Easter Egg: Find the Hidden Game of Flappy Bird on Your Phone!

Remember all the hype about Flappy Bird back in 2014? If not, let me fill you in real quick. Flappy Bird was a highly popular Android app game whose success ultimately led to it being removed from the Play Store for being “too addictive,” according to the game’s creator. So you’re wondering, how does this relate to my Android smartphone in 2016? Well, as you might already know, each version of Android operating systems has a fun little “Easter egg” hidden within the settings app. And on the Lollipop operating system, that Easter egg is Android’s rendition of Flappy Bird! Pretty cool, right?

Now I must warn you, the “Android Flappy Bird” game is significantly harder than the original. The most points I was able to score is 1, but I heard someone in the office got 3 points once. So, if you’re interested in trying to beat my (abysmal) score, here’s how you get to the mini-game:

 

STEP ONE:

Open your app tray and tap Settings. Scroll all the way down to the bottom and tap About Phone.

STEP TWO:

Rapidly tap Android version five times. This will prompt a giant lollipop animation to appear.

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STEP THREE:

Once you are on this screen, tap the lollipop to change its color! When you’re ready to take on the “Flappy Android” challenge, press and hold the lollipop.

STEP FOUR:

Quick taps on the screen will make the little Android man fly! The goal is to “thread the needle” through the lollipops that appear from the top and bottom of the screen.

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Tell us how far you are able to get in the comments! Happy flapping!

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  • Buddy Fisher

    don’t work

    • https://republicwireless.com/ Shannon O

      You’ve got to rapidly tap it Buddy

  • Puffymannequin

    Works fine but the game is super hard!

    • https://republicwireless.com/ Shannon O

      True story!

  • http://www.biblemoneymatters.com/ Money Matters

    i never even got one. 🙁

    • https://republicwireless.com/ Shannon O

      🙁 I haven’t either

  • http://efpress.net/ EldritchFire

    2 points. And now I want to throw my phone into the wall. Now I see what all the buzz was about (never played it before).

    • https://republicwireless.com/ Shannon O

      Woo hoo! New high score!

  • Tera Hamby

    1 got one woot!

    • https://republicwireless.com/ Shannon O

      Congrats Tera!

  • Sharon O’Shea

    Found it but can’t get “Andy” to go through…

    • https://republicwireless.com/ Shannon O

      Tap fast Sharon!

  • Vincent Simon

    zero. No need to try that again.

    • https://republicwireless.com/ Shannon O

      Let’s try again Vincent! I’m at zero too

      • Vincent Simon

        Sorry, but I have better ways to waste my time.

  • Alex Schumacher

    Got 6!

    • Alex Schumacher
      • https://republicwireless.com/ Shannon O

        Oh wow! You’re basically a pro

  • Dave

    Damn you…. very addicting! Got one time and time again. Spent an hour trying for 2. I’ll be back trying again…. There goes my afternoon.

    • https://republicwireless.com/ Shannon O

      Haha! You could be doing worst things 🙂 #dontstopbelieving

  • Randy N. Gaston

    My best so far.

    • https://republicwireless.com/ Shannon O

      Looks like we have a new high score! Go Randy!

  • George Grabrick

    I can get to 3, but not beyond…

  • alex

    😉

    • https://republicwireless.com/ Shannon O

      Nice Alex!! 🙂

  • Jacqueline Edwards

    Whhhhooooo!!!! Got five! It just ‘clicked’ on how to play

  • Dom

    Ahhh. Got three…. but still no hw done!!