Flappy Bird now available on 3DS and DSi through Petit Computer


Viral sensation Flappy Birds, shrouded in controversy after creator Dong Nguyen dramatically pulled it from the iOS and Android app stores after intrusive media scrutiny, has now become playable on either 3DS or DSi.

A fan, Bluerobin2, has recreated the game in Nintendo DSiWare programming tool Petit Computer, named Flappy Bird – PTC Edition. Replicating the entire experience, it sees players “flap” by tapping the screen or use the handheld’s buttons in an effort to avoid colliding with an increasingly convoluted array of green pipes. If desired, this will be expanded further to introduce checkpoints, moving pipes and hills, and any other ideas that come to mind.

It provides a viable alternative to the original, which was downloaded 50 million times and had been generating $50,000 (£30,000) worth of revenue daily for Nguyen after word spread of the game’s simple and yet addictive design through social media.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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