Rovio launches Flappy Bird inspired game 'Retry'

By Silky Malhotra | Updated 7 May 2014
Rovio launches Flappy Bird inspired game 'Retry'
  • The game is available only on iOS as of now and is yet to be released globally.

Rovio has soft launched a clone of the popular 'Flappy Bird' game called 'Retry' in Canada, Finland and Poland. Retry is available for iOS from the country specific Apple app store. No information is available about whether the game will be launched for Android or if it will also be launched globally.


Retry is similar to the addictive game 'Flappy Bird', it has a high level of difficulty and keeps urging the user to 'Retry'. The game features side-scrolling navigation of a flying object through a series of vertical obstacles as Flappy Bird, in an 8-bit design style. The new game comes from Rovio's new LVL11 division.

“From the guys sitting in the room next to the guys who made Angry Birds, comes Retry – a game so hard, so addictive, so old school that you’ll think you’ve stepped into an 8-bit time machine and gone back to 1986. Totally rad!” the game’s description reads.

The game requires players to tap on the screen to control the plane's altitude. However, users can also control how fast the plane flies, make it move backwards and forwards to collect coins, land it at bases, and can unlock checkpoints at bases with the coins.


It is yet to be seen if Rovio also integrates the global leader board that contributed to Flappy Bird's success. Flappy Bird was taken down by its developer for being too addictive after a few days of its launch. After that numerous Flappy Bird clones popped up on Google Play Store as well as the Apple app store. Do you think Flappy Bird's formula plus Rovio's own tweaks are sufficient enough to make the game a bestseller? Let us know your views in the comments section below.


Source: App Store

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