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Magicland Dizzy

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
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3.7
Commodore 64
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3.6
Amiga
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Description

Dizzy, the egg protagonist, is back in his fourth installment: Magicland Dizzy. The land has been corrupted by an evil wizard, and it's Dizzy's job to set everything right. To do this, he must walk, jump and flip through a large number of screens, pick up and use various items, and talk to people.

Screenshots

Magicland Dizzy Commodore 64 The chapel.
Magicland Dizzy Commodore 64 Find the way to kill the ghosts.
Magicland Dizzy ZX Spectrum You've got a key.
Magicland Dizzy ZX Spectrum The Talking Bush

Alternate Titles

  • "ארץ הקסמים של דיזי" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Magic Land Dizzy" -- Alternate spelling (C64 media)
  • "Dizzy 4" -- Informal Name

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Platform/adventure game Commodore 64 Gary Smith (15)

The Press Says

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 83 out of 100 83
PC Player (Germany) DOS Sep, 1993 41 out of 100 41

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Trivia

Promotion

The game used a very unique promotion system. A mini-game for ZX Spectrum was created called Dizzy 3.5: Into the Magicland and was given for free with the magazine Crash!. In the game a player could see the story how Dizzy ended up in the Magicland. There was also a new character, Dizzy's cousin Danny who never appeared in any other game of the series.

Awards

  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #55 “Readers' Top 100”
  • Retro Gamer
    • September 2004 (Issue #8) – #71 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)

Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (20702), Martin Smith (63132) and Pat Cdr (1222)