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Wiz 'n' Liz (Genesis)

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Description

Wiz and Liz are magicians. They live on the planet Pum and brew potions and cast spells. They also tend to rabbit-like creatures called "wabbits". One day, a concoction goes awry and sends all the wabbits to distant parts of Pum. Wiz and Liz set off to look for them.

The game is an action platformer divided into several stages. In each one of them, either Wiz or Liz must collect wabbits before time runs out. The player must pick up floating letters that appear when a wabbit is collected, and use them to spell out a magic word shown at the top of the screen. Once the word has been spelled, the newly found wabbits leave fruit, stars, and clocks that increase the time limit. The time limit can also be extended by picking up a glowing orange orb which appears during the last ten seconds of the counter, adding thirty seconds to it.

Unlike most comparable games, Wiz 'n' Liz does not contain regular enemies. The only battles in the game are against some of the end-level bosses. At the end of each stage, the fruit that was dropped by the wabbits can be mixed in a cauldron. The results range from additional points to mini-games, graphical effects, and humorous scenes.

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Wiz 'n' Liz Genesis The Evil Oak
Wiz 'n' Liz Genesis Desert World
Wiz 'n' Liz Genesis Intro
Wiz 'n' Liz Genesis Four Seconds Left

Alternate Titles

  • "Wiz 'n' Liz: The Frantic Wabbit Wescue" -- European title

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User Reviews

Wabbit-Wescuing Weirdness emmamomocat (30) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

The Press Says

Svenska Hemdatornytt Dec, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Sega-16.com Sep 05, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Apr, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Jan, 1994 8.6 out of 10 86
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1994 7.2 out of 10 72

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Trivia

Cameos

In the mini-game Splat Those Dudes!, you can see Puggsy from the Psygnosis game by the same name. If you hit him, the message "Puggsy!" is displayed.

Another cameo appears in the game, this time on the Sega logo when booting up the game. It's the main character from Bizarre Creations' (back then known as Raising Hell Productions) previous game, The Killing Game Show (also known as Fatal Rewind)
Bahz (225) added Wiz 'n' Liz (Genesis) on Jun 07, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Mike Clarke (57)