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#91 sniping_dreamer

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:44 AM

Dude cover rRootage. My favorite indie shmup ever.
http://www.asahi-net...ndows/rr_e.html

It has 4 different game modes or so based from different SHMUP games (Giga Wing, Psy something, Ikaruga, and a standard SHMUP). Tons of levels, very fun.
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#92 rumarudrathas

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:52 AM

So I tried Dwarf Fortress (rather I gave it to the kids at the center after school)...It's not my cup of tea...but thanks for the recommendation. I use to play games like it when I was much younger.


Not a fan of ASCII graphics, but I like dabbling in some Nethack, paired with a pretty graphical interface (of which, I don't remember the name now... might have to google that).

#93 HotShotX

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:01 AM

This is quickly becoming a last-minute contender for "Thread of the Year", considering it is excelling at combining two of the strongest CAG tenets: Cheap (Free) & Gaming.

Great work. Keep 'em coming.

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#94 Megazell

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:18 AM

Zylatov Sisters

Shooter/Platformer
Single Player - Yes
Multiplayer - Yes
Netbook Friendly


Theme: Science Fiction

Chris DeLeon led a team of 10 developers at Georgia Tech working on Zylatov Sisters, a one- or two-player high score survival game playable locally on one keyboard. Players jump and shoot everything in sight in the fixed pixelated arena until they run out of lives or fail to resuscitate their partner.

The developers have been open about their Super Crate Box, Bubble Bobble, and pinball inspirations. The stages have horizontal screen wrapping like Bubble Bobble, and the enforcer that comes out if one takes too long also is a Bubble Bobble nod.

The game is hard. DeLeon describes Zylatov Sisters as a fixed difficulty game, "tuned and paced to the difficulty of pinball in terms of approximate expected time per ball/life." The blog further describes events I haven't lived long enough to see. "Stringing together frags raises the player's multiplier, with special events happening at 5X (crate appears with special weapons or extra lives), 10X (temporary invulnerability), and 15X (instant level clear)."

DeLeon tells IndieGames that single and multi-player actually offer two different experiences. "Treat single player as a chance to learn the weapons, enemies, levels, and practice basic techniques, but the real game is sitting next to another player and keeping each other alive. Certain support weapons, available only in co-op, will make a big difference, too!" - IndieGames.com

Megazell's Comment - I highly recommend you enjoy this game with Joy2Key and 2 gamepads.

System Requirements

OS: Windows XP or higher, Linux and Mac version available
CPU: 900 Mhz
Memory: 32 Mb
Video: 32 Mb

No Heavy Download Needed - Browser Based - http://zylatov.com/

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#95 Megazell

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:21 AM

This is quickly becoming a last-minute contender for "Thread of the Year", considering it is excelling at combining two of the strongest CAG tenets: Cheap (Free) & Gaming.

Great work. Keep 'em coming.

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#96 Megazell

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:33 AM

rRootage

Shooter/Vertical
Single Player - Yes
Multiplayer - No


Theme: Science Fiction

rRootage is a shoot 'em up viewed from a top-down perspective, comprised solely of boss battles against large abstract spacecraft attacking the player with intricate barrages of projectiles. The game featured multiple modes: "normal", "Psy", "Ika" and "GW"; the latter three inspired by Psyvariar, Ikaruga and Giga Wing, respectively. The game was ported to the iPhone and iPod touch by developer Lahzrog Games and released as a free download on iTunes. GamesRadar described the game as "great" and "full of win". Macworld acknowledged the game was esoteric but praised its "classic fast paced action", awarding it a maximum five stars. However, the reviewer noted the iPhone version sometimes ran more slowly than intended.

