Step 1: Display welcome message

It’s really hard to play flappy bird if the game starts straight away: it works better if you give the user some warning that the game is about to start.

  • Add a line to your code that scrolls the text “Get ready…” across the screen:
from microbit import *

display.scroll("Get ready...")

Extend it with code

If you think the text scrolls too quickly or slowly you can change the speed using an additional parameter to the scroll procedure:

display.scroll(“Get ready…”, delay=200)  will scroll the speed twice as fast and display.scroll(“Get ready…”, delay=800) will scroll twice as slowly.

Feel free to change the “Get ready…” message to whatever you like, but don’t forget the double quotation marks or brackets either side.