Dink Smallwood HD - Walkthrough Part 6 - The Darklands and Final Bloodbath (2023)
Welcome to my Dink Smallwood Walktrough, Part 6: The Darklands and the Final Bloodbath. Game Over. We are going to begin where we left off last time. We just bought the Light Sword. And we are at level 10. We are getting close to level 11. We don't have much gold, 69, and our power levels are okay. Now, in the Darklands we are going to be getting potions to power up our levels. And we are going to be fighting a lot of battles, between us and dragons, Pill Bugs, some Starving Children.
And, we can get a lot of money together pretty easily. And we can still go out and fight the Stone Giants in the Edge of the World, go down buy potions (elixirs), if you don't feel you have enough. It all depends on how you are going to go at the final boss. I would like to be up at level 13, 14, and above. But I can beat the final boss at level 11 and 10; It takes a lot longer because my Magic level is not as high as it should be. All through the game, whenever I've level up, I've applied the Award Point my Defense; Because in the game there are far fewer defense potions overall, than Magic or Attack. So, I'm going to get a bunch of potions in the next part of the walkthrough, in the Darklands.
I'm still not going to get as many as I want. Now, we've got the Light Sword. We can use that to beat the Final Boss. We can even use the Claw Sword if our level is high enough. The important thing is our HellFire Magic. It will... we'll use that a lot; And the more Magic it has, the better the hits are,
and the faster it loads. Even though, it still loads very slow at (power) level 25. Now, we can also buy the Massive Bow and the Flame Bow. And I am going to show you that from a previously saved game that I played. Here we go.
And you can see that I have all of the things we can buy. I've got the Claw Sword. And I've got the Light Sword. The Throwing Axe, the Standard Bow, the Massive Bow, and the Flame Bow. The Standard Bow, the Attack is currently 29. And if I jump over to the Massive Bow, it's 37. And the Flame bow is 44. And it's amazing.
We can do a lot of things with that... if we're a "Bow Player". I say that, Bow Player, but I mean if you are going to use a Bow to beat the final boss, or you like to play it... with it, through the game, you can do this. Now, to use the Bow is pretty simple. You press down your CTRL key when you want to aim. But, if you're a Keyboard Player... Now, this very different on a Keypad or a Joystick, or "game thing"... if you're using the Arrow Keys: Hold down your CTRL Key, and then your UP or DOWN Arrow Key.
You can hit right/left, whatever you want to do. And, you want to angle that shot to a different position: You can do that by also holding down your UP or DOWN Arrow Key. See? I can swap my keys...
around. If I don't let go of my CTRL key I can change UP, then right, left, whatever I want. And that's how to use the Bow. But the thing to do with that: Hold down your CTRL key, hold down your arrow KEYS, up or down, to an angle, and then let go of the keys ALL at the same time. Or, you'll start walking ahead like I just showed you.
There you go. And that's how you use that. But you can use a sword to beat the Final Boss, or you can use the bow. But if you are going to use the bow you are going to have to go back in to the game and generate a lot of money. The Massive Bow is $5000. The Flame Bow is $25,000. So, if you are going to use the bow
in the game you are probably going to want to do that - or else, if you want to get everything you can get - Notice I am up to level 16, I have not gone to the Final Boss in this save game yet. So, let's go back to where we're going to begin again. There we go. Now, whatever you want to use, use to get through the Darklands. I'm going to walk into the Darklands using the Flame (Light) Sword.
We can go ahead and generate money, pet more potions (elixirs), if we think we need more potions (elixirs). We do have the Healing Fountain and we can come back to at any time. But let's go ahead, at level 10 here, and go into the Darklands. Go over to the Teleportation Device, signs, press your Spacebar. And Press the Red Button. And, we're in the Darklands. You'll see... first I want to tell you, you'll see these Vines here. You'll Vines like this with little spikes; They don't move or anything, but they will take a little bit of life from you if you touch them. So, stay away from those. Now, let's go get all the potions; Powerups. Go up to the north. There'll be some ghosts
that'll be talking to you. Ignore them. See the Potion? That's the first potion. Go to the edge of the screen... to the east. And go down. If you're using Hyper Boots you may run over off the screen, and there are monsters there you need to fight. You want to get that potion! Go down, to the bottom, then off to left, and there's the potion. That one was easy. Go back down, then go to the screen east, to the right. It's a safe place.
