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Please give us a game mode to play with hearts

In the old days of Duolingo, people used to play with hearts/lives that you needed to keep alive to complete a unit. Nowadays, the only way to play with these hearts is by making a test that lets you skip units called Testing out, but after you have done that, this game mode is no longer available.

I think it would be nice to have that old playing mode back as a challenge that can be completed for fun or in order to practise. Perhaps make it something that can be unlocked from the Duolingo store like Play with time limit.

May 21, 2017



the time practice already exists, and if you want to play with hearts, use the Duolingo App. But, many users don't like this method, cause after 3 questions, they have to restart it.


Depends on which device the app is on as to whether it has hearts.

Windows Mobile has hearts.

iOS devices have health which is similar.

As far as I know, the Android device (which I believe is the most widely used) has neither hearts nor health.


I don't believe the Duolingo App has that option, but it would be nice to have it on desktop as well.

If some people don't like it, they can choose not to use it. Personally, I don't like "time practice" and don't use it.


If Duolingo eliminates something that it used to have, it's probably an even safer bet than if it had never been that it's not coming back. I fear you'll have to seek your additional challenge elsewhere.


Well, it would be brought back in a different form. In the old days, it was used as a learning mechanism. In the new Duolingo, it can and should be brought back as a reinforcement mechanism.

This is a very practical idea. There is very little programming involved by the Duolingo developers to bring it back, because the code is already there and the feature still exists in a limited form.


Hate to break it to ya, but I have no idea what's going on here.

XD I'd love to help y'all's but: I don't really know how. Firstly, not to be rude or anything, this is not a sarcastic question-Is Duolingo supposed to be a game? XD

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