Fantastic Dizzy, EU Sega Mega Drive boxart
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Master System, Game Gear, NES, Amiga, MS-DOS
Fantastic Dizzy is a videogame, part of the main Dizzy game series, released in 1991 for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Master System, Game Gear, NES, Amiga and MS-DOS. It is the 8th game to be released as part of the main series.
All the Yolkfolk are present in Fantastic Dizzy, along with several other characters.
The forces of good include:
- Grand Dizzy
- Pogie the Fluffle
- Theodore the Good Wizard
- Prince Clumsy
The game also features several neutral characters:
And of course, the forces of evil, questionable or otherwise:
The gameplay followed the same route as previous Dizzy games, allowing the titular egg to carry up to 3 items at once to solve various puzzles.
A health bar was introduced, meaning enemies could deal damage without killing Dizzy outright, although many encounters were still one-hit kills. Fruit was strewn about the various areas which could restore parts of Dizzy's lost health, as well as providing points.
Lives were present, too, and a minigame involving Theodore allowed the player to gather extra lives.
Perhaps the biggest change was the introduction of Stars. 100 or 250 stars were scattered throughout the game, depending on which version you play. If the player proceeds to Zak's castle without first collecting all of these stars, they will find an electric barrier between them and the final goal. Some of these stars were located within the various mini-games (such as the Minecart ride), forcing players to replay them until all the stars were gathered.