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Help a kid find his Nintendo DS in this weird Japanese mobile game

by Eric Frederiksen | August 27, 2016August 27, 2016 6:00 am PST

Whether you were a kid two decades ago or you just finished being a kid, handheld games have been a part of our lives for a long time. And so have parents who take our handheld games away from us when we don’t do our homework or cause our siblings misery.

When our handhelds disappear, getting them back is a righteous quest. A search Indiana Jones would be proud of.

That’s just what you can expect in the bizarre – and free – mobile game Hidden my Game by Mom, a title developed by Hap Inc. A young boy pays too much attention to his video game and incurs the wrath of his mother. She confiscates and hides it.

She starts out with some pretty easy hiding places – behind the bookshelf, under the couch. Sometimes you need to grab a ladder or a broom to get the extra reach you need. Whatever you do, though, don’t get caught, or it’s game over.

Of course, you’re a smart kid, and you see right through the easy ones. So mom gets creative. Maybe she hides it in a vase. Behind the soccer team. On a giraffe’s head.

Listen, I don’t want to spoil the whole thing. This is a free game, and it’s available on iOS and Android. It’s weird, it’s short, and it’s hilarious. After that, you can check out some of the developer’s other games like Behind You!!, Judge! and Toast Girl.

And make sure you play Hidden my Game by Mom all the way to the end – just 30 levels – so that you can learn the true meaning of family.

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Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...