Of the endless barrage of clones that emerged after Flappy Bird’s surprise success, Flapthulhu is the one that I go back to over and over again. Not only is it a clever parody of both the works of H.P. Lovecraft and the Flappy Bird phenomenon in general, but it’s a genuinely better game than Flappy Bird, with a subverseive sense of humor, fantastic 8-bit style graphics great style. Now, Flapthulhu has gotten better thanks to a version 2.0 update, which adds to major new features.
The first is a new flappy creature, Shoggoth, a floating Eldritch horror who controls very differently than Flapthulhu himself. There’s also a new battle mode in which you need to kill other Lovecraftian monsters by swooping down on them from above.
Both Shoggoth and the new Battle Mode can be purchased in-game, but refreshingly, not as in-app purchases, but rather using a virtual currency of skulls that can be found over the course of your escape from R’lyeh. Flapthulhu remains free on the App Store, so grab it now: you won’t regret it.