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The Excellent Dizzy Collection

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The Excellent Dizzy Collection
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer:
System(s): Sega Game Gear
Genre: Compilation






























Number of players: 1-2 (alternating)
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
UK
£? T-121003
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-121003
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? T-121003
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas T-121003



The Excellent Dizzy Collection is a compilation containing three Dizzy games for the Sega Game Gear - Dizzy the Adventurer, Panic Dizzy and Go Dizzy Go!.

History

Development

The Excellent Dizzy Collection was born out of financial troubles following the failure of the Aladdin Deck Enhancer for the Nintendo Entertainment System. US-distributor of Codemasters products, Camerica was forced to close, and access to money and staff were limited. Initially developer Interactive Studios planned to re-release or port their Aladdin Deck Enhancer games to the Sega Master System; Dizzy the Adventurer, which had been packaged with all Aladdin adapters, and three work-in-progress games; Dreamworld Pogie, Go Dizzy Go! and Wonderland Dizzy.

Codemasters, however, had other ideas, and feeling that the games would be insubstantial on their own, caused Interactive Studios to bundle them together in one package. The non-Dizzy title Dreamworld Pogie was dropped (and has not been seen since) as was, inevitably, Wonderland Dizzy, after Codemasters decided they did not want two adventure games on the same cartridge. In its place, a port of an older Dizzy game, Dizzy Panic!, now re-titled Panic Dizzy.

As a result of this series of events, it took 22 years for Wonderland Dizzy to finally be released to the public.

Release

Ports were planned for a number of systems for release in January 1994 - for the aforementioned Sega Master System, the Sega Mega Drive and IBM PC compatibles, however in the end only the Sega Game Gear version saw the light of day, and only in Europe. However, the Game Gear port is not optimised specifically for the system - it runs in the Master System's native resolution and does not tap into the extended colour palette.

Magazine articles

Main article: The Excellent Dizzy Collection/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
73
69
89 №14, p96
Sega Game Gear
77
Based on
3 reviews

Game Gear, EU
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Cover
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Cart

Unreleased versions

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The Excellent Dizzy Collection
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: Interactive Studios
Planned release date: 1994-01
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System

References

  1. File:CVG UK 149.pdf, page 14