Remember These?

We all have those apps on our phones that we forget about. The kind of apps that you downloaded just to kill time, or so you thought. These apps soon consumed hours of your day, but suddenly you forgot about them. Odds are you have one of these downloaded on your phone and you do not play it anymore. Here is a list of the top five apps that most individuals used to play, but never do anymore.

  1. Temple Run

Temple Run was released January 17th of 2013. This app quickly blew up and was a great source of frustration for many. In case you are not familiar with Temple Run, it is simply a free run game where the user swipes left or right to turn corners of a path. As the difficulty increases, the individual will have to jump gaps in the path, gap over over tree roots, and slide under branches. Temple Run was so successful because of its ability to trigger the fight or flight response. This app was the hype, but all of the sudden, it ran off the face of the earth and rarely gets played.

  1. Plants VS. Zombies

Plants Vs. Zombies is a game of strategy and skill. It was released on February 15th of 2010. This slow paced game is all about planning ahead and strategically placing your attack on plants to optimize efficiency. The goal of the game is to keep the zombies off of your lawn and away from your house. Plants shooting seeds, ice, and fire help to take down the zombies while sunflowers produce income so you can upgrade features. If you are a deep thinker, you probably played this game years ago. Eventually the popularity of this game decreased as humans realized that if in fact we were being attacked by zombies, we wouldn’t be using plants to defend ourselves.

  1. Flappy Bird

Released on May 24 of 2014, Flappy Bird drove people insane.  The concept of this game is simple. The user must tap the screen to keep their bird flying while maneuvering through pipes. The goal of the game is to get your high score and show it off to friends and family. This elementary concept of tapping the screen caused an uproar in the media. Videos of individuals getting frustrated and throwing their phones flooded the web. According to an interview led by Forbes.com, the maker of the game Dong Nguyen says,”Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed, but it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it’s best to take down Flappy Bird. It’s gone forever.” Just like that, Flappy Bird flew off the app store.

  1. Draw Something

If you liked to doodle as a kid, odds are you remember this app. Draw Something was released February 24 of 2012 and immediately became a hit. In this game, individuals are given a word and have to draw it of their phone. They then send it to an individual that has to guess the word based off of the picture that was drawn. Within 9 days of being on the app store, it got one million users. After the 9 days, it quickly kept growing in popularity. Slowly, the game lost users and new games were drawn up for others to play.

  1. Angry Birds

 

Angry Birds was one of the the original apps on the app store that blew up with popularity. Targeted for all ages, it was released on December 11th, 2009. The simplicity of this game is what made it so popular. The user effortlessly loads a variety of birds with different powers into a slingshot and shoots them at a tower of pigs. The object is the knock the tower down onto the pigs to kill then and move on to the next level. For years, this game was extremely popular, and that is why it’s number one on our list of most forgotten games.