People have historically tried their hand at competitively flipping various items, including bottle caps and cards. In 2016, a new trend spread globally with teenagers and others attempting to showcase their skills at creatively flipping half-full water bottles. Bottle Flip uniquely combines this idea with platformer mechanics.
The player must make a white bottle with a purple central stripe and cap gather enough energy to launch from a table and land with a flip on a piece of furniture. With every successful jump, a new piece appears like a traditional arcade reveal of a hidden platform. The furniture pieces include beds, cabinets, couches, desks, dressers and tool carts. If the player gathers too little energy, the bottle falls short of landing properly. If they gather too much, then the bottle goes too far. In either scenario, they must start over entirely.
The player can earn blue gems to unlock additional modes. They can't go back to pick up missed gems, which means they must land near each one perfectly. With 20 gems they can unlock Grayscale and Pixelate modes. The former adjusts the game to grayscale shades. The latter makes everything look pixelated instead of smooth. With 30 gems, they unlock Level mode that features more than 1,000 levels. They can also unlock new bottle colors with 10 gems per palette.