Doodle World Deluxe from Nami Tentou and Acutis Games is an all-ages old-school type 2D platforming experience on Nintendo Switch. Learn more in our Doodle World Deluxe review!
Doodle World Deluxe from Nami Tentou and Acutis Games is an all-ages old-school type 2D platforming experience on Nintendo Switch. It’s a game that was actually released on a physical Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) cartridge, and it’s now made the jump as a digital game on Nintendo Switch. The evil King Eraser and his office supply minions have stolen the magical crayon used to create the world, and it’s up to you, as Doodle, to travel around the land to fight the good fight and save everyone before it’s too late.
Since this release has Deluxe right there in the name, that means there’s probably something special about it, right? And that is certainly the case! Along with the original Doodle World, we’re also getting Doodle World Redrawn. What Doodle World Redrawn do is reimagine the full Doodle World experience while having tougher enemies, stages, and bosses. It also adds a very useful double jump, which is taken into consideration for the tougher platforming segments, as well as an updated soundtrack. Both games offer a Kids Mode, which gives you more lives and easier enemies and boss fights so that gamers of all skill levels can take them for a spin.
Doodle World’s controls keep things simple and to the point. You’ll control Doodle with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping with the A or Y buttons. You can make Doodle run by pressing and holding down the B or X buttons. Doodle needs to land on top of enemies to defeat them. Just be sure to pay attention so that you don’t end up jumping on top of an enemy with a pointy head! This is the same way in which Doodle will attack bosses. You’ll have to pay attention to their movement and attack patterns to be able to find the right window of opportunity. For Doodle World Redrawn, the aforementioned double jump is added, so you’ll be able to press the A or Y buttons a second time after your initial jump.
Since a single hit is all it takes to defeat Doodle, you should make the most of your time with the game by collecting all crayons on each level – including those that you can find in the bonus areas! You will get an extra life for every 100 crayons that you collect, and an extra life can certainly go a long way! Since you need to complete each game in a single go, the more lives you have, the better your odds of making it to the end and defeating King Eraser.
As was the for Orebody: Binder’s Tale, since Doodle World got a physical release on an NES cartridge, that means a physical NES manual was also created, and a digitized version has been included with Doodle World Deluxe. Along with letting you know more about the types of crayons you can collect and how torn pages bring you to bonus areas, and notepads take you to the next level – among other things – the manual also doubles as a mini coloring/activity book.
Doodle World Deluxe brings us an all-ages old-school type 2D platforming experience to Nintendo’s console. It packages the original Doodle World – which got a physical release on an NES cartridge – along with Doodle World Redrawn, which remixes things while adding tougher level layouts, and more challenging enemies and bosses, along with an updated soundtrack. Doodle World Deluxe is out on Nintendo Switch at a $9.99 price.
This Doodle World Deluxe review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Nami Tentou.