Dizzy was an egg-type character who appeared in a series of primarily platform based adventure computer games released by UK company Codemasters for systems like the Spectrum, Amstrad & Amiga, from the late 80s into the 90s. You would control him, while he walked & somersaulted around various fantastical locations trying to rescue the Yolkfolk; his family & friends, from the clutches of the evil wizard Zaks. So far so good, but what's it doing on an Evil Dead fansite? Well I've posted the below material around a number of internet forums, but forums being what they are, I also wanted to give it a permanent home just in case they ever went down or lost content.
So, a little background on this ode to Dizzy. Growing up in the UK, playing the games on both the Spectrum ZX and later the Amstrad CPC 464+, is a fond personal memory. This was back when games came on cassette tape, and took 5-10 mins or so to load. Few games had passwords let alone save-points, so you had to play all the way though in one go.
The premise was fairly simple; walk around investigating the landscape, collect items as you go, figure out what to do with each one solving puzzles and furthering your quest. The colours were few, and the graphics rudimentary by today's standards, but the entertainment value was huge, and these games took up many days of my childhood.
Out of the twelve or so games released on the 8-bit home computer range between 1987 to 1991, my two favourites would be Treasure Island Dizzy (1988); his second outing and a simple but brilliant game, and Spellbound Dizzy (1990); the ninth in the series and a much bigger and more complex game. Many of the series were ported onto the Amiga & Atari ST with full colour, but lost some of the simplistic magic and catchy background music. Spectrum ZX & Amstrad CPC 464+ emulators make a better choice for fans to experience the games today.
Below you can download high resolution scans of all the Dizzy items in my personal collection. That includes tapes & inlays, boxes, instruction sheets, all released for the Spectrum ZX, and A3 posters from the Atari ST releases.
Dizzy Collection - Various Scans (30 images, 99.3mb - Various Dimensions at 600dpi 85% compression JPEG)
"Dizzy", "The Yolkfolk" and all related characters and titles are trademarks of Oliver
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Please note, You cannot download the games themselves here, these are just personally created artwork scans. I don't wish to tread on anyone's toes, simply to preserve material for future fans. If there are still any copyright holders out there would rather their images/scans were not included, please send an email to
, and they'll be immediately removed.
Below you can see a personally made framed layered cut-out Dizzy display. The idea was copied from Facebook user Nik Whale. Nik sells excellent 8" x 6" sized frames for around £25 each, with various artwork options on offer. This one is based on the Treasure Island Dizzy game, and is a little bigger & deeper than his, with the assembled display around 350mm x 262mm (plus the frame). The artwork is somewhat of an amalgamation of Spectrum ZX and C64 screenshots as they differ.
The sections were printed with a laser printer on A3 semi-gloss 300g card (courtesy of friend; Jesper from Denmark), then cut-out with cardboard used to build up the layers, at around 40mm deep when completed. The frame was personally custom made, to fit the finished display. You can click the photos above to enlarge. I won't be making any more of these, or selling them, but if anyone wants to download a copy of the artwork to print/make their own, see this link