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Jinks Reviews (Amiga)

Jinks Amiga Rainbow Arts logo


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Indeed, the only aspects of this game which don't do it justice are the title, which is pretty meaningless, and the packaging, which features poor and entirely inappropriate artwork. Don't let that stop you from burning rubber down to your nearest dealer and demanding a copy of Jinks immediately.
ST/Amiga Format (Aug, 1988)
Jinks is best described as a hybrid rather than a clone. It effectively combines Breakout and Pinball in a surreal mix of ingenious humour. The result is a gameplay comprising sufficient randomness to ensure you're back to that jazz-funk intro day after day. If there's any criticism it has to be the wait-states endured between level loadings but then the graphics and sound admirably compensate for this. All in all, Jinks is a game which goes to prove that the Amiga can turn lightweight concepts into heavyweight productions. A real beauty!
Power Play (Mar, 1988)
Endlich mal ein Arkanoid-Verschnitt, bei dem sich die Programmierer etwas Neues haben einfallen lassen. Um so erfreulicher, daß Jinks von deutschen Computer-Freaks geschrieben wurde. Sogar die Grafik hat teilweise Amiga-Format, was leider nicht selbstverständlich ist. Sehr angetan war ich von den digitalisierten Soundeffekten. Ein grunzendes Schwein hört man schließlich nicht alle Tage. Jinks ist zwar kein Top-Titel, aber ein unterhaltsames und wenigstens am Anfang abwechslungsreiches Spiel. Wenn man alle vier Levels (etwas mehr hätten im übrigen nicht geschadet) einmal gesehen hat, läßt die Motivation natürlich nach. Für die nicht gerade mit guter Software gesegneten Amiga-Freaks sicherlich ein heißer Tip.
On the Amiga playability is improved, and presentation is first class, but whether you play for long depends on how satisfied you are with simply improving the saved high score table.