Jinks appears a horizontally scrolling Breakout clone but is technically one of the worst Atari ST games ever released. A shameful port by Rainbow Arts with its incredibly jerky scrolling that is enough to make the eyes bleed after only a few minutes of horrendous gameplay! Thankfully, Peter Putnik has begun work on an Atari STe version that makes use of the enhanced hardware for far better results, which you can see in the animation above.
However, as with Son Shu Shi and After The War, all copies of Jinks contain bad data so Peter is looking for somebody to supply the original floppies and repair a piece of hiSTory. Can you help us out?
Now, I've still no idea how to play Jinks but give it a try and see what you think! Answers on a postcard...
- This work-in-progress is available for both floppy and hard drive installation (Atari STe / TT / Falcon)
- If you want to torture your eyeballs then the original (albeit bugged) game can be found via Old Games Finder.
- I have recorded a video of this new Atari STe game and Trusteft has humorously a recording of the original.