GTA 4 gets Flappy Bird mod

Modders mesh popular mobile game with Rockstar's open-world title Grand Theft Auto IV and the results are fantastic.

It was bound to happen eventually. A new mod has brought the worlds of Flappy Bird and Grand Theft Auto together at last and the results are incredible. YouTube user "taltigolt" published a video today highlighting the creation of modders "julionib" and "quechus13," wherein the rules of Flappy Bird are applied to Grand Theft Auto IV.

In the video, we see GTAIV protagonist Niko Bellic wearing a Flappy Bird-style mask and flying through the world, hitting pedestrians on the head to earn points. Running into objects like telephone poles means you die, and your score starts back at zero.

The original Flappy Bird--which was removed from app stores worldwide by its creator this month because it was "too addictive"--was known to be ludicrously difficult. And this GTAIV mod keeps that spirit alive. Though the conditions are obviously different, hitting pedestrians on the head is no easy task, as they are always on the move, whereas Flappy Bird's green pipes never moved an inch.

The mod will be released publicly this weekend via its creator's blog.

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Rennik_Repotsir
Rennik_Repotsir

I don't care for the fads and memes myself, but it's funny how it brings out the sourpuss in a few... Boo hoo; sad face on you... >:(

WllDan7
WllDan7

What is with your infatuation with Flapping birds? This thing needs to stop. Stop posting things about this. The game is dead and only clones remain.

Techn1c4l
Techn1c4l

Ah, GTA 4 was way funnier that GTA 5.

Mega_Skrull
Mega_Skrull

Stupid memes and fads should be just that, not become things and appear on news articles

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Eddie, you're so easily impressionable. Every stupid mod is so frikin "fantastic". No, but it does look like silly fun. You still amaze me, dude. Keep it up!

billlabowski
billlabowski

I like how GTA IV on PC looks better than GTA V on console. Can't wait for the PC version. I'm going to mod the hell out of it and upset the console peasants. And to the peasants complaining about mods and interfering with developers' vision. Rockstar employees post mod videos on the Rockstar forums all the time. Sorry you can't enjoy them on your plastic 720p boxes. Your loss.

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

Its amazing how much attention a crappy mobile game can get

berethor099
berethor099

I guess he didn't want to go bowling....

stillstillstill
stillstillstill

i missed out on flappy bird, but i enjoy splashy fish. someone should do a splashy fish mod for gta.

eze_sl89
eze_sl89

as stupid as it sounds, this shit looks actually fun

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

Oh man, the animation is so damn crude and silly.

Prostakma
Prostakma

Skyrim "flappy bird" mod coming 

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

I swear, some people just hate fun

helldragonzer
helldragonzer

"Modders mesh popular mobile game with Rockstar's open-world title Grand Theft Auto IV and the results are fantastic."

No it's not fantastic, it's stupid and unnecessary, and it wasn't bound to happen eventually either, it wasn't supposed to.This is the kind of crap that makes you wonder just how hard do some devs really work.

meatz666
meatz666

What a waste of dev time

k41m
k41m

Will they ever release GTA 5 on PC? I have it for the PS but I want it on the PC.

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

THIS is what really matters in gaming. forget the console wars, forget 25/8/366 coverage of titanfall, THIS is what really matters. 


Flappy bird meets GTA......NOTHING ELSE EXISTS!!!

ssdd_again
ssdd_again

It's Luis Lopez, not Niko.

Can't believe modders would waste their time creating a mod based on the most abhorrent game of the last 12 months.

leakingdogmilk
leakingdogmilk

PC master race wins again, console peasants will never get flappy/angry bird mod for any of the GTA games.

DariusMKN
DariusMKN

@billlabowski  Yeah, enjoy the game that every console peasant has already played until exhaustion.

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

@billlabowski I've been a PC gamer for years and only got a cheap PS3 last year for GTA V but I have to admit, what they've managed to achieve in terms of looks and draw distance on there is nothing short of astonishing. GTA IV never really looked that great. It always looked washed out and colourless and terrible AA but with mods, they made it look incredible. I can't wait to see what the stock version of V on PC looks like, let alone modded.

ajstrike922
ajstrike922

Amazing, no likes on this comment. I guess douchebaggery is the same, no matter what platform you like.

billlabowski
billlabowski

@helldragonzer  Another console gamer that is upset that PC games can be modded. Please, pull the stick out of your ass and go enjoy your 720p machine.

Kunakai
Kunakai

@helldragonzer  It's a mod created by a guy who only learnt to program a year or so ago... But hey, if you feel developers aren't working hard enough, why not just quit gaming? That way I could stop having to read your ignorant tripe! :) 

P.S. Don't disrespect how hard game developers work, that just makes you a jerk.  

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@ssdd_again   Not sure why you'd get that kind of reaction from Flappy Bird, the game was free and had no micro-transactions... there have been much worse offenders (implying FB offends on any level, which I don't think it does) in the last 12 months.

freek33
freek33

@leakingdogmilkwhy would a master race want this? arn't you all busy with valuable research on string theory and curing cancer?

helldragonzer
helldragonzer

@Kunakai @helldragonzerFirst, I said some, not all but some, like this guy wasting his talent on that, second you don't have to read my comments at all, you don't like it's your problem, not mine.

Finwey
Finwey

@leakingdogmilk Man, they're getting to you, clearly, and that's just going to give them satisfaction...

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Clearly you should give in to the master race... xD 

freek33
freek33

@pyro1245 @freek33@leakingdogmilk

you must know a VERY different group of PC gamers than me… unless poorly maintained beards, greasy skin, pimples and sweating when eating are your thing? and that’s just the females ;)