On Denysoft's official website, Flapp & Zegeta comes with a disclaimer reproduced here verbatim: "Warning: this may be one of the most challenging games of all times it may require a high level of intelligence and reflexes to get through." Rest assured, Flapp & Zegeta is challenging. In fact, it probably does meet its lofty claim of "one of the most challenging games of all times." But what was most challenging about this blatant Flappy Bird clone was not failing incessantly due to an apparent lack of "intelligence and reflexes," but instead experiencing the unrelenting boredom of playing this uninspired and utterly worthless waste of time.

If you've played the inexplicable mobile sensation Flappy Bird, or perhaps SPIKEY WALLS, the Wii U eShop's first reinterpretation of it, you'll know exactly what to expect here. Players control Flapp, the titular clip art bird, on his quest to rescue clip art human Zegeta from aliens — or something like that. You do this by pressing any button on the GamePad (except, for some reason, ZL and ZR) to "flap" Flapp and control your altitude over and under the myriad obstacles that fly in from the right side of the screen. There are some coins to collect, but their purpose outside of adding to your count is a mystery you'll probably never want to solve. Speaking of mysteries you'll almost certainly never solve, there's a bar that steadily fills up as you dodge obstacles — presumably netting you Zegeta once it's full — but the game's lame structure and frustratingly high difficulty will ensure the bar stays empty and that the big-nosed victim of alien kidnapping will stay in his cage forever.

One of the elements Flapp & Zegeta might have used to differentiate itself from its predecessor is its presentation. Needless to say, it doesn't make much of an effort in that area either: to say this game looks and sounds as if it was thrown together in under half an hour is not hyperbole. Ugly-as-sin graphics and forgettable bleepy music are just the icing on the cake.

Conclusion

Flapp & Zegeta is a cynical attempt to cash in on the success of Flappy Bird, and it doesn't even attempt to disguise its intentions. The presentation is beyond lazy, the graphics are atrocious, and the game would have had to make a concentrated effort to be less fun than it already is. If paying $4.99 — at launch — for the recycled remains of a fad sounds like your cup of tea, then you're probably a masochist — the only audience we can safely assume this was made for in the first place.