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Jinks added a largely new concept to the Breakout type games, offering much freer paddle movement (both horizontally and vertically), a horizontally scrolling screen and the ability to flip the triangular paddle as needed.

The objective is to survive on the planet Jinks - an exploration mission on this resource-rich planet has gone wrong. As hazards, there are objects that can destroy the paddle or make it smaller. There is also the ability to shake the screen if the ball is in a looping position.


Jinks Atari 7800 Gameplay on the fourth level
Jinks Commodore 64 Title screen
Jinks Amstrad CPC Title screen.
Jinks Atari 7800 A between level screen where you choose the next level to play

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1988 10 out of 10 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC May, 1989 787 out of 1000 79
ST/Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1988 78 out of 100 78
Happy Computer Commodore 64 1986 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 8.4 out of 12 70
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1988 7 out of 10 70
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga May, 1988 62 out of 100 62
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 4 out of 10 40
The Video Game Critic Atari 7800 Sep 09, 1999 D 25
The Atari Times Atari 7800 Dec 17, 2004 25 out of 100 25


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