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Video GameDoodle Jump (Series) Review
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Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Joe Eaton.


Doodle Jump is a jumping video game where you guide a hand-drawn four-legged creature up an endless series of platforms. Once you fall to the bottom of the screen it's game over.

Play involves timing your jumps and directing yourself left and right. The left side of the playing field is connected with the right side. You can get a bigger jump by collecting different objects, such as propeller hats, jetpacks, rockets, springs, trampolines and invulnerability shields.

As you ascend there are monsters and UFOs you need to avoid, shoot or jump on to eliminate. You continue until you die by falling or hitting a monster, as there is no definitive end to the game. You can unlock different themes including Original, Christmas, Halloween, Rainforest, Space, Soccer World Cup, Underwater, Easter, Ice Blizzard, Retro Arcade, Ninja or Pirate.

Although it seems quite simple and a little random, there is actually more skill required than first appears. Each platform colour behaves differently. For example, Brown breaks when jumped on, Gray moves up and down, Yellow explodes, Blue moves sideways and Dark Blue can be moved by you.

Along with the themed Doodle Jump Easter Special, Christmas Special and SpongeBob SquarePants versions, the following releases are available:
  • Doodle Jump (2009) iOS and Android
  • Doodle Jump for Kinect (2010) No longer available
  • Doodle Jump Journeys (2013) On 3DS adds checkpoints and levels.
  • Doodle Jump Adventures (2019) On 3DS adds checkpoints and levels.
  • Doodle Jump Race (2014) iOS and Android horizontal challenge.
  • Doodle Jump 2 (2020) New environments, characters, platforms and monsters.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 06/04/2009, updated in 2020

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Amazon Fire, Android, DS, Xbox 360 and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Action and Platform

Accessibility: 14 features

Developer: Lima Sky (@LimaSky)




Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. The multiplayer race section of Doodle Jump is exclusive to the iPad only.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
This game includes adverts on some platforms that are watched to unlock additional content. Note that these adverts are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.

Skill Rating

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • Advertising: Smartphone or Tablet version of this game lets players watch adverts to unlock additional content and progress in the game. Note that these are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.
A free version also exists. This version is nearly identical to the original, but features such as UFOs are not present, advertisements are shown and there is a limit to how high the Doodler goes. 
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