Wizkid: The Story of Wizball II

Available Platform: Amiga

Wizkid: The Story of Wizball II is a strange arcade-adventure created by Sensible Software and published by Ocean in 1992 for Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS.

Year1992
GenreArcade
Rating4

84/100 based on 7 Editorial reviews. Add your vote

PublisherOcean
DeveloperSensible Software
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated14 February 2020

Game Review

Wizkid: The Story of Wizball II is a strange arcade-adventure created by Sensible Software and published by Ocean in 1992 for Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS.

Programmed and designed by Chris Yates and Jon Hare, the game is supposed to be the sequel of Wizball, the famous 8-bit title created by Sensible founders. The reality is the games are pretty different: Wizball was strange, but at least it was a bouncing ball, jumping on the screen and obeying the gravity law. It could be considered a platformer. In this case, it's tough to find a proper genre: Wizkid: The Story of Wizball II is part arcade and part adventure. The hero is a "head" (vaguely resembling a green Pac Man) that flies on the screen. Each level is composed of several single screens, that will need to be cleaned by enemies (scary, terrible enemies such as.. butterflies). To do that, Wizkid will have to hit some Arkanoid-style bricks, throwing them against the creatures.

At some point, the game changes into an arcade-adventure. Collecting enough musical notes, Wizkid will reobtain his body, and the game changes completely. Our hero becomes able to interact with objects and solve puzzles, and in this way, he will try to reach Zark's castle.

I know, describing Wizkid with words is pretty tricky, so my suggestion is to stop reading and try this game.

Reviews at the time were really positive, and many people still consider it one of the best Amiga games ever created. Some others think that the people mentioned above are mad. The choice is yours!

Review by: Manu
Published: 15 February 2020 8:31 pm


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