• Sent in By Frank Gasking & Vinny Mainolfi
• Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
I'm not really a lover of the Dizzy series, though I
did spend a lot of my pocket money collecting the whole
series - only because I collected Codemasters games.
Crystal Kingdom Dizzy is a
little different to the first few titles. For one, it
doesn't appear to be a straight Spectrum port, but
specifically coded for the Commodore 64. Also - it feels
more like a platform game as opposed to an arcade
adventure, with bitmap, colourful graphics and full
colour sprites. All in all a better experience that I
Anyway, thanks to Frank
for sending in this game ending...
Hey hey! Dizzy has placed all the items correctly.
Here is a boring SECTION COMPLETE screen.
Ah! Here we go ... a proper ending screen - cool.
And there you have it, "Game Over". The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I am not quite sure whether or not Frank used a cheat to
complete the game (".) (Vinny: I have since created a
crazy hack for this
game so that you can easily view the ending as well as
play with a whole host of other new in-game features. Download it from
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Firstly, you place all the items correctly and you get
the following message: "CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'VE
PLACED ALL OF THEM CORRECTLY." Then, you get the
standard 'SECTION COMPLETE' screen, which is followed by
the ending screen that contains Grand Dizzy saying: "WELL
DONE, YOU'VE SAVE THE YOLK FOLK FROM THE EVIL CURSE.
ONCE MORE YOUR [incorrectly spelt] A HERO..."
Though I may not like the Dizzy games, this game
ending certainly looks as if it is giving the player
a satisfying ending. 6/10 from me :-)
While I prefer the storyline of Fantasy World
Dizzy, this is definitely the most polished and well
put together of the Dizzy oeuvre. Although the price
tag was slightly steep as a standalone game, as part
of the second compilation of Dizzy games it's worth
I liked the sections idea, giving you a pass code
(inspired by the Game Genie cartridge) to restart
part of the way through.
And finally the ending. Not half baked, but not
quite a rising soufflé of wonder. 6/10 is a fair
Dizzy is a bad egg to me! I just connect it with
the Speccy all the time. Shame as I do like these
sort of games, or aardvarks as I think ZZAP! used to
Standard ending, a little bit better than the usual
FINAL SAY: Nice graphics, cool music, and a
storyline to complete.
to view more endings.