Rovio, the developers behind Angry Birds and hardly anything else, have released a game called RETRY, a game that’s remarkably similar to the hit game Flappy Bird.
RETRY has no aggravated avians or mean pork in sight, but you do control a plane, tapping the screen to activate the propellers. But that’s where the similarities end. The game is broken up into stages, instead of the ‘endless runner’ style of Flappy Bird. The objective is to land your tiny plane safely at the hanger at the end of each level. The system is more forgiving than it seems at first – though you will crash into the “roof” (clouds) and various outcrops often, it’s possible to land safely on any flat surface, or even water. The game also allows you to save at various mid-level hangers along the way, though you’ll need to collect coins to unlock them.
RETRY is the first game by internal developer Lvl11 and it’s very solid. From the chiptune sound effects and music to the pixel graphics, Lvl 11’s freshmen effort is impressive.
The game is free of in-app purchases and advertising, though there are ads to unlock save points, and you can still bother your friends for extra goods. If you liked Flappy Bird, but couldn’t handle the frustration, this might be for you. It’s a solid game, and a change of pace from developer Rovio, even if it’s a bit of a clone.