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Flink (Genesis)

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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.

Screenshots

Flink Genesis Look at those fantastic background graphics!
Flink Genesis On the tree, after using the shrink spell
Flink Genesis Jumping from leaf to leaf
Flink Genesis Some ingredients are difficult to come by.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Consoles Plus Sep, 1994 95 out of 100 95
Retrogaming.it May 19, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Sega-16.com Oct 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming History May 19, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Nov, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 09, 2011 15 out of 20 75

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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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Mobygamesisreanimated (10785) added Flink (Genesis) on Feb 23, 2005
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