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PUBG Mobile lost its #1 spot in the Android charts to... a bottle flip game?

One-tap Android title Impossible Bottle Flip has now overtaken PUBG in the Google Play Store app charts — but what is it?

Published onApril 18, 2018

Impossible Bottle Flip has overtaken PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) at the top of the U.S. Google Play app charts. The free-to-play mobile title, released March 2, has been installed more than a million times.

Impossible Bottle Flip is another in a string of one-tap titles to dominate Google Play. These types of games rely on nothing more than a tap on the screen and good timing to progress. Some of the most successful games in this genre include Flappy Bird, Color Switch, and Stack.

Bottle Flip puts your tapping to use as you try to “flip” a water bottle through a side-scrolling environment to reach a goal at the end. Each level can contain a number of moving objects that you must successfully flip the bottle to and from. 

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Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean Bottle Flip has seen more downloads than PUBG. Neither Google’s Play Store charts nor App Annie’s represent the most downloaded apps of all time, rather, they offer an estimate of what is receiving the most downloads at a given time, as well as the most engagement. Impossible Bottle Flip appears to have seen a spike in usage, which is the reason it can be ranked ahead of the multi-platform smash-hit PUBG right now — even though that latter has amassed more than 10 million installs since its release on Android.

As to why Impossible Bottle Flip is receiving such interaction right now? I’m just as puzzled as you are, especially considering it includes some egregious in-app ads that I thought would have kept most users away. 

If you’re interested in checking it out, you can download the app via the button below. Or, if you’re more of a Battlegrounds kind of person, check out our PUBG tips and tricks guide here.