You might be wondering where to play Flappy Bird online - especially if you're at work and currently in the midst of addiction, but unable to take out your phone.

Luckily, Flappy Bird (or at least versions of it) does have flash equivalent, and you can play it right now. Unluckily, they're not that great - all are unofficial rip-offs, and only vaguely match the fun of the original.

Here are the best places to play this incredibly hard and annoying game from your browser.

Let's hope your space bar is up to the abuse.

  • Plonga: 4/5 - slightly bad graphics aside, this is probably as close as you're going to get to the original game, even though it's coded by another developer.
  • Kongregate: 3/5 - this is pretty much a dead-on on copy of the original, only it seems slightly easier (which might not be a bad thing)
  • FlashGamesPlayer: 1/5 - this game bears only a slight resemblance to the iOS and Android hit. Avoid.
  • Game Flare: 2/5 - this is pretty similar to the original, and is the only version we've found to use mouse clicks and not the space bar, but it's easier than the original and is less addictive.

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  • 1. Learn to relax.

    This game is incredibly buggy and annoying. Often you'll fail even when you don't actually touch a pipe. This is because the game doesn't work very well. Accept it. Embrace it. Life is confusing.

  • 2. Really, learn to relax.

    Like most arcade games Flappy Bird is easier if you clear your mind, don't think too hard and try to go with the flow. If you can play with your mind totally relaxed, you'll do better.

  • 3. Take breaks.

    Seriously, this game is awful. You're life will be better the less you play it.

  • 4. Press Lightly

    Try to keep your finger nimble. Light taps, quick fingers, fast movements are the key.

  • 5. Rhythm.

    Try to rise up into the passes rather than dipping down - it's easier to control. Use a metronome in your head to try and stay in sync.

  • 6. Win medals.

    So 10 points gets you bronze, 20 and 30 win silver and gold respectively. If you win a medal you win, well, nothing. But GOOD JOB.

  • 7. Get Naked

    Take off any case or screen cover on your phone. This ensures the screen is as sensitive as possible.

  • 8. Use a big screen.

    The iPhone has a small screen and your finger covers up more of the screen compared to a big phone or tablet.

  • 9. Give up.

    You will never win.