Ah, more Flappy Bird. This time the infectious timing game has come to the Sega Dreamcast. Well, the Visual Memory Unit (VMU) of the Sega Dreamcast. For those that have been living under a rock for the last few years, Flappy Bird is a timing game. Not exactly like the music games or rhythm based stuff but more action based. You are tasked with tapping a button to make your bird flap his wings and fly. Doing nothing allows gravity to bring your bird down. The challenge is in avoiding the obstacles, usually pipes of some sort, which have small openings for you to fly through.
Flappy Bird for the Sega Dreamcast VMU is slightly unique in that you are holding a button rather than tapping it to fly. Other than that, this is Flappy Bird- you either love it or hate it by now.
To get Flappy Bird on your Sega Dreamcast VMU you are going to have to own an SD adapter of some sort for the Dreamcast. Also, you will need to use, the free, Dreamshell program to move the file from the CD you burned to the Sega Dreamcast Visual Memory Unit. Once you do that, you can then play Flappy Bird on your VMU, on the go.
There are members on the Dreamcast Junkyard Facebook group that are working on getting a version of Flappy Bird for the VMU uploaded to a Planetweb compatible service. Planetweb is the most popular browser for the Sega Dreamcast but it is severely limited on today’s Internet.
Once you have Flappy Bird on your Sega Dreamcast Visual Memory Unit you can play it like you would any other VMU game. Watch the embedded video above ad see how it looks. If you have a VMU available, this may be worth your time to install.