Format reviewed: ZX Spectrum
Developer: The Oliver Twins
Submitted by: Andrew Joseph
Crystal Kingdom Dizzy is an adventure video game featuring the character Dizzy released in December 1992 by Codemasters.
The series was originally developed by the Oliver twins who had little involvement with this title.
The game is considered the eighth and last title in the Dizzy series, which had grown to being one of Codemasters' most profitable franchises.
Codemasters recognised that Christmas was the best time to release a new episode of the series, so began work with a five-man team in January 1992 and worked solidly for 9 months making this the most tested title in the Dizzy series.
This was also the first full price Dizzy game released for the home computer formats – previous games had been available at budget prices.
It was also the first time that a Dizzy adventure game seen it's Commodore 64 version coded exclusively on that computer. In the past graphics from the ZX Spectrum versions were ported over.
On the fourth level of the game, there's a parody to the 90's UK TV game show “The Crystal Maze”, featuring a Richard O'Brien look-a-like that tells Dizzy to collect a Crystal, which involves going through an obsticle course.