Meet Your Favourite
Treasure Island Dizzy
first of many appearances 1987 by 'Dizzy'. Written
by 'The Oliver Twins' and published by Codemasters-
a budget seller, he sold no less than 250,000 copies.
Average cost was £2.99 per game -no doubt this
weighed much in Dizzy's favour to many of the more
expensive £6 to £14.99 range- a hefty
sum 22 years ago!
does not infer that the game was any the lesser for
it. On the contrary, Dizzy's first adventure had a
tremendous allure by its cartoon-type sprites, quirky
characters, good sound and tricky puzzles - all the
ingredients for an addictive and well designed game
with the guaranteed line of quality sequels.
Our little egghead
made one of the most appearances on the speccy during
its time. After the first three or four however, the
spin-offs lost much of their appeal and lacked the
original magnetism of his earlier appearances.
The Dizzy animation
is smooth and the rolls are great. Colour, sound and
graphics all compliment each other and bring great
playability to the Dizzy series.
Treasure Island Dizzy
Fantasy World Dizzy
Magicland Dizzy & Spellbound Dizzy
Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk
Dizzy Down the Rapids
Crystal Kingdom Dizzy
Plus various offshoots..
Make a potion and destroy the evil wizard
Well not really. Collect items and place them strategically
in the many locations to allow progression in the
game. Takes a little thought and perseverance, but
this all added to our spherically-challenged hero's
The fourth in the popular series, and
just as popular as its predecessors. Great fun and
no lack of brain-teasing puzzels which is the trademark
of our hero. The graphics are all the trademark cartoon-type
with a impressive amount of colour and detail. Dizzy
himself is the same as in the original game with all
its jumps and cute little rolls. It's the addictive
nature and the good playability of the series that
kept Dizzy rolling!
Prince of The
Like the previous Dizzys, the beginning
is rather easy that progressively gets more difficult
as you solve more tasks.
By his sixth introduction however, Dizzy
had spawned many clones and perhaps had lacked some
of originality of the puzzle challenges and other
Hmmm. Is that a jug of water, firewood
and some matches i see before me...