Hit game Flappy Bird, famous for its frustrating yet amazingly addictive gameplay, becomes even more difficult when you play it on Android Wear. But if you have to get your Flappy fix wherever you can, you’ll be pleased to know the title runs surprisingly well on the latest wearables.
The video below from Corbin Davenport — who has previously demonstrated Game Boy emulators, games like Doom, and even Windows 95 on an Android Wear watch — shows that Flappy Bird
runs incredibly well on the Moto 360, thanks mostly to its quad-core Snapdragon processor.
There is no stuttering or lag — but performance isn’t the problem here; the difficulty is playing Flappy Bird — an already difficult game — on a round display that cuts off parts of the screen so that obstacles are even more difficult to see. Of course, if you’re using a square device like the Samsung Gear Live or the LG G Watch, that won’t be so much of an issue.
If you’d like to try Flappy Bird on Android Wear for yourself, you’ll need to download the patched APK that fixes instability issues on Android Wear via the source link below, and then follow Davenport’s instructions on how to sideload Android apps onto your watch.
The whole process shouldn’t take you too long, but whether it’s worth the effort all depends on how bad your addiction to Flappy Bird is.