iPhone game of the day: Doodle Jump

Game: Doodle Jump -BE WARNED: Extremely addictive!
Price: £0.59/$0.99
Size: 8.3MB
Buy it on the iTunes Store (opens in new tab)

Doodle Jump'ssimple premise andincredibly simple tilt controls and are exactly the sort of thing that create a synergy between a game and the platform it's on. Lima Sky's cute little app just sees you navigating platforms skywards as an auto-jumping doodle. It's devastatingly addictive and utterly essential for anyone with an iPhone.

The game has been given a steady flow of updates too, keeping it fresh just as you think you've learned all the enemy patterns. There are plenty of themes and secrets too, but it's theeureka moments that make it so great - not only for beating your own score, but showing that you're better than your mate. Or twice as good as your mate as you double his highest score.

If you've got an iPhone or iPod Touch, get this. Simple as that.

Above: The classic Doodle Jump theme. Mind the breaking platforms!

Above: The awesome jungle theme. Don't get abducted by a mushroom

20 May, 2010

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine, Traxion.gg, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.