Wiz 'n' Liz
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|Wiz 'n' Liz|
|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Sound driver: Krisalis sound driver|
|Number of players: 1-2|
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Wiz 'n' Liz is a sidescrolling action game released for the Sega Mega Drive in 1993. It was also release for the Amiga, although the Sega Mega Drive version is technically more refined. During development the game was known as Wizzy 'n' Lizzy.
The game features multiple stages that can be accessed in free order from a hub world. Difficulty level selection has a great influence of the duration of the game. Two characters are selectable, the male magician Wiz and his female counterpart Liz.
The game takes a minimal violence approach. The goal of each stage is to collect the "wabbits" scattered around the level as quickly as possible. To do so, you must first grab magical letters that form the name of a spell that will facilitate catching the wabbits; once you catch all of them, you must find the exit out of the stage. You must do all of this in a limited amount of time; fortunately, you move quite fast. and jump. Each world ends with a screen filling boss. This is the only time attack spells are available.
The game has an elaborate score system. After collecting all letters, the wabbits drop stars, extra time etc, which can be collected in the remaining time, not too different from the system NiGHTS employs.
In the US, the game was released on the first day of Winter CES 1994; January 6th.
The game features a cameo appearance of Fatal Rewind's main character.
The PAL version appears to be optimized both in terms of gameplay speed and music speed.
- Design by: Martyn R Chudley
- Programming by: Martyn R Chudley
- Artwork by: Mike Waterworth
- Audio by: Krisalis Software Ltd
- Music by: Matt Furniss
- Driver by: S Hollingworth
- Copyright Psygnosis Ltd 1993
- Source: In-game credits
- Main article: Wiz 'n' Liz/Magazine articles.
|Sega Retro Average|
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|Mega Drive, SE (rental)|
- Computer & Video Games, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-15), page 124
- MAN!AC, "11/93" (DE; 1993-xx-xx), page 12
- Hyper, "December 1993" (AU; 1993-xx-xx), page 9
- Game Players, "Vol. 6 No. 12 December 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 47
- GamePro, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 293
- Consoles +, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 126/127 (126)
- Computer & Video Games, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-15), page 69
- Mean Machines Sega, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-08-28), page 64-66 (67)
- Player One, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 110/111 (110)
- SuperGamePower, "Abril 1994" (BR; 1994-xx-xx), page 26