"Dizzy's in trouble - again! Dizzy was taking a boat journey to visit his girlfriend Daisy, and present her with a glittering pearl necklace (the old romantic). But! Catastrophe strikes as Dizzy discovers he’s not on a passenger boat at all! It's a pirate ship, captained by none other than the evil Captain Blackheart!"
"Dizzy was made to walk the plank and - sploosh! - into the ocean he fell! As Dizzy sank into the mysterious ocean caverns there was only one thing for it - head for the surface and FAST!!"
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The Levels (Spectrum)
We decided that Fantastic Dizzy on NES should include some mini-arcade games. These were developed by our good friend Peter Williamson.
The concept for Bubble Dizzy was straight from the illustration of Treasure Island Dizzy that sees Dizzy walking the plank. Narratively, that’s fantastic, but it’s not an event that actually happens in the game, so we thought we’d rectify that by including this in Fantastic Dizzy, it was also a great excuse for adding a Pirate and his ship.
Once Dizzy was made to Walk the Plank he was clearly going to end up in the water and we thought that was a great intro to a mini-game.
Dizzy sinks to the bottom and must rise to the surface by jumping on bubbles, but the longer he rides on them the more likely they are to pop so he needs to keep moving from bubble to bubble.
It’s a neat little game and we decided that it was worth creating another Dizzy arcade game for home computers from the concept, obviously adding more features and levels.