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Description

Flink is a jump-'n-run game set in the fantasy world of Imagica. The evil wizard Wicked Wainwright has captured the four elders and it is up to Flink, a wizard's apprentice, to set them free and defeat Wicked Wainwright.

Apart from the usual platformer elements, the game has a unique feature: Flink's ability to create spells. Whenever the game is paused, Flink can combine three ingredients to create a spell. Ingredients can be collected throughout the game. They are usually carried around by a certain type of enemy or hidden in treasure chests. There are ten different spells, the "recipes" which are contained in scrolls that are given to Flink by rescued elders or found within certain levels. The spells include different attack spells (for example a demon that accompanies Flink and attacks his enemies), a shield spell, a shrink spell, a quick grow spell that lets certain plants grow so that Flink can reach new areas of a level, magic keys that open locked treasure chests and more. Casting spells uses up magic energy that can be replenished by collecting magic bottles or defeating enemies. Similar to the Sonic games, when Flink is hit, he looses all of his magic energy and has only limited time to pick it up again. If he is hit while having no magic energy, he loses a life.

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Flink Genesis Climbing a rope
Flink Amiga CD32 This is the level exit.
Flink SEGA CD Carrying one of the enemies
Flink SEGA CD Starting level one

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Misadventures of Flink" -- Title screen title

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Critic Reviews

SUPER-NES.COM SEGA CD 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Play Time Genesis Nov, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Video Games SEGA CD Jan, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Nov, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Games Amiga CD32 Jan, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Jeuxvideo.com SEGA CD Mar 18, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Retrogaming.it Genesis May 19, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming History Genesis May 19, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) SEGA CD Mar, 1995 3 out of 5 60
The Video Game Critic SEGA CD Nov 01, 2015 F 0

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Trivia

Adventures of Lomax

This game was later redone for PlayStation and PC (both Windows and DOS) as The Adventures of Lomax, which has a different storyline and characters based on Lemmings.

Development

This game was developed in nine months time.

Awards

  • GameFan
    • 1994 (Vol. 3, Iss. 4) - Best Sega CD Action/Platform Game
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