You Only Get 1UP by Thein

made by Thein for LD28 (COMPO)
You Only Get 1UP is a simple platformer with a slight twist. In an alternate universe, God is fed up with the human race. Unfortunately, he declared at the beginning of the universe that 100 coins would give you a new life. So, he decided to punish all those who dare collect 100 coins. Can you reach the top and save human kind? Thanks for playing!

WASD, arrow keys, or controller.

Made in Unity.


Coolness 70% 3
Overall 3.79 52
Audio 3.30 137
Fun 3.91 18
Graphics 3.33 291
Humor 3.98 21
Innovation 3.59 119
Mood 3.27 198
Theme 3.78 64


16. Dec 2013 · 04:53 CET
Funny game! I like the sketchy graphics and silly plot. It is quite difficult and a nice little challenge.
Phil River
16. Dec 2013 · 04:57 CET
Holy cow! I didn't read the description and just after collecting two coins two times I got it! Hahahhahha! Awesome submission!
16. Dec 2013 · 05:58 CET
Hahahahsahsa so funny, i like the turtles.
16. Dec 2013 · 05:58 CET
Simple platformer with a twist pulled off well. Sound is good.
16. Dec 2013 · 05:58 CET
Love the graphics, love the music, LOVE the twist of classic Mario gameplay, and the humor works. Challenging, but keeps you coming back for more! My favorite game I've rated so far!
16. Dec 2013 · 05:59 CET
This is absolutely amazing, and everything a game jam game should be. Fantastic design and a blast to play. Graphics fall in that "perfectly imperfect" zone.
16. Dec 2013 · 06:01 CET
Spiffy game with a nice sense of humor.
16. Dec 2013 · 06:02 CET
Looks great, incredibly difficult, and a little unfair at time. But it still got a few play throughs out of me, so must of been doing something right.
16. Dec 2013 · 06:04 CET
Freakin' AWESOME!!!

LOVE love love this game! You took the Pavlovian urge to get the 1up and flipped it inside out.

Very nice work my friend - very nice work :D
16. Dec 2013 · 06:08 CET
Thank you all for the comments! I really appreciate the kind words. I'm so happy you enjoy it!
16. Dec 2013 · 06:17 CET
Lol very nice twist to Mario, loved it.
16. Dec 2013 · 06:25 CET
Brutally difficult, fun premise.
16. Dec 2013 · 07:32 CET
Interesting idea. My natural instinct was to collect coins, so some times I'd just go for them when I was playing without thinking! Very interesting to see how players can unlearn something so simple as collecting a coin in order to be able to progress. Good job!
16. Dec 2013 · 11:55 CET
This was very funny, it had a bit of thought go into it.
16. Dec 2013 · 18:28 CET
I see what you did there! Inverting enemies with coins is a nice touch on the humor. Graphics are funny, too.
16. Dec 2013 · 21:38 CET
xDDD Pretty nice, I love the death animation. When i see it for the first time i fell off my seat !
17. Dec 2013 · 01:57 CET
A cool inversion of Mario, I like it! Graphics were nice, some solid bible quoting and enjoyed seeing the ways you turned coins into hazards. Good job.
17. Dec 2013 · 02:00 CET
1Down!!!! (Very funny, good work.)
17. Dec 2013 · 02:02 CET
Sooooo cooounter intuitiiiveee :) Having to avoid coins just feels wrong deep down inside :) Next up they'll be saying we have to avoid jewels! :)
17. Dec 2013 · 02:12 CET
funny as hell!
17. Dec 2013 · 02:43 CET
ok, this is hilarious, and crazy difficult. I've been pavlov'd into collecting coins and hitting blocks and such fort so long... i'm not certain I can ever stop. x.x great work!
17. Dec 2013 · 07:57 CET
This game is amazing! The fist of God makes me laugh every time. The humor is great, but unlike many funny games the controls are really good too. The double jump is very cool! Well done!
17. Dec 2013 · 09:29 CET
very funny game! took some "fists of god" to understand what I'm supposed to do :D
17. Dec 2013 · 22:31 CET
Hilarious take on the theme, the turtles look awesome. ^_^
Super Hamster
19. Dec 2013 · 00:07 CET
Oh my god that was annoying! No, I'm joking, I raged in the good kind of way where you continue to play. I thought the art was funny and at first I was like, alright, this can't be too bad. And then as soon as I saw moving coins I'm just like oh my god.... This is going to be evil. I never managed to beat it but I got past the point where you have to jump on a turtle to continue. I noticed there were a few glitches like still "flying" even though you were on a block, and if you walk on a turtle you die. Anyways, overall, interesting game!
19. Dec 2013 · 01:49 CET
great twist, the big foot is awesome, nice work!
19. Dec 2013 · 03:19 CET
I love how it plays against expectations. Really cool.
Andreas Brandt
19. Dec 2013 · 12:52 CET
19. Dec 2013 · 17:31 CET
tjhis is very fun but it could be improved by ONLY GETTING ONE UP!!!
A great idea, and I found it very fun. The 'only getting one' theme could have been emphasized further
19. Dec 2013 · 17:31 CET
A great idea, and I found it very fun. The 'only getting one' theme could have been emphasized further
19. Dec 2013 · 19:32 CET
Nice job
19. Dec 2013 · 23:40 CET
Ha ha, I really liked what you did there, taking a platform and inverting the rules. Great little game.
19. Dec 2013 · 23:49 CET
Fantastic! Turtles are awesome, the gameplay twist feels just right! Bravo!
20. Dec 2013 · 02:04 CET
This is a neat concept. It's brutally difficult early on, but it's not as noticeable as most difficult platformers, because you get 2 chances and most of the obstacles are coins.

I like the art style and the Mario references--it definitely feels like the darkest timeline version of the Mushroom Kingdom.
20. Dec 2013 · 14:07 CET
I love this! 5 star for the concept. A neat twist on the arcade game.
I like the all the arcade references, it plays like an arcade but you really have to change your reflexes.
This is one of those game I recomend to friends: 'look what they make at Ludum Dare'.
22. Dec 2013 · 17:34 CET
Gets very hard very quickly... ITS BRILLIANT!!!
30. Dec 2013 · 01:08 CET
hahaha so funny :)
05. Jan 2014 · 01:27 CET
A little bit difficult but I like it !
14. Jan 2014 · 14:13 CET
I made a vid of the game here: