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Parents' Guide to

Swing Copters

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Infuriating, frustrating game from Flappy Bird creator.

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Why is it 2/5?

It's fun, why is it 2/5?

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

"Maybe developer Dong Nguyen just hates a happy player." That's about the only explanation that comes to mind as you play SWING COPTERS -- or, to be more precise, as you lose at Swing Copters (again). This follow-up game from the creator of the viral hit Flappy Bird is just as maddeningly frustrating as its predecessor, even after he issued a patch to make it less difficult.

It has very basic play mechanics but still challenges even experienced players. And death comes so quickly that of course you're going to try again ... and again ... and suddenly an hour is gone. But the thing is, you're not really having fun for that hour. You're too busy screaming at your phone or tablet and contemplating, in the back of your head, how much better that time could be spent. The game doesn't have the magic of Flappy Bird, either, as so many deliberately difficult games have come out since then. It's not one to studiously avoid (unless you have things to do), but it's not a must-have, either.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android , Kindle Fire
  • Pricing structure: Free (You can remove ads via a $1 in-app purchase.)
  • Release date: August 25, 2014
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Publisher: Dong Nguyen
  • Version: 1.1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later; Android 2.3.3 and up
  • Last updated: January 23, 2019

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