Clumsy Bob [rating: 4/5]
If you take Doodle Jump and turn it on it’s side you won’t be far off from what to expect when you play Clumsy Bob, the latest release into the App Store by Clickgamer.
The Bob in question is a Dumbo like elephant who bounces up on a variety of platforms and floats down thanks to his over large ears. Rather than jumping up the screen as so many people have done playing Doodle Jump, Bob leaps from the left of the screen to the right over a range of platforms that along with the standard platforms will also disappear, launch you high up in the air, float side to side or even up or down.
This variety of platforms ensures that you are required to keep maximum concentration at all times as without this one false move could see you plummeting beyond the platforms and for the game to come to a premature end.
The platforms aren’t your only cause for concern as you’ll find certain platforms occupied with rats and snakes and despite his size Clumsy Bob is not a fan of reptiles or rodents and so landing on them will also bring and early conclusion to the game.
Your success isn’t measured purely on the distance you travel, at numerous occasions throughout the game coins will be placed and picking one of these up will add 500 points to your score. Some of the coins are also attached to birds that are flying overhead and while these can be tricky to collect they still only reward you 500 points.
The one downside of Clumsy Bob over Doodle Jump is that there is only one theme so as long as you like bright colors, clouds and rainbows you should be good to go!
A major plus point for Clumsy Bob though is it’s integration with the social gaming network Crystal which enables achievements, global, national and local leader boards and challenges. And it’s the Challenges that I really liked as they allow you to challenge individual friends or other people to beat your score that you set once you’ve sent the challenge.
You start off with 1,000 challenge points and based on your success, or lack of it, your score will go up and down and subsequently up and down the leader boards.
For just 99 cents Clumsy Bob will be a fun addition to your iPhone and one hopes that with future updates it will make this already fun game even better!
- Horizontal Doodle Jump anyone?
- Fun and Addictive
- Great social features
- Only one theme
$0.99 (View in iTunes)
Released: Jan 06, 2011
1.0 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
Size: 14.1 MB
Seller: Clickgamer Technologies Ltd
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later