System Requirements

OS: Windows 95 or higher, Max and Linux versions available
CPU: 200 Mhz
Memory: 32 Mb
Video: 32 Mb
Hard Drive: 45 Mb

Download it here - http://www.asahi-net...ndows/rr_e.html

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#97 Megazell

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:36 AM

Dude cover rRootage. My favorite indie shmup ever.
http://www.asahi-net...ndows/rr_e.html

It has 4 different game modes or so based from different SHMUP games (Giga Wing, Psy something, Ikaruga, and a standard SHMUP). Tons of levels, very fun.


I have every SHUMP game ever released on the web. It's a personal hobby I have to get them all like Pokemon and attempt to beat them all like Michael Vick at a Peta rally with no cameras.

They are the perfect game for when company comes over too. Hand them a controller and get to work on that digital ass!

#98 kilm

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:37 AM

Ty and Will Do.

Who's the MOD for this section?


The PC section isn't so popular and typically there's little disruption to need frequent moderation. You should just look at who's currently online on the main section of the forums and PM any white bolded names if you really need anything.

Or just PMing any moderator would probably work.

#99 The Crotch

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:53 AM

I vaguely recall... Linkin? being the one who stickied the old Starcraft thread. 'Course, that won't work anymore. I'll send a few PMs off on behalf of this thread.

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#100 sniping_dreamer

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:53 AM

I have every SHUMP game ever released on the web. It's a personal hobby I have to get them all like Pokemon and attempt to beat them all like Michael Vick at a Peta rally with no cameras.

They are the perfect game for when company comes over too. Hand them a controller and get to work on that digital ass!


Dude, same here too. I have all of Kenta Cho's work, and frequently visit 2bears/tigsource/indiegames.com and download SHMUPs like crazy.
My individual SHMUP folder is around 500MB+(not counting Touhou games)

So I'm guessing you played Blue Wish Resurrection Plus+?
Probably one of the best freeware SHMUPs ever.

Also recommend for SHMUPs:
Cho Ren Sha 68k
Warning Forever (BOSS RUSH INFINITY)
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Veck
Squid Yes, Not So Octopus
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#101 Megazell

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 03:25 AM

Thanks for the assist. Makes it much easier to find for posting :)

#102 Megazell

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 03:40 AM

Dude, same here too. I have all of Kenta Cho's work, and frequently visit 2bears/tigsource/indiegames.com and download SHMUPs like crazy.
My individual SHMUP folder is around 500MB+(not counting Touhou games)

So I'm guessing you played Blue Wish Resurrection Plus+?
Probably one of the best freeware SHMUPs ever.

Also recommend for SHMUPs:
Cho Ren Sha 68k
Warning Forever (BOSS RUSH INFINITY)
XED
Veck
Squid Yes, Not So Octopus


I posted a version of that one. One of my personal favorites.

There is one SHUMP that I have been looking for quite some time and never been able to find it. Came out in 1998. It was a SHUMP in which the shooter was a human running instead of a ship. Almost like a top down contra. I never ended it...and I lost it during the "Great Reformat of 98..."

#103 E_G_Man

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 04:23 AM

Very nice work on the thread. The only free game that I can think of that could be added to this list is Gunbound.
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#104 Megazell

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 03:32 PM

These Robotic Hearts Of Mine

Puzzle
Single Player - Yes
Multiplayer - No
Netbook Friendly


Theme: Other

A narrative-driven puzzle game, tying narrative into abstract gameplay through visual cues. A young boy and a young girl become friends and fall in love, but their relationship is changed after an encounter with a broken robot in the woods...

Unravel their tale by deciphering mindbending Rubik's Cube-inspired puzzles.

System Requirements

OS: Windows XP or higher, Linux and Mac version available
CPU: 900 Mhz
Memory: 32 Mb
Video: 32 Mb

No Heavy Download Needed - Browser Based - http://www.newground...tal/view/585599

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Edited by Megazell, 14 May 2012 - 08:04 AM.


#105 Megazell

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 03:42 PM

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Pteroglider
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Shooter/Vertical
Single Player - Yes
Multiplayer - No
Netbook Friendly


Theme: Science Fiction

Pteroglider is a fun and innovative incarnation of the classic arcade space shooter genre. It is aimed at players who enjoy dynamic and challenging games, that are easy and fun to play, yet require a fair dose of skill to master.

