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Title says it all. Tell us your story of first knowing Dizzy.
Well, I went to Fairport (New York) to visit family on a break one year. I got this NES clone (a while ago) that worked very well, but I did not have many games for it. I walked into place called "Game Craze" that I've been to before and started browsing the NES section. I noticed a gold cartridge called "Quattro Adventure" for $8. It was obviously unofficial and I had to have it (I don't have many rare games.) I went back and popped it into my NES and started it up. Some of the games on thee were pretty bad except for one: Treasure Island Dizzy. I went online later and stopped by eBay and to my surprise, it was an enterprise! I immediately bought more Dizzy games and searched for a fan site. I eventually came here and felt so good for myself. It turns out I'm the only one in my area (that I know of) that likes Dizzy (or even knows who he is.)
THE EDN :v2_dizzy_clapping:
When I was 6, my mum got me a ZX Spectrum+ which included the first Dizzy, then when I was 8, I got the Commodore 64 that had Fast Food, Magicland Dizzy and Crystal Kingdom Dizzy that got me in a scenic place of my own especially during primary school lol.
Then I was 9-ish I got the Spectrum +2 along with the Dizzy collection and Dizzy's Excellent adventures which got me in the huge Dizzy sprit :v2_dizzy_biggrin:
Coming to 2001, I found the Dizzy Community but never spoke till 2003, by then I started learning about The Dizzy Community and now find myself sitting on a chair being an Amateur Dizzy Fangame maker on Games Factory 2 and finding ways to help change various things :)
I'm almost 20 now and I still enjoy playing the Prince of the Yolkfolk's wildest adventures :v2_dizzy_smile:
In my case it was my dad. I asked him to buy me a game, something a little different which i had never had before, the result was the Dizzy Collection. First game i remember playing was Treasure Island and me dying after a few steps by dunking shell first into the sea :v2_dizzy_blush:
I was hooked from then onwards and bought the rest of the series.
Well, I played a demo of Dizzy 1 from an Amstrad action covertape.
Then some time after we bought the game, It was quite hard to get used to the different object locations and certain things being solid (like the well on the first screen)
I used to love using the debug cheat to move around (Pause with P then type T H A N K S) There were a lot of empty screens.
This never worked in the full game :(
Also i recall the border was the same as Treasure island dizzy for some reason. I could never understand why they would change it for the full game then reuse this old one for dizzy 2...
playing DOS games. Back when downloading illegal games with copyrights off the internet was very easy. I found Mondo Dizzy, and Dizzyworld, and pretty soon I had figured out emulators and played most versions of Dizzy. I never really played much Amiga. But the Sega Master System / Game Gear and Atari ST versions particularly intrigued me. I definately admired the music for the dizzy games and have it all recorded somewhere. Since dizzyworld and Mondo Dizzy no longer exist, the information isnt online. Andrew has all of this though, so, it's totally cool. :v2_dizzy_yahoo:
15-02-07, 09:40 PM
I was probably around 12 or so when I first played the original Dizzy on a ZX Spectrum +2A. I have no idea how I acquired it. All I know is that I was hooked and I bought pretty much every subsequent game as soon as I had saved enough pocket money to do so.
Probably my first obsession with a computer game series. :embarassed:
i can't remember it was so long ago! we had a sinclair spectrum +2 and i used to play it on that when i was little! ermm i think the first one must have been Fantasy island dizzy. i got all the rest at some point. didn't really like the original one tho.
loved it ever since. got a speccy emulator on my PC, and found the dizzy game files for it just before xmas :D then i found theos grotto and dizzyAGE....
My uncle bought the original Dizzy mainly due to the funny cover. We didn't like it too much though as we mainly played shoot em ups and beat em ups. Didn't really have a clue how they worked.
Another uncle came over one day and when looking at the game collection spotted Dizzy which he had completed. I saw him play it from begining to end and realised what a gem it was. I got the other other games and love em to this day.
with my first commodore 64, I brought a box of 4 games. Dizzy (original) was one of those 4. and funnility enough was the only game I didnt like (at first anyway). I loved the other 3 (but really cant remember what they were). After a while I thought id give this Dizzy a go, and go into it. Then I brought Kwik Snax and the rest as they say is history.........
Here's a long-winded account of my dealings with Dizzy on the C64:
Interestingly, each of the first few Dizzy games I obtained all involved some level of disappointment... After being told about this great Dizzy game that my brother had played at a friend's house (I now know it was Fantasy World Dizzy), I went out and got the first one I could find, which was Magicland Dizzy for the C64. Being quite young at the time, I couldn't quite get my head around what I was meant to do in it, so until I had made some progress, it seemed not as good as I expected. Once I got used to it though, I started to really like it.
My brother got Treasure Island Dizzy shortly after. Having played Magicland first, TID seemed inferior, I suppose because it was a less complex game and wasn't as 'magical' as MLD. Also we were totally stumped by the treasure chest puzzle for a good half an hour (retrospectively, we were pretty pathetic, even for kids), so we thought we were onto a dud, but once we got up that cliff it became a lot more exciting.
Next came Fantasy World Dizzy. The main disappointment here was that the first copy (by this point, one of those 'SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTED ELECTRONICALLY' tapes they recorded in-store) wouldn't load - it got as far as the loading picture, then corrupted. Fortunately I got a working copy the next day. I don't know what it was about FWD but I never really liked it as much as MLD, it had a lot more traps and I could never get very far into it - and that remained the case until I started playing the Dizzy games again on emulators, many years later. Now I think it's one of the better games in the series.
It seemed like ages before I got to play the original Dizzy, mainly because it never seemed to be on the shop shelves except in the Dizzy Collection, and I already had 60% of the games, so that wasn't an option. Eventually I got a borrow of it, and I have to say, I liked that one from the start, I suppose because it seemed to have a different approach to it's successors. I enjoyed it a lot at the time, but nowadays it's not one I play very often, mainly because there are a lot of killer bits in it that can destroy your whole game.
I later got a borrow of the rest of the series (POTYF and Spellbound), I liked both games at the time, particularly Spellbound (probably just because Dizzy had red gloves for once). Theres something about POTYF that seemed to be missing, I think it was the rest of the Yolkfolk. I now think Spellbound was one of the weakest in the series, although it had some nice features and music. In particular, the whole mine-shaft business was just irritating.
Crystal Kingdom Dizzy has never entered my house :)
Having said all that, I like every Dizzy adventure a lot.
I came to Dizzy at the relatively old age of 14. I went round to a friend's house one day, and we spent most of the day on his Amiga. One of the games that we played was Fantasy World Dizzy, and after a couple of games I was hooked. It wasn't all that long before I started getting the games for my Amiga, and 17 years on I still enjoy the games, and now have the choice between playing Spectrum & C64 versions on my PC (via emulators), or occasionally setting up my Amiga (which still works perfectly) for a real blast from the past.
03-05-07, 03:43 PM
My father brought a spectrum when I was 4 years old, my favourite game was dizzy. I was also particularly fond of "fast food" the pacman clone. It seems like destiny really but now I am working for the Oliver twins as I am an Artist at Blitz Games. Philip Oliver told me that they coded Fast Food from scratch in a weekend - amazing!!!
Philip Oliver told me that they coded Fast Food from scratch in a weekend - amazing!!!
Yeah it looks like they did too.. :drool: (j/k) hehe
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