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Price: $.99

Publisher: Carlo Lanzotti

uFall is a direct rip-off of Doodle Jump.  In fact, it should just be call Doodle Fall.  I’m not going to give this game a full review because I don’t think it merits one.  Hell, it even uses the same type of platforms at Doodle Jump.  It even has the same androgynous looking character as Doodle Jump.  It even has the same controls of Doodle Jump.  In effect, it is Doodle Jump, only in reverse.

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You see, you take your unnamed character and have him fall down through platform after platform.  On the way he can pick up power-ups like oranges, bananas and what looks like tea or coffee.  These things allow him to be able to continue on after falling against pokey like obstacles that take away his life.  Doodle Fall, ahem, I mean uFall also has an impending threat from above that chases you down in your descent.  A huge pokey like structure continues to chase you trying to destroy you.  As you fall, several platforms contain things that make your character hop up towards the large pokey ceiling.  If you touch the ceiling, you die.

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The game itself isn’t too bad but my problem is the way the developer ripped off the entire gaming element of Doodle Jump.  The worst thing is, they didn’t even copy it well enough to make it as fun.  There is one single score that is kept for your best score and that score was wrong for me after I played several times.  There is no leader board, no way to connect and look at other scores, and generally the only thing you can do is share this rip-off with your friend.  I say pass on this one.  Hopefully the developer abandons this game and comes up with a unique idea for his next game.

Overall Value for it’s $.99 price point

Overall: Rating: ★☆☆☆☆
Graphics: Rating: ★★½☆☆
Sound: Rating: ★☆☆☆☆
Controls: Rating: ★★★☆☆

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uFall, 3.3 out of 5 based on 4 ratings
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2 Comments

  1. Cody

    June 11, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Nuanda, the reason that Doodle Jump has sold over 4-5 million copies is because many people think it is quite enjoyable. This game copies Doodle Jump in many ways. Sure, you don’t jump; instead you fall. But everything else from the character you assume to the platforms you land on look the same. To me it just feels like a complete rip-off of the original Doodle Jump design. Even if you can get past that, it doesn’t show you any statistics about the games you play. No top 10 scores, no OpenFeint integration, no achievements. It is just lackluster.

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  2. Nuanda

    June 11, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    But what wath are you sayng here? Doodle jump? Have you played with uFall? I think no… (sorry for my english). uFall is a very simple and fun game. Totally the opposite of doodle…! Where did you see the same game play??? Doodle is very boring, uFall have many functions that doodle haven’t got not even in dream.. Anyway, it’s your opinion.

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