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Flappy Bird: What's your high score?

Flappy Bird seems to have come out of nowhere to become the number one game on the App Store. With graphics that look straight out of Super Nintendo and gameplay that's as simple as it is insanely difficult, it's all anyone seems to be talking about right now, especially if they can get anything over a single-digit high score. Here's how it works — tap to flap and try to avoid the pipes. Touch a pipe and it's game over. No doubt the simplicity and difficulty is what's made Flappy Bird a phenomenon. Nothing spreads by word of mouth faster than the things we love to hate (or hate to love?) I currently max out at 3 (yes, 3!) but I've seen people get double, even triple digit scores. If you've tried Flappy Bird let me know — where does it rate on your love to hate scale? And, most importantly — what's your high score?

(And if you feel the need to improve your high score, don't miss our top 5 Flappy Birds tips, hints, and cheats!

Rene Ritchie
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

161 Comments
  • Very annoying game..I deleted it after trying a 100 times to pass my high score which was 3
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  • I downloaded 2day...and my higg score is 24
  • Its name actually is "Flappy Bird" not "Flappy Wings"
  • Yeah, thanks, fixed. My only excuse is that I trained a martial art for 15 years where one of the main movements was "flapping wing palm" :-/
  • Ok but can't find u now on u know Sent from the iMore App
  • i have the world record help me publish no cheats !!!
    332
    332
    332
  • haha.. mine is 411 .. :D
  • I got 452
  • i got 375 on iphone
  • Oh and my score is 37, but I know people that score like 105 and 105, in my classroom I'm just like at the average score haha
  • i did 332 and i hold the world record i swear to good
  • i did 545 :)
  • Nice try. The record is like 2 Million something
  • Mine is 575 but the world record is like a trillion billion bizillion million. Which sounds totally legit :P
  • My high score is 48 but I agree this game was designed by satan! Btw it's much easier on an iPad! Sent from the iMore App
  • I realized that every time I played it I was going to dead anyway, so I give up and deleted it
  • After playing for a while I usually get between 25-40, my high is 57 though. Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • My high score is 211!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Chips any one Sent from the iMore App
  • 53 :) Nexus 5... enough said
  • 44 so far. this game is insanely addicting lol
  • On 32, the game is killing me, get so close to beating my top score but die on like 30 or 31.nothing more frustrating than when you think your going to beat your score. Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • Didn't even install since its a scam game just line candy crush. Dont fall for it guya
  • I would not go that far. There are no in-app purchases or needing friends to "give life".
  • How do you figure? Sent from the iMore App
  • How is it a scam if there are no in app purchases? Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • I wish there was an in app purchase to get rid of the damn ads.
  • My high score is 31.
  • Mines 28 lol Sent from the iMore App
  • NOOO!!! I'm trying my best not to try and play this game 'coz I've heard it's really addicting and I don't want another Candy Crush in my life right now (lol). And now after seeing all the comments, I'm getting more and more interested to try it.
  • It's fine to try and see how hard it is. I did that and deleted it instantly (about 3 weeks ago) then I noticed it was getting more popular so tried again and it's fun to see how high a score you can get...but unless your competing against a friend the excitement ends there. It won't be like candy crush because there aren't levels. It's a fun way to kill a few minutes every now and then but that's about it.
  • 31 is mine. Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • 11.... I just started playing Sent from the iMore App
  • I was glad to hit 17. Something strangely satisfying about it.
  • The ads drive me bonkers. I'd probably play it more, but they distract me too much.
  • If your playing on iphone/iPad, just put it on airplane mode and the ads go away :)
  • Mine is 111. but usually i cant get past 70
  • I got 235 :D Pretty hard to get to 200 though..
  • You really got that?
  • Yea, now my top score is 357.
  • I got 284...know somewhere where the high scores are posted, I want to know who is number 1....got admit got a little boring after 150 though
  • My highscore is 405, and I haven't seen anyone who has beaten that, wich I think is really surprising :O
  • I think i can beat 405. Gotta start playing Flappy birds again now lol.
