PlayStation Vita Platformer Dokuro Wanders Onto Smartphones For $1

By Eugene . December 6, 2013 . 1:28pm


Dokuro was a fiendishly difficult PlayStation Vita game for those who enjoy their platforming punishment. And now, the skeleton-hero has double-jumped and swapped the wrong potion, teleporting him and the princess into the realm of the smartphone.


Yes, the game’s made the jump to smartphone platforms on both iOS and Android, and is out right now for just $0.99. Kris found it both maddening but lovely in his playtest last year.



Fans wondering if the game made the transition as safely as the princess you have to help escape can feel safe in the knowledge that all the levels have been ported over, although the game’s difficulty has been slightly adjusted to give you a little bit of leeway if you’re the sort unfortunate enough to have to jostle around while on your commutes.


The game makes heavy use of the touch-screen in the Vita version to simulate different forms of chalk and their special abilities—such as blue creating water levels and red fire lines. Smartphone users don’t need much to port that over, but the gamepad has been turned into a virtual, on-screen version.


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  • Pdugna

    Wish them all the luck on iOS and Android, Game was alot of fun on the Vita.

  • JonathanisPrimus

    But it’s not $1 on PSN …

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      You pay full price!!

    • RisukuAozora

      Well, maybe if we’re lucky, we could get something like what happened with Jetpack Joyride. Tho that was… sorta of the other way around.

    • Ping92

      luckily it was free on ps plus

      • JonathanisPrimus

        PlayStation Plus is a subscription service. Nothing available on it is free.

        • All right, then let’s make that “rent” if you like. But hey, if I have ti pay for the price of one PS3 game a year, then it’s a “rental” I’m willing to back on. I mean, I love Netflix, so I’m willing to pay the $7.99 a month. So a $49.99 a year subscription is my thing

        • Ping92

          well yes. bt it is such an amazing service, u get soo many games total up to hundreds of dollars for a year’s worth of subscription.

          and before u say it is like a rental service, i doubt u will go back and play the game again once you have finished it unless of course it has replayability value.

          all in all, it is definitely worth the money spent yearly

      • Yup, it was! Got to play it and finish it :-D PS PLUS rules!

  • malek86

    Interesting. I wish they had a demo. But I guess I could always download it and eventually use the refund feature on Google Play.

  • new_tradition

    Aaaaaaand bought

    Thanks for tip, Siliconera. For a buck, why not?

    Just glad it was on android too :3

  • Strain42

    Aww Wooper Nuts. I spent way more than that getting this for the Vita. Oh well, I bought it with free credit, and my Vita needs games, my iPod has no short supply of them.

  • Okay that needs to stop. Why should PSN version be $14 but the iphone version be $1?

    • tubers

      Dat Sony and button tax :P

      • Fronkhead

        Ironically the iOS version (haven’t checked the Google Play listing) supports iOS 7 game controllers.

    • Strain42

      Because the iOS market is a magical bastion of great games for great prices! :D -thumbs up-

  • mockturtle

    I didn’t find Dokuro “fiendishly difficult.” Challenging, certainly, but never grind-your-teeth frustrating. I did love the game to pieces, though, so if this gets more people to play it (and perhaps puts a sequel in development), I’ll be happy.

    • XD hahahahahah. Dood, I found Dokuro, at one time, grind-your-teeth frustrating XD But it was fun.

      • mockturtle

        Well for me, grind-your-teeth frustrating is trying to get through Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon with all of your troops alive, which was too difficult to do, and since I couldn’t bear to part with anyone I had to give up. If it doesn’t live up to that dubious standard, it’s not that bad.

        I will admit that I had to look up the solutions to at least three levels in Dokuro, though. But again, I mostly thought it was fun, not to mention a lovely audiovisual experience.

  • InfectedAI

    Cool. Seemed interesting on the Vita. For a buck it might be worth playing through on a touchscreen.

  • Anthony L.

    Seems like a fun little puzzle platformer. Played through a few stages last night. Not sure it would have been $15 worth of fun but fun nonetheless.

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