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Flink (SEGA CD)

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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 SEGA CD A fire breathing monster
Flink SEGA CD Options
Flink SEGA CD As you move on more and more of the map is revealed
Flink SEGA CD Game over, or is it?

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

GameFan Magazine Jan, 1995 97 out of 100 97
SUPER-NES.COM 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Zero Sep, 2000 20.5 out of 25 82
Sega-16.com Oct 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 18, 2011 16 out of 20 80
GamePro (US) Mar, 1995 3 out of 5 60

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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
Information also contributed by Big John WV and M4R14N0
Mobygamesisreanimated (10793) added Flink (SEGA CD) on Feb 23, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63197) and Mobygamesisreanimated (10793)