Now, use whatever weapon you want. And the Magic you want. Claw Sword, or the Light Sword, or the bows. But the Throwing Axe does not work on the Final Boss, but it does work on the monsters... in the Darklands. There's the potion. I always say... kill that... kill the Dragon first because they can throw Magic from a distance. Anyway, that's our first potion (in a battle). That's a Defense potion.
That helps us out a little more, but doesn't increase our Magic. Next will be a... we gotta go over to the east. And I am gonna load up my Hyper Boots. And there's a Gold Heart. Now, I'm a Hyper Boot Player. I like that. I just wanna get it done. It's good for Dragons.
I'm getting very close to my 10,000. Now, if I'm in the middle of a battle, a fierce battle with a bunch of monsters and I level up, I will miss that screen because it will pop up, and I'll be bashing my key and I'll automatically go through the level up screen and apply my award point to Attack, rather than selectively put it to Defense or Magic. So be mindful of this... because Dragons will give us a lot of money (XP). Go... off to the right and we will see
this scene here with a dead tree and a dragon. Dead Dragon Carcass! That's our reference to go down, and we have ducks. I want to show these ducks: Their attack is really... fun. It's more than it should be. The Red Heart here, you don't need to get that unless you need it. But everytime you come down to this page, or screen, these ducks will probably be respawned and come after you, in a lock screen. We can do down.
Down, and we'll see barrels. There will be little hearts in them. That's helpful. Down. Dow. And there's the Save Machine. And this entrance, in the ground, is to our Final Boss.
You don't want to go down there. Not yet. As I said, we're getting very close to leveling up. And we want to keep an eye on that... before we go into big battles. The next thing we can do is... off to the... east. And we're going to have a screen with a
lot of fast, fast, fast Pill Bugs. And you can do this with the Hellfire Magic, and this could help you. There's our other powerup. My Attack is getting strong, I can, once they get hit with the Magic a few times, I can beat them. But, see? It took a lot of life. It depends on how you want to play the game. And we got our Attack power up. Potion! A little bit of life, a little bit of blood from me.
Remember, I have potions I can use. But I am not going to. Not Yet. Go east. Barrel with a heart. A little heart. And you can powerup there too. Very close. I'm going to show you a screen above. Have the very, has very
slow... NOW... in the beginning they were quite fast... slimes. And they will usually give, leave, a lot of hearts behind. And I can take all these hearts, and power myself back up. Health back up. Life back up. A little bit.
Now, I'm going to do the screen above so I can show you, since we are getting close to leveling up... Up! Kill the Dragon. Kill the Dragon first. He will throw Magic at you. And I managed to get a full heart. So, I'm good to go. I don't have to use potions. Notice how much I went up.
XP-wise, I'm really close, so if I fight a couple more monsters, I'm gonna level up. The next screen to the west is very important to us. So... But I don't want to waste that effort. I'm gonna go down... only if I'm about to level up, and go battle these guys. Where I went! And I'm at level 11. I'm gonna increase my Magic. Now I can go to the screen above and feel confident that I'm not going to lose the level up point, or the level up screen, and have the option to put it where I want to put it.
Go up and kill the dragons first because they will throw magic at you. Now, you can also get the potions, but I want to show you what the potions are. Yeah, this always slowly climbs. But while I was doing that, if I had come directly into
this screen I would have missed, probably missed, that level up screen. And we got a Magic potion. Now I got 19 Magic. And I have one screen above with a Megapotion and more Dragons. That's why I always say: Kill the dragons first as quickly as you can, because they throw magic at you, and take a lot of life. Get ready for it: There are 4 Dragons and...
a Slayer. And I did that very quickly, but I lost a great amount of Life. Here's the Megapotion. All my stats were raised by one.
