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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 SNES A conveyor belt
Whizz DOS An end of level bonus
Whizz DOS Collect bonuses, but avoid pirates.
Whizz SNES Hourglass to extend time, gems to gain points.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

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
PC Joker DOS Mar, 1995 72 out of 100 72
Mega Fun SNES Feb, 1997 61 out of 100 61
Retro Spirit Games SNES Apr 08, 2013 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Score DOS Mar, 1995 60 out of 100 60
Play Time DOS Apr, 1995 54 out of 100 54
Joypad PlayStation Oct, 1996 50 out of 100 50

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Trivia

Amiga version

Aside from the standalone retail version, Whizz was also available as a part of the Amiga Magic bundle. However the latter version was easier and was made controllable via both the keyboard and the joystick.
Contributed to by Kabushi (173133), Martin Smith (62866) and Scaryfun (14617)