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emilyapricot
Peasant Female United States
The world isn't small; it's dinky. 
Don't hate me for reviving old theads. The DMOD community is new to me, and some of the best MODS are 10+ years old now !! I started playing Dink In the early 2000s with a computer for school, but no spare cash for games. Because I have high moral standards about getting games legit for quality, dev support, and good habits, I didn't have a lot of options... until Free Dink came along ! It was a lighthearted take on the diablo formula, and felt like a more advanced and adult version of Zelda a Link to the Past I loved when I was a kid. I played Dink with my sister watching, and the humor stayed with us. That would be that, but I only recently discovered the modding community, and Dink is still being hosted on the Apple App Store with an excellent port with full DMOD support !! Thanks, community and RT Soft !! Since I am an over the road professional truck driver now, my iPhone is my only gaming console, so Dink mobile is nostalgia overload for me. Also, these sort of classic PC mods are very rare on mobile, so I feel extra lucky !

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2019-03-12 12:54:07
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emilyapricot
Peasant Female United States
The world isn't small; it's dinky. 
Thanks to Crazy Old Tim Plays all the DMODs post on Computer Virus I discovered there is a whole town in this DMOD (!) with funny characters, glitch enemies, pickups, and a store ! Seriously, every relevant file should have a link to one lf his posts. He often has a lot more information about history, play experience, and review than anything else here.

To access the secret town, on the glitchy hallway that leads up to the portal for the final showdown, locate a tree on the right near the top of the screen, and walk behind it. Also, there is another secret area accessible to the top right of the final portal area with a maze that leads to a strength boost fountain.

Sadly, I did not stumble upon these finds on my initial playthrough. I guess I was afraid to get lost in glitch heaven if I rubbed the edges ! I had just finished making a strategy walkthrough for the battle-tough Dink Nukem DMOD and was up for a challenge, so I faced the final wizard after only defeating the required pillbugs. I used defense each time as my stat upgrade and mostly took out the bugs by spamming attack with my sword when I entered the screen and picking up any health drops. My strategy for fighting the wizard was always keep moving to make his spells miss and I mostly hit him with the sword one while running alongside him horizontally, just out of range for him to hit me with body damage.

I had fun with this little DMOD. The object swap loops look really impressive on modern systems that can swap them very fast, and I can totally buy that as a computer glitch. I also really like the fourth wall breaking idea of videogame characters realizing they are in a game and affected by things like glitches and players, like the critically acclaimed Disney Wreck it Ralph movies of late. Seriously, if you are a retro games fan, you've got to see these. It has cameos from Street Fighter II, Sonic, Pac Man, and more, and it is all being shared with a modern generation. Such magic.