Doodle Grub

by Aethyna
Apr 29, 2016 | 1 Votes | 1 Played | 0 Reviews Your vote
Doodle Grub 9 rate If you’re a fan of classic arcade games, you’ll definitely want to know about this amazing game. Doodle Grub brings a breath of fresh air into this classic and timeless arcade game called Snake by combining with elements from another popular classic, Pac-Man. You'll sure love it - try playing Doodle Grub today! Play Now Similar Games Played Post a Review

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Summary


If you’re a fan of classic arcade games, you’ll definitely want to know about this amazing game. Doodle Grub brings a breath of fresh air into this classic and timeless arcade game called Snake by combining with elements from another popular classic, Pac-Man. The game adds in various enemies for you to avoid bumping into, a few types of apples to consume, though one of which you might want to avoid instead; and also ladybugs that will grant your Grub super powers, allowing it to plow through and destroy enemies for a limited period of time. So, try this modern rendition of everyone’s favorite classic arcade games today! You definitely won’t regret it!

Gameplay


Inspired by the old-but-gold arcade game, Snake; Doodle Grub functions in a pretty similar way. However, since it’s a mobile-based game, it fully utilizes the tilting function available on all mobile devices, allowing you to control your Grub - that’s the name of the “snake” you’re controlling, by the way – more fluidly and freely.

Furthermore, instead of moving only in 4 directions like the old arcade game it is based on, the Grub in Doodle Grub can move in whichever direction that you like. You can even change the sensitivity of your controls via the settings menu. With these smoother controls and absolute freedom of movement, you’ll be able to pull off some incredible “near misses” if you have a very steady hand.

Now that you have the basics down to a dot, it’s time to pop in a quick game. To start playing, the game will require you to place your device in a horizontal position as the device will need to calibrate your tilting to that horizontal position later on. However, if you fancy a challenge, you can try starting the game with incorrect calibration instead.


That being said, Doodle Grub is very much like a Snake game. The main objectives in this endless game are to not be killed and to feed as many apples to your Grub as you can. There are 3 types of apples in this game – the normal green apples, the golden apples and the rotten apples. Green apples are the most common type of apples you’ll encounter in Doodle Grub. When eaten, your Grub will become just a tad bit longer than it used to. These apples are usually instantly respawned whenever you’ve picked one of them up.

For golden apples though, they can be generated randomly in the game. They are worth a lot more points than the normal green apples and naturally, are harder to get – they tend to disappear after a mere few seconds of appearing on the board in the first place. Lastly the rotten apples are almost as common as green apples but they will reduce your total score whenever they are eaten.

Trying to not be killed in Doodle Grub can be quite as challenging as trying to eat the correct apples as well. This is because the game provides quite a variety of enemies, including black beetles, a cat with the Chester cat’s creepy grin, and a mean-looking, furry-ball-like bear. Depending how you “bump” into the enemies, your Grub can suffer one of these 2 fates - be killed instantly (head-on collision) or get its tail cut off.

However, avoidance is not your only weapon against the many enemies that will start crowding up your screen – you are not entirely defenseless. If you spot a ladybug, you can quickly turn your Grub around, chase the ladybug down and gobble it up. Once you do that, your Grub will be granted some sort of super power, much like when Pac-Man eaten a Power Pellet. It can then destroy any enemy that stands in its way within a pretty short time window. Be careful to keep an eye on the rapidly shrinking power meter though! You wouldn’t want to find your Grub heading straight for an enemy as its power wears off.

As you may have noticed from the screenshots or from the review, Doodle Grub is very different from yet fundamentally the same as Snake. Aside from the new game elements introduced, you won’t need to worry about accidentally bumping into your Grub’s own tail or to drop off the sides of the playing area, and subsequently die. These tiny little details definitely enhance the innovation Doodle Grub brings to this classic arcade game.

Naturally, being a endless game itself, you will want to keep your Grub alive for as long as possible so you could get the highest score points. Each player will have access to their most detailed gameplay stats, including stats like max length attained, apples eaten, enemies killed, total games played, longest play time and more. Best yet, you could also link up your game with your Facebook account. From there, you can then pit your highest score against other players’ respective high scores on a rank-based leaderboard.


The apples your Grub consumed in the game are not gone to waste either! You can collect thousands of them in order to unlock up to 12 different new maps or themes that you can play in, including a flowery theme and an alien planet map. Apples can be hard to come by though, unless you happen to be a really good player or a particularly dedicated one, thus, some players might want to consider buying more apples using real cash. Of course, you won’t be only getting new maps for yourself to enjoy, you’ll also, in some way, give the developers of this amazing game a huge thumbs-up too!

Community


The community in Doodle Grub is simply incredible! The rave reviews they have been leaving on Google Play or iTunes are good indicators of how fun and addicting this game can be. You can also meet up with your fellow arcade-loving gamers on the game’s Facebook fan page.

Graphics/ Sound


Doodle Grub features a rather unique art style. Not to mention, the game’s critters are just so adorable.... and yes, that includes the enemies themselves! For sound, the game is backed with a quirky background music that has an interesting tune – It’s similar to the sort of tune you’d usually hear whenever someone’s up to some mischief in a slapstick comedy flick. However, the music can get quite repetitive over time and if you like, you could always turn off the sound via the settings.

Conclusion


In short, Doodle Grub is a brilliant modernized and innovated version of the most popular arcade games of the entire human history, Snake and Pac-Man. In this game, your tilting skills will be challenged as you weave your Grub between harmful enemies while picking up apples along the way. Although it would be great to have more free maps right off the bat, Doodle Grub is still one of the most addicting and fun arcade games I’ve played in quite a long time. It is THAT good! So, don’t wait – download Doodle Grub on your mobile devices today and have fun chasing after apples!

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