Dink SmallWood (Windows)

75
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.1
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Even free games should have better standards Cavalary (6802) 2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars
freeware budget version of Zelda Joakim Kihlman (269) unrated
great funny bloody fun victor powicke (3) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.2
Overall User Score (37 votes) 3.1


Critic Reviews

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100
VictoryGames.pl (Sep 10, 2007)
Podsumowując: już dawno nie grałem w tak wciągającą grę. Jej siłę stanowi przede wszystkim wszechobecny humor, ale i wypełnianie kolejnych misji jest bardzo przyjemne. Ponadto gra jest bezpłatna, a w Internecie znajdziemy wiele dodatków i rozszerzeń robionych przez fanów. Tak więc póki jeszcze w szkole nie ma klasówek i sprawdzianów, póki nie rozpoczął się nowy rok akademicki – ściągajcie!
100
In conclusion, Dink Smallwood is a classic game of the freeware industry. For as long as I remember I’ve liked this game. Many years ago it was one of the first free games I tried, and it left its mark. Dink Smallwood may be crude, rude and overall lewd, but it is by no means small in memory or action. Give it a try, most of you won’t regret it.
92
RPGFan (May 31, 2000)
Every now and then, there comes along a game so epic, so groundbreaking, so gosh-darn revolutionary that it is lauded by reviewers and gamers for years. Dink Smallwood… is not one of them, but it IS a hilarious action/RPG with tons of replay value. And what's more, it's free! Yes, that's right, folks, Dink Smallwood, a game once sold in stores, is now available for download as freeware off of RTSoft's website, and that is only the first of many reasons I laud this game.
88
Abandonia Reloaded (Apr 08, 2005)
Here is Dink Smallwood, a very good Roleplaying/Adventure game. It was made by RTSoft in 1999. It has good graphics and the sound doesn't strike any odd notes either. Another positive thing is that your adventures will be often filled with humor.
86
Svenska PC Gamer (Apr, 1998)
Sammanfattningsvis är Dink SmallWood en av årets mest positiva överaskningar så här långt. Spelets mångfald, sarkastiska humor och Diablo-känsla gör det här till en vinnare. Avsaknaden av multiplay uppvägs till en viss del av att man kan ladda ner nya äventyr från Internet men jag hade gärna sett möjlighet att kunna spela över ett nätverk. Priset är lågt, det beräknas kosta 300 kr när det kommer ut i affärerna, vilket höjer slutbetyget. Det bevisar att spel inte behöver kosta 500 kr för att vara underhållande. Jag rekommenderar därför varmt det här spelet till er som är trötta på allt vad Starcraft och Quake heter.
85
Unless you haven't put two and two together, I'm not only saying you should grab this title, you should rush to www.rtsoft.com as soon as possible and place an order. The best part of this entire game has to be the value, because it offers a lot of fun for something that only sets you back twenty American dollars. So instead of going out to see the newest movie, or buying groceries, do something sensible and pick up a copy of Dink.
80
Hrej! (Dec 16, 2005)
Dink Smallwood se hraje pohodově. RPG vývoj postavy není příliš komplexní, v podstatě jde jen o nejjednodušší levelování, i bitvy jsou clickfestem a délka hry začne být ke konci spíše na obtíž kvůli stereotypu. V porovnání s komerčními hity byl Dink jasný propadák, na freeware je to ale stále zajímavý tip.
79
Power Unlimited (Oct, 1998)
Dink Smallwood is een game voor RPG-fans die ook wel eens keer een beetje lol willen beleven. Als je meer van de serieuze shit houdt, dan zal Dinkie-boy je al gauw de keel uithangen.
70
GamePro (US) (Jan 01, 2000)
I like Dink's combination of graphics adventure and real-time combat. Its visuals are dated but attractive, and its humor is infectious.
70
Game Tunnel (Nov 23, 2003)
Adventure and humor have generally been a good pair in the past, and Dink Smallwood got the combination right. While I felt it wasn't polished (the map layout sometimes bounced Dink between screens because an object would be in the way, and there were some rare points where I would lose control of Dink entirely), the game engine and its provided editor were complex, powerful, and can provide hours of enjoyment. If you liked games like "The Legend of Zelda" or "Secret of Evermore" then I suggest checking out this game.
67
One down side to the graphics or game layout is that; sometimes the switching of screens was a little quirky causing you to get stuck. For sound, there was beautiful midi music in the background. The sound effects were good, but the conversations were text only. I did come across a sound glitch when facing a boss, the game still ran but sounded horrible, I had to exit the game to fix it. Then again I am running Windows 2000 which this game does not technically support. They are however, working on a version 1.07 which will have better support for Windows 2000. Other than that, the game ran great. For controls you can use the keyboard or joystick. The keyboard controls are different, so be sure to read the readme file. Even if you know the control scheme, read the readme anyways it's pretty funny. Overall, this is a very fun FREE game. I don't recommend it for children though.
67
The DOS Spirit (Dec 09, 2011)
I tro ånd trenger enhver eventyrer godt utstyr. Her kommer nesten ingenting gratis. Det koster å være kar så sanking av gull, dæljing av hoder og utforsking grotter er nødvendigheter for å kunne skilte med «det neste beste». Bare et enkelt sverd koster hele 400 skinnende mynter. Nedfelling av monstre gir som regel bare en liten slump i kassa, så her gjelder det å enten være heldig eller ta den lange veien til Rom. Fiender dukker opp igjen etter en viss tid, slik at det er mulig å gå tilbake til et område du har vært i før. Bank, spring, rop og gjenta.
60
This is really the purpose of a computer game -- to entertain. Somewhere along the way, we got addicted to virtual environment one-upping and started demanding ludicrous technology from everything, which sort of stepped on the necks of the little guy. Dink Smallwood is worth buying, most especially at the asking price. It's a grin-provoking RPG/adventure, with self-satirical humor and a lot of nostalgic charm. What it lacks in industry-leading graphics and sound, it makes up for with classic gameplay and consistent laughter. Enjoy, my friends. You won't see many games like this in the future, so soak it up while you can.
50
Attack Games (Nov, 1998)
Men trots detta är spelet ändå lite smågulligt och ganska roligt, och det har en skönt sjuk humor i sig. Känner du för lite mystik, kluriga gåtor och ett och annat blodbad kan det här spelet vara något för dig.
30
PC Zone (Aug 13, 2001)
Graphically, Dink is nothing to write home about, and it's no great shakes in terms of gameplay, either. I challenge anyone to play Dink for more than a few hours without getting completely bored. Worse still are the many graphical glitches you'll come across. At one point I got completely stuck in the landscape for no apparent reason. Dink's one saving grace is its humour, which can often be entertaining, although not entertaining enough to make you want to put up with the game's many problems. Avoid.