Doodle Jump




Simple, engaging game is best for tweens and up.
Parents recommendPopular with kids

What parents need to know

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
Not applicable
Not applicable

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

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Players have the option of posting scores to Twitter and Facebook. There's also an optional auto reporting feature for Doodle Jump's global leaderboard. Kids using an iOS device can play a multiplayer game with Game Center friends, or choose a random matchup via Game Center, but are not able to chat with the other player.


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.

What kids can learn



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What Kids Can Learn

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

What kids can learn



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

This Learning Rating review was written by Chris Morris

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

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Release date:March 10, 2010
Category:Arcade Games
Publisher:Lima Sky
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.1 or later, Android 2.2 and up

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Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What other families should know
Educational value
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 constantly gets FREE updates adding in new levels and achievments
Parent of an infant, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 year old Written bymykidsarebabies April 14, 2015


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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing


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