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Monday, 13 June 2011

Doodle Jump Impressions




Today's impressions will be on what used to be a very popular iOS game. As of late it has been replaced by other games in popularity, such as Angry Birds, but is still enjoyed by many. The game I am talking about is Doodle Jump.

As the name implies, you play as a doodle in a doodle world who must vertically climb as far as possible by jumping between platforms. The game is all about jumping with no breaks in between. Making sure you have a platform to land on after jumping is crucial, or else you'll fall to a game over. The game also has some other doodle monsters that you must defeat by tapping on the screen to shoot. These enemies plau a relatively small role, but can become very annoying if you don't tap the screen in the right spot.

The graphics of doodle jump are okay. Nothing wows you or makes you think it is pushing the limits of the iOS platform, but it also doesn't look bad by any means. My main complaint with the graphics is that the game has a very faded look. A more vibrant colour palette would definitely do the game some good.

Unfortunately, the audio is easily the low point of Doodle Jump. For some reason, there is absolutely no background music while playing, which is really disappointing. Each jump makes a sound, along with the monsters and shots, but they don't make up for the lack of music. The lack of music would be understandable if this was just an average iOS game, but it has sold enough to warrent and soundtrack addition of some kind in an update or something.

Overall, Doodle Jump is a great little iOS game. The visuals and lack of music are starting to date the game when compared to other offerings on the platform. But as it stands, Doodle Jump is still a classic that I hope everyone gets to play in some way. Doodle Jump does a lot of stuff right and I apologize for focusing on the bad in this impression. However, drowning on about how great it is wouldn't be as interesting.

13 comments:

Xenototh said...

I had just seen this game yesterday being made fun of on Dorkly Bits, XD.

Triper said...

Interesting writed post.

Michael Arsenault said...

looks like a pretty fun game, I will have to look into that.

Miyamoto Karyuu said...

well thank u! i was just looking for a fun mini game to play :3

oinyo said...

Sounds pretty fun :! I will have to browse my Droid market for it and try the demo :D

Pool Fool said...

cool game

Henry said...

Haha, not to be an ass but I laughed at your spelling mistakes (>ワ<)

It sounds like an interesting game. Was there ever a 'top' you could get to though?

A Beer for the Shower said...

I can't figure out if a doodle is cute, or if I'd want to smash it with a shovel. Regardless, I've always loved this game.

Ezz said...

Agree with Henry.

jblogger45 said...

ive played this game. very fun

Jesse Crows said...

i love this game!

Speedy Ed said...

i hate doodlejump, it frustrates me :(

baka1236 said...

i love doodle jump! i'm currently addicted to it :(

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