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January 2017 Retro Gaming Article


January 27, 2017 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Flappy Bird developer returns with another fun & addictively infuriating mobile game, Ninja Spinki

Ninja Spinki mobile game
Some gamers want to win. Others just love to play - regardless how difficult and short the playing may be.
Ninja Spinki mobile game There must be a metric to how annoying a game can be before a user will give up and never return. This feat was narrowly skirted in 2013 with the release of Flappy Bird. It was insanely frustrating, but tons of fun to try over and over. Many thought so and the free-to-play game made tons of money via ads.

The developer, Dong Nguyen, suddenly pulled Flappy Bird from online stores causing phones with the game installed to sell for outrageous sums. The whole scene from frustration to addiction to the game's removal was crazy. If nothing else, it showed how certain games can be wildly difficult yet still satisfy on some mystic level.

Frustration Is Good

Ordinarily, a game that makes me want to smash my phone is a game I can easily delete and never thing about again. Flappy Bird proved an exception and Nguyen is back, with Japanese developer, Obokaidem, for another pursuit of frustration called, Ninja Spinki. The character apparently comes from a former title, Swing Copters.

Ninja Spinki mobile game

About Ninja Spinki

Consisting of mini games, the challenge is high and almost as frustrating as Flappy Bird. You begin with each game with a timed tutorial. Once you survive each game for 10 seconds, it unlocks the "endless play" options where the real frustration sets in.

Personally, I love this game and you'll find it available for Android and iOS. As a console gamer, it's just what I want in a mobile game. Some may say these mini games are too simplistic with outrageous difficulty - I say bring it on! Good stuff!

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