Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings (SNES)

Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings SNES Title screen / Main menu.


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Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings is the official game of the mascot of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. As the name suggests, Izzy must find the five Olympic rings, hidden by the guardians so that Izzy does not take them to his world.

The game plays a lot like Mario games; to eliminate an opponent Izzy must jump over his head. There are two jumps available, the ball jump suitable for height and the hurdle jump, suitable for distance. Both allow Izzy to clear an enemy, but the second harms him.If Izzy is hit, then he must find three medals, or at the next hit he loses a life. There are some extra objects, like Olympic torches, and eggs that hatch either objects for bonus points, trampolines or morph points to reach otherwise inaccessible areas or traps. Izzy can also morph into a glider, a baseball player, an archer or a rocket, among others, to overcome some sections of the levels.

Graphics and sound remain faithful to the cartoony origins of the mascot.


Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings SNES Intro
Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings SNES Falling of the edge
Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings SNES Hanging around
Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings SNES Your flying

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Joypad Oct, 1995 83 out of 100 83
GamePro (US) May, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Aug, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Total! (Germany) Feb, 1996 2.75 out of 6 65
Mega Fun Feb, 1996 58 out of 100 58
Video Games Jan, 1996 56 out of 100 56


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As of 2006, Izzy (abbreviation of Whatizit) is the only Olympic mascot to be featured on a game of his own. However, the abstract character ranks as one of the least liked of mascots.

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