Wonderland Dizzy For NES HERE AT LAST – its only taken Codemasters (aherm) 20 years to get this bad boy developed and released, well technically NOT Codemasters….
While the original game series, which included the first game, its sequels Treasure Island Dizzy and Fantasy World Dizzy, was developed by twins Andrew and Philip Oliver, future sequels came under the wings of Big Red Software. However, the lads didn’t just stop with those three Dizzy games, they were also working on a fourth and final game by the name of Wonderland Dizzy which unfortunately was never released. This game was supposed to be released for NES in 1993.
Wonderland Dizzy was thought lost many years ago, but a presentation made by the Olivers during a retro gaming convention in Blackpool piqued the pair’s curiosity over their lost Dizzy entry – they presented a map from the game at the event, but realised they had no memory of creating it – motivating Philip to search his house to jog his memory. “We couldn’t remember if it was a new game, whether it was finished and whether it would even run,” Philip told The Independent.
In his loft in Leamington Spa, Philip found a 3.5-inch floppy disk, marked “Wonderland Dizzy. Nintendo source complete”. Even after 22 years, the disk still worked. The game was recovered, missing only the final compiled game file. The brothers, who currently run the Radiant Worlds studio, no longer had the old equipment necessary to compile the data, contacted the owner of Dizzy fansite, Yolkfolk.com for help, who pointed them in the direction of a Polish coder. In a matter of days, Lukasz Kur delivered a ROM image of Wonderland Dizzy.
“We were amazed,” Philip said. “He had got it working and we were finally able to see the game up and running again through an emulator. But it was very hard and slightly buggy so we spoke to Lukasz and asked him if could fix some of the problems and add a fun mode with infinite lives.”
We’re proud to link up with WonderlandDizzy.com and offer you the ability to play the game, as well as download the game, covers and more (.nes format rom). Add this to your collection and there will be no egg on your face…. (Ok we’ll stop now!) – enjoy the game:-
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