Mouse Targeting

Contrary to most other arcade space shooter games, Pteroglider does not limit your angle of fire to a straight vertical line. It enables you instead to target your enemies using the mouse. Until now destroying your enemies, while not absorbing damage has been a matter of luck - With Pteroglider it's all a matter of skill.

Profile System and Online Scores

Pteroglider features a simple yet extremely handy save game system that stores the name of your profile, game progress and score along with personal settings such as mouse sensitivity and sound/music volume level. Each time you start a new game session with any of your profiles, you can choose to start from any difficulty level and stage, provided you have previously achieved it.

Apart from that, with a single mouse click you can send your scores to the online ranking, to match yourself against players from around the globe. This feature requires no registration - in case when your profile name is already used by someone, the server will automatically assign a unique id number to your Profile Name so that you can easily recognize which entry is yours!

Endless gameplay

Pteroglider features four themed stages: Nebula, Bio, Warp and Ion Strom. Each of them has a different horde of enemies that use distinct strategies and shoots as well as a massive and deadly end stage boss. We tried to make the stages as different and contrasting as possible, so each one has a different dynamic, multi-layered background and an experience boosting original music soundtrack that suits the look and feel of the stage.

Every time you pass all four stages of Pteroglider you gain access to a higher difficulty level, so that you can test yourself against enemies that inflict more damage and implement more aggressive strategies. If the game gets too difficult though, you can always go back to previous levels and collect more upgrade boosters or simply have a more relaxing gameplay.

What's more, the groups of enemies attack in a random order, so no game is exactly the same! Watch out, some of the combination of enemies are deadly!

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System Requirements

OS: Windows 98 SE
CPU: 800 Mhz
Memory: 128 Mb
Video: 32 Mb
Hard Drive: 45 Mb

Download it here - http://codeminion.co...l-version-free/

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#106 Megazell

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 04:01 PM

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The Suffering
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Third Person Shooter
Single Player - Yes
Multiplayer - No


Theme: Horror

The Suffering is a video game developed by Surreal Software and published by Midway Games, released in 2004 for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PC. The game featured monster designs by Stan Winston. The Suffering, one of Midway's best releases (and easily their best release from 2004) was recently re-released as an ad-supported free game. It's bloody, more than a little scary, and manages to merge third-person action and scares in an oddly compelling way. It was good enough to warrant a great sequel as well as a movie in production.

System Requirements

OS: Windows XP or higher
CPU: 1.0 Ghz
Memory: 128 Mb
Video: 32 Mb
Hard Drive: 2000 Mb

Download it here - http://www.freewaref...programid=44708
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Download it here - http://news.bigdownl...full-free-game/

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#107 Megazell

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 04:23 PM

Battleships Forever

Real Time Strategy
Single Player - Yes
Multiplayer - No


Theme: Science Fiction

Battleships Forever is an IGF award-nominated freeware real-time tacticsWarning Forever. Players control a variety of spaceships and must position them to maximize damage on opposing ships and minimize damage to their own ships utilizing a wide variety of tactics and vessel sub-systems.

Megazell's Comment - Mods abound for this game. You can also make your own ships and fleets :)

System Requirements

OS: Windows 98 or higher
CPU: 1.5 Ghz
Memory: 256 Mb
Video: 64 Mb
Hard Drive: 60 Mb

Download it here - http://www.wyrdysm.com/bfdownload.php

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#108 kube00

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 05:29 PM

Have you checked out Gunbound yet? Its a worms clone

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#109 Megazell

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 05:39 PM

Have you checked out Gunbound yet? Its a worms clone


I saved the link. Right now I am on duty so I will have to do it when I head to the center. Most of the games I am posting now are from an old database I have on my netbook.

