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Wizkid: The Story of Wizball II (Amiga)

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83
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall MobyScore (8 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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100
Le Geek
Wizkid is a great game and I can't think of anything quite like it before or since. Highly recommended!
94
Svenska Hemdatornytt
Wizkid är ett av dessa egenartade spel som man inte riktigt vet hur de skall beskrivas. Det börjar som en variant av Breakout men sedan utvecklas allt i de mest överraskande riktningar.
93
Amiga Format
There are no two ways about it, this is a very strange game. Wizkid is the type of game that French programmers seem to churn out with monotonous regularity, but it's better than anything I've seen over the English Channel for a very long time. I'm not saying that it's fundamentally bizarre; it's just a cutesy platform game, but hiding within Wizkid's structure is a mischievous intelligence.

The colourful graphics and irritating tunes that pervade the game simply can't hide the fact that the people who wrote it were having wicked fun. Unheard of! Coders enjoying their work indeed – what is the world coming to! But the benefit to you and I is that we'll enjoy playing it at least as much as they enjoyed writing it, and possibly even more.
88
Amiga Action
I'm a bit unsure about Wizkid. It plays very well indeed and its silliness keeps in with Sensible's pedigree. However, some of the puzzles are too irrelevant and may put you off. On the graphical side, it is very impressive - the humour is set to a high level at all times and the same can be said for the sound. The tunes are jolly and you'll find themstuck in your mind in no time at all.
82
Amiga Games
Butterweiche Animationen, farbenprächtige Grafiken und witzige Musik garnieren eine originelle Spielidee mit vielen Rätseln und Gags. Technisch brillant und sauber programmiert, hinterläßt Wizkid einen sehr guten Eindruck. Gewöhnungsbedürftig ist es allemal, dafür macht es nach der Einspielzeit jedoch Riesenspaß.
81
CU Amiga
It's been five years since Wizball was thrust on to the games-playing world. The original was praised for its addictivity and playability, and even today it still holds up well against recent releases. Unfortunately, though, Sensible never wrote the Amiga version of Wizball, and as a consequence the conversion wasn't all it could have been. With a totally revised gamestyle, Sensible Software hope to put that right with their sequel, Wizkid, and amalgamate the old with the new for a modern day classic.

Wizard, Wizball and Nifta the Cat have been imprisoned in the turtle dungeon somewhere on Wiz Island. Fortunately, their recent offspring, Wizkid, escaped and, recruiting the player as his co-pilot, embarks on a mission to rescue them. There are nine levels to play through on Wiz Island, and each accommodates two different styles of gameplay: arcade and puzzle. It is possible to finish the entire game without touching on the puzzle element at all, but it isn't half as rewarding.
79
Datormagazin
En potentiell klassiker som inte är riktigt lika bra som sin föregångare.
68
Power Play
Was ist denn mit Sensible Software los? Wizkid hat überhaupt nichts mit dem genialen Vorgänger zu tun. Statt ausgeklügelter Action gibt's derb-dumpfen Kalauer-Humor - die spielerische Linie darf man getrost vergessen. Keine Frage, Wizkid ist ein außergewöhnliches Spiel, das (positiv ausgedrückt) zu neuen Ufern aufbricht. Meiner Meinung nach hat es dabei allerdings Schiffbruch erlitten. Wizkid kann man noch am ehesten ins Action-Adventure-Genre einordnen, obwohl es mit klassischen Vertretern des edlen Genres wenig zu tun hat. Zugunsten von diversen Pseudo-Gags versickert der Spielspaß im Mittelmaß. Die Geschicklichkeitsszenen mit dem "Kopf" sind trotz toller Grafik auf Dauer langatmig und öde. Die "Körper"-Etappen sorgen zumindest beim ersten Anlauf für dezente Unterhaltung. Hat man allerdings ein "Rätsel" gelöst, wird's bei den nächsten Versuchen beinahe zur Qual - man kennt's halt schon.
67
Amiga Joker
Technisch gibt’s eigentlich nichts zu meckern: Stick-Steuerung und Kollisionsabfrage wurden perfekt gelöst; die drollige und kunterbunte Grafik ist absolut ruckelfrei animiert, und die Soundbegleitung (Musik & FX) kann ebenfalls überzeugen. Auch an haarsträubenden Einfällen, wir etwa grimmigen Wachhunden, die am stillen Örtchen Zeitung lesen, herrscht kein Mangel; bloß mit der Langzeitmotivation sieht's halt nicht gar so toll aus. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist eher niedrig angesiedelt, und die Gags kennt man irgendwann auswendig – so gut sie auch sind.