For the first gameplay of our Tell Us Tori segment, we decided to try out Crypt-Oink. But what exactly is this DApp game all about?
Crypt-Oink is a simulation DApp game, developed by Japanese firm Good Luck 3 on the Ethereum blockchain, where players can collect, breed, and train their own 3D animated pigs called Cryptons, which are ERC-721 non-fungible tokens that take on different shapes, colors, and patterns.
Upon joining the game, players are given the chance to choose from three Eggtons, which are Cryptons that cannot be bred or traded. The free Eggtons possess the same set of skills but each differ in levels of speed, power, and stamina.
Prior to its racing feature, Crypt-Oink only allows its players to purchase, collect, breed, and trade genderless Cryptons. Now, these virtual pigs can be trained to join the “Gran Ton Rismo” race, giving the game a more exciting feature.
To train the Cryptons, players need to purchase certain in-game items to increase their skills using Coink, the game’s version of money which can also be bought using Ether.
Training and racing increase the Crypton’s age and stats and decrease their energy, which can be replenished by buying certain items as well.
Each race in the game have certain entry requirements:
- Beginner’s Cup – for owner level 1 Cryptons
- League Race – for owner level 2 Cryptons and below
- Season Race – for Cryptons with an owner level above 3, that are under 9 years and 11 months old, and have a sky-blue body color
- Monthly Cup – for Cryptons that are above owner level 4
- ETH Mini Cup – only available for certain Cryptons and requires 6 owners
Players can buy Cryptons at the Market, as well as breed them by mating them with a Crypton from another owner. The new Crypton will be born with the genetical traits of their parents and possibly some hidden traits.
After choosing our own Eggton and letting it undergo its first round of training, in which we used a Hoppity Boppity Ice Cream to increase its speed, we immediately set it for the League Race.
The race only consisted of one lap with one hurdle that slowed us down. Despite this, our Eggton won first place.
(Our Eggton was originally named Aggie but we later changed it to Tori)
We decided to train out Eggton again so that we can enter it in the Beginner’s Race, which also consisted of one lap and two obstacles.
We purchased 10,500 Coinks and a Training Crate that contained another Hoppity Boppity Ice Cream. Sadly, for this round, we took the last place in the race.
Determined to bag another win, we trained our Eggton again to increase its speed and stamina. This time, we bought a Moo Moo Shake, which claims to help increase stamina by two points during training.
After joining a second round of the Beginner’s Race, we lost once more to the other Cryptons and got the last place.
After three rounds of racing, we concluded that training is truly essential in making our Eggton win the race. Crypt-Oink will make you want to spend more Ether to increase the stats of your Eggton or Crypton.
For a pretty simple game, it is pretty exhilirating if you have the eagerness for races and wanting to win all the time.
Visually speaking, the entire game is very kawaii (the Japanese word for cute) and quite easy to navigate. The 3D animation of the in-game characters and landscapes aren’t sores to the eyes.
You can watch how we navigated Crypt-Oink here: