Spellbound Dizzy

Dizzy V: Spellbound Dizzy developed by Big Red Software. Standalone release by Codemasters in 1991.

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Author(s): MadMattyMadMatty
System: Commodore 64 / 128
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Publication Date: 26/10/2021
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Duration: 01:50:56
File Size: 213.35 MB (218472.00 KB)
Downloads: 15 downloads
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Player's Review

"The BIGGEST and BEST Dizzy game yet! Over 100 amazing screens of cartoon FUN! Go SCUBA DIVING! Take a WILD RIDE underground! Explore strange new worlds. Save the YOLK FOLK!"

It's that crazy long Dizzy game with so much backtracking and annoying rock collecting and pit jumping. Nearly two hours and thats when you know what to do. A Multiface or Action replay was invaluable for saving progress back in the day. Savestates in modern emulators make the game more palatable.

The Commodore64 version takes last place after Spectrum and Amstrad due to missing animations and dialogue. Joystick control returns (missing in lite version) but the whole game is notably slower than the other versions. There are some annoying bugs in the conversion. When items have been used they stay in your inventory so you have to know to drop them in this version to make space. This almost caused a problem in the bad cave as instead of using the seaweed once, you had to keep in in your pocket with the light jar to get through the screen as well as transporting the shoe and the two rocks required. I don't think there is any fall damage or animation in this version either.

The only saving grace is that some jumping sections are easier especially the whole quarry trampolining section but notable the water pipe where the the fish net is collected. Normally a difficult jump but here I can just walk through it! A couple of screens require clipping through the screens to find and I dunno how you would have found them without the help of magazines back then.

After completing the game I close the video with room 105 which I got to by accident and couldn't find a way out of it.

00:00:00 Title Music
00:01:41 Game
01:50:38 Room 105