Passable platformer but no classic
A colourful adventure featuring vibrant graphics and starring a young simpleton and his dog, Doofus makes for a solid platforming experience that is particularly suited to younger gamers. In standard fashion, players are required to jump, float or shoot their way through a number of well realised environments and which often offer multiple routes to increase longevity. Several weapons and upgrades are also available but the most significant difference between Doofus and platformers like Zool is that you must also watch out for your dog who accompanies you. Not overly blessed with intelligence as he is, it makes for an interesting challenge keeping track of him and without this element, Doofus would have little to make it stand out from the crowd. Even as it stands however, there is not much here to recommend the game for more than a cursory look. The graphics and levels are well designed, with detailed sprites and bright visuals, but the animation is limited and the two main characters are rather lacking in charm. The music is also pretty catchy. Unfortunately though, it won't take most people long to complete the game, lacking in challenge as it is. However, for younger gamers or those just seeking a fun way to kill some time, this is a passable little platformer but certainly not a classic.