Doug Nguyen, the man who inflicted Flappy Bird on the world, is back with a new game. The good news is it’s a little more refined than Flappy Bird. The bad news is it’s every bit as frustrating as Flappy Bird. So much so that Ninja Spinki Challenges is guaranteed to annoy you.
We suspect everybody reading this remembers Flappy Bird, but just in case… Flappy Bird was a mobile game that came out of nowhere to top the charts. Its popularity wasn’t because of its gorgeous visuals or engrossing gameplay, but because it was extremely difficult to master.
Flappy Bird became such a phenomenon that its creator was reportedly earning $50,000 a day from it. Despite this, Nguyen decided to remove the game from Google Play and the App Store because he felt guilty over its addictive nature. But Nguyen kept developing mobile games, and his latest effort is now available to download.
Ninja Spinki Challenges
Nguyen’s new game, developed in conjunction with Japanese company Obokaidem, is called Ninja Spinki Challenges. A suitably annoying name for a super annoying game. You play a ninja in training, and progress by successfully completing increasingly difficult challenges.
Ninja Spinki Challenges is a lot more polished and varied than Flappy Bird. However, it has retained those twitchy, unpredictable controls which makes you feel like luck plays a major part in proceedings. In actuality, luck has nothing to do with it, you just suck.
However, thankfully, Ninja Spinki Challenges a traditional learning curve, which was the major complaint leveled at Flappy Bird. You will eventually fail miserably, but probably not for a while.
Keep Calm and Carry On
Ninja Spinki Challenges is available on Android and on iOS right now. It’s free to play, but you will have to put up with ads. Rather ingeniously, watching a short video ad after you mess up will allow you to carry on from the point where it all went wrong.
Before you rush to Google Play or the App Store, a word of warning… this game will make you want to inflict harm on your smartphone, your cat, and Doug Nguyen. So only download it if you’re calm and collected enough not to throw things out of windows.
Did you ever play Flappy Bird? For how long did you persevere with it? Have you played any of Nguyen’s other games? Will you be downloading Ninja Spinki Challenges? If so, why? Are you some kind of masochist? Please let us know in the comments below!