Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird Has Returned In the Lamest Way Imaginable

Gee, we can't wait to play it with our Amazon Fire TV set-top box.
Woooow looks fab. (Amazon)

Woooow looks fab. (Amazon)

Perhaps feeling threatened by copycats, everyone’s favorite addicting game, Flappy Bird, has made a triumphant return — well, sort of.

The game, which was pulled from the app store by creator Dong Nguyen in February, has finally re-emerged, the Verge reports. The catch? It’s for some reason only available on Amazon’s Android App Store, and can only be played on a TV hooked up to Amazon’s Fire TV set-top box. Uh, okay.

Flappy Bird’s new incarnation is called Flappy Birds Family, perhaps because players will now be forced to play in their living rooms, as opposed to on their smartphones in the bathroom cubicle at work.

According to its description on Amazon, the game will let you “Drive the bird through pipes and ghosts,” “play and share your best score,” and “challenge your friends.” Can a gal really ask for anything more?

Also from the Amazon description: “Flappy Birds now are on Amazon Fire TV with incredible new features: Person vs Person mode, more obstacles, more fun and still very hard. Enjoy playing the game at home (not breaking your TV) with your family and friends.”

We will try very hard not to break our TV, thank you.

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