Another thing I thought of that could be confusing the issue is a list of telephone help lines you would see for many of CodeMasters' classic adventure games. In the introduction to Fantasy World Dizzy for PC, a number is listed for Treasure Island Dizzy's help line under the "Amiga, Atari ST, PC" heading. But of course, that may only mean that the games under that heading were released for at least one of those systems, not necessarily all three. What's more, the manual for Spellbound Dizzy seems to indicate that the original "Dizzy" was released for the Atari ST and Amiga too! But notice that the phone number for it is exactly the same as the one on the Spectrum, Amstrad, and C64 list.
Actually, the only games whose numbers differ between lists are MagicLand Dizzy, Treasure Island Dizzy, and Little Puff. Now, I haven't played Little Puff yet, but I know MagicLand Dizzy had a few minor challenges removed when it was updated, while Treasure Island Dizzy had a bunch more puzzles added, so I can understand why they would need to make separate recordings for different systems. Whereas Fantasy World Dizzy, Spellbound Dizzy, and Prince of the YolkFolk have the exact same solutions in 16-bit form, only with different locations for collectibles in the latter two games, and I don't think the help lines listed those anyway. So if Dizzy 1 had the same phone number for its 16-bit conversion, either it would have had the exact same solution, or the people at CodeMasters weren't sure if a conversion would be made but expected it would have the same solution and wanted to "cover their bases" in case it did come out.
Hmm interesting, guess they had plans but didn't get round to it.
Edit: Discovered some info on the Gameboy version, it was finalised and approved but never released. As for the Atari version nobody else has heard of it.
Last edited by geekgirl101; 24-03-11 at 04:50 AM.
for some reason i recall treasure island dizzy being in existence in DOS format but part me thinks my mind is just tricking me, i hope one day some of these "lost" versions surface but i doubt even the oliver twins know where they are