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Description

On it's most basic level, Spindizzy Worlds is, like its predecessor, similar to Marble Madness. Controlling GERALD, you must move through the isometrically viewed landscape (largely flick-screen on the ST). There are two skill levels; the harder one features more of the precarious ledges and falls of Spindizzy. Each one takes you to a different matrix of levels, which can be played in different orders and each consist of 10 screens, with a bonus level at the end.

You have limited energy, which can be recharged by collecting crystals. Fuel is limited, and is reduced by contact with hazards - generating a replacement GERALD takes time. There are many gates which are opened by running into spaces of the same colour. There are also aliens to avoid, and most movement is along thin slippery ledges with heavily inertia-based controls.

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Spindizzy Worlds SNES Beginner or advanced?
Spindizzy Worlds Amiga Credits
Spindizzy Worlds Atari ST Done - and 2 gems is my reward
Spindizzy Worlds SNES "Gargoyle" stage

Alternate Titles

  • "Spindizzy II" -- X68000, PC-98 and Working title
  • "スピンディジー・ワールド" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1991 890 out of 1000 89
The One Atari ST Nov, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Atari ST Feb, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
N-Force SNES Oct, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Play Time SNES Aug, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Total! (Germany) SNES Aug, 1993 2.25 out of 6 75
Video Games SNES Sep, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Raze Atari ST Feb, 1991 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

Package design

The design of the game's packaging was the result of a competition in Amiga Format magazine

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #13 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"

Contributed to by Riemann80 (18350), wishbringer (5548), Kabushi (156701) and Martin Smith (62978)