Flappy Bird New Season

If you can’t wait for the official return of Flappy Bird in the App Store, then here is a clone that will surely keep you tapping your iPhone screen frenetically until this Summer. Called Flappy Bird: New Season, this clone is as close as the original as it gets.

As a matter of fact, it is so close, that even the developer’s name is the same as the original Flappy Bird’s Dong Nguyen. But don’t be fooled, this is still a clone, even though some of the raving reviews peg the game as the “closest clone to the original version.”

I have to say that I wasn’t sure whether this app was the real deal or not when I was first made aware of its existence by iDB reader Mukund. After a bit of digging, it does appear that Flappy Bird: New Season is indeed a clone, and a good one. Just read the reviews to have a feel about it.

This app comes up in the top 3 results when you look for “Flappy Bird” in the App Store. This is prime visibility for a clone that has ripped off everything from the name of the game to the name of the actual developer.

Still, if you were one of the 6 people out there that didn’t get to download the real Flappy Bird before it was pulled off the App Store, this is your best chance to play the game, until the real one flies back in the App Store in August.

Flappy Bird: New Season is a free download.

  • Jonathan Ramirez

    You put till in stead of still. Just FYI.

  • Jeffrey

    wow i downloaded it and it looks exactly like the real flappy bird! i got the real app too so i could compare but i did see some noticeable differences

  • RarestName

    Another one is called Flappy Reborn.

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    The developer name is the same? Hmmm something’s fishy about that…also the games been out since March…

    • Pato_

      Is not the same. Made it look like it is but it’s not

  • XboxOne

    iFlappyBirdblog

  • diggitydang

    How was the developer able to do this? I thought Apple wouldn’t even let developers submit apps with the word “Flappy” in it, let alone a whole app clone. I don’t really care, but just makes me go hmmmmm…

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      It debuted back in March and maybe that was before Apple put the clamps down on that. And also I noticed when you install the app the NAME changes…its called Birdie Pro…this is very suspicious….

  • Mike Colacone Saal

    Yeah but this is nearly 40 MB. I remember flappy bird being between 1-5

  • Ali Al-Salman

    the developer is “Dong Nguyen”
    so basically it is flappy bird, same dev?? this is his release.

    • It could be a guy having the same name (not uncommon with this name in Vietnam), or it could be an impersonator.

      • Jason Baroni

        Yeah… if this is a copycat, then he is good at the point he copies (or has) the same name as the original lol

    • @dongiuj

      Isn’t that the same name as a dev for a copy of Siri in cydia a couple of years back? Think there were people complaining about him collecting user info. Not exactly sure about that though.

  • Freak Cleverman

    Did anybody else notice the huge size differences there are between this and the original game?
    The original flappy bird weighed 2.6 MB while this copycat weighes 39.6 MB.
    Hmm… Something’s fishy here

  • @dongiuj

    My friend has made a version called “Percy Pigeon”
    He recently lost his job so please help him ( it’s free so I’m not really sure how it will help him, maybe iAd is on it ).

  • lucas

    Seriously IDB? have you tried the game? it is a shitty clone, the floor does not even move at the same speed of pipes.

  • Adel Ali

    Hey Sebastien, your doing a great job at iDB.

  • Jason Mate

    Isnt the same dev name, and clones were suppose to be rejected by apple?

  • AnArcticMonkey

    Im going to create an app called iMovies with the developer alias Applle, don’t see a problem with that /s. Apple does not give a shite about copycats anway, so I should be good! It’s getting ridiculous how many blatant clones there are of popular apps. Creating a similar app is fine (iron pants or one of those), but all the clear copies with moronic names like “Super Flappy Bird Flyer”, “Flappy Returns, Bird”, etc. is just a clear indication of a lethargic developer.

    • Amrit Singh

      afterall who wouldn’t want to earn $50000 per day with little efforts