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9 Gems of Life 2

Inside a cave. New enemy type.
This is the story of Dink and the 9 gems of Life. But this is also the story of Link and Silver. And also the story of Laura and her grandfather.
Released:July 29th, 2000
File Size:1.01 MB
Release Notes:v2.3
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November 7th, 2002
Score : 8.0 good
Peasant She/Her
50 Years after the defeat of Jaitz, Dink and his friend Link set out to find the other gems.

Storyline: Real good, since there are several levels in this story. Laura’s grandfather tells Laura a story, about Dink and Link. You play Dink, but you also play Link. And at the end of the adventure it is back to Laura and her grandfather.

Map and graphics: The map is decorated nicely. The title screen is nicely done, with the buttons not on the bottom of the screen, but on the left. There are several new or modified graphics. There are new enemies, lions, from the same game the graphics of Dink are. The end boss Blaze is new too. There are new warps, and some magic circles. The slayers are modified and when they are dead, they have some green slime for blood.

Music: Mediocre.

Good: When someone talks to Dink, a popup appears, showing this persons face. There is humour in this game. The way Dink is transported into the cave is done nicely. You play partly Dink and partly Link, which is very good. The way Link escapes the pirate ship of Zilver (sometimes named Silver) is very enjoyable – not only how he gets passed the guard, but also how he escapes the ship. The story how Zilver got his eye patch is a funny, albeit old, joke.

Not so good: As said in one of the enclosed .txt files, the monsters are real hard. Right after the intro you already have to fight a very tough monster. And the monsters only get tougher, so cheat is the only option. The caves tend to get boring real quickly. When talking to the guy in the cave, I only saw Dink’s text, and not the lines the guy was supposed to say. There is a path in the cave that is blocked by a rock, but you can not go there.

Overall: A good D-mod, with some flaws. And you have to cheat to defeat the monsters.

Fit for: If you have played the first part of 9 Gems of Life, you should play this one too.
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