Wiz 'n' Liz

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Wiz 'n' Liz
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Psygnosis
Sound driver: Krisalis sound driver
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$? T-113026
Sega Mega Drive
£39.99[1] T-113026-50
Sega Mega Drive
?F T-113026-50
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? T-113026-50
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas T-113026-50
Sega Mega Drive
$99.95[3] ?

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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. B and C 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.

Production credits

Copyright Psygnosis Ltd 1993
Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Wiz 'n' Liz/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

EGM US 052.pdf

Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #52: "November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:

SegaVisions US 16.pdf

Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #16: "December/January 1993/1994" (1993-xx-xx)

CVG UK 146.pdf

Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #146: "January 1994" (1993-12-15)

Hyper AU 001.pdf

Print advert in Hyper (AU) #1: "December 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 [7]
81 [8]
94 №11, p72/73
69 №14, p57
81 №6, p18/19
86 №22, p68-70
85 [9]
94 [10]
78 №48, p80/81
79 №26, p42/43
88 №13, p26-28
60 [11]
61 №20, p10
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
13 reviews

Mega Drive, US
WizNLiz MD US Box.jpg
WizNLiz MD US Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, EU
WizNLiz MD EU Box.jpg
WiznLiz MD EU Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, SE (rental)

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 df036b62
MD5 01c9742b0a83a7c135f9ed6948dc7576
SHA-1 1cbd0f820aaf35dd6328a865ecc4b9eedc740807
1MB 1993-11 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 f09353b4
MD5 8c0a97a07867e5a9406d45e682d0cde8
SHA-1 2e7a1724a72e89a3f9a66720d9a7c6f293263798
1MB 1993 Cartridge (EU)