Oliver Twins Releasing Launch Fast Food Dizzy Remake on Nintendo Switch
Fast Food Dizzy was originally released in 1980’s for popular computer programs of the time. From the Commodore 64 to the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC, The Oliver Twins showed support. Dizzy, being an egg with arms and legs, is the star of many of their titles. From action games to puzzle games, their egg-based hero gets around almost as much as Nintendo’s Mario character. Now, we can add the Nintendo Switch to the list of platforms Dizzy has appeared on.
FUZE, an interesting option for independent homebrew developers
FUZE seems to be a lot like Sony’s Net Yaroze option that was available for the original PlayStation (well, if you had that custom PS One that was sold). You are given a programming interface to work with to create your own games. Obviously, the Nintendo Switch has more power than the original PlayStation did. This leads to potential games being far more impressive visually. Mix in the fact that new genres have been created means we could see some interesting software here. Also, programming is much more widespread today than it was in the mid-1990’s. This is partly due to the popularity of Internet – answers to questions are just a few clicks away.
Enter Fast Food Dizzy
Much like most good puzzle games, the idea behind Fast Food Dizzy is a simple one. Simply guide Dizzy around the mazes and eat all the food. Total there are 10, editable, mazes to take on and conquer.
“We really enjoyed re-imagining one of our classic original Dizzy games, so much so, that we just kept adding features. It was easy to learn, extremely intuitive and very powerful. We hope people enjoy the game, and find it challenging and inspiring.“ – Philip Oliver.
Once you are done playing the included mazes, you can take to FUZE4 Nintendo Switch and edit them. Create your own original works, tweak enemies, etc of the included mazes and more.
Bringing programming to fans
“It’s been fantastic working with the team at FUZE who so passionately believe, as do we, that the best way to encourage students to learn to code, is to give them the tools to help them make games. FUZE is the perfect solution as a stepping stone between Scratch and industry-standard languages such as C++, Java, Python and Lua that can be hard to get into.“ – Andrew Oliver.
This is kind of like getting to look over The Oliver Twins’ shoulders as they created Fast Food Dizzy. Take their code and change it up to create new mazes and challenges. FUZE4 Nintendo Switch allows you to see how certain things are done, learn tricks from pros, and more.
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This article was originally published on Retro Gaming Magazine.