November 22, 2013
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of BBC’s iconic sci-fi TV show Dr. Who, Google has created a very cool interactive Dr. Who game as today’s Google Doodle.
The doodle game allows you to kick off by choosing from 11 different character iterations of the good Doctor, each with distinctive features, e.g. Tom Baker’s multi-colored scarf and Matt Smith’s red bow tie.
Dr. Who’s newest time lord, actor Peter Capaldi, did not make the doodle cut, probably because he is yet to film the much-loved role.
Growing up with Tom Baker’s Doctor, naturally I chose him first.
The game features a series of challenges to reach the letters in GOOGLE, each level of the game more complex than the last and all involving the dodging of nasty daleks.
Once you ‘rescue’ the target letter, you need to make it safely back to the welcoming tardis, which will transport you to the next level.
If your chosen character successfully makes it through a level, you will keep him for the next. If however, he gets zapped by a dalek, a new iteration of Dr Who will replace him.
Each level features musical refrains from the show and of course the distinctive tardis transporting sound between levels. There’s no sign of any of the Doctor’s companions, or even K9, but with 11 doctor characters, you don’t miss them.
If you make it through to the final level (six), you are rewarded with a parade of Doctors celebrating your efforts.
Good clean fun and just frustrating enough to keep you entertained for about half an hour. Go sharpen your sonic screwdrivers.
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