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Doodle Jump (2009) 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.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Doodle Jump 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Joe Eaton and updated 20 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Platform game. 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.


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

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 Level

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 includes adverts. This varies in form but watching ads is often incentivised by unlocking 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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DetailsGame Details

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

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

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Action and Platform

Accessibility: 14 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Lima Sky (@LimaSky)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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