February 22, 2014
Did you know that you can play a Flappy Bird clone right within a popular Twitter client app? As pointed out by iDownloadBlog, the latest version of Twitterrific 5 is home to an Easter egg inspired by the hit but now defunct one-tap bird-flying game Flappy Bird. About a week ago, Twitterrific received an update that added support for Wi-Fi-enabled streaming for searches and conversation views and the ability to customize the navigation tabs, among other enhancements. According to its release notes, the update also introduced an "addictive pull to play support." As it turns out, this "addictive pull to play" feature opens an Easter egg mini-game called Ollie Soars. Ollie Soars features the eponymous Twitterrific mascot in a Flappy Bird-inspired game that has you tapping to get through the gaps between obstacles. To access Ollie Soars, you have to pull as far down as possible on any timeline in Twitterrific. The game then opens, letting you tap to control Ollie as you would the now iconic big-beaked character in Flappy Bird. Unsurprisingly, it lets you tweet your score after you hit an obstacle, which is likely to be a more frequent occurrence given its seemingly more difficult physics engine compared with Flappy Bird. Check out iDownloadBlog's demo video below: If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. To play Ollie Soars, you must have the latest version of Twitterrific 5, which is available as a free update or as a new $2.99 download. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 7.0 or later. For more on Flappy Bird, see also: Apple And Google Now Stopping 'Flappy' Games From Taking Flight, Gone But Not Forgotten: New Jailbreak Tweak Brings Skins To Flappy Bird, and Flappy Bert: Sesame Street Just Went There By Introducing Their Own Flappy Bird Clone.
Twitterrific 5 for Twitter