#110 Megazell

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 07:01 PM

Voxelstein 3D

First Person Shooter
Single Player - Yes
Multiplayer - No
Netbook Friendly


Theme: Other

Voxelstein 3D is an FPS game inspired by Wolfenstein 3D. The game uses Ken Silverman's VOXLAP engine to render voxels in software. The levels in the game are fully destructible - and by fully we mean fully.

The game world is built from tiny cubes called voxels. There are over 37 million in the first level. Rendering a world like this is slow (especially without hardware acceleration), but there is an advantage: voxels can be added, removed or otherwise altered very very quickly. This enables all kinds of cool stuff, including fully destructible worlds!

System Resources

OS: Windows 95 or higher
CPU: 300 Mhz
Memory: 8 Mb
Video: 2 Mb
Hard Drive: 40 Mb

Download it here - http://voxelstein3d.sourceforge.net/

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#111 Lieutenant Dan

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 08:37 PM

This is an awesome thread. Thanks for posting all these! I'm definitely going to check some of these out when I have a minute.

#112 Megazell

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:50 PM

Craequ

Puzzle/Adventure
Single Player - Yes
Multiplayer - No
Netbook Friendly


Theme: Weird

You're ready to have your brain battered around on a Monday morning, right? Craequ is Jonathan Whiting's (Collateral, Stalwart) Ludum Dare 22 entry, and it's a bit brilliant. The protagonist is stuck in a world full of blocks that have strange symbols on them, and must shift the blocks around to explore the adjoining rooms.

Working out exactly how it all fits together is your first task - I'm not going to spoil it for you here, but it does take a few minutes to understand exactly what is going on, and what is required of you. Once you've got that down, Craequ reveals itself to be incredibly clever, with a puzzle mechanic that works so well - it's got a little bit of Continuity to it, although it's far more complicated and rewarding than that. - IndieGames.com

System Requirements

OS: Windows XP or higher, Mac and Linux versions available
CPU: 900 Mhz
Memory: 32 Mb
Video: 32 Mb

No Heavy Download Needed - Browser Based - http://jonathanwhiting.com/ld/22/

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#113 help1

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:55 PM

This is really impressive. Props.

#114 Megazell

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 12:00 AM

Deadly Stars

Top Down Shooter
Single Player - Yes
Multiplayer - No

If you have not played Deadly Stars, you have no idea what a cool space shooter is. Using advanced 3D technology. Deadly Stars features top-notch graphics, excellent sound effects and tons of blasting fun. The question is can you handle so much space fighting?


Deadly Stars is not just any top-down shooter. This game not only features classic gameplay but amazing graphics, which aren't just eye-candy, and an interesting strategy element.


You play the role of a pilot whose mission is to battle through the rogue Emperor's pirate armada which has forcibly seized power. You must inform the imperial troops about the rebellion, but they are quite a distance away and your path is blocked by the enemy. Luckily, your ship is designed for long-term travel, which translates into a huge capacity for firepower.

Megazell's Comment - This game use to come free with no strings attached. Now it is sponsored by GameTop.com which will open a window to their site when you finish playing the game. I am looking for my old version of it and will upload it to mega upload once I locate it.

System Requirements

OS: Windows 98
CPU: 300 Mhz
Memory: 32 Mb
Video: 16 Mb
Hard Drive: 75 Mb

Download it here - http://download.chip....0_1705781.html

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#115 Megazell

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 12:12 AM

Rainbow Space Donkey

Action/Arcade
Single Player - Yes
Multiplayer - No


Theme: Weird

A daft wee game I made for Christmas.

You play as a rainbow space donkey, separated from your herd. Unfortunately you're in a part of space that's full of murderous evil Santas, who would like nothing more than to punch you in the nose. The aim is to make your way back to your herd without dying.

Complete with newtonian physics, a Binding of Isaac-style item system, and secret things.

