Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes

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It doesn't take a genius to work out what's going on here. It's an unashamed mash-up of Doodle Jump, a popular 'endless jumper', and DC's Batman (in this case), complete with bat costume, temporary wings, batarangs, villains, gadgets, and more. Sounds odd, but it really does work, and the pseudo-hand-drawn graphics of the original game are nicely morphed into the pseudo-hand-drawn cartoon of Batman himself. In fact, given the special powers and villains, you could argue that this 'DC' version is actually more interesting and fun that the original. Of course, it's freemium-ed up to the hilt....

From the Store description:

EPISODE 1: "Batman": WARNING to all villains: There’s a new super hero in town! Doodle the Doodler of Doodle Jump fame learned a trick or two from Batman and is now facing off against Gotham’s most infamous villains – The Penguin, Mr. Freeze, The Joker, The Riddler and more - in a chase to save the powerful stolen crystals.

... Stay tuned for other episodes with Doodle as other powerful DC Super Heroes! 

  • Ka-pow! Face off against powerful villains in boss battles
  • Whoosh! Pursue evil doers with a batcopter, bat jetpack and more
  • Ka-ching! Collect crystals to upgrade your gear and catch the crooks faster
  • Bam! Level up to gain more powerful glides, batarangs, and crystal magnets
  • Whew! Stop your fall with a bat grappling gun 

As with the original Doodle Jump, it's a matter of tilting your phone to adjust the direction of your jumps, up and up into the night. Boss battles and the like make things more perilous, as you might expect:

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A complete facelift for Doodle Jump - and it works brilliantly - the powerups are all bat-themed and appropriate too. One note on the latter - their prices go up exponentially as you advance their 'effect'. This could get expensive!

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The in-game currency can be bought, of course. See below for comment; (right) Doogle Jump in action, bouncing up off trampolines, climbing and swinging on ladders, it's all here, complete with bosses and bad guys to impede progress...

The crystals can be collected while jumping, but it's VERY slow progress this way - if at all, since you lose anything gathered since the last save point each time. And the main way of making progress through the levels is to 'save' your character when he falls, which costs a few hundred crystals to do. So you have to use the in-app purchases.

$1 worth (79p) is enough to give you 10 to 15 minutes worth of fun, $10 (£7.69) is probably enough to last you a month of play in a real world setting where you play for 15 minutes a day. Worth it? Your call! At least there's no ridiculously high tier of purchases, designed to trap the unwary.

You can download Doodle Jump DC here in the Store.

Source / Credit: Windows Phone Store