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Whizz

Genre
Perspective
MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
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2.0
SEGA Saturn
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SNES
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2.0
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Description

Whizz is one of the few 3D platformers to use an isometric viewpoint. The controls reflect this, with moving the controller to the right actually moving the character down and right, moving it down and right moving the character down directly, and so on. Each level is played out against a time limit, and the paths through the level aren’t always clear-cut. There are four different types of doors, each of which needs a particular icon to pass (the icons represent the door type, such as ice or bricks, rather than hot water or a key, or anything you’d logically expect to clear the path). You can avoid the baddies, which may be the best option, as killing them costs you some energy –this reduces the significance of the points system.

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Whizz DOS Can you sneak by on this path?
Whizz SNES Hourglass to extend time, gems to gain points.
Whizz SNES Spikey...
Whizz DOS A beach ball gets in the way.

Alternate Titles

  • "アクピョン・ゲーム ウィズ" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Amiga Games Amiga Apr, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1995 75 out of 100 75
Consoles News PlayStation Oct, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1995 73 out of 100 73
Mega Fun PlayStation Sep, 1996 61 out of 100 61
Retro Spirit Games SNES Apr 08, 2013 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
PC Games (Germany) DOS Apr, 1995 54 out of 100 54
Joypad PlayStation Oct, 1996 50 out of 100 50
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jul, 1995 48 out of 100 48
Total! (Germany) SNES Jan, 1997 3.75 out of 6 45

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