Doodle Jump for XBLA Hops Out with New Details

By Mark Delaney, 5 years ago
If you've played Doodle Jump on iOS, Windows, or Android devices, you know how addictive the game can be. Joining other popular, casual games like Fruit Ninja and Quarrel, Doodle Jump will be heading to XBLA. It's been nearly a year since the move to Xbox was announced, so it's forgivable if you forgot about it, but some new details have been revealed that are worth noting for fans.

Firstly, those Kinect controls the game uses are actually required, so don't go spending your MSP without the peripheral. Hopping side to side and using your arms to defeat enemies will make up the bulk of the motion controls in what sounds like a decent workout for a non-fitness game.

Secondly, the game's level design has been redesigned for XBLA. Whereas on handheld devices, the game would seamlessly and randomly generate more and more of the level as you climbed the platforms (and the leaderboards), the Xbox LIVE Arcade version will have a legitimate beginning and end to each level. Also new to this version will be more obstacles, enemies, and backgrounds to the game.

Doodle Jump is due out sometime this year, but no price or more specific release date has been announced.

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Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancé and son. He almost never writes in the third person.