Doofus is a very nice wee platform game. The graphics are very nice, reminding me of games like the Blues Brothers.
It’s basically the nice graphics that makes the game. Other than that it’s a general platformer, you jump around collecting fruit and stars, and spend the rest of the time avoiding enemies and chasms. You get to shoot your enemies with a bouncy blue rubber ball. There are rabbits, flies, bugs and small elephants.. random.
According to Mobygames you are a “simpleton”, which is why it’s called Doofus. I’m not so sure about that, when I was in control he was quite okay!
What makes it slightly different however, is that you have your dog with you. So you have to be sure that he doesn’t get hurt. That requires timing your jumping properly and making sure you dispose of all the enemies. If your dog gets hit then you are told to “Look after your dog” and have to try again.
Be sure to press “down” and raise the red flags when you see them. They are the checkpoints and if you die or your dog gets hurt then you can start from the last raised flag.
I wasn’t the only one impressed with the fact that a game like this comes in a package smaller than 800kb.
Good game, it’ll keep you occupied for a while 🙂
- Published by: Prestige Softwareentwicklung GmbH
- Designed by: X-ample Architectures
Size: 689kb (3 min on 56k dial-up)