System Requirements

OS: Windows XP or higher, Mac and Linux versions available
CPU: 900 Mhz
Memory: 32 Mb
Video: 32 Mb
Hard Drive: 4.95 Mb

Download it here - http://www.niallmood...e-donkey-escape

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#116 Megazell

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 01:09 AM

Megazell's Top Pick
TAGAP
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Shooter/Platformer
Single Player - Yes
Multiplayer - No
Gamepad Support - Yes


Theme: Science Fiction

TAGAP: The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins is a freeware game where you play the part of Pablo, a cyber-penguin used in vile drug experiments and who's had enough of being guinea pig for Dr. Glowenko.

Dr. Glowenko is a mad scientist who succeeded to connect living brain into a computer with the aid of his designdrug, TAGAP (Tissue-Augmenting, Green, Addictive Pill). Your task is to kill everything and locate the exit. Keep doing this until you face the big boss and nail it to win the game.

Megazell's Comment - One of the best side scroller shooters made to this date. The game has a lot to be proud of. The weapons along with their secondary attacks are balanced and awesome to use. The challenge level of this game is great since your character waddles, swims and fly vehicles to achieve his goal of destruction against NON-STOP enemies. Plenty of hidden areas and unlock-ables in this game. It's almost a crime to get it for free. There is a lot of homage to class PC side scrollers like ABUSE and DUKE NUKEM.

System Requirements

OS: Windows 98 or higher
CPU: 1.0 Ghz
Memory: 256 Mb
Video: 32 Mb
Hard Drive: 132 Mb

Download it here - http://www.tagap.net/index.html

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#117 Megazell

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 01:53 AM

Sorry about that Deadly Stars game. The version I have is no longer compatible with the new Direct X.

#118 Megazell

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 02:01 AM

Oiche Mhaith

Adventure
Single Player - Yes
Multiplayer - No
Netbook Friendly


Theme: Horror
Theme: Adult


A dark game about family and loneliness.

System Requirements

OS: Windows XP or higher, Mac and Linux versions available
CPU: 900 Mhz
Memory: 32 Mb
Video: 32 Mb

No Heavy Download Needed - Browser Based - http://www.newground...tal/view/585928
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No Heavy Download Needed - Browser Based - http://ded.increpare...s/oiche_mhaith/

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#119 Megazell

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 02:14 AM

Silver Wings

Shooter/Vertical
Single Player - Yes
Multiplayer - No


Theme: Science Fiction

A classic arcade game in the style of Tyrian and Raptor featuring two ships, over 30 levels with more than 30 enemy types, 15 different upgradeable weapons and four difficulty settings, including the Adaptive mode.

System Requirements

OS: Windows 98 or higher
CPU: 733 Mhz
Memory: 128 Mb
Video: 32 Mb
Hard Drive: 807 Mb

Download it here - http://computergames...free-full-game/

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#120 Megazell

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 01:50 PM

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Dink Smallwood
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RPG
Single Player - Yes
Multiplayer - No
Netbook Friendly


Theme: Fantasy

Dink Smallwood is a humorous zelda-like isometric adventure/RPG produced and published by Robinson Technologies.
One of the unique features of Dink is its abilities to run Dink Modules (DMOD's) for unlimited adventure. Dink Edit is included with the game so you can make your own.

Megazell's Comment - This was one of the first FREE and LEGAL games I ever played on the PC. My expectations were very low but the game was really well done. Lots of in game jokes about other RPGs that are some what subtle and yet very very outlandish. The had me laughing so much that when it ended I was a little sadden by it. Years later the editor was released and more comedy was soon to follow. It's a must play in my book.

System Requirements

OS: Windows 95 or higher
CPU: 60 Mhz
Memory: 16 Mb
Video: SVGA Video Card or higher
Hard Drive: 100 Mb or more (Depending on the mods you download)

Download it here - http://www.rtsoft.co...nk/download.htm

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Edited by Megazell, 03 March 2012 - 05:56 AM.