Remember how Flappy Bird became an instant hit overnight, and how, after it was suddenly pulled down, there was a barrage of similar games? Well, it seems like the tradition has been maintained by Rovio here with the launch of its new Retry game.
Inspired by the very popular Flappy Bird, Rovio has launched a clone of the popular game, dubbed 'Retry' in Canada, Finland and Poland. Retry is currently available for iOS from the country specific Apple app store.
Retry is similar to Flappy Bird, and has a high level of difficulty, always urging the user to 'Retry'. The game features side-scrolling navigation of a flying plane-like object through a series of vertical obstacles in an 8-bit design style. The new game has been brough to light via Rovio's new LVL11 division.
The title is basically a quick play challenge game where levels keep getting insanely hard, with in-game death sending the player back to the start of the game. Players will have to pilot a small plane that must go through the loops, collect coins and progress through a variety of different landscapes. The player's mission here is to get from one airfield to another safely, while avoiding any and all obstacles in the way.
"From the guys sitting in the room next to the guys who made Angry Birds, comes Retry - a game so hard, so addictive, so old school that you'll think you've stepped into an 8-bit time machine and gone back to 1986. Totally rad!" the game's description reads.
Retry requires the player to tap on the screen to control the plane's altitude. Users can also control how fast the plane flies, move it backwards and forwards to collect coins, and even unlock checkpoints at bases with the accumulated coins.
As of now, no information is available about whether the game will be launched for Android or if it will also be launched globally.