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Recreation of the pixel font from Codemasters' "Dizzy III - Fantasy World Dizzy" (1989) on the Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, and ZX Spectrum.

The same font is used in all subsequent "Dizzy" adventure games - "Dizzy 3 and a Half - Into Magicland" (1991), "Dizzy IV - Magicland Dizzy" (1991), "Dizzy V - Spellbound Dizzy" (1991), and "Dizzy - Prince of the Yolkfolk" (1992).

Note that "Dizzy V - Spellbound Dizzy" (1991) uses the "66" style left quotation marks (U+201C) at the start of any speech, while in all other games the "Double High-Reversed-9 Quotation Mark" (U+201F) is used.

"Dizzy II - Treasure Island Dizzy" (1988) already used an early version of this font, but with fewer special characters. One major difference is the single quote/apostrophe character - compared to all later games, which use a "9" style apostrophe, "Dizzy II" used a straight diagonal small one. This has been included in this recreation, mapped to "Right Single Quotation Mark" (U+2019).

Also note that the egg character - used to indicate lives in game - is mapped to "black circle" (U+25CF).

Only the characters present in the game's tile set have been included.

Updated 06/2023: added the apostrophe from "Dizzy II", added the "66" style left quotation mark, and confirmed that this same font is used for the rest of the series, and on all other 8-bit platforms.


Comment by Patrick H. Lauke (redux) 16th june 2017

@Patrick Lauke (redux) - I'm always amazed at the design variations that can be made from only 49 pixels (7×7, not counting the vertical and horizontal line 'spaces' of the full 8x8 grid)...

Comment by Goatmeal 17th june 2017

I loved using the Specci and still have one (but can't  find the games). Great font reproduction!

Comment by nightpegasus 17th june 2017

tiny update (to add the "66" style left-hand quotation mark, and to clarify that this same font was used much more extensively)

Comment by Patrick H. Lauke (redux) 4th june 2023

very last change: addition of the apostrophe from "Dizzy II"

Comment by Patrick H. Lauke (redux) 5th june 2023

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