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Dizzy's world is being threatened by the evil wizard Zaks. The player takes control of Dizzy, the anthropomorphic egg, who must search the land for a Leprechaun's Wig, a Cloud's Silver Lining, a Vampire Dux Feather, and Troll Brew, to make a potion to defeat Zaks with.

This is the first game in a long line of platform games starring Dizzy. Like all other installments, the gameplay is standard platformer fare, with the exception of inventory items scattered around the world, which are necessary to overcome obstacles and progress through the game. The world expands in all four compass directions, items are frequently far away from the obstacles they are used on, and it is only possible to hold one item in the inventory at a time, so much backtracking is necessary.

There are many monsters and hazards in the game's stages. Some inventory items are used to destroy monsters. For example, one of the first inventory items the Dizzy finds is birdseed. As long as birdseed is the item in the inventory, Dizzy destroys any birds he touches.


Dizzy: The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure Amstrad CPC Title screen.
Dizzy: The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure Commodore 64 Starting location
Dizzy: The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure ZX Spectrum Starting off on your adventure
Dizzy: The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure Commodore 64 The shark infested moat.

Promo Images

Dizzy: The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure Concept Art
Dizzy: The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure Concept Art Controls
Dizzy: The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure Other For Amstrad CPC & ZX Spectrum
Dizzy: The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure Concept Art Instructions to be printed in magazine

Alternate Titles

  • "Dizzy ! The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure" -- In-game title
  • "Dizzy 1" -- Informal title
  • "Dizzy" -- In game title

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Critic Reviews

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Amtix! Amstrad CPC Dec, 1987 89 out of 100 89
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1987 788 out of 1000 79
Crash! ZX Spectrum Nov, 1987 78 out of 100 78
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Mar, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 6.8 out of 12 57


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  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #80 “Readers' Top 100”
  • Commodore Format
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #6 The Bottom 10
  • Retro Gamer
    • October 2004 (Issue #9) – #47 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)

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