Dink Smallwood is a pretty good game, you take the role of Dink Smallwood, a pig farmer from a
small village, but your pig farming days won't last long, as you play the game a story begins to
unfold and the world opens up for you to explore. As you can see from the screenshot, the
graphics are very good, but theres more to the game than just graphics. It has been designed so
that you can make your own worlds and adventures, and then share them with others. But to do
that you will need to register, the unregistered version only includes the first two towns,
which is about one third of the full game, the towns themselves aren't that big, but there is
plenty of country side around them for you to explore.
The game has you carrying out simple tasks such as feeding the pigs, picking cherrys,
killings monsters which are eating crops from a field, and defeating a cave monster ect, but you
hear tales from travellers about bigger stories, mostly goblin related, such as people being
kidnapped by them and things like that, but you'll need to register for more.
You can only save your game in certain places, which works well so you can't just save the
game before every big fight, and your saved game can be used on the registered version, so you
won't have to start again from the beginning.
The only bad points about the game is that you only have a few different skills, you have an
Attack, Defence and Magic value, where usually with RPG's you get a lot more statistics, but I
suppose by reducing the amount of detail to the characters stats the game will appeal to a wider
range of people, because most people are put off by RPG's because of the numbers involved. The
other bad point is the size of the game, it requires 70 meg of hard drive space, but if you've
got 70 meg spare this would be a good game to fill it up with.
- Dean Hughes
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Publisher: RT Soft