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Doofus is like a reverse Sleepwalker - you play a simpleton (hence the title) and must get through a series of platform levels ensuring that neither you nor your pet dog get hurt. The game unusually scrolls from right to left, with the dog simply following you. The platforms are often on different levels, providing multiple routes through the game. Most hazards in the game can be shot, but others can be avoided by jumping. A number of bonus weapons and other enhancements are on offer.


Doofus DOS Title screen 2
Doofus DOS Travelling through a warp.
Doofus DOS Getting killed in a snowy town.
Doofus DOS High scores

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jun, 1994 9 out of 12 75
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1993 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Feb, 1994 8 out of 12 67
Jeuxvideo.com Amiga Jul 11, 2011 13 out of 20 65
Jeuxvideo.com DOS Jul 11, 2011 13 out of 20 65
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 11, 2010 3 out of 6 50
Power Play DOS May, 1994 48 out of 100 48
PC Player (Germany) DOS May, 1994 47 out of 100 47
Amiga Games Amiga Dec, 1993 41 out of 100 41
Amiga Power Amiga Jan, 1994 4 out of 100 4


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This was one of the mostly poorly-received Amiga games among reviewers - Amiga Action's review commented "it has to be said that this is a very poor effort indeed", while Amiga Power gave it 4% in a 'concept' review in which Richard Q Everyman's punishment for a life of crime was having to play the game for all eternity.
Contributed to by Xoleras (66094) and Martin Smith (63028)