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9 Gems of Life (The)

Dink must find the first three of the 9 Gems of Life to stop the Demon Lord Jaitz.
Released:February 15th, 2000
File Size:1.18 MB
Release Notes:v1.00
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October 1st, 2002
Score : 7.5 good
Peasant Female
The Demon Lord Jaitz can only be stopped if 9 gems are retrieved.

Storyline: In this part (there is also part 2) Dink has to find the first three of the 9 gems. The story is divided in three quests; each one to find a gem. The first quest is rather long, the second one really short and the third one rather short too.

Map and graphics: The map is nicely done. The three stories each have their own setting, for example in a desert. There are several new graphics, but most of them are not that good or are rather cartoon-like. The dragon on the title screen is nice though. Dink has to disguise himself. Those graphics used for Dink remind me of The Prince of Persia - at the end of the D-mod, there is also a picture of this hero. Some new things are done with old graphics; there are windows in houses, a staircase, and a miniature town (someone’s hobby). The holes in the ice are very nice, and Dink’s reaction when falling into one is hilarious. Some enemies have changed colours: the slayer is black. There are new enemies too, although they are rather cartoonish –and I still wonder what an octopus is doing on the ice instead of beneath it.

Music: Suits the situation.

Good: The way Dink attacks and hit is very good. I would say even better then the original Dink. The blow given with the knife is really good.

Not so good: Some hardness errors on tiles. A warp on a house warps you to a blue screen with no way out. Another warp crashes the game. You can find a lot of potions, which is not bad, but it makes defeating the bosses real easy. A bit more of a fight would have ad to the adventure, because now I killed a dragon-end-boss with one blow.

Overall: Nice story, nice gameplay.

Fit for: Everyone who wants to play a good D-mod.
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bug in part 31gracyalien12November 22nd 2014, 07:19 PM
forget this icant get walkthrough2krisknoxJanuary 31st 2008, 10:25 PM
need a walkthrough for this game1krisknoxNovember 25th 2007, 11:38 AM
9 gems of life6dinkfreakSeptember 11th 2004, 09:30 AM
changed my mind2bewareofkowSeptember 11th 2004, 09:21 AM
Story 4 The Land of Reverence4GrantSeptember 17th 2003, 03:07 AM
9 Gems4JuanBAugust 17th 2003, 07:18 PM
help2robjamjefAugust 10th 2003, 06:07 PM
The 9 gems of life problem3redink2March 5th 2003, 08:24 AM
Bugs in 9 Gems of life. - to JVeenhof2IritOctober 10th 2002, 06:18 AM
9 Gems Walkthru4twitchieOctober 9th 2002, 01:18 PM
9 gems of life question2BiniritSeptember 25th 2002, 09:55 AM