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Doodle Jump

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

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 45 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

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byPlayItSafe February 21, 2011


This game is kid friendly and very fun! Simple controls and cool themes, such as the jungle and winter themes in the above pictures.
Parent of a 8 year old Written bySpyFox2000 June 16, 2010
Kid, 12 years old March 29, 2011

Great for all ages!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG, OMG, OMG...THIS GAME IS AMAZING AND ADDICTING. FUN FOR ALL AGES AND IS DEFIANTLY MY FAVORITE GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byScreennameGirl March 2, 2012


This game is addictive! And I don't mean drugs. This is a very fun game. I always want to play it. It is great for just about any age as long as you are ol... 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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