Donut Dodo

Jun 3, 2022 - PC

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Pure Nintendo
8 / 10
Gamers Heroes
75 / 100
Video Chums
7.2 / 10
Thumb Culture
4 / 5
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8.8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Donut Dodo

Fans of classic arcade games should love Donut Dodo, mainly because it gives them something new. It's not a port; it's a new game that looks, sounds, and plays like it should've been released in 1982. It's a clever, low-cost addition to your digital arcade.

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For those itching for some new oldies, Donut Dodo is the tribute you need. The controls take some getting used to, but those weaned on the classics will take to it like a dodo to water.

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If you enjoy old-school arcade games as much as I do then you owe it to yourself to play the wonderful Donut Dodo. With accessible gameplay and challenging scoring mechanics as well as a genuine retro aesthetic and great music; there's a lot to munch on here.

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Donut Dodo plays a loving homage to the old arcade days whilst bringing with it some modern improvements and a few tricks of its own to make it stand out from the competition. If Donut Dodo was an actual arcade cabinet, I would be happy to sink a few coins into it. But since this is the modern day, you can pay a small fee and enjoy some good high score chasing fun on TV or handheld.

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As I have stated many times throughout this article, this is my first time playing a 2D arcade type game. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised, and I am incredibly fortunate that I was given the opportunity to play the game, as well as being fortunate that this was my first 2D arcade game, as it has certainly made me want to try out more.

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Rocking vibes from multiple arcade classics, Donut Dodo is an excellent and challenging remix

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Donut Dodo blends a lot of influences from classic ’80s games. You’ll spot elements of Pac-Man, the aforementioned Bomb Jack, BurgerTime, Bubble Bobble, Donkey Kong and numerous others as you play — but the way in which all these parts are blended together gives the whole game a distinctive feel rather than feeling like a quick and dirty ripoff of any of them. It’s an extraordinarily well-designed game, and while it certainly has the authentic early ’80s arcade game difficulty down to a fine art, it’s a game you’ll find yourself returning to time and time again.

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