April Fools: Phantasy Star Online stars in (very late) Flappy Bird clone

Phantasy Star Online's Rag Rappy is late to the Flappy Bird phenomenon, but you can fly him through Sonic's Green Hill Zone in a new Flash game called Rappy Bird.

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Phantasy Star Online's Rag Rappy is a little bit late to the Flappy Bird party, but the beloved mascot has arrived, nonetheless. Today, Sega is letting you control the feathered foe for a Flash-based round of Rappy Bird.

In a nod to the original game, Rappy Bird uses familiar-looking assets for its background. Players must navigate Rag Rappy through Sonic the Hedgehog's iconic Green Hill Zone for a high score.

You can try your hand at Rappy Bird here.

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    April 1, 2014 5:00 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, April Fools: Phantasy Star Online stars in (very late) Flappy Bird clone.

    Phantasy Star Online's Rag Rappy is late to the Flappy Bird phenomenon, but you can fly him through Sonic's Green Hill Zone in a new Flash game called Rappy Bird.

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      April 1, 2014 6:18 PM

      if only theyd put half as much effort into bringing phantasy star online 2 to america...

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        April 2, 2014 6:52 AM

        I got the itch to play PSO2 earlier this year. Went through the weirdo download/account creation/english patch process over the course of two days.

        It's the same problems that have plagued PSO in all incarnations. You can't properly manually aim any ranged attacks so you're at the mercy of the lock-on system. You'd think they'd have a right-click-iron-sights type of thing, but NOPE.

        Otherwise it felt like PSO with in game purchases and anime characters gasping in horror in the face of any enemy. You're not missing out on much.

        Hopefully Phantasy Star Nova for the Vita will be a worthwhile game... but I am convinced this series has a case of the Sonics and we'll never see a good one again.

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      April 2, 2014 8:20 PM

      What I want to know is why they didn't make Flicky Bird. I mean c'mon, it's right there!

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