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Dink Killer

Description
Now here's something original.
Dink Killer is a small game made with Game Maker. It revolves around Dink and plays like an old school 2D shooter type of game.
Released:November 25th, 2003
File Size:2.58 MB
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Release Notes:v1.00
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January 14th, 2004
v1.00
Score : 5.0 fair
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SimonK
Peasant Male Australia
 
A shooting game using Dink graphics/characters.

The first time I played this I was on Win ME and I had no joy. Everything was as slow as watching paint dry. I've now upgarded to XP Pro, updated my drivers for my GeForce Go card and things play as they were intended (I hope).

You control an aiming target with your mouse and then shoot two arrows at your target, simultaneously. One from the bottom left hand corner, the other from the bottom right hand corner.

If you aim for the people up the back , the ones in front get hit first if they are in the way, so I'm guessing you're meant to be at ground level, but the graphcis, shrink into the distance and the top view down all sort of point to the fact that it appears to be "God view" or "Bird's Eye View" - that is standing on top of a castle wall or something.

It's mainly peasants, wizards and duck you are shooting at - no monsters, no guards. And they don't shoot back.

The sound effects aren't bad.

This game gets monotonous very, very quickly. And how the scoring works, I don't know. I got to a score of 700,000 something very quickly. Also the old woman/man peasant graphic becomes a dead merchant when she/he dies which bugged me.

Overall it's playable for about 60 seconds. It does have some sort of high score system, which I got to with hitting escape. There is a help menu at the start which does explain that you have to use the spacebar to fire, BUT you have to fire and hit the word "Help" to find this out. A bit of the cart before the horse, but anyway.

I think this game is best for a laugh if you're stuck in the DMOD - just like the author says in the Help menu. I would suggest putting that info on the start screen as a graphic, or scrolling text or something.