The Last Tinker is a joyous action adventure inspired by classics such as Jak and Daxter and Banjo Kazooie. Koru, a young boy from the slums of Colortown, must rise from his humble roots to tackle the Bleakness, a dark force intent on wiping out joy. Koru must use color and emotion to restore life to Colortown!
User reviews: Very Positive (284 reviews) - 84% of the 284 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 12, 2014

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Reviews

“Captures the magic of yesteryears platformers...the soundtrack is outstanding”
8/10 – Computer And Video Games

“A downright pleasant experience full of charm and whimsy”
4/5 – Hardcoregamer

“The Last Tinker: City of Colors is an original creation that qualifies as a modest work of art”
80/100 – Venturebeat

About This Game

Upcoming indie superstars Mimimi Productions present The Last Tinker: City of Colors.

A joyous action adventure lovingly crafted in the image of all time classics such as Zelda, Jak and Daxter and Banjo Kazooie, The Last Tinker is a colorful journey through Colortown, a world built upon creativity, emotion and collaboration.

A dark force named The Bleakness has emerged and seeks to tear the colors apart, draining all joy and life from the world.
Koru, a young boy from the slums of Colortown, is forced to act. He embarks on an epic and one of a kind adventure to combat the Bleakness and to restore joy and color to his home.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.6 GHz / AMD Dual-Core Athlon 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM 3.0 with 512MB VRAM; NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT / AMD Radeon HD 4650 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse with mouse-wheel.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Quad-Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM 3.0 with 1GB VRAM; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 / AMD Radeon HD 4830 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 640M / ATI Radeon HD 5750 with at least 512MB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse with mouse-wheel.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or higher
    • Processor: Quad-Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 640M / ATI Radeon HD 6750M with at least 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: DUALSHOCK®3 Wireless - Controller.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.10 LTS
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.9 GHz / AMD Dual-Core 3.5 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM 3.0 with 512MB VRAM; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 6670 or greater
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse with mouse-wheel. To run the game on a 64-bit system you have to install the 32-bit libraries. (sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libpangox-1.0-0:i386 libpangoxft-1.0-0:i386 libidn11:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386, sudo apt-get install ia32-libs)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.10
    • Processor: Quad-Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM 3.0 with 1GB VRAM; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 / AMD Radeon HD 7970 or greater
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller. Proprietary GPU drivers installed. To run the game on a 64-bit system you have to install the 32-bit libraries. (sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libpangox-1.0-0:i386 libpangoxft-1.0-0:i386 libidn11:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386, sudo apt-get install ia32-libs)
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 26 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2015
Too easy for it's own good, I understand that it's not meant to be challenging but it consists of nothing but walking from one end of the map to the other, even the jumping is done for you which leaves the gameplay, if you can call it that, incredibly boring, the only part that held any challenge greater than walking were the fighting sections and even those were mindblowingly easy.

Do not buy this game because you enjoy easy games, there is a line between an easy game and completely unchallenging and this game is the latter.

The only good thing about the game was that I got a refund on it
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2015
If I were to describe this game in 2 words, they would be: Spyro Nostalgia.

Yes, this game is simple, easy, short, limited and childish; but the same could be said for most classic childhood games. It has small subtle elements of games like Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, and Crash Banidcoot but more than any other game, it reminds me of Spyro. The gameplay, the progression, the story, the characters, the enviroment, the little annoying squeaky follower that talks on your behalf because your character is either a mute or an ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. The list goes on...

Back in the day when games were short and simple this could fly but nowadays it is much harder to compete with modern games. There I both recommend and not recommend the game based on the following:

-IF you never had a childhood (Probably adopted by sterotypical overachieving Asian parents) and never got to play Spyro or other games like it then this game is probably a waste of your time and money.

-IF you did have a proper childhood (Thank your parents) and/or still are a child AND played similar games such as Spyro or whatever then I definitely recommend this. Let's face it, the older games seemed like classics because there was nothing better to play then and in many ways are just plain and simple great fun. In many ways those games are arguably better than The Last Tinker and actually have more to them BUT they don't make them anymore. If you're anything like me you've milked those childhood games dry over time through Playstation 1, Playstation 2, Playstation 3 HD remakes and even Playstation emulators. The Last Tinker is the closest you'll get to reliving those types of childhood games.

