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Game #2331
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Prince of The Yolkfolk    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Adventure   Traditional third-person

Rating: 8.55 (20 votes)

Prince of The Yolkfolk box cover

Prince of The Yolkfolk screenshot
Fans of Spectrum computers would recall that Codemasters' Dizzy series were some of the best games ever made for that computer. Created by a quirky pair of designers who call themselves The Oliver Twins, the series features Dizzy, prince of the egg-shaped people (okay, they're actually eggs) who are, quite ingeniously, called the Yolkfolk. The games are either arcade adventure, or arcade-style puzzlers. The series is memorable for eccentric level design, great music, and a wonderful cartoon-style sense of humor. There were fifteen Dizzy games made for the Spectrum, only seven of which were ported to the PC.

Prince of The Yolkfolk is the fifth Dizzy game in the series, and the third to have been ported to the PC (after Fantasy World Dizzy and Magicland Dizzy). This time, the troll has taken over the king's castle and the princess has been captured. Only Dizzy can save the day, as usual. You also have to collect cherries, which replenish your energy.

This is undeniably the easiest and shortest of all Dizzy games (only thirty rooms), and for a reason: it was meant to appear exclusively in a Dizzy compilation, but ended up being released as a budget game anyway by Codemasters. Despite the small size, Prince of The Yolkfolk is still a challenging arcade adventure that should appeal to Dizzy fans and fans of cartoony games in general. If you've never played a Dizzy game, Prince of the Yolkfolk is a good start. Thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: The Oliver Twins
Developer: Codemasters
Publisher: Codemasters
Year: 1993
Software Copyright: Codemasters
Theme: Cartoon
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Yolkfolk.com, Dizzy's Domain (archived)
If you like this game, try: Magicland Dizzy, Fantastic Dizzy, Wizkid

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