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Crazy Birds Will Drive You Mad
One of the most popular applications in the mobile world deals with some rather aggressive birds. These angry neornithes fight with green porcine captors. In that game, you root for your feathered friend. However, have you ever been woken by the high pitched sounds of bird or had your vehicle repainted by a flock of these white paintball-shooting airborne menaces? If so you will appreciate this game by XDA Forum Member perisicboro—a game where your only goal is to stop those hat-wearing birds from accomplishing their mission. This game is called Crazy Birds.
…it’s pretty simple!
Birds are flying from one side of the screen to another.
The object of the game is to stop the birds from passing through.
With this application, you can safely vent all the pent up dislike for your feathered friends without lifting more than a finger. This addictive game is very repayable. Each time you play, you are preventing these birds from accomplishing their mission of getting across your device’s screen. The clicking of a bird releases a satisfying feeling when they plummet to the ground.
This application is compatible with Android versions 2.1 and above. Learn more about this game in the application thread.
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