About The Game
Play as a Parisian pigeon and enjoy flying through Paris streets while avoiding lamp posts! Share your score on Miiverse and make your way into the leaderboard of the top 100 worldwide players!
I've never played Flappy bird.
However like all games that see massive success clones / variations of the game are inevitable.
Frenchy bird is unsurprisingly a clone of Flappy bird, but it should be noted being a clone / similar game doesn't automatically make the game a bad one.
Mario Kart has spawned years of kart racing games virtually all could be considered clones not all can be considered bad!
Until you start to do well the majority of the menu will be largely irrelevant to you so just hit the start button!
The game sees you take on the role of the titular French bird (in the form of a Pigeon)
I haven't been to France for over 16 years but I don't especially remember it as a home of pigeons or at least not compared to the UK)
The aim of the game for anyone who hasn't played such games before is to fly the pigeon between 2 posts (in the form of lampposts in this game)
The posts are randomly generated at varying heights so the high score chasers can't memorize the order just become skilled enough to pass through as many as possible.
An online high score list for the top 100 players is also present.
A high score of 14 could (perhaps should) be considered a terrible effort but at the time it was a huge achievement!
The game also features 4 unlockable miiverse stamps to reward players for skill / perseverance and at least gives those do like the game to aim for something.
The background is on a scrolling format with a few bland buildings at the front with monopoly style coloured bars and some slightly more bland background images of French landmarks.
The game also includes a a fairly generic French music on a loop.
The game plays well enough if you like this sort of game play.
You don't have the biggest space to get through but the hit zone feels fair at least to me.
Ultimately this is going to be a love or hate game for the vast majority of people.
If you don't like this sort of thing and don't want to see it anywhere near a Nintendo console nothing will ever change your mind and you can knock as many points off the score as you desire.
If you don't mind this sort of thing and want to give it a go as a time waster to play around with between games or in tv advert breaks.
The game offers no new ideas or game play elements so if you've played any of the many variations of the game before and like it only you can consider weather or not you want a version on the Wii U.
If you haven't played any version of the game before only you can decide how much desire you have to do so.
Flying through set of street lamps one after the other just sounds so simple!
Miiverse stamps to offer some reward and goals to aim towards.
A challenging game.
Online rankings for competitive players.
After finally making a score of 10 the bread stick Miiverse stamp was all mine!
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
The game adds nothing new to the genre.
If you hate these types of games nothing here will change your mind.
The overall image of the game isn't anything special.
Hitting lamp posts especially when you've cleared a grand total of 1 is a huge embarrassment (or amusement of you've got young kids)
Love it or hate it casual games will be part of Nintendo's eShop for the considerable future.
Many people will bemoan the fact these types of games ever appear on Nintendo consoles but in the end nobody is forcing you to buy any of these games.
And 99% of these games will never ever appear on the front page of the e-shop in the first place.
For many of the games the only exposure they have at all is their Miiverse community.
If someone wants to buy and play a game regardless of what that game is or how many people like that game it they have every right to do so.
The game works as intended and will appeal to a selected group of people.
While I'd liked to have seen more variety and options to make the game play at least a little different to what's already been done before (other than the look) in the end it is what it is and it's scored according to how the game performs.
A review copy of the game was provided by Carbon Fire Studio and reviewed in accordance with the review policy.