|Date of first public release||March 25th, 2017|
|Version||Part II, July 24th, 2017|
|Mugen Version||winMUGEN, 1.0 and 1.1 def files available|
Dink Smallwood is the titular protagonist of the budget action role-playing game of the same name, who has been converted by the second time by the author known as The_None. This character demonstrates quite a huge leap in both presentation and design when compared to the previous attempt at making this character by the author back then known as Most_Mysterious. The project had an ambitious scope with the character featuring two move-sets in a similar manner of the author's own Possessed Heita, but due to the protracted development time The_None released the character with the single move-set on March 25th, 2017, eventually releasing the update with the second move-set on July 24th of the same year.
The backstory found on the character's readme implies this incarnation's story sort of picks up from where his previous version's story left off. To recap, he got abducted out of his home realm by Thanos, and went on to join the Mugen tournament to secure funds for a realm traveling machine. He once eventually won the tournament and was about to come back into his own realm but the calibration processed got sabotaged and Dink went back in time into World War II. Now an ageless immortal, Dink went through various adventures to pass time until the next opportunity to get back home would arrive, altho' a matter of whenever he would keep on his priorities is unclear.
Contrasting the old Most_Mysterious version, this take on the character features a more SNK-slanted gameplay. The character has two fighting styles coming with their own punch normals, special and super moves that he can choose at the start of the match as well as switch between them with few moves, the BUST (indicated by the flaming fist icon) style the character is released with is mostly themed around magic and physical abilities, while the SLAS (indicated by the sword/bow/axe icon) being themed around the use of various weapons.
- During one of the author's previous attempts at respriting the character Balthazar was generous enough to produce a single sprite to help him, and since then The_None was doing sprites based on Balthazar's one using the same techniques he developed sprites with for his Beavis, Butt-Head and Clippit characters.
- Dink will occasionally transform into his old incarnation as an easter egg at times. Should he be slammed into a wall, his sprite will change into a "Dink-A-Cola" soda can (along with James Brown's I Feel Good playing out) in an apparent nod to Franko, one of the author's older works.
- ↑ http://mugenguild.com/forum/topics/tns-long-and-rocky-road-170508.0.html - Mugen Fighters Guild forum - T_N's long and rocky road thread