying in the Dark Galaxy
  • Flappy Mania
  • Zeppy Zeppelin
  • Tap Car
  • Flappy Parrot - A Tribute Game
  • Ninja Bird
  • Flappy Reef
  • Tweety High Fly
  • Flappy Pyro Bird
  • Flappy Duck - OneAppStudio
  • Flapping Dino
  • Office Bird: Splashy Quest of Love
  • Flippy Kitty
  • Jumpy JellyFish
  • Surfin Bird
  • Flappy JR
  • Super Pipe Bird
  • Flying Brick
  • Teeny Tiny Bird Free
  • Little Crow Pro
  • TapToFlap!
  • Flippy Bird 3D
  • Flying Flappy Fish HD
  • Buzzy Bug
  • FlyCraft
  • Flappy’s Pipe Dream
  • Candy Bird - Candyholic Clumsy Bird
  • Flying Mustache
  • Sad Bird - the upside down one
  • Flying Zombie Bird
  • Chubby Birdy
  • Flap brids
  • Splashy Turtle
  • Tappy Fish!
  • Fok’n‘Fly
  • Gassy Boo
  • Ugly Bird
  • Flappy Mipsters
  • Silly Fish
  • Swimmy Fish Adventure
  • A Floppy Floppy Flying Disk in The Land of 8 Bit Retro Game
  • The Pipe
  • Scatty Fly
  • Bouncy Birdie

Will any of these games succeed? Flying Cyrus’ success means my bets are on Tappy Bieber, although I like the cut of Flappy Beard Hipster Quest’s jib the most.

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Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article was written by Stuart Dredge, for theguardian.com on Thursday 27th February 2014 07.00 Europe/London

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