Swing Copters is like Flappy Bird, but stupid hard

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 21, 2014

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The new game from Dong Nguyen, the guy who made and subsequently killed the global phenomenon called Flappy Bird, is here. It’s called Swing Copters and it’s pretty much the Flappy Bird concept moved to the vertical. Oh, and it’s harder. A lot harder. Insanely harder.

It took me 10 minutes to pass the first gate, and I am not even exaggerating. And when I did pass, for a (still current) high-score of 1, it was out of blind luck.

If you ever played Flappy Bird, you’ll feel right at home playing Swing Copters. You have to maneuver a dubious little critter equipped with a helicopter hat through an endless row of gates by tapping on the screen to change the flight direction. 8-bit Mario-style graphics, retro sound effects, dead simple gameplay.

Sounds super easy, but it’s not. You need nerves of steel and excellent eye-hand coordination to pass even the first gate. Anything beyond that, and at least in this author’s eye, you’re a demigod.

Yes, I am sure that with practice and dedication you can smash my personal best of 1, like, this guy proves it (with the iOS version – perhaps the physics are different?)

But at least for me, Dong Nguyen turned up the difficulty dial a few notches too many. I get it – a challenging game is more likely to go viral, and hardcore users will love to brag about their high-scores. But Swing Copters will definitely turn off less committed users.

Check out Swing Copters in the Play Store, it’s free with ads. And let us know your high-score!

  • Star Lord

    As if flappy bird wasn’t stupid and hard?

  • Luca

    This is even worse than Flappy Bird

  • I am first from the last
    my high score is 0

  • Vedran Mušica


  • Mahmood Qadri

    I’m going to resist myself from not downloading this game because if i don’t then i can’t resist from throwing my phone to the wall again and again.

  • Clinton

    I thought you guys were just exaggerating when you said its much harder than Flappy birds.
    Never have I been so wrong. . .

  • Mark

    Played it for 2 minutes and got 7. Gotta get higher :D

    • Noah Yim

      ‘Miring. I’m only at 1 after 10 minutes

    • Gon

      You played the fake clone

  • Anonymousfella

    High score 1 after 5 minutes. Even after 10 mins I cant get a better score. WTF is wrong with this game?!

  • Jermaine Smit

    I only got till 13 :(

  • Yersinia pestis

    Watch out for the fake guys. The one from BananaStudios is a fake ripoff and clone.

  • Abbas Mustafa Bhaiji

    Got 10

  • Jose Torres

    Hurry and download it before the dev gets overwelmed and removes it from the Play Store!!!!

  • Hussain

    Got the first one in my 3rd try

  • Dimitrios Pandioras

    Mr Nguyen is about to make a fortune.

  • Ashley

    Deleted after one minute. This is for masochists.

  • Arturo Numan

    It’s so addictive!… I got 10 and won a medal and I’m able to chane the gender of the little thing (looks like a worm to me) and the helmet changes to gray

  • monkey god

    Wow the author took 10 minutes to pass the first level? He must really suck. The way I look at it, theres a 50/50 chance to past each level if you are moderately skilled. My best after a few minutes was 3.

  • Pavi Guru

    I just played for 5 minutes and got nowhere… I’m done.

  • RRE

    So stupid. Why people bother playing this kind of crap?!

  • Arturo Numan

    Now with the update it’s much more easier but it’s not what it used to be, it is not addictive anymore