What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while Doodle Food Expedition is a game set in a fictitious war zone, it's not about fighting. It's about delivering food to the stranded civilians who are going hungry. Kids need to launch food packets through an obstacle-filled field and get them to the refugees on the other side of the screen. The artwork is all depicted in crayon stick figures -- what has come to be known in the app world as the "doodle" style.
Is it any good?
While most trajectory-based puzzle apps, like Angry Birds or Crush the Castle, are about launching weapons to destroy enemies, DOODLE FOOD EXPEDITION is about launching meal packages to save the lives of worn-stricken civilians who are trapped amid chaos. It's a nice change of pace (even if the over-used "doodle" artwork isn't). The game plays very nicely, too. Controlling the angle and force behind a launch is simple to do, and the challenge increases as you go, with new obstacles -- like springs, levers, pinwheels, and enemy cannons -- that force you to think more strategically.