Istanbul - The blockbuster game has been pulled from the app store by its creator but desperate gamers are now hunting for versions of Flappy Bird on old mobile phones. On sahibinden.com, Turkey's largest online e-commerce platform, different sellers are offering mobile phones with Flappy Bird for between TL 6,300 and TL 7,900. In other places across the globe, Flappy Bird has attracted great attention.
Dozens of enterprising eBay sellers are piggybacking on the popularity of the game by selling phones pre-installed with the Flappy Bird game on Apple iPhones and Android smartphones. One auction, however, seems to be exploiting the popularity of the game to an extreme. One white iPhone 5 being offered by "kristenater91" started at $750 (TL 1,653) yesterday and has now reached $90,000 after 62 bids by 18 different bidders.