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Together Retro: Fantastic Dizzy

by racketboy Wed May 01, 2013 5:00 pm

This one's new to me -- who's up for it?
http://www.racketboy.com/together-retro ... s-of-dizzy
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Re: Together Retro: Fantastic Dizzy

by ExedExes Wed May 01, 2013 5:02 pm

I'll be playing the Genesis port. It seems to have a lot of depth behind it. An adventure platformer is a genre I have not played in a while!
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Re: Together Retro: Fantastic Dizzy

by alienjesus Wed May 01, 2013 5:06 pm

I picked it up on Mega Drive. I'm interested to see how it plays, although I think I might have to emulate it because my Mega Drive isn't with me at the moment.
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Re: Together Retro: Fantastic Dizzy

by Stark Wed May 01, 2013 5:09 pm

vNES doesn't have it. :(
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Re: Together Retro: Fantastic Dizzy

by Menegrothx Wed May 01, 2013 7:20 pm

Stark wrote:vNES doesn't have it. :(

http://coolrom.com/roms/nes/1916/Fantas ... _Dizzy.php
http://coolrom.com/emulators/nes/41/Jnes.php

If you're going to emulate it, might as well play the Amiga/CD32/PC/Genesis version (which ever of them is the best) rather than the NES port, or any other 8-bit version for that matter.
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Re: Together Retro: Fantastic Dizzy

by TEKTORO Wed May 01, 2013 10:06 pm

I'll be going with NES ports 4-1 Quattro Adventure (Treasure Island) & Fantastic Adventures with alittle 4-1 Quattro Sports thrown in, the BMX & Baseball are fun.

Retro Gamer has an article containing history and origin on Dizzy, from the article the Amiga was its orginal platform if I remember correct (not 100%) I'll see if I can scan and upload it for you guys.

Otherwise this was honestly one of my favorite games growing up and I remember a few years back when I was collecting nes alot I stumbled across this memory and had to have it again. So this will be my first go at it again since I dont know late 80's. :shock:
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Re: Together Retro: Fantastic Dizzy

by Ivo Thu May 02, 2013 9:50 am

About the ports, it seems the Master System version actually has a decent inventory system. Not sure it is worth the trade-off on the graphics though. You can try to see the different ports out on youtube.

The Genesis has "sound effects" while the Amiga only has music, but I'm not sure if that is a significant difference as the sound effects are mostly (or only?) a chime whenever you pick up a star.

The Amiga CD32 version on the "Big 6" compilation is apparently slightly better graphically than the regular Amiga version.

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Re: Together Retro: Fantastic Dizzy

by ExedExes Thu May 02, 2013 10:57 am

I started playing it last night, and on the Genesis it's not too bad. It reminds me very much of another European-developed adventure platformer, the awesome Gods. Same inventory system, same (almost) back-tracking, same simple puzzles. That's another one we all need to play here.

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Re: Together Retro: Fantastic Dizzy

by sosoyo180 Thu May 02, 2013 2:36 pm

I'll definitely try to get my hands on a copy!

Probably the NES version.
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Re: Together Retro: Fantastic Dizzy

by ExedExes Fri May 03, 2013 5:53 pm

I'm really liking this so far. Lots of simple puzzles to figure out in the treehouses. 50 stars collected, 200 to go. About ready to venture west out of the tree village.
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