Lost Treasures

May 18, 2015

Flink

Lost Treasures

Today’s lost treasure is not only lost because it’s a game that didn’t receive a lot of attention when it was released in 1994 but because the primary platform that it was released on is a bit of a Lost Treasure in and of itself.

Flink is a game from Psygnosis (released in North America as the Misadventures of Flink) that is a 2D scrolling platform game initially developed for the Amiga CD32 but also released for the Sega CD and Mega Drive platforms. It’s one that few people have heard of, and yet it is one of the most beautiful games from that time period. It is also arguably the game that takes the best advantage of the advanced capabilities of the Amiga CD32 console. An evolution of their computer systems, the Amiga CD32 was the world’s first 32-bit console although it didn’t receive wide distribution.

Flink is a genre busting game with elements of RPG, beat ’em up, shoot em up, puzzle, adventure and platforming all rolled into one. The story is really nothing to write home about but in this case, that is not why you are here.

Oddly, in some ways, the Sega CD version is a little more polished than the Amiga CD32 version – and I say oddly, only because the Sega CD is clearly the more inferior hardware platform. Regardless, it’s still worth looking at. Since both the CD32 and Sega CD platforms did not have any real copy protection schemes back in the day (nobody had CD burners at home during this time period), you can easily find the games on the net to try them out. On both platforms, the rarity of this game combined with its desirability translate into one thing: high prices. If you get the chance, however, you’ll love the graphics, music and gameplay from a company that has brought us so many great games from its time.

Until next time, I’m Syd Bolton your gaming archaeologist digging up the lost treasures for you, right here on OMG! Nexus and The OMG! Hour.



About the Author

Syd Bolton
Syd Bolton surrounds himself in thousands of classic video games as Canada’s top video game collector at the Personal Computer Museum in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He plays all of the latest games on his 80" Sharp TV and provides the "Lost Treasures" segment during The OMG! Hour. Follow Syd on Twitter @sydbolton.




 
 

 

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