Version Reviewed: 1.2
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
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The name FitFlap Motion immediately makes you think of Flappy Bird, right? Don’t worry, this isn’t a fitness-dependent version of that. I’m fairly confident that would be terrifyingly hard. Instead, this is more of an endless runner (or flyer really) with a choice of touch screen controls or motion controls. The former makes it a little too derivative and the latter is exhausting. It’s the kind of exhausting that makes the idea of exercise a little more bearable, though.
In either case, you’re helping a small creature negotiate various obstacles by either tapping or flapping. Those obstacles tend to be blockades or spike, with you only able to hit them a certain number of times before it’s game over. There are coins to collect as well, giving you the means in which to buy continues if you feel like it.
Touch screen controls mean that this all feels very formulaic. Switch things up to motion controls though and FitFlap Motion at least stands out for clever thinking. With motion controls, you have to learn to flap at just the right speed in order to not go too high and not go too low. It’s tricky and surprisingly tiring but it’s the kind of thing that’s briefly fun if you’re playing it with others.
WhileFitFlap Motion is really pretty forgettableas a typical endless game, it succeeds as a form of party game. It’s tough keeping up the momentum with your arms but setup is surprisingly simple and you can hook it up to your TV via a Chromecast, making it a better experience for a group. It’s not really the kind of game you’re going to be playing a lot and there’s a missed opportunity with the lack of party modes, but as a passing oddity you could do worse than to check it out.