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Dizzy and the Other Side (Windows)

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Dizzy and the Other Side is an adventure-platform game by Alexandru Simion, the creator of the Dizzy AGE engine which allows fans to make their own Dizzy games. The game was made with version 2.2 of the engine. Alongside the small games "Dizzy and the Healing Potion" and "Dizzy and the Mushroom Pie" it was one of the games that Alexandru and Cristina Simion made to test and show the capabilities of the recently announced engine.
In the game Dizzy is having a nice day when suddenly the wizard Zaks sends him to the other side to look for the missing Stone of Balance, a mysterious item that gives balance to all magic in the land. As usual, Dizzy has to travel through different areas and encounter many dangers before he can find the stone and return it to its place.
Unlike most Dizzy games, the game is divided into five levels or "acts". The full version was ready in 2008, but the initial "promo" version, containing just the first act and a short preview with screenshots from further areas with a "conversation between the player and the developer" (along the lines of "Please, just one more"), was released in 2006.
The game can be downloaded from the Dizzy AGE website, its own site or the Dizzy portal Yolkfolk.com. The game's site also hosts an ongoing competition where players can score a higher place through finding as many diamonds as possible (there are 60 of them, but some are hidden or hard to reach), shorter play time and fewer reloads.

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Dizzy and the Other Side Windows At the Temple of Balance...
Dizzy and the Other Side Windows This machine offers a way of travelling through act 4, at least the areas closer to the start.
Dizzy and the Other Side Windows Dizzy tells Daisy what really happened.
Dizzy and the Other Side Windows Intro - Dizzy was just having a conversation with Denzil...

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Nowhere Girl (1531) added Dizzy and the Other Side (Windows) on Dec 26, 2013