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App description: Prince Zeldo's been kidnapped...again. Looks like a job for Lonk, the legendary Heroine of Thyme! Grab your sword and...oh, you forgot it at home? Uh, that's fine. Probably.

-Flap your way through the evil Lord Ganondoof's castle! Save the prince!
-Collect ruples because why not? Feed your greed!
-Steal items from an old man! Wait, how do these things even work?
-Does this castle have no end? (Spoilers: it does)

Lonk's Awakening is a Legend of Zelda themed take on Flappy Bird, originally created during "Flappy Jam", which was hosted on itch.io in early 2014.

If you enjoy this game, please consider checking out some of our less flappy titles on our itch.io page: http://virtually-competent.itch.io/

DISCLAIMER: While Lonk's Awakening is heavily inspired by The Legend of Zelda series, no assets in the game were directly ripped from any official title produced by Nintendo. This game was built from scratch with entirely original art and audio. Neither Virtually Competent nor Lonk's Awakening are affiliated with Nintendo.
04-28-2015, 07:21 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,206
Interesting spoofy game. Based on the screenshots, looks like a flappy link?

04-28-2015, 07:28 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Interesting spoofy game. Based on the screenshots, looks like a flappy link?
Yeah, I wasn't sure whether to post it. I'm a bit exhausted from Flappy-likes but I laughed a couple of times while playing so I can't fault that. The humour's worth a download at least.
04-28-2015, 07:32 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 2,914
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Originally Posted by PeteOzzy View Post
Yeah, I wasn't sure whether to post it. I'm a bit exhausted from Flappy-likes but I laughed a couple of times while playing so I can't fault that. The humour's worth a download at least.

So.... It it because of you; that I will be installing this one; another flappy....
04-28-2015, 07:39 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,206
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Originally Posted by PeteOzzy View Post
Yeah, I wasn't sure whether to post it. I'm a bit exhausted from Flappy-likes but I laughed a couple of times while playing so I can't fault that. The humour's worth a download at least.
True man. It may not be something we'd easily want, but it seems this may just be a spoof we currently need. Even the app description looks to have some love and care put into it.
04-28-2015, 10:03 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,968
Funny, I was just listening to Link's Awakening via Modizer on my way to work...

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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
04-28-2015, 11:25 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,206
Not bad actually. Everytime you pass through a "pipe" you get to pick up a gem, and then you get to choose cleverly name-spoofed artifacts that could change the gameplay. There are artifacts that increase forward speed, turns you and the controls upside down, allows you to destroy "pipes" but doesnt add to score, a fairy that revives you once when you fail (until you get another one), etc.

Very interesting take on the genre in which the normal rules become skewed as you go farther.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
05-01-2015, 02:18 AM
#8
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 8,683
Has anyone been able to finish the game? Checking through the GC achievements, this definitely looks like a keeper. There's an ending, a boss, achievements for finishing the game a couple of ways and according to a front-page comment from the developer himself, he's not making any profit off the game, so there are definitely no ads.

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