  • Mine is 575...curios to see what the LEGIT high score is for flappy bird...the world may never know.
  • mine is 411 .. :D
  • I would like to know where high scores are posted as well, unfortunately i dont lol. I want to post my screenshot.
  • The high scores are found by clicking the three orange podium pillars to the right of the play button, you need to sign in with g+ account for future scores to go there. My high score is 171 and I must have died soon after it refreshed because I got a screenshot of me in 59th place =p. I'm thinking today's leader-board gets cleared 12:00A.M. Mountain Time Zone.
  • i got 411 on xperia miro ..
  • There is 30 minutes of my life I'll never get back. Got up to 5 once, but usually 1-2. Sent from the iMore App
  • 14 Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • 4 here lol Sent from the iMore App
  • Me to Sent from a Starbucks in the middle of the Sahara desert.
  • Started playing today, high of 23..... this game is addicting
  • 1 :(
  • 12! almost had 13... My average has to be 2
  • I didn't even flap my first try. Hit the ground hard. Then I did 6 on my second try. 78! In my third. Now I can't seem to get past 4... So annoying. Sent from the iMore App
  • Maxed at 80 after about half an hour of trying.
  • High score of 9. Normally 2-3 though. I want to throw my iPhone.
  • The real question is what's your score on Super Ball Juggling...jk I got 48. I have photo proof but this game is dead to me already. I don't think I can pass my score. I can almost always start out and get in the 20s. For me it's a rhythm thing. But if the pipes are high and low it can get extremely frustrating since the bird pretty much dive bombs if you aren't tapping.
  • First thing I did after my brother showed me this game was go to the internet and see if Nintendo filed a lawsuit against them , ha ha.
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  • High score of 3. After frequently hitting first pipe , I deleted the game. Very frustrating.
  • Didn't realize this flappy bird thing became such a phenomenon even celebs are tweeting about here's a hilarious one from Rainn Wilson. "The nickname my wife gives my penis #flappybird" hahahahaha. Think I'll stick to tiny wings. Sent from the iMore App
  • I downloaded after reading your article and didn't stop playing until I had beaten your high score of 3, Rene. Took about half an hour, but finally got 7! :D
  • I hate this game... People at school are going f-ing crazy over it. When it released I download it but delete it in a few minutes, I don't understand how people like this strange games that appear out of nothing. Sent from the iMore App
  • I somehow hit 130 and I am still in disbelief...
  • 16 but this game is the spawn of satan Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • Apparently the android version is easier than the iOS version, doesn't sound very fair to me: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/483454-flappy-bird-developer-says-game-e...
  • Downloaded. :) Sent from the iMore App
  • Thanks for the review! Sent from the iMore App
  • I haven't tried it yet but from the comments it's sounding like Paper Toss I loved that game lol.
  • I know at least 5 kids at my school that have got over a hundred. I believe they ranged between 117 and 153
  • My highest score is 139 :) :) :)
  • Mine is 18!
  • 11 Sent from the iMore App
  • Only 22 so far :( I don't believe these liars who say they've gotten over 400 on twitter lol Sent from the iMore App
  • They did. A friend of mine made it to 319, so...
  • High score of 12 thus far :) Sent from the iMore App
  • My high score is 60 and my brother's is 126 (both are legit) that is how devoted we are to this game.
  • I was sucking till I found some tips online http://flappybirdcheats.org
    Now I suck less! New high score 23!
  • My High Score is 409. I score in the 80-100 range consistently. My score before that was 274 and then I got on a roll and crushed it. I have told people to tell me a score to get and played until I got it and then screen shot that score which also shows the high score just to prove it lol. This game has consumed me hahaha
  • Never lol
  • ohh nice .. i beat u just by 2 points :D ..
  • I have a high score of 118.... Tough to reach but possible....patience is the key!
  • My score is 124 but my very first score i got was 18 because i wanted to beat my sisters score of 10
  • I just got 123 last night hyfr
  • you dont have to believe me...but my high score is 255 i got it a few days ago.
