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We've all got our favourite Speccy character. Whether it's Miner Willy or Monty Mole- We'll be building a profile of the most popular and best loved characters that have ever invaded our sinclair spectrums..

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Meet Your Favourite 'Spec-Chum':

Meet: DIZZY

Appearances:
8
First Game:
"Treasure Island Dizzy"
Genre:
Platform
Full Name:
Dizzy
Height:
20 pixels
Width:
23 pixels
First Appeared:
12/04/1987
Moves:
Left/Right/Jump/Use

 

 

 

 

Treasure Island Dizzy
1985 Mikrogen




The 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!

However, this 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.

Appearances:

Automania
Treasure Island Dizzy
Fantasy World Dizzy
Magicland Dizzy & Spellbound Dizzy
Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk
Panic Dizzy
Dizzy Down the Rapids
Bubble Dizzy
Crystal Kingdom Dizzy
Plus various offshoots..


Treasure Island Dizzy

Make a potion and destroy the evil wizard Zakks! Simple...
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 charm..

 

Magicland Dizzy

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!

Dizzy: Prince of The
Yolk Folk

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 areas.


Hmmm. Is that a jug of water, firewood and some matches i see before me...



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