On Android, hundreds of new games appear every day, although not all of them reach the popularity they deserve. On the other hand, fairly simple games achieve great fame in no time.
Today we will talk about one of those cases that give us food for thought. Fernanfloo It is a game that has achieved great fame overnight. Is it the new reveal game?
Fernanfloo, the new fashion game?
Today we are going to talk about one of the games that has become more popular in recent days (and no, it is not Pokemon GO). His name is Fernanfloo, and it is a game that although it was initially a paid game without much success, since last week it has become a huge success, with a number of downloads of between 1 and 5 million and an average score of 4.8 out of 5 with more than 240,000 ratings on Google Play.
With these figures one must think that it is the true revelation game of the summer, so as expected we have downloaded and tested it to see if it is worth it.
It is a game in which we will spend its entire course on the same screen (although as we go forward, the background will change). We control Fernanfloo, a boy whose weapon is a kind of sausage that he can throw upwards. The objective of the game is to eliminate the flying creatures that hover above us, dodging the excrement (or other projectiles, depending on the enemy) that they are dropping.
The objective of the game is as simple as achieving the highest possible score by eliminating our enemies and collecting coins along the way. The game has power-ups and costumes that we can unlock with the coins we get playing and with real money. These items will give us an advantage in our next games, allowing us to advance further with each new attempt.
Why is this game so popular?
After playing a few games something went through my head. It is an entertaining game, but how good is it to get so many downloads and such a high score?
The first thing we thought is that perhaps the developers had paid a bot company to fill their game with positive ratings on Google Play, but in the end it turned out to be something very different (and much more legal).
It turns out that Fernanfloo is the video game for a YouTuber named Fernanfloo. In question, the channel has 14 million subscribers, so it is quite a popular person (although personally I did not know the channel). And of course, the main reason for the initial success of his game is a video in which he talks about his own game through a gameplay. This particular video has 10 million views, which ends up explaining that the game had such a good start.
How far can youTuber influence go?
Of course, we found it strange that such a simple game had such ratings has given us a lot to think about. To what extent is a person able to download and rate a game from one of their YouTube idols so positively? Is the success of this game due to the fact that it is really good, that it is free or a YouTube star to come out?
We believe that YouTubers games they need a combination of these three factors to achieve success. Of course, being a game by a famous YouTuber makes promoting the game easy, since a simple video is enough for all your subscribers to try it.
On the other hand, the quality of the title also matters, since for many fans that a player has, if the game turns out to be crap nobody will play it. Lastly, the final price of the product matters quite a bit, and Fernanfloo is a perfect example, having not achieved overwhelming popularity until it was made free.
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On the other side of the scale we would have games like PiewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist, a game that we have already talked about in the past and that we will return to. On that occasion we found a game that costs a whopping 5.49 euros, but that it makes up for it being a very elaborate title. The YouTuber PiewDiePie game also has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5, only the number of downloads and ratings is much lower than that of Fernanfloo, taking the first almost a year of advantage.
Did you know Fernanfloo? Have you tried his game? Do you think we are facing a future wave of games based on YouTubers? Only time will tell.