  • I got 137 three days after I downloaded the game
  • 6. I hate that bird! The part that makes me want to throw my phone is there is no replay button - takes 3 taps to start again. Just a one tap would make it a lot more fun to try. After getting to 1 or 2 I want to dive right back in ;-) Sent from the iMore App
  • Im not going to lie i got 17 and happy with that!! :-)
  • 90. And its probably going to stay at 90 for awhile.
  • Mine is 246. My son's is 353
  • Been playing for 1 day .. took me a while to get passed 9 . Then a big flukey fly to 44 ... then 49 ... but I always die at 49 ... like 30 times in a row ... am I cursed ? Does anyone else have this problem ...
  • Now my high score is 390. Freinds didnt believe my 255, thought I cheated so I got 390 in their faces :)
  • had to see what this game was all about...hit 20 on my 4th try..not too hard just gotta understand the physics
  • my score is 171...true genuine
  • This game really tests my patience. With a high score of 59, this game manages to frustrate me everyday! But I still can't put it down, haha Sent from the iMore App
  • This game really tests my patience. With a high score of 59, this game manages to frustrate me everyday! But I still can't put it down, haha Sent from the iMore App
  • My highest score is a 132.
  • 259,find it pretty easy
  • My son (8 years old) has got 181 on my phone!
  • Just got 154
  • 45
  • Current best 24 I was introduced to flapping by 'dear' friends who decided I needed something other than a crushing saga to occupy my spare time. I began my quest in flapping past those wretched green pipes about an hour ago. I must admit my first attempt at flapping saw me face planting with a magnificent score of zero. However not to be defeated I tried again and this time success... I passed the first pipe (all I have to say on that is utter elation!) With each pipe I now pass, I get a slight fluttering right here *points* in the pit of my stomach. I feel a mixture of joy and dread watching my flappy bird miss those pipes by mere millimetres. And then the inevitable happens and I tap once too much or not enough...such is the life of a new flappy bird addict.
  • I'm at war with friends on this game, however iv just managed to hit 313 on my iPhone! Genuine with witnesses!
  • 342... yes sir
  • I actually just hit 150 earlier today Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • I hit 42 (Platinum), and I'm done. No worlds left to conquer.
  • 41 on my iPhone. Haven't tried it on an iPad yet.
  • Only 3 hahaha I play here online: http://www.playflappybirdonline.com/2014/02/flappy-bird-pc.html
  • 144 here lol
  • 61 just now
  • My 5 year old daughter gets 44. I have 38.
  • i got 102 today
  • I normally get between 20 and 40 but my high score is 62
  • i really dont get why ppl cant get over one digit numbers. i KNOW for a fact im not good at this kind of games. only started playing flappy bird yesterday. im now 113. i hear ppl score over 300. anyone know a high score board?
  • Don't think there's a scoreboard really ;P but the highest legit score i've heard of, is 722. My personal high score is 412 and i'll get higher!
  • Wow. That's playing for about 30 minutes without a break in concentration. Impressive. I choked at 399 (my high). Thought I was gonna break 400 and just choked. Now I constantly get to about 250 and fugg up. :(
  • Mine is 11 but my neighbors is 239
  • I got 153
  • Hey idk what to say here, but im looking for anyone who is legitly better than me at flappy bird.. My previous high score was 271, but this morning i beat that and went all the way to 421. If anyone jas more than that plz let me know so i can beat yu. Thanks
  • sup jackson, i got 412 this morning which is my high score, my previous high score was 130, never seen anyone with higher than mine, but there you are. now i must beat 421! ;D
    i usually get around 200-300, but i know i'll reach 500! i will beat you! i'll post here and let you know if i beat ya
  • I GOT 85!!!
  • I got 328,and i realy played hard that stupid bird.
  • I recorded getting 290 but my high score currently legitimately 444, don't see another one higher than that. http://youtu.be/PDNpsQ166Lg
  • nice man, my highest legit score is 412, whereas my prev high score was 130. went on a mad streak, now i usually get between 200-300, but i will beat you, i will reach 500+ & that's a fact.
    i'll post here and let u know when i beat ya, however i cannot film it unfortunately ;/
    addictive game is addictive
  • 412 DANG I ONLY GOT 66
  • My high score is currently 49. Aiming for triple digits!
