Fans of crashing into walls and free games should pick up 8bit Doves on iOS right now
8bit Doves is a Bronze Award-winning arcade flyer. And it's free for a limited time on iOS right now.
But let's clarify this right away: 8bit Doves will probably want to make you throw your phone across the room.
But that's fine ... if you're into that.
It's a tough arcade game by Nitrome that has you moving a large bird across a tight labyrinthine environment.
The problem isn't limited to the bird being large. The bird doesn't fly straight - that's a bigger challenge to overcome. It only flies in arcs, either heading up or down.
And you need to collect as many smaller birds to form a conga line behind you, upping your score. Then you crash into a wall and it's all over.
Sure, it's frustrating. But something strange in your brain contorts and makes you want to try over, and then again, and again.
Our reviewer said that 8bit Doves is a "subtle reinvention of the Flappy Bird-like impossible flyer," and they were right. They also said that it "relies on charm and interesting controls to drag you through its simple gameplay."
If you want to give it a go you can download it for free on the App Store right now.