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I decompiled the Flappy Bird android APK a couple days ago, and after while, I've noticed something strange.

The gfx base image, which contains all the sprites and other stuff. Also have a red tube, but I never saw any of this thing (only hacks and fake videos).

Where do these red tubes appear?

EDIT: I also, did't notice before posting here that the red tube, have two up variations, and no down one.

Flappy Bird decompiled graphics

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And what is the question here? – Jupotter Feb 22 '14 at 13:29
Where it appears? – Patrick Bard Feb 22 '14 at 13:30
@Jupotter Editted :) – Patrick Bard Feb 22 '14 at 13:32
The title is misleading for birds looking for action. – Caelum19 Feb 22 '14 at 14:01
Sorry, just typed the way it came in mind... – Patrick Bard Feb 22 '14 at 14:44

They do not seem to appear in the game.

The atlas.txt file that names the sections of the tileset (altlas.png). This text file refers to the red pipes in the tileset as pipe2_down and pipe2_up respectively.

They only seem to appear in version 1.2.

I have not checked the iOS version.

Source: Me extracting the apk of Flappy Bird 1.2

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