  • Just got 114. Downloaded the app an hour before it was pulled from the App Store. Trick is to zone out and not think about anything and don't look at your score.
  • i got 225 easy. its no cheat. the last i played i had 199
  • 412 is my current high score anyone beat that?
  • I got 399. AND CHOKED. HARD! :( 412? NICE! Try Ironpants. RIDICULOUSLY DIFFICULT.
  • nice man 399 is tight shit, not far away. been trying to get to 500 for a while now but dayyyyum that shit is rough shit. i usually get around 200-300 then i craash, whereas lag been causing it like 30% of the time ;/ kinda sucks when ur at like 250 then lagspike just fucks me up. i play on the galaxy ace btw.
    remember to post here if u ever beat me!
  • i did 545 :)
  • Reza Pahlevi1, reeeeaaaally, 545? ;o that's some shit right there, gz
  • My best score is 984
  • https://www.imore.com/e?link=https2F2Flinks%2F1...
    Flappy Bird - How to get excellent level?
    You tap. You flap. You make it past two pipes. You die.
    Excellent level – Dexterity to play Flappy Bird
  • It really does matter what device you are on. I play on a Galaxy Note 2 which has a large screen and a moderate speed. (High is 399 - I choked) My 6 1/2 year old plays on the ridiculously fast version of the game on the iPad and can get 32. So there are no excuses for not being able to get past 3. :) Want difficult? Try ironpants. SCREW THAT GAME!
  • I GOT 332 ITS THE NEW WORLD RECORD PLS BELIEVE ME I AM NOT LYING PLS I WANT TO PUBLISH MY SCORE SO THAT PEOPLE WILL KNOW WHAT IS THE WORLD RECORD
    332! 332! 332! 332!
    NO CHEATS!!! PLS STAY IN TOUCH WITH ME
    REPLAY ME FOR DETAILS
    IM THE KING OF FLAPPY BIRS LETS SEE WHO WILL BE NEXT(:
  • world fucking record 332]
  • world record is 332? i did 545 =D. so im the king :)
  • I did 295. but it's good I think cause I'm the best in my country actually haha with no cheat
  • 649, no cheating or photoshop. I'm as surprised as anyone.
  • if u aint got a screenshot of it, u can't photoshop it, which means that u wouldn't of mentioned photoshop in the first place UNLESS u in fact did photoshop which puts u on the suspect side of a cheater.
  • Here's the screenshot directly from it.
    http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w633/woims/IMG_0351_zps249407c5.jpeg Here's the picture I took of my Game Center
    http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w633/woims/IMG_5744_zps8ee3148e.jpeg
  • hmm in that case, well played. could still be photoshoped tho, but i believe ya, since i got 412 as my high score and i know its possible. good job.
  • My high score is 490. This game is super easy! What is the highest score someone has ever gotten on this game?
  • Post your high scores to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Flapping-Bird/831600763523027 Challenge each other!
  • 8. This game has ruined my life.:-)
  • My score is 691 and no I did not cheat
  • *601
  • My high score is 1294 no cheats, hints, or whatever else out there.
    I do play with the colors inverted from the iphone accessibility options.
  • Mine is 123
  • 590, watch here in this video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnx8DyHxQdY
  • mine is 637
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uQ2HLA9qIM http://instagram.com/p/n0bWncyAog/ http://instagram.com/p/n0bs89SApR/ mines 1936.
  • 154 only
  • My high score is 358
  • NOW!!!
    The hardest flappy bird version -> The Hardest Unhappy Bird.
    Yes, it is harder than flappy bird as you have to flap two birds at one time.
    Are you ready to challenge yourself?
  • Guys I have the highest score on flappy bird. Go on game centre and see the person named SteveCrafter9000? SteveCrafter9000 is actually me. I have the very top out of like 39,000,000 people. You can go check who is top if you don't believe me.