Posted by Jeff Scott on April 16th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
While simultaneously mocking and yet contributing to the App Store clone madness around Flappy Bird, Hodappy Bird has been released by Madgarden. And the whole Flappy Bird thing implodes upon itself. As Ryan Evans described it, it’s “the Citizen Kane of Flappy Bird clones.”
It’s the ultimate move of App Store ridicule, mocking them from within, Eli Hodapp of Touch Arcade fame now has his own themed version of Flappy Bird, and well, it’s a thing I guess.
With tongue firmly planted in cheek, this clone of a clone is meant to both capitalize on the Flappy Bird craze and also to poke fun at it. It’s basically Flappy Bird with all of the quaintness replaced by annoying free to play tactics. Methods like offering a continue for three coins – which can be gathered rarely by playing or watching video ads for other apps you probably don’t want to play. Nice touch putting the watch video ad button right where continue button should be. Skewering free to play and the clone madness in one game.
It’s all in fun and it is funny, sure. Is it a sad statement about the App Store? It’s that too. Is it worth your time, eh. Perhaps it’s a bit too much of an inside joke for most. Did you notice that Hearthstone is out?
Halfbot’s The Blocks Cometh has been given one big final update making it universal, adding iCade support, and 5 new characters from all across the world of iOS gaming.
Yes, iPad support has finally come to this game. The game also supports the Retina Display, so while there may not be added definition to those pixels, they will look crisp without the scaling interpolation that iOS usually adds to non-Retina games. The iCade support even makes the game feel exactly like the old-school arcade game it was destined to be. Don’t worry, iCade Mobile users, as there’s support for that too.
Velocispider‘s eponymous araknasaur is a playable character, climbing blocks with the ability to shoot ones directly above it, though blocks to the side can’t be shot! 1-bit Ninja‘s ninja makes an appearance, though it can thankfully move both left and right. Even the editors of Touch Arcade make appearances in the game, because when the sky is falling, there’s no one you want on your side more than a bunch of app bloggers!