Doodlebug Mini Edition
By Adrian Cummings
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Doodlebug is back! almost 20 years on since this classic platform adventure first appeared commercially on Amiga and Atari ST.
Doodlebug offers twenty levels of varied platform action spread across five themed worlds. Interactive characters within the the game allow Doodlebug to buy submarines, buggies, dragons, helicopters and space ships to help him on his quest to rescue the lovely Princess Lady Bug.
With the aid of his magic coloured pencils and eraser, Doodlebug can vanquish his foes and traverse the the levels ahead, by way of quickly drawing umbrellas, balloons, magic potions and time freeze clocks. Pencil eraser smart bombs also have the ability to wipe out many enemies in one go.
Are you ready for the adventure to begin and rescue Princess Lady Bug from the clutches of the Evil Slug Boss?... Play on!
* Selectable single thumb or virtual gamepad controls.
* Unique pencil power-up concept.
* Interactive characters.
* Vehicles that aid gameplay.
* Breakable floors and walls to push open.
* Many inventive and taxing levels.
* Hidden treasures and bonus items.
* Colourful graphics and catchy themed music.
* Playable and suitable for all ages.
* Game continue option.
* Persistent HiScore.
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Small but well formed
Better on the iPad though!
Loved this game on the Amiga several years back and I was excited to see it for the iPhone. Unfortunately, whilst the graphics have been captured perfectly, the gameplay is awkward and frustrating, particularly for those of used to using a joystick. The display is too small to benefit from touch-screen controls - attempting to use "down/fire" results in changing the power-up pencil unintentionally; the controls are slow to respond also - Doodlebug usually dies before he even has the chance to attack the baddies! The actual game and music are perfect replicas, a great blast from the blast, just a shame that the control pad chosen makes it unenjoyable and difficult to play the game to its fullest extent. 3*
You can change the controls in game to suit one thumb or standard two thumb joystick and button type gameplay. Thought it was great myself! A+++++
- Category: Games
- Released: 25 April 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 13.1 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Adrian Cummings
- © Adrian Cummings / Mobile Amusements
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.