Codemasters Bringing Back Dizzy!

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  1. Hadrian
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    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    Those who used to play on computers in the 80's and early 90's might have a little sex wee when they see this!

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    Egg box + boxing glove + "back" = mother fucking Dizzy!

    Dizzy was involved some of the most excellent platform puzzle games on early home computers (the ones that were by Sinclair, Amstrad & Commodore). He also had a pretty good game on the NES though it was nothing compared to the likes of Treasure Island Disland or Fantasy World Dizzy. Back then his games topped the all formats charts and kept kids like me entertained.

    Codemasters have been living off racers and cricket games of late, I liked their Overlord series but it didn't do so well. Could this be them bringing their mascot back to the big time or will it just be another disposable iPhone game?

    http://www.eggcitingnews.com/
    http://gonintendo.co...story&id=166966
     
  2. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    If it won't be a 2D side-scroller, it's gonna suck donkey balls. Please, Codemasters - don't you dare grape my nostalgia with a 3D platformer or I swear, I'll loose all repsect for you, and I have plenty.
     
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  3. emigre

    emigre An electric type pokemons

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    I can see DIzzy work are digital content. High red 2D art on PSN et al and it might just work.
     
  4. Hadrian
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    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    Fuck 2D art, I want pixels.
     
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  5. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    2D art... is made of pixels...
     
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  6. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

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    He means pixel art, where you can actually distinguish the pixels.
     
  7. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Ah! I get it nao... and somewhat agree - it can't be ugly-huge-distinguishable pixels, but some would be nice, just to give the retro feel to enhance the nerdgasm. I mean, the only people aware of Dizzy's existance are... old. They'll enjoy it, at least I would. XD
     
  8. vpd

    vpd GBAtemp Regular

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    Fuck yeah, loved the Amstrad versions of Dizzy. :)
     
  9. chartube12

    chartube12 CPT Chazz 713

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    Dizzy? hmmm is this the purple looking creature and the the olympic rings?
     
  10. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    If you really wanted to get technical, you could say 3D art is made of pixels. Anything on your computer/television screen is made of pixels.
     
  11. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    I tried not to generalize, I assumed it's sort of obvious.
     
  12. Arm73

    Arm73 GBAtemp Addict

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    Dizzy......I remember some outstanding sequels made for the Russian Sincalir clones, pretty good stuff, unfortunately unplayable due to the language.
    I think I have 6 or 7 games for my Spectrum somewhere. Even though I liked the idea of a platform adventure, I never really got into those games, never bothered to finish one.
    But if they manage to give it an update with a retro feel, then I'll gladly check it out.
     
  13. koimayeul

    koimayeul GBAtemp Maniac

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    Genesis dizzy was horrible that's all i can recollect of the character
     
  14. ConJ

    ConJ The Toker

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    Awesome news. I used to love playing Dizzy on the Commodore 64. Treasure Island Dizzy was one of my favourites, well it's the one i can remember right now.

    I'm sure this will indulge the nostalgic side of me. :yay:
     
  15. adzix

    adzix GBAtemp Regular

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    Treasure Island Dizzy
     
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