Doodle Bug

Doodle Bug intro screen Doodle Bug game screen

Doodle Bug intro screen, and game screen

Doodle Bug is a clone of the arcade game Lady Bug. Loosely based on Pacman, you have to eat all of the dots in the maze while avoiding bugs coming from the center house. There is a timer that continuously runs, and at certain times, any letters or hearts on the screen will change colors. If you get the hearts when they are white, you will increase your points multiplier (as seen in the upper right of the screenshot). If you hit the letters when they are the color of the words 'Special' or 'Extra', you eventually spell out the entire word, and then get large bonuses or free men. The most innovative part of the game is the turnstyles; only you can rotate them. You can use this to virtually design your own maze on the fly, and to thwart bugs that are chasing you (unlike Pacman, the bugs can always match your speed). You also can NEVER hit the skulls scattered throughout. A fun game.

An innovation unique to Doodle Bug is that you can select how many men you want to start the game with, from 3 to 6.

Title: Doodle Bug

Author: David Crandall

Publisher: Computerware

Released: 1982

Requires: Color Computer 1,2,3, 16K RAM, tape or disk, joystick.

Download DOODLE.BIN. This is the original Coco 1/2 version.

Download DOODBRIT.BIN. This is the British/European version (different color set).

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