So, if I get down to this point in life capacity, level, I can just load up some potions (elixirs), then load up my weapon. But there are other places to get Hearts, so I'm not going to waste a lot of time. I go up one page, or one screen, and I got a little heart. Go over one. I'm still safe. Now here's two barrels where I can get two more. Right over to the west, with just two potions laying on the ground. Ha Ha! Hyper Boots. More Attack (defense) potions. And I go over the screen to the West
Barrels: Hearts. And I can use them if I need them. But I get a lot of Red hearts, Big Red Hearts often, but you can't count on it. Just go straight out. Go all the way over two screens and you see this body. This is unimportant; I just want to show
it to you. This guy is dressed kind of like you. So, press your spacebar to inspect him. Gotta be in the right place for it. "That sort of looks like me!" and that just disappears, It's a Phantasm, because we're in the Darklands and everything is a nightmare. I go to the edge, go up, and we have a regenerating Pill Bug.
It gives us that gold. And there's also a chest: It has 500 gold in it. Now we go over one to the east. Get ready for it! And the next screen is not a lock screen, but it has two Slayers on it. If you choose, just to run right by them and ignore them. Or, you can choose to kill them. Whatever you want to do.
Whatever your feeling in the mood to do. You don't have to get in the battle. You don't have to risk health and all that. But I just was in the mood to kill Slayers. Swap your weapons around. Now these are very slow moving Boncas. They're just basically there to earn XP, hearts and food and money. The next screen over, fast Pill Bugs.
Keep running aroud. Use your Axe or whatever you want. Use HellFire. Next, we're going east again. And there's a Piggy. Remember, Dink is a pig farmer who doesn't want to be a pig farmer. And so this Phantasm, you can hit it and hit it and hit it and it won't die. A little bleed. That's gonna be a nightmare for poor Dink. And there's the Gold Heart.
Increase Life capacity. The next screen will have a bunch of slimes and an Attack potions. And I managed to get a Red Heart. I lucked out! And those are all the potions and power-ups in the Darklands. There are no more. But we still need to generate more money, accumulate more money. And we're really, really, close to level 12. And if we kill a few more dragons we're gonna get there very quickly. Well, a few dragons. I'm going to show you some things now.
I'm going to show you the Starving Children and the... some of the other... and there's one glitch in the game I want to show you, But if you feel like you want to go back and get healed, or go back out through the teleportation thing and go back to the healing fountain, or buy a new weapon, or to grind some points out, save the game, you can do this. You go back the way you came, all the way to the west, and then straight down and you'll just have a few Boncas to deal with. Me, I want to show you these other issues.
Now, if I don't have my Hyper Boots on... I still get it! It depends, some days I'm better, some days I'm not. Walking! I can't walk today! Get through this and that's... that's where the lock screen was. And we have this Psycho Girl I wanted to show her to you in Slo-Mo, but I guess she was right on me. I got another heart. I'm going to take it because it's gonna go away once I walk off the screen. See that I can walk up here.
And there are some things you think, "Well, can I get there?" You can't get there. So, there's no more. But this screen... I'll show it to you. It's a lock screen. It says screen lock, with the dragons that we beat before. But then they have these Psycho girls there. But it's not a lock screen. That's a glitch. You can get out of that scene. There's no way you can beat those dragons, defeat them with magic and stuff, and get the... whatever they dropped.
So, I know I can go back to that page (screen) because the dragons have respawned. Go west and do it any way you want to do it. And our defense is up nice. Defense Level. But I want to get up to level 12. You don't have to, but I want to. So I'm gonna go kill me some dragons. This is our reference: We can go down from here back to the Save Machine.
