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As promised, ‘Swing Copters,’ the latest game from Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen is now available in the App Store. It’s free, with a single $1.29 in-app purchase to remove ads, and it supports both the iPhone and iPad.

The premise of the game is actually quite similar to Flappy Bird—navigate your character through obstacles as you scroll through a level. You’re going upward this time, instead of side to side, but you’re still furiously tapping…

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As you can imagine, there’s not much to Swing Copters. The App Store description is literally a single sentence, “flying with a propeller hat is not as easy as it looks,” and a set of dead simple instructions: tap to change direction.

Like Flappy Bird, the game is both frustrating and addictive. The swinging hammers make it very difficult to zig-zag your way through, but tapping just right, even if just for a moment, gives you a feeling that makes you want more.

Here’s a clip of the game in action:

It’ll be interesting to see if Nguyen can capture lightning in a bottle a second time. Of course by now, most of you have heard the story of Flappy Bird, which was earning a reported $50K per day in ad revenue before Nguyen pulled it.

Once again, folks wanting to check out Swing Copters can find it in the App Store for free.

  • babiloe

    get it. local-iapstore like it

    • Kelli Steven

      It’s not original, it’s not fun, and the developer is using the same half baked styles so he could make more money.

  • abdullah575

    too hard !!

  • Christian Mejía

    “Highscore” 0

    • al7oot

      Me 1 and I couldn’t pass it

      • RarestName

        I got 5!

  • ✦ intelligent anomaly ✦

    I don’t want to say the game sucks, but it is way too hard, and GameCenter keeps opening randomly after death without clicking the ranking button.

  • Husam Hamed

    This is extremely hard. Almost unplayable. After 30 min of frustration I only got to 5! Wtf

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      You have GOT to be joking, 5 is impossible!

    • Jamessmooth

      “Only” got to 5?! You’re kind of a gaming God with this one… I only got 1. Twice. After 30 minutes.

      • Husam Hamed

        I told my friend about the game and in 15 min he sent me this.
        How’s this for a gaming god!

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        noooooo omfg that HAS to be hacked or photoshopped!

      • Husam Hamed

        Nope, it’s legit. Trying to beat him but still stuck with 5 🙁

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Oh damn, I’m still stuck at 2 hahah.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein


      • Jamessmooth

        Challenge accepted, friend of Husam Hamed.

  • onesimpleclik

    the key to getting a high score is tapping fast.

  • Dexter SherloConan

    It’s not that simple to play.

  • Star Lord

    Time to say goodbye to CS and Dota 2. 😛

    • andy

      Hahha lol 😛

  • GoMAD4

    I GOT 1!!!!

  • Okhoo

    Completely out of topic but can anyone help me?? I don’t know how to fix this. I have restarted multiple times but that sign won’t go away.

    • RarestName

      Open terminal and run this:

      defaults delete com.apple.dock desktop-picture-show-debug-text;killall Dock

      • Okhoo

        THANK YOU

  • JS3

    turn airplane mode on to get rid of the ads!

    thats the only and best advice one can give for this game….

  • Terrible game compared to Flappy Bird. Flappy Bird was intuitive and easy to play. This one isn’t nearly as easy for a new user to just pick up and play.

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      Sure, but it’s a freaking fun game!

  • Not sure why making a blog post about this guy is worth it. Kinda helping him “capure lightning in a bottle.” Honestly, who gives a damn? It’s not original, it’s not fun, and the developer is using the same half baked styles so he could make more money. His ploys are obvious; don’t you see?

    • Jad Boukai

      He’s trying to make money making something people “enjoy”. It’s obvious what he’s doing, that doesn’t mean it’s wrong, or whatever negative thing you’re trying to claim it is. Who gives a damn about any game? Let people do what they want, it’s not hurting them.

      Don’t try to make an issue out of nothing

  • Chrisitian Demopoulos

    For my adblocker I use Weblocker from the App Store check it out it’s only $1.99

  • Rares

    This game is evil!

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  • Chrisitian Demopoulos

    I use Weblock from The App Store to block ads. It’s a very nice app and it’s only $1.99

  • Edvard Rølvaag

    To hard for new players, I think I’ll delete it soon…

    • Edvard Rølvaag


  • No, I can’t even get 1. Too hard!

  • Jamessmooth

    I think Dong is just screwing with us on this one…

  • Stefano ‘Graziani’ Polo

    just spent about 5 minutes trying to get 1 with no avail. Just deleted it. Way too hard and very disappointing.

  • Daniel

    Haha guess the ads are right on

  • Carlos Maanuel

    I got 4

  • Jad Boukai

    Is it me, or is the game not the same for both Android and iOS. I played on my iPhone, and haven’t even reached 2, but when I play on my bro’s phone, I got 10 twice in a row.

  • Stefano

    Hahah I can’t get passed launch LoL