Suffice to say, whilst Com2uS’s shape-slashing geometry lesson toppled Rovio’s platform-crossing fliers for a brief period, the aggravated avian had the last laugh...and download.
Could there be a new pretender to the throne, though, as Andreas Illiger’s casual arcade game Tiny Wings has flown almost overnight to the summit of the UK paid app charts??
This incredibly simple, yet worryingly addictive endless title (think Canabalt for ostriches) features a near-flightless birdie who must capitalise on a series of smooth rolling hills to gather momentum and fulfil that airtime ambition.
In AppSpy’s own words, “Tiny Wings is truly fascinating, with bright and colourful landscapes that shift and change daily thanks to a unique procedural graphics generator.
“Each run is ended once night-time catches up with the tiny birds, but if you can master the perfect slides you’ll be able to outpace the coming sunset.”
Only two questions remain: when will the first update - promising Game Center support - be liberated from Andreas Illiger’s lab?
And will his one-button wonder spread its wings even further and swoop onto Qi’s Top 10 rundown in the very near future?!
Check back over the next few days for answers to both of these pertinent posers, as the reviews begin to pour in for the unofficial ‘next big thing’ on iOS.
Book a flight to Apple’s Store now and purchase Tiny Wings for 59p / 99c / €0.79.
View the Tiny Wings video below...