A simple iPhone game about a little doodle figure that... jumps. (Trust us, it's Better Than It Sounds.)
Described by the developer Lima Sky as "Insanely Addictive" and not given much description beyond that.
For a game character that doesn't really do anything beside jump and shoot the occasional pellet, Doodle the Doodler ("Doodle" hereby used as a name rather then description) really gets around. The game has been featured on Big Bang Theory, CBS Evening News, Pocket God and many other places. Heck, it even has a arcade game.
Dynamite Entertainment published a Doodle Jump Comics series from June 2014 to February 2015.
This game provides examples of:
- Bottomless Pit: The bottom of the screen is always one. You can also fall through the occasional "hole" in the background.
- Circling Birdies: The creature gets these if you get hit by a monster.
- Collision Damage: Averted if you Goomba Stomp the monsters.
- Crossover: With Pocket God, The Creeps and many others. And for crossovers with non-apps, there's Hop.
- Don't Look Back: The platforms stop existing as soon as they fall out of view. Thus, if you try to jump down to get a power-up you missed then there is nothing to land on - you will fall to your death.
- Endless Game: The game keeps on going until you fall.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The doodle jumps.
- Fake Platform: Jump on a broken platform and you simply fall through it.
- Jet Pack: There's also a propeller hat.
- No Plot? No Problem!
- One Hitpoint Wonder: If anything happens to you, you die. Period.
- Platform Game: It's all about little platforms rapidly passing by.
- Ratchet Scrolling: Upwards.
- Retraux: The 8-bit level, purported to be the original version of the game made back in The '80s.
- Snowy Sleigh Bells: The Christmas level has some sleigh bells as a part of their soundtrack.
- Sound-Coded for Your Convenience: The player can hear the monsters' growls before they appear on the screen.
- Temporary Platform: Some platforms disappear as soon as you bounce off them; others turn red and disappear after an undisclosed amount of time.