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When I Was Young

rated 3.21 / 5 stars
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Action - Platformer - Hop and Bop

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Mar 14, 2012 | 5:19 AM EDT

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Become younger 5 Points Collect mysterious sand to become younger
Finally young 5 Points Collect sandglass to become really young
Finish round 10 Points Finish the game at least once
Bulletproof 25 Points Finish round without single death
Golden cup 25 Points Finish round in less than 2:20 to get the golden cup
Secret passage 25 Points Find the secret passage in the game
Rocket 50 Points Finish round in less than 1:40 minutes
Sprinter 50 Points Finish a game (4 rounds) in less than 10 minutes
Ace 100 Points Collect all achievements in the game

Author Comments

Collect special "time bonuses" becoming younger, stronger and faster. Avoid angry watches and shooting clocks and try to find the way back to your youth. Get to the finish as fast as you can and earn the highest score. Unlock achievements while playing.

This game was created for Russian contest of one week development. That is why it is pretty short. Hope you will like it's fast paced gameplay.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

a fabulous concept full of fun with failure. games like these shouldn't be easy- especially when you're aging!

well executed- reading glasses need not apply- arrow key controlled simplicity-- a good time! give it a try.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Jumping is little too hard. I slip a lot and it gets frustrating. Also, landscape is a little confusing. Other than that, pretty fun game.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

I gave you a 4 for the great graphics and gameplay physics wise. However I believe such a great concept of the getting younger and stronger concept should be better explored.

- You can never do anything against your enemies
- The game forces yo uto follow a path and get the buffs at an appropriate time
- You don't truly feel the advantage of getting younger as everything gets instantly proportionally harder
- You should be able to choose what stats to buff when you grab items that make you younger and should not be fully dependent on them.

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jarofed responds:

Thank you for the great feedback. If I'll decide to make the sequel, I will use some of your ideas.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Pretty decent game considering you only had one week to develop it. The controls don't really feel too good, but the music, art and idea in general is quite nice. hope you keep working on this.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is absolutely awesome game. I like the idea behind it. Wish I could become young like this in real life. 10/10. Waiting for the sequel!