While I will be reviewing the new version of Doodle Jump (previously released on the iPhone, Android, Blackberry and more) for Windows Phone 7, I will also be spending a little time comparing it to Bubble Jump, a similar game available for free in the Marketplace.
Doodle Jump is the second part of the Must Have feature that Microsoft is running. Bubble Jump is a free game available in the Marketplace.
To start with, let’s take a look at some of the features of Doodle Jump:
Meanwhile, Bubble Jump has none of those features. It is an extremely simple game in which you try to guide the little furry guy in the bubble (apparently named Rutherford) further up into the air by popping little bubbles along the way.
This week saw the release of the first “must have” game on the Windows Phone 7 platform. The game is Hydro Thunder Go, a fast-paced racing game that puts you in the driver’s seat of a speedboat instead of the traditional racecar. Hydro Thunder itself should be a fairly well-known franchise at this point, having made its non-arcade debut on the Sega Dreamcast and then released in various forms for the N64, Gamecube, Playstation, PS2 and Xbox 360.
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