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Ladies and Gentlemen, may I have your attention, please? Welcome aboard the USS Blu on its trip down to the depths of the sea. Please fasten your seatbelts and enjoy your trip with "NoSuitsAllowed" Travels. :)

In “Doodle Jump”, you go up and in “Blu” you dive down. And the deeper you get, the more difficult it is to dodge all the jellyfishes, sharks and other sea creatures that don’t feel comfortable with a submarine disturbing their peaceful underwater life. Hard luck! We get started anyway!

Blue Screenshot

Now, who’s the big fish in a small pond?

Family-Friendly Fun

“Blu” is a colorful, lovely and innocent game. It’s thoroughly family-friendly and one of the few games (without an educational background), that you can let your kids play without having the constant fear they get in touch with something, that’s not suitable for their age. This is definitely a valuable USP of “Blu”.

Another thing worth mentioning is the possibility to customize your character in the most likable and funny way. By earning points and coins you can fill your treasury and trade your resources for hilarious skins like the bumblebee or an afro (!) submarine. Very cute!

If you would ask me out of the blue (haha!), what’s my personal highlight, I would say it’s the music. Steel drums, baby! I love these Caribbean tunes and the game had an easy job to convince me after I turned up the volume. 🙂

Fiddly Focusing

Yeah, you can install Blu, pass your smartphone on to your child and chill. For like 5 minutes. It’s absolutely true, that all kids love playing games, but they also tend to get easily frustrated and demotivated if things are too difficult for them. And I would definitely not stick the easy-peasy label on this package as it’s rather tricky to follow the DO-NOT-TOUCH rule, since you also got to handle the constant updraft while steering your submarine around all kinds of sea animals.

Plus, you have to stay focused all the time with the maximum of concentration to dodge all the fish in the sea. Every second, it’s just a question of pixels if you make it or die (and have to start all over again). Last month, I let my small nephew play Gunman Clive on my 3DS and although he really tried to master the game, it was me, in the end, finishing all the levels. I guess if It wouldn’t be different with this game.

Another minor thing: I think both the invisibility and the the-deeper-you-can-get-the-better-feature are very cool, but I don’t think they should appear like this because they come hand in hand with these ugly black bars you see on the left and right side. Maybe an overlay (like the control buttons) would solve this problem? Just an idea. 🙂

Blu Gameplay

Testing out the invisibility.


What we love about “Blue”

  • Family Friendliness
  • Cute Characters
  • Cool Music


What we’d like to see in the next update

  • Easy Mode
  • Better Learning Curve
  • No Black Bars

The Verdict

“Blu” is a family-friendly game, that is cute to the core and fun to play. Download the game here!

All pictures are in-game screenshots.

Frederik Schrader
Frederik Schrader

Fred is the founder and CEO of Daikon Media and has 6+ years experience in the online and gaming business.

3 Comments

  1. Cluadi says:

    Blu is fantastic! Just made 252 points!

  2. Thanks for this great review Daikon Media!

    While we do appreciate and thank you for all the highlight points we’ll certainly work on those mentioned that can bring a frustrating experience to our gamers. 🙂

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