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































Number of players: 1-2 (alternating)
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Italiano
  • Español
  • 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
    Sega Game Gear
    IT
    T-121003



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    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
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    77
    Based on
    3 reviews

    Game Gear, UK
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    Cover
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    Cart
    Game Gear, FR/DE
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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

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Game Gear
     ?
    CRC32 AA140C9C
    MD5 613376B7B53E43BA17AE1B62DA3C9251
    SHA-1 DB3C0686715373242911F8471A1E91673811D62A
    512kB Cartridge (EU)

    References