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Stupid Penguins

A bomb in the Magic store hopefully it can be defused with 'MAGIC'
July 20th, 2005
Score : 5.7 fair
Noble He/Him United States
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
Stupid Penguins, Carrie's fourth D-Mod, is a short adventure in which Dink sets out to vanquish the penguins of stupidness, which are crapping all over a small town. The premise is as simple as that.

Considering that Carrie has released a handful of D-Mods prior to this, ones which seemed to be of a decent quality (at least, from what little I remember), I was somewhat disappointed by this D-Mod. Small mistakes common of D-Modding amateurs were abundant, such as screenmatch problems, tiling unpleasantries, minor hardness errors, and some grammatical errors. Those are all somewhat minor, though, I suppose. The only major problem I had was that the D-Mod is simply too short. In the course of about 15 screens, you leave your house, you go through a town and buy a sword/fireball (and perhaps even a super fireball if you can somehow gather up the money... I did not come close), you head north, and you kill only about as many penguins as you can count on one hand. And really, it's all a breeze, taking only about 5 to 10 minutes or so. The purpose of a romp is to be quick and easy, true, but I found this romp to be a little too much so.

The D-Mod is not a complete waste of your time, though. The new graphics are quite good, with cute beavers making a return from Carrie's previous D-Mods, and incredibly large, bloodshot-eye-possessing, peculiar-noise-making penguins being introduced (though one may wish that the penguin animations were more fluid). Also, the music is entertaining, despite changing too often and feeling out of place now and then. There are no major bugs that I know of. And finally, even if it wasn't as strong as it should've been, the D-Mod feels as though the author put forth some effort, which cannot be said of many crappy D-Mods that flood the Dink Network's file system.

Basically, Stupid Penguins is a D-Mod that could have been much longer and much better, but it serves its apparent purpose well enough: to be a mild amusement for a few minutes. If that is all you wish for and substance is of little importance, you shouldn't be too disappointed.
March 5th, 2005
Score : 8.0 good
Peasant They/Them
I founbd this to be an enjoyable romp. There's is not a whole lot to do, but neither are there any real errors to speak of. One wonders when Carrie2004, after producing several such enjoyable but brief romps, will decide to attempt something more involved.
March 2nd, 2005
Score : 4.0 tolerable
Peasant He/Him India
Very small map with a lot of bugs in it You could just walk through the houses or to the top of the roof. Nothing to do except to kill some small creatures(I don't know what they are) and a few penguins which you encounter in some of the last screens. Bad mapping, after a patch of grass you would suddenly come into snow. Plenty of hardness errors. You just can buy a fireball spell and a long sword by collecting money that is kept inside barrels (no one throws their 100 pieces of gold outside and keep them in barrels).

Sounds: I did'nt hear any midis or any new sounds. All were of the main game.

5 out of 10

Graphics:The penguin and some other creatures are some of the new things in the game. Their pengiuns walk is just like that it wants to stand still and is being pulled and made to walk by a rope.

4 out of 10

Mapping: I mentioned the faults above and it gives the DMod a bad look.

3 out of 10

Overall: If you are bored and want a challange then try this Dmod out.

4 out of 10