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Retro Gaming => Homebrew Chat => Topic started by: TL on June 01, 2014, 13:13:43 PM

Title: Dizzy - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
Post by: TL on June 01, 2014, 13:13:43 PM

[size=140]Codemasters' Dizzy is one of the best selling computer games of all time and one that started a huge franchise that went right through to the 16-bit consoles and produced numerous spin-off games. But for some unknown reason it was never released for the Atari 8-bit computers, well now that mistake has been corrected thanks to A8 homebrew coder PAW. The game has been in production now for many years but is now finally close to completion and a demo has been made available for testing purposes![/size]


[size=140]For those that don't know, this game is a platform style adventure where Dizzy must search the fairy tale land of Katmandu for a Leprechaun's Wig, a Cloud's Silver Lining, a Vampire Dux Feather, and a Troll Brew and deposit them in a cauldron to make a potion to defeat the evil wizard Zaks. The gameplay involves collecting items and moving to other locations where the item is required; for example, at one point a raincoat is needed to protect against damaging rain. This is made more difficult because only one item can be carried at any given time. Unlike later games in the series, which focus more on the inventory-based puzzles, this first game features a very large number of hazards that kill the player on contact. With only three lives initially to complete the game, this makes it a very difficult game to complete by today's standards.[/size]


[size=140]Work is still progressing on the A8 version, at the moment it is missing many of the animations and the graphics are still a little clumsy but all items are already in places and you can use them exactly the same as the other 8-bit versions. At the moment though there is no word on when the game will be completed although the programmer warns not to expect it anytime soon! For now you can watch the video below or download the demo version and give it a try on your favourite emulator or real hardware via a flash device.[/size]

[size=240]DOWNLOAD HERE! (http://http)[/size]

DIZZY for Atari XL/XE (W.I.P.) (http://http)[/align:1cypymdw]
Title: Re: Dizzy - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
Post by: Minerals on June 02, 2014, 21:54:28 PM
Awesome, love Dizzy gamesĀ  :69:
Title: Re: Dizzy - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
Post by: Vyothric on June 02, 2014, 23:43:41 PM
Looks stretched.
Title: Re: Dizzy - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
Post by: zapiy on June 03, 2014, 09:59:13 AM
Yeah that does, only one way to prove it i suppose is to have ago on it lol.

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