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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