What parents need to know
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
What Kids Can Learn
Doodle Jump wasn't created with educational intent, and we don’t recommend it for learning.
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.