Doodle Jump Review
- Simple, yet addictive gameplay.
- Inventive leaderboard system.
- Fun visuals and sound effects.
- No music or ability to play your own.
For the low price point, you really can't go wrong with Doodle Jump as a diversion. It's true that there's not much to the gameplay, but what is there works, and works well.
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Looking for a diversion on your iPhone? Well Doodle Jump might just be the game for you. Like the name suggests, you play a strange notebook doodle and your goal is to jump from platform to platform while avoiding other strange notebook doodles. The higher you jump, the higher your score. Very simple, yet very addictive.
The controls are part of the reason for the addictiveness. You simply tilt the iPhone to jump from platform to platform, and if you wish to destory an enemy, tap the screen to shoot. Since the enemies can all be avoided, the game can technically be played with only one hand. Great for those out and about looking for a simple diversion.
The visuals enforce the notebook doodle aesthetic and the sound effects have an amusing nature to them (and help inform you about upcoming enemies). There is no music however, and no ability to play your iPod in game. The online leaderboard is clever as during play, you come across the markings of other players, so constantly see how you're faring against everyone else out there (traditional leaderboards can be accessed from the menu).
Doodle Jump is a platformer in every sense of the word. If you enjoy games with platforms, high scores and lots of jumping, you'll probably enjoy Doodle Jump. Also with the low price point, it's not too much of a risk to see whether or not it resonates.
DescriptionBE WARNED: Insanely addictive!
"possibly the best iPhone game ever created" - Touch Arcade
From prime-time sitcoms (BIG BANG THEORY) to late night TV (JIMMY FALLON) to a fashion accessory for pop stars (LADY GAGA), Doodle Jump is EVERYWHERE! It's a cultural craze, a hot new trend!
iTunes reviews (US)
"I just got dumped cuz I wouldn't put this game down! And I just kept playing while she walked away... ITS THAT GOOD!"
"Somehow it's better than sleep for me. I am sick, sleep deprived, and achy, and yet I cannot put it down"
"Coming from someone who owns a PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360, I play this game more!! This game is amazing!!"
"Doodle Jump is a perfect micro-game, insanely addictive, and deliciously replayable. Go get it." - MacWorld.com
"the most addicting iPhone game yet?" -GIZMODO
"...the king of casual games on the App Store ...tons of updates and lots and lots of gameplay in a super simple and accessible package." - TUAW
So, what is it?
In Doodle Jump, you guide Doodle the Doodler—using some of the most subtle and accurate tilt controls in existence—on a springy journey up, up, up a sheet of graph paper, picking up jet packs, avoiding black holes, and blasting baddies with nose balls along the way.
Laugh with delight as Doodle™ blows past other players' actual score markers scribbled in the margins. And be warned: this game is insanely addictive.
- 11 incredible worlds + 3 SECRET easter eggs
- broken, moving, disappearing, moveable, and EXPLODING platforms
- JET PACKs, PROPELLER HATS, ROCKETS, and springs that fly you higher
- UFOs, black holes, monsters, bear traps!
- jump on monsters to bring them down MARIO-style
- share your scores
- race agains friends!
- global leaderboards, achievements!
How to play:
Tilt to move left or right, tap the screen to shoot.
*Please don't Doodle Jump and drive, and BE WARNED: Doodle Jump is Insanely Addictive!
What's New in Version 3.18.2We were cleaning our attic and found the long forgotten original doodle jump code written back in the 80s on Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum. Enjoy it as a new theme in all its pixelated 8-bit glory with amazing sound effects and arcade game play. doodle jump does not get any better than this!
Eliminated some gremlins.