Dizzy's third adventure sees the introduction of the Yolkfolk, including Daisy, who has got lost in the fantasy world of the title. Dizzy sets off to rescue her, braving dragons, rats and alligators along the way. The lands are littered with coins, and as well as completing the main task you should aim to collect as many of these as possible. There are puzzles on most screens, involving collecting objects such as keys, food and water buckets, and using them on doors, flames and such. Unlike the first two game, dialogue boxes between Dizzy and various other characters are included, giving the game a sense of character and humor as well as guiding you through the puzzles somewhat.
In Fantasy World Dizzy, you quite obviously play the part of Dizzy, the lovable egg and Prince of the Yolkfolk. In this, the first fiendish installment of the series available for PC, Dizzy's girlfriend Daisy has been kidnapped by an evil king, and worse still, Dizzy has been thrown in the castle dungeon under the watchful eye of a troll guard!
But Dizzy, not one to give up, must escape from the dungeon and rescue Daisy from the Cloud Castle. To get there, he must fight off Alligators, Dragons and Hawks, meet some other people of the Yolkfolk, and avoid those damn flames! His adventures will send him climbing beanstalks, jumping onto clouds and at one point, he will most definitely see things from a different perspective.
Even after he's rescued Daisy, he's sent on one last quest, but I won't tell you about that annoying endeavour. To find out, play this brilliant game yourself!
Even though this game is over fifteen years old, the graphics are far from amazing for its time. On large monitors, there's no difference between Dizzy and a large, jumping football. You can also tell that the same obstacles were used twice, like for example two identical dragons. But, while you're playing, you tend not to notice anyway.
The most annoying thing about this game, though, is the fact you can't save. To add to the difficulty of ever finishing, you only have three lives. You can pick up a few more as the game progresses, but not enough. Luckily, there is a cheat for infinite lives, but if you want it, you'll need to look for it yourself.
The controls couldn't be simpler, the arrows keys move you and the return key picks up items. If you have any difficulty remembering those, you can also use Z, X, P and L, though I fail to see how anyone could use those to control anything.
On the whole, this is a great game with a few setbacks, the biggest being unable to save, but once you overcome this, you've got yourself a great game to play on a rainy day. This is definitely one of the best Dizzy games, with its sometimes humorous dialog and well thought out storyline. And because of that, I give this game a four.
- cycles: 3000+ - this game is not fickle at all and will run with almost any number of cycles.
Part of the Dizzy games Series
This has been one of my top 10 games of Commodore 64! I had no idea it was converted to PC until recent when a friend of mine brought it to me on a floppy. Dizzy, the world's most famous egg is looking for his abducted girlfriend (again). You'll have to run around, pick objects, use them on different locations and do other stuff. I love this game!
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.
Fantasy World Dizzy was the first Dizzy game to have been available for the PC. Third in the series overall, Fantasy World Dizzy is a fiendish platformer that many consider the most difficult in the entire series. This time Daisy, Dizzy's girlfriend, has been kidnapped by the Evil King's trolls and sent to Wizard Weird's Tallest Tower, while Dizzy himself was dragged away and thrown into the deepest, darkest, dankest of the Kings Dungeons in the bowels of Fantasy World. Your job, of course, is to escape.
As in other arcade adventures in the series, gameplay in Fantasy World Dizzy consists of collecting and using items to solve puzzles, as well as platform-style action, such as dealing with the fire- breathing dragon. This is the first Dizzy game to feature his friends the Yolkfolk, and you'll need their help to succeed. There are also some mysterious creatures to watch out for, such as hawks, crocodiles and the armorog. Although this is the only Dizzy game for PC that offers only PC speaker, the music is still quite good for its time. Overall, a nice, pleasant arcade adventure that just might get PC gamers to take a look at this quirky Spectrum classic.
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