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Flink (Genesis)

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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.


Flink Genesis Some ingredients are difficult to come by.
Flink Genesis After using the shrink spell, Flink has to deal with new challenges like bugs or apples ...
Flink Genesis Look at those fantastic background graphics!
Flink Genesis Where do all these colors come from? I thought this was a genesis game?!

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Sep, 1994 95 out of 100 95
Play Time Nov, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Video Games Oct, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Megablast Sep, 1994 80 out of 100 80 Oct 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming History May 19, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Mean Machines Nov, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Mega Fun Nov, 1994 76 out of 100 76 Dec 09, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Retro Archives Nov 19, 2017 14.5 out of 20 72


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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.


This game was developed in nine months time.


  • GameFan
    • 1994 (Vol. 3, Iss. 4) - Best Sega CD Action/Platform Game
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Mobygamesisreanimated (11179) added Flink (Genesis) on Feb 23, 2005
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