Doodle Jump HD

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Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Smartphone hit still a blast, but tiring on larger device.

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Educational Value

Doodle Jump HD 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, but he always bounces back for another round. He can also shoot enemies using his nose as the weapon, but this is done in innocent fashion. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Doodle Jump HD is the popular mobile tilting game, ported over to the iPad. There's not a lot of new content and the game still requires hand-eye coordination that is likely lacking in very young children, but is not objectionable content-wise. This version of the game does integrate the OpenFeint social network, and users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation in both is optional. A multiplayer mode is available via Game Center, though no personal information is exchanged. 

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Kid, 11 years old May 4, 2014

Doodle Jump

Epic Waffles here. My profile is http://www.commonsensemedia.org/users/epic-waffles. This is a fun, simple and easy game, but some younger kids might get frustr... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old April 20, 2013

Doodle Jump, the popular game everyone is bound to ask for.

Doodle Jump- The insanely addictive game that's the "talk" of the time. It's not violent but there are cartoon monsters. If you are playing... 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 can play a multiplayer game with Game Center friends, or with a random matchup using Game Center. T

Is it any good?

DOODLE JUMP is one of the members of the app store royal family -- and justifiably so. The title is, as advertised, insanely addictive, and achieves this with simple, but never simplistic, gameplay. The iPad version, which was long in coming, doesn't really add to the experience, though. There's an extra theme, which is nice, but that's about it. And tilting the iPad is much more tiring than playing the game on a handheld device.

Admittedly, that extra theme -- a race-themed multiplayer -- is a blast, though, and the game hasn't gotten any less fun. If you don't own a smartphone or iPod touch, this is an obvious choice. If you do, though, there's not much incentive to pay $3 for another copy of essentially the same game.

App details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Science: motion
  • Price: $2.99
  • Release date: September 1, 2011
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Size: 28.00 MB
  • Publisher: Lima Sky
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later

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