The Dink Network

Dink Smallwood

Description
A humorous zelda-like isometric RPG. Help Dink kill ducks and save the world. One of the unique features of Dink is its abilities to run Dink Modules (D-Mods) for unlimited adventures. DinkEdit is included with the game so you can make your own.

Play Dink on Linux and Mac with FreeDink.

Released:March 10th, 2006
File Size:15.37 MB
Release Notes:Dink Smallwood 1.08 is a community-made upgrade for Dink Smallwood, which fixes dozens of errors, improves compatibility, includes an integrated D-Mod installer / frontend, and supports true-color and windowed modes. And there are even several new features for D-Mod developers to use!
Download Now
Released:March 10th, 2006
Upgrade To:v1.08
File Size:1.49 MB
Patch Notes:This patch will upgrade almost any prior version of Dink Smallwood (1.05 to early 1.08 releases) to 1.08.
Download Now
October 16th, 2009
v1.08
Score : 9.7 exceptional
custom_robj.png
Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Well, I'm guessing this hasn't been reviewed for a while, and it's not like there isn't enough reviews already, but since I did a video review, I'm just adding 'a text version' of it here.... yeah.

Foreword
This is the game that started it all... it's one of the greatest classics ever in my opinion and it still remains on the list of my favourite classic games, and there's no doubt it always will.

Dink Smallwood is often described as a 'Zelda-like' game. Although I've actually seen some people argue against this, Dink Smallwood reminds me of 3 games. They are - Zelda, Monkey Island, and Diablo.

Story
The story of Dink Smallwood is definitely awesome, and it kept me interested throughout the entire game. It involves a range of different tasks you perform throughout Dink's adventure, which really only kicks-off once Dink's house burns and he gets invited to stay with his Aunt in Terris. Before that point, the quests can be seen as quite lame, as they mainly consist of feeding animals, finding an animal and collecting some food. But I definitely prefer these easy quests that don't feel real adventurous to let the player figure out the game, rather than a boring tutorial like I've seen in some games. Throughout Dink's adventure you'll meet teachers of magic, find shops to upgrade your weapons, behead some ducks, and talk to a lot of people.
One of the best things about Dink Smallwood is the humour included in the game, and it truly helps to liven up the game and make it more entertaining to play.

Graphics
Dink's graphics aren't shiny-extremely-realistic masterpieces, but they are definitely well done, and they work. In comparison to other RPG's, they could have been better but it's not really a problem at all. As long as they don't look like crap, then they are ok in my opinion. Personally, I like the saying - "Better graphics doesn't necessarily mean a better game".
In terms of animation, there's a range of graphics - some are simple, and some are eye-catching. The mapping of the game is also well designed, however there is the occasional annoyance of getting bounced back and forth between screens because of an object placed in the way.

Gameplay in terms of control
Dink is controlled using the keyboard, or a computer game controller - they both work well. The controls can not be altered to your own liking, but that doesn't even matter because the defaults are really easy to use, which is a good thing. I've played games that have controls that are so complicated and weird that you can't figure out the simplest things.

Game sounds and music
Well what can I say?
The sound is one of my favourite aspects of Dink Smallwood. Dink Smallwood only uses midi files for it's game music and these work extremely well in the game to set the mood for the various scenes and situations, and the normal game sounds share the same quality.
They are simply awesome

Overall
Dink Smallwood is a great game and it will always have a place amongst my favourite classics. The adventure and humour fit together well and make a good pair and the editing capabilities that have spawned several user-created worlds is truly a spectacular feature.

Score: 9.7
TopicPostsPosterLast Post
Rock which leads to a treasure6GodleyMay 21st 2015, 02:40 PM
Weird Windows 7 movement problem - can't play at all10cocomonkeySeptember 26th 2013, 01:19 AM
Little Island17snowstareJanuary 24th 2013, 02:53 PM
help me, please9theprophetOctober 7th 2012, 07:04 PM
goblin guard15DelongJuly 1st 2012, 04:55 PM
Help! I am stuck in the Edge of the World!3DelongDecember 23rd 2011, 07:28 AM
Hilfe2Das DeutschOctober 25th 2011, 10:44 AM
Who's charlie and how do you get to the snowy place inthe map?8Duck haterAugust 6th 2011, 08:37 AM
Bug11GodleyJuly 5th 2011, 02:18 PM
OMG IM STUCK!8muffins124June 29th 2011, 10:41 PM
Pausing help?3muffins124June 26th 2011, 02:10 PM
I'm stuck!2AscogginsJune 21st 2011, 06:56 PM
WHERES THAT???+wtf?5tibiaJune 3rd 2011, 02:13 AM
Bow Lore2SkyHighJediApril 26th 2011, 12:30 PM
Please Help! 15SkyHighJediApril 25th 2011, 05:54 AM
Getting to Windemere3SkyHighJediApril 25th 2011, 04:39 AM
Walking over mountains? It's possible!11BundyFebruary 20th 2011, 02:36 PM
Need some help. I'm stuck already!3BundyDecember 28th 2010, 02:28 PM
stuck early in v1.08 (terris area)7ashmc2September 3rd 2010, 12:22 AM
clawsword25KungLeoJuly 3rd 2010, 01:08 AM
The money to buy herb boots11dinkierJuly 2nd 2010, 03:10 PM
Getting started on Dink8BinkieMay 21st 2010, 08:15 AM
Music doesn't loop.13predconApril 23rd 2010, 12:56 PM
Okay this is ridiculous3thebluemanMarch 27th 2010, 11:47 AM
Help12jkkkjlasFebruary 15th 2010, 10:18 AM