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DOS - 1994

Also available on: Amiga

Year 1994
Platform DOS
Released in Germany
Genre Action
Theme Platform, Shooter
Publisher Prestige Softwareentwicklung GmbH
Developer X-ample Architectures
Perspective Side view
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.65
4.2 / 5 - 22 votes

Description of Doofus

Doofus is a decent jump'n run by Prestige with colorful graphics, smooth sprites and surprisingly smooth scrolling even under Windows.

Also features some nice adlib tracks by Thomas Detert (666). Not too many interesting new ideas in terms of gameplay - besides the take-care-of-your-dog element. Give it a try if you like this kind of game. BTW: This PC conversion of the Amiga game by Sphinx from 1993 has become a different game! Different graphics, different music and different level design... Be sure to use the 55hz video-mode.

Review By HOTUD

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How to play Doofus

  • Q: how do I play this game? The screen just keeps repeating itself..
  • A: The player has to press the spacebar to continue.

Keys while playing the game:

  • Q = Kill yourself. (This is useful if you are stuck.)
  • M = Turn the music on and off.
  • S = Turn the sound on and off.
  • V = I do not know what it does, but it only works when the sound is turned on.
  • P = Pause the game and unpause the game.

Also, while holding down the spacebar, press the down-arrow-key to go to a menu.

Comments and reviews

D. Norton 86 2016-09-16 1 point DOS version

One of my favorite old games. It's similar to Super Mario.

ec 2016-02-04 0 point

how do I play this game? The screen just keeps repeating itself..

goldilox 2015-03-13 0 point DOS version

Here's how they should look:


shygirl4599 2015-02-01 9 points DOS version

where do I find the protection check codes for Doofus?

Dub 2014-07-01 -1 point DOS version

Cool game

indstr 2014-02-11 0 point DOS version

Wow, I love that pixel art. Definitely got to try this one

Beedoo 2013-09-28 0 point DOS version

Looks a bit like 'Sleepwalker' (1993). :D

Sorry for not being helpful - I have no idea where the purple key is. ^^;

Help 2012-11-21 0 point DOS version

Hello everybody.
I agree with all that game is awesome, but I have a question about 3.4 level(password: kornkiri). I don't know what to do - where can I get a purple key, does anybody knows the answer?

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DOS Version

DownloadEnglish version 687 KB DownloadInstaller English version 703 KB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Doofus, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

MiscPurple Key in Last Level Guide English version 89 KB

Amiga ROM

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