Just when you thought he'd had his head smashed open and a soldier dipped into it, Dizzy returns. Here he's on a quest to collect a load of stars (pointy ones, not famous ones) and save his entire nest of relatives. 110 screens packed with small things to ump over as well as not-very-festive puzzles and the odd stilted conversation between the lad himself and other way-out Codie inventions.
Dizzy bobbles along in fine form, bouncing, swimming, collecting and generally doing all the things the kids should actually be doing in real life if they weren't hunched over their computers.
The graphics are bright, fun and not very ground-breaking, and the game won't unduly tax anyone over the age of eight. These are all good points, because the Dizzy series has sold amazingly well so far on the strength of them. And best of all, it's original, so you don't have to worry that little Herbert might already have it in his voluminous bedroom-based collection of software.