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The Android 6.0 Marshmallow Easter egg is another Flappy Bird-style game, with a twist

The Easter egg Google included in Android 6.0 Marshmallow is very similar to Lollipop's Flappy Bird-style game, only now you can play with multiple Android mascots!

Published onOctober 6, 2015


The Easter eggs Google hides in every new version of Android have gotten better and better over the years. It started out with a zombified Gingerbread painting in Android 2.3, and grew from static images to little interactive animations. Then Google got really creative with the Easter egg in Android 5.0 Lollipop. As a nod towards one of the most viral mobile games ever to be released, users who stumbled across the Easter egg quickly found themselves keeping the Android mascot alive in a Flappy Bird-style mini game.

Now that Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been officially released to the masses (well, to all owners of current Nexus devices, that is), we’re now getting a good look at what Google included this time around. For the most part, the Easter egg is the same Flappy Bird-like game that was found in Lollipop. But this time around, it’s your job to dodge certain death as you fly between giant Marshmallow mascots on a stick.

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This time, though, your friends can join in on the fun. Before hitting the start button when you activate the Easter egg, you’ll see ‘+’ and ‘-‘ signs on the top of the screen. Hitting the + sign will allow you to add up to five additional players for a total of six. Each Android mascot is controlled separately, so you’ll need to have multiple friends playing at the same time, or you can use multiple fingers by yourself if you don’t have any friends nearby.

If you thought the Lollipop version of this mini game was difficult, try playing with other people. Seriously, this game is tough.

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