That nostalgia aside (the main selling point), the graphics aren't bad. The game has a very colourful, vibrant look but that is also due to the story line. No framerate issues that I've noticed nor any pixelation. No bugs or glitches. Simple controls, enemies and powers to learn. Decent soundtrack. Replayable missions if anything was missed. Easily completed steam achievements. Fun unlockable visual modes (Small heads, Big heads, Black & White, Colour Reverse, Mirror World, God Mode, Arena). No real overall downside to this game, only things that not appeal to your game tastes.

P.S. This is my first review. Sorry if it was unhelpful, unagreeable or too long.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2015
Game for being united

I originally got this for my yougest to play, she's 8yrs old, but after watching her play it seemed really interesting.
I play it now and it is really cool.\
  • Controls are very smooth and use full controller support.
  • Graphics are very clean and crisp
  • Audio is very nice
  • Game reminds me of a different era when games were about fun. Not about how realistic it is but gaming enjoyment.
    It's not supposed to be real. :)
  • Has an amazing message about racism in game. I personally agree with this games message do to the fact i'm white and my woman is black and we have 'mixed' kids.
    (Don't like that word 'mixed').

The game is actually fun and has a color-blind mode that really does work. (I'm color-blind myself)
So if you are looking for something kid friendly and still can be played by all, this is the game for you.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Overview: This is one of the best spins on adventure games i've played in a while. It reminded me of ye ol' Jak and Daxter and Ratchet and Clank, where you have just a simplistic complication, but don't let that fool you as there is more to this game then it seems.

Story: Being one of the few members of the town outside the major districts, your little community takes in all kinds of color'ed people and the town acts as a neutral settlement for people afraid of their own districts. Majority of the game revolves around the complications each of the 3 colors present to one another;
Red most commonly known for anger and rage is well represented through the Red characters.
Green, the curious types of people who turned coward, have more of a technological side with their robust defenses and how they live boarded up in their homes away from all the outsiders.
Blue was the trading hub of color, which in this world was the biggest product that everyone needed and used. Although due to complications they all turned sad and depressed.

At the very start it may seem slow, but if you pull through the excellent tutorial that is given and move towards the big twist that even I did not see coming, the game draws itself a quite nice narrative.

Gameplay: The combat after you reach the fighting part of the tutorial seems very bland, sort of a button mash really to kill most of the enemies early game. But I digress as the further in the game you play you can purchase upgrades and combo's for your attacks and also increase duration of abilities. This allows for people with different playstyles to work more efficiently and perhaps change the gameplay to suite individual people.

The parkour element, a MAJOR part of the game is very well produced. The smooth maneuvering of jumping around on boxes and planks really feels fluent. It may be hard to understand at first but once you get through the basic of how to jump around without stopping to look around it becomes a fun experience jumping around and exploring to find collectibles.

Controls: A combat/parkour game must have a big majority of the focus on the controls, without doing so it could make the game feel troublesome to control and overall a bad experience. From what I have played of the game using my Xbox 360 controller (Yes it supports xbox controller which is a big plus for me) it is very difficult to get used to from the average buttons. The interact button is what would strike most people as the most unusual, as on the 360 controller it is (Y), and you will see why it is as you progress through the game.
The combat portion of the controls amongst the parkour is also very fun to play with. It has a dodge mechanic which seems very functional when needing to dodge attacks, and can also be used to initiate combos and reach platforms if performed correctly.

Sumarrising Statement: This game may not be as extensive as the old PS2 games that this game seems inspired off, it does bring a nuance in this genre with its unique parkour concept and the difficult combat found later in the game. I greatly feel this game is well worth the $4 spent and is a must pickup if it goes on sale for lower.
8.5/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2015
I liked this game, its not a precision platformer, more like a casual platformer with a decent flow in the gameplay, combat was fun, kinda felt a bit unfair sometimes due to the lack of invincibility frames on hits meaning multiple enemies can stunlock you pretty easily, that said with the unlocks it makes the combat fairly quick and some decent combo potential.
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