Dragons. Quickly quickly quickly! Use magic. Hellfire Magic if you have it loaded. See? My XP went up significantly. It's still going up. And if I go up and get the other Dragons I'm gonna be up to level 12, or very close to it. I got a full heart. Red Heart. That paid off. The XP goes up slowly; Accumulates, rather than instantaneously. So it's best to wait until it
gets to the end so that you don't overshoot and miss, during a battle, your level up. And then just go back out and grind a little bit of XP. That's really all you do at this point: Is grind XP. Any way you want to do it. You come in from this side of the screen those barrels are and you have your Hellfire magic loaded you might be able to get a lot of them. But I'm not doing that.
Walk around again. And take a calm break with some passive Slimes. Might get some Hearts. But don't kill them if they're there, unless you need some Hearts. I'm gonna apply that to increase Magic. I just almost missed that screen again. And now we're at level 12. Now, I would like to go up to level 13. Apply some more points to my Magic. But our Defense is pretty good. I can go out and
generate more money by killing things and leveling up even more. And we still have that Big Red Heart over by the Save Machine. We'll go west until we see our Dead Dragon Carcass. And then we have the ducks to deal with. I'm not gonna kill... or take the Hearts because... I thought.. I... that's what I thought: I might get another Heart, or something. And I'm ready!
The Red Hearts pop up when you least... when you actually don't need them. Go down. Remember, the pill bugs were over here. And that's... Save your game. Save Machine. And now we can go down and battle the Final Boss. For that you want to load or equip the weapon of your choice. Like I said, I would rather be at level 13 and 14 or higher.
And you will be up there, maybe level 15, 16, if you've gone out and churned monsters in our blender, and got up enough money to go buy the Flame Bow. Because going and doing all that grinding will give you a lot of XP, will get your levels up. And to earn that amount of money, $25,000 takes quite a bit of umm... butt kicking! But I'm gonna do it at level 12, just to get it out of the way.
And once we go down here we can leave. But now, the Sea of Fire. There's the Grim Reaper, the boat man to the underworld, whatever we want to call him. But he comes in in other quests and other D-Mods, sometimes to an annoying degree. Now, I'm gonna be fighting this battle with the... my Flame (Hellfirel) Magic and my sword, not the Bow. I'm not a bow player; I'm not a fiddle player. Go up, but not... don't stand right on top of him. Hit your Spacebar. You see a dead body there.
"Milder! Milder!" * Groans * "Can you hear me?" "Pig farmer... is that you..." "Yes! Or no, I mean tell me what happened." "I was left here to die by a monstrosity..." "Ah, by the Cast?" "No,the cast were just a front. He is pure evil! Run run before it's too late! and you can refuse to leave without him, and that'll start this part: The battle of the Final Boss.
"I will not leave without you, Milder." "... but why? I was so mean to you as a kid." "It is the Honorable thing to do." "You are more of a knight than I ever was, Dink." "Nonsense. Can you walk?" "I think so take... take my..." Here's the Final Boss. "Nooo! It's him!"
"What the!?!! Who the hell are you?" "I am the beginning of the end." "Kill him, Dink, Kill him!" "I am everything you love. I am everything you despise." "You are sick and twisted is what you are." "... his name is Seth... he is an ancient one...
he killed the others..." * Arrgg! * And Seth throws Fire magic that kills Milder. He grins evilly at you. "For God, the Crown, and all that is good, I shall destroy you, Seth!" And run around. And you gotta watch him. Hit... him with your Hellfire magic. You can nick him if you get in a good position. He will speed up the closer he gets to death. And if your fire magic, HellFire magic, was was more powerful, you could get him easier. And when he starts glowing red in the face, he's getting ready to throw magic at where you were standing. Like there!
So, basically we can run around, and you'll still get things thrown at you, Magic cast at you. You could get him with the Bow. That's why some people like the bow. See his face there? When he says, "Oh, I felt that!" We got a couple in there. "I felt that!", he's really close. And he'll really speed up and he'll start randomly casting magic at you. And you've resisted Magic and that means you didn't... He felt that. Play this any way you want, but if it was a higher level, my hits would have... my magic, would have done a lot more damage. "Feel my wrath Smallwood!" and he's getting real close to it. If you
had a bow, you might be able to do it. And I hit him with the sword. And, got him!" "Too bad I had to kill him. He seemed likable enough." "My body is tingling!"
