The Dink Network

Legend of the Pillbug (The)

Dink gets his vacation at last. From the COTPATD project.
June 9th, 2003
Score : 5.0 fair
Peasant Female
Storyline: Dink is on vacation in his summerhouse on the beach. For unknown reasons, his house sets fire. Then he gets lost in a forest and while wandering there he discovers that part of the land is ruled by pillbugs. There are good pillbugs and evil pillbugs and the Evil Pill has taken over control. Dink sets out to kill the Evil Pill.

Map and graphics: The map is not that big. It has fences for borders. The map is not that much decorated. There are no new graphics, except for the doors to the castle that I also saw in some other D-mod.

Music: The music to this D-mod is fair.

Good: The fallen trees are done real realistic. Doors inside houses give a realistic touch. The shrinking pillbug is done nicely. There is some humour in this game, such as the pillbug that collects barrels.

Not so good: There is not much of a story, nor any adventure. You just follow the path and that is it. There is nothing to explore, nor can you just wander a bit. There is not much conversation either. All of these things make that it is just not much fun playing. There is no excitement, nor are you anxious to know what is going to happen next.
The first time you see Dink’s terrace it is adjacent to the beach, but the next time you see it, it is adjacent to grass. Most doorwarps move in the wrong direction. Sprites that should move just wobble since they have got hardness. Four screenlocks after each other with bonca's is way too much if there are no ways to heal and no savebots in-between. A lot of sprites have got the wrong hardness. Stairs that lead to a tunnel you just came out of, do not warp back.

Overall: A very easy to finish D-mod. You can almost just walk through it (if it was not for the bonca’s and the end-boss).

Fit for: If you want to play an easy D-mod.