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The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy

DOS - 1994

Also available on: Amiga - Game Gear - Genesis - SEGA Master System

Alt name Fantastic Dizzy
Year 1994
Platform DOS
Released in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom
Genre Action
Theme Platform, Puzzle elements
Publisher Codemasters Software Company Limited, The
Developer Codemasters Software Company Limited, The
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Side view
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.61
4.4 / 5 - 69 votes

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Fans of Spectrum computers would recall that Codemasters' Dizzy series were some of the best games ever made for that computer.

Created by a quirky pair of designers who call themselves The Oliver Twins, the series feature Dizzy, prince of the egg-shaped people (okay, they're actually eggs) who are, quite ingeniously, called yolkfolk. The games are either arcade adventure, or arcade-style puzzlers. The series is memorable for eccentric level design, great music, and wonderful cartoon-style sense of humor. There were 15 Dizzy games made for the Spectrum, only 7 of which were ported to the PC.

Fantastic Dizzy (a.k.a. Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy) is one the few Dizzy games that were not released for the Spectrum, the system on which the series was well known. Instead, Fantastic Dizzy was first released on the NES, followed by the PC, Sega Master System, and Game Gear versions. It was also notable for being the last adventure-style Dizzy game ported to the PC (the series itself has one more adventure-style game, i.e. Dizzy The Adventurer, but that was the NES remake of Prince of The Yolkfolk, which was released earlier for the PC).

Gameplay should by now be old hat for anyone who has played the previous three Dizzy games. You guide Dizzy, the little egg man, as he wanders around a leafy forest (as well as a medieval-looking town, a lost mine and an underwater section in this particular episode), picking up bizarre objects and using them in even more bizarre ways to solve strange puzzles. Fortunately, the first few puzzles are easy ones designed to get you into the swing of things (e.g. use the plank of wood to make a bridge across the spikes, give the big lump of meat to the monster to stop him from eating you). The puzzles quickly become devious, giving you the kind of mind-wracking frustration that makes for a real sense of reward when you finally solve one. Solving puzzles often opens up whole new areas, with different backdrop, so you always have an incentive to grit your teeth and move on.

In addition to fun adventure puzzles, Fantastic Dizzy also introduces a few arcade sub-games to the standard Dizzy formula, including an Operation Wolf-style shooting gallery and a tile-shuffling puzzle game where you can win extra lives, but these are mere icing on the cake.

Overall, if you are a Dizzy fan, Fantastic Dizzy is a great game that is well worth the time spent. It's much longer, looks better, and sounds better than previous Dizzy games. Highly recommended, especially if you like twisted puzzles a la Coktel Vision's Goblins series.

Review By HOTUD

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BroCephas 2022-09-15 0 point DOS version

Cleaning up my workshop I ran across my old 8-bit nes and, in a fit of nostalgia, looked up my old favorite. Great to see that there's a dos version and a dos emulator to play with after I finish my chores.

The Boz 2022-08-14 -3 points

I always found the Dizzy series of games over rated. I hated how the character jumped and the graphics (at the time) were never the best. Much better platform games at the time which were 10 a penny on the MegaDrive.

Flyboy 2022-07-21 0 point

To run these files you either need emulator ..dosbox for the dos ver. WinUAE or fs-uae for amiga ver. Or my favorite for saga games Kfusion. Which can emulate game gear /Genesis/32x /saga CD iso and master system wow!

xd_wowcooboy#5838 2022-01-07 -1 point DOS version

Air Force train me much so E4 coming lets say about E5 will be better. Phase 2 is coming.

Retro Pxiel Lizard 2019-11-02 -1 point Genesis version

Despite no saving (Thank you save states) this is still one of the better games to introduce a friend to the Dizzy franchise.

LM 2019-09-20 -6 points

How can I make it work on Windows 10? Thanks.

silvershadow76 2014-10-12 0 point DOS version

PPP the game is like a maze. My animal jam username is silver shadow 76. The game is confusing

Minorityshack 2013-11-23 1 point DOS version

Anyone know what the controls are for this game? During the castle siege he's supposed to be able to duck, but there's no button to do that is there?

lucho 2013-08-10 2 points DOS version

Excelente juego de habilidad y astucia llegue hasta el brujo.

NiceGuy 2013-07-02 1 point DOS version


Install DosBox which helps to run all kinda old games esp. dos based

Panto 2013-04-04 1 point DOS version

How to run in win7?

Godess 2012-12-29 0 point DOS version

Eres un pendejo.

lucho 2012-05-22 0 point DOS version

quiero saber si existe alguna version del juego que pueda ser grabada en la memoria

Winter 2011-06-04 1 point DOS version

What a nice game, i almost completed it when i was little. Nostalgia...

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