I must now go back to Goodheart Castle and inform the King. See, that wasn't too hard at all. I could use my Hyper Boots and run around and hit him with Hellfire Magic and avoided whatever, but I like to have that sword too because I can get him... sometimes. So I'm slower. And you can swap out: You could start off with the Sword, with a bow, and then swap over to your boots when he starts speeding up, and use your Hellfire magic. And once
you beat him you get 10,000 points, XP. I don't know why. Your Life fills all the way back up. And you gotta... you don't have to wait and watch this count up to add the ten thousand but... It's fun. It's not fun... if you don't have 10,000 you kind of look at it and wonder
what it's going to get to. It's 10,000. It's going to add 10,000. And our next thing is just to head out, head back out, back through the Darklands, to the teleportation device, and Edge of the World; Back to Goodheart Castle and where the game will end... in an anti-climatic way. Now you can head back. If I go up, I gotta fight the Ducks. If I try to avoid the ducks I'm gonna hit the Pill Bugs. So I'll go fight the Ducks.
Hit them with with... I got Hellfire Magic. You don't really need the gold, unless you just wanna go buy the Flame Bow just for heck, for kicks. You don't need it anymore. And the Heart. Go up and over battle the Boncas... I mean Slayers... or go to the west, down below instead and you'll fight some Dragons. Fighting dragons adn other stuff. Yes, that's quite easy. Go up, right, to kill the dragon.
I got a Heart. Over and we're back to the entrance. West, and now we can go back out. Hit the spacebar and then use the machine. And we're back from the Darklands. Save our game and heal ourselves, whatever we want to do. And back out. At the top of the screen go west. West. West. There's the sign that means this is the way we go to get back to our entrance point.
And we can fight the monsters or not. Depends on our mood. I can load my Hellfire magic. I can load my sword. Step off the screen about here. Wait while my Hellfire loads. Step onto the screen. Do that. And I can wait to do it again, but depends on what way you want to do. I just want to get around this guy, back over and down. I talk to the... I don't have to talk to the guards but... "Look Tom! Dink is back!"
"Dink is alive! Alive!" and that's just for fun. Down by the ducks, rocks, down to the path, over the west, to Goodheart Castle. Request an audience was King Daniel. "I must see the king at once!" "Hello, Smallwood. Of course you may see the King!" "Guard! Open the gate!" Go on up and talk to the big guy in the red flannel pajamas, or underwear, bathrobe.
"Smallwood has returned!" "I have sad news, my King. Sir Flatstomp is dead. He died in my arms, bravely." "I will inform Lyna. I was afraid this was the case."
"Also, the evil ancient Seth has been vanquished." "Hooray! The world is safe!" Congratulations! You have finished the game. You took a boy and turned him into a hero. Is this the end? Not by a long shot! There are hundreds more Adventures awaiting you. Get them and other great games at rtsoft.com - or make your own! Download the free development kit. Special thanks to the following: Justin, sorry I made you draw blood.
Pap, great level design and story (when you were here) Sean, corn dogs are NOT the food of the Gods. For other sayings check out the quotes.txt file in the Dink Smallwood folder. And thanks for playing, by Seth. "And now food for my hungry hero!" Let's give you a bunch of potions, which our pointless now, Meaning, you've finished the game. Kind of don't need these potions, unless you want
to wander around the game. There's nothing more you can do. Go on out and you're done. You could go buy the big bow, the Flame Bow. You can explore, kill things. You can kill your abusive uncle, if you haven't already. But this is the end of the game. You can load other D-Mods up and play those and continue quests that are very different from this; Or, just explore, look around, lock things into your brain, and then play it all again... faster than you did the first time. Thanks for watching my walkthroughs. And I hope it was enjoyable.