DescriptionFlink 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.
- "The Misadventures of Flink" -- Title screen title
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|Play Time||Genesis||Nov, 1994||84 out of 100||84|
|Amiga Games||Amiga CD32||Jan, 1995||82 out of 100||82|
|Video Games||SEGA CD||Jan, 1995||82 out of 100||82|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga CD32||Nov, 1994||82 out of 100||82|
|Joystick (French)||Amiga CD32||Apr, 1995||81 out of 100||81|
|Retrogaming History||Genesis||May 19, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|Megablast||Genesis||Sep, 1994||80 out of 100||80|
|Jeuxvideo.com||SEGA CD||Mar 18, 2011||16 out of 20||80|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Genesis||Dec 09, 2011||15 out of 20||75|
|GamePro (US)||SEGA CD||Mar, 1995||3 out of 5||60|
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Adventures of LomaxThis 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.
DevelopmentThis game was developed in nine months time.
- 1994 (Vol. 3, Iss. 4) - Best Sega CD Action/Platform Game