Did you ever think that there could be a game which could teach you several lessons apart from giving you a really entertaining time? Well, Flappy Bird is one such game. This impossibly easy and yet difficult game had caught the world’s attention due to its simple game play yet incredibly tough game objectives. The objectives are quite clear.
You have to score points by making your bird pass through the obstacles. For passing 10 obstacles, you get a bronze medal, for 20 you get a silver and for 40 you get a gold. There is also a special platinum medal which can be won by really experienced players. But one has to admit that once you get addicted to these Flappy Bird games, they make you give up everything else in an attempt to beat the game. And that exactly is the first lesson that the game teaches you – perseverance.
Flappy Bird also is an extremely tough game. Therefore, when you play it again and again, it hones your time management skills really well. It requires a lot of skill and dexterity to time the flaps of the bird just right so that it is able to change its altitude in accordance with the openings in the pipe like obstacles which come at different heights. One also has to have really sharp reflexes because the obstacles come in faster and with lesser and lesser distance between them as the game progresses. In fact, it is only after the first ten obstacles are crossed that the game really starts speeding up. Flappy Bird games make sure that your concentration powers increase manifold. The game play is so intense that the player is totally sucked into the game. And if his attention varies for even a second, his bird would crash into the obstacles. As the game moves forward, the stakes get higher. Each time that you cross more than half the number of obstacles that you crossed the previous time, you feel anticipation that this time you might beat your past record. It is a nail biting scenario as your bird flies faster and faster and the obstacles whirl past as you try to beat either your own high score or your friends’ high score. If you are able to beat it, there cannot be a more exhilarating feeling. And if you are not able to beat it, you can just pick yourself up, dust off and start over. So, the game only teaches you not to be afraid of the obstacles which you face in life too and to pick yourself up and make a fresh start every time.
And finally, the most important and amusing lesson that the Flappy Bird games teach us is not to get so addicted of any one particular thing to such an extent that you can’t let go of it. For example fans got addicted to Flappy Bird and then it was taken away from them. Life can also deal us such blows but we must not let them take us down.