Doodle Jump

App review by
Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media
Doodle Jump App Poster Image
Parents recommendPopular with kids
Simple, engaging game is best for tweens and up.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 46 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Doodle Jump wasn't created with educational intent, and we don’t recommend it for learning.

Ease of Play

The game requires subtle tilts and precise aim to stay alive, and players must bounce from platform to platform without falling. The higher up the course the Doodler goes, the deadlier the obstacles, but the better the boosts, such as springs and rocket packs.

Violence & Scariness

When The Doodler misses a platform he falls from the sky with a whistling sound effect.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

An in-game button links to one ad, a new game from LimaSky that's based on Doodle Jump.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this cute tilting game is fine for most kids. However, preschoolers and younger kids might not have the required hand-eye coordination to play. Our review is based on the iPhone app; the Android app may have some differences in functionality.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byPizza G. June 3, 2017

Addictive app no longer in vogue but still charming

While Doodle Jump certainly isn't as popular as it once was, it still possesses the same addictive charm that hooked players during its prime. With easy, i... Continue reading
Adult Written byOo XxX COD XxX oO April 8, 2011

A Must Have

Doodle jump may be one of the oldest apps in the app store... But its still a MUST HAVE this game is good for all ages... just like Angry Birds. This game const... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byzevion August 31, 2019

I don't like tillting the camera around like this and the platforms are hard to step on and ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Aside from that, the game's artstyle is kind of ugly and there's nothing else to it, really.
It's still appropriate for kids, but that's all... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written bydoodlejumppro June 24, 2018

doodle jump review

i think doodle jump is a 10/10, the game personally has gotten me through hard times. for example the game was there for me when i had nothing else to do, the g... Continue reading

What's it about?

Kids tilt the device to guide the Doodler as he jumps higher and higher, collecting power-ups and avoiding obstacles along the way. The higher up the course The Doodler goes, the deadlier the obstacles, but the better the boosts, such as springs and rocket packs. Kids on an iOS device can play a multiplayer game with Game Center friends, or with a random matchup using Game Center.

Is it any good?

In this irresistible game a little green alien -- aka the Doodler -- bounces up a sheet of graph paper from one platform to the next, all while avoiding meanies. The quirky graphics and sound effects are memorable, especially the monsters' funny "rom-de-rom" grumblings. Other players' scores are scribbled in the margins of the game as you fly up the page, which is a great touch. Frequent updates keep the game fresh with new creatures to avoid.

App details

For kids who love arcade games

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