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Bink
Bink
Bink as seen in the game Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga for GBA.


Homeland Beanbean Kingdom


Residence(s) S.S. Chuckola
Species Undead Kong (only in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)


Affiliation(s) S.S. Chuckola Crew,
S.S. Chuckola Captain,
Bloat,
Mario,
Luigi
Powers/Abilities Managing a barrel minigame,
Having an unlimited supply of red, blue and yellow barrels to throw


Game(s) Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga,
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
First Appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest Appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017-2018)

Bink (ビィンキー, Binky in Japan) is a character who appears as an undead skeleton Kong in the game Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and a regular undead skeleton in the game Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. He is a member of the S.S. Chuckola Crew and manages a barrel minigame.

Overview[]

After Mario and Luigi get aboard the S.S. Chuckola, a ship stuck at the desert of Teehee Valley, they notice two undead crew members running off with the first Beanstar piece. They follow the skeletons into the ship and after exploring it, the heroes eventually see one of the crew taking the treasure into the storage area, where a Membership Card is required in order to gain admission. The crew guarding the entrance advise them to try helping on the ship in exchange for the item. Later, inside a room containing barrels and a doorway surrounded by lights (and a barrel sign above of it in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions), Mario and Luigi witness a Beanish folk leave for believing the work in the ship to be too hard for the brain. By talking with another crew member guarding the same doorway, the heroes have the option of accepting the job. After picking "Yes", they be able to go through the doorway.

Inside the room, Mario and Luigi meet Bink, another crew member (resembling a skeleton ape in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga). He say that if the heroes can earn at least ten barrel points, they be considered his sidekicks. By starting the minigame, Bink randomly throw many red and blue barrels at a board composed by a grid of six-by-six panels. Here, the player must move and match lines of six barrels of the same color in order to earn points within a time limit of 180 seconds. Mario can move barrels vertically, and Luigi can move them horizontally. After the aligned barrels disappear, Bink throw six new ones at the board. Later on, he also throw yellow barrels which can only to be match with the ones of the same color. At the end, after beating the high score, Bink declares Mario and Luigi his new sidekicks. Outside of the minigame room, the crew member guarding the doorway thank the heroes for the work and say they cannot pay money for it. But the skeleton give them the Membership Card. The player can re-enter the previous room and play the same minigame again.

Later, after Mario and Luigi entering the storage area and helping to free Bloat, a fat crew member stuck to the wall, in exchange for the Beanstar piece, they end up blowing up the wall and flooding the ship with sand. The river of sand drag the heroes away and push the S.S. Chuckola towards the sea. However, moments after sailing again, the ship collide against a rock and sink to the bottom of the sea. While the Beanstar piece floats away, Mario and Luigi fall off the ship and pursue the treasure underwater. After the S.S. Chuckola becomes stuck again, it's no longer accessible, also leaving the fate of its crew unknown.

However, it is possible to meet Bink again by replaying the barrel minigame for free at the Game Arcade in Little Fungitown after a machine at the location becomes vacant.

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Trivia[]

  • In the game Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Bink resembles a skeletal version of Donkey Kong the Third from the Donkey Kong game series, more specifically the head shaped like a coconut and hair curl on the top of it. Whether Bink is an actual undead Kong is not explicitly stated. He does, however, throw barrels during his minigame, which is an obvious reference to the original Donkey Kong game, where Cranky Kong (then known as Donkey Kong Sr.) would also throw barrels at the Mario's path. Bink is also capable of eating bananas when he is bored, which is unusual as skeletons do not normally eat anything, therefore, this trait may have been added to solidify the connection between Bink and Kongs.
  • In the game Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, despite keeping his original role, Bink is no longer a skeleton ape, now resembling other regular crew members of the S.S. Chuckola.

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