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February 2014 Retro Gaming Article


February 10, 2014 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Best resolution to the mysterious Flappy Bird saga: release it on the Atari 2600. Done!

Flappo Bird is the new Flappy Bird - Now available for the Atari 2600!

Flappo Bird for Atari 2600 While gamers, newscasters and random interested parties try to retrace the steps of developer Dong Nguyen, creator of Flappy Bird, another developer was masterminding a solution.

Was it harassment? Bullying?
Did he really give up $50,000 per day!?!
Was legal action imminent?

So many questions so few answers!

Everyone had a take on this odd story of grand success, internet trolls and eradication of a debatably viable mobile game (ourselves included).

It was likely driven by the reported $50,000 per day income generated by Flappy Bird's online ad revenue. With that amount of money at stake, we all have our own fantasies of what we would do for that sort of money. I suppose it's natural to speculate and yearn for this developer's reasoning.

Flappo Bird for Atari 2600 screen shot

Best Possible Solution to the Removal of Flappy Bird

Have you heard the expression, "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem?"

TACS Games took the bull by the horns and realized the real problem: Lack of Flappy Bird. iPhones with the game installed were selling for thousands on eBay. Apparently some folks can't bear to live without that annoyingly difficult game.

Released as a traditional Atari 2600 4K ROM, will let you enjoy Flappo Bird on a variety of platforms from Macs & PCs to Ouya and beyond. Fire up Stella and flap those wings to your retro gaming heart's delight!!

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