Indie Dizzy-a-like Spud's Quest is out now

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Well this is a pleasant surprise. Spud's Quest - the indie platformer inspired by Dizzy, Metroid, Zelda and the likes - is out now, after clearing its modest £5,000 Kickstarter target last year. You won't need quite as much cash to actually play it (£4.99 will do), and in return you'll get a game that mixes platforming, puzzles, potatoes and other P words in one increasingly delicious-looking stew. Check out a nostalgia-rific trailer beneath the break.

Dizzy Returns kickstarter aims to bring back punchy jumpy '80s egg man

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Eggy '80s puzzle platformer, Dizzy, hopes to return as Dizzy Returns, if the new Kickstarter campaign from the Oliver brothers gains enough traction to meet their £350,000 goal. "It’s no secret that we've wanted to make a new Dizzy game for years, and we've watched the games industry revisit other classic games on Kickstarter over recent months with immense interest," they say. "We’re pretty sure that there’s an audience out there who would like to see Dizzy return and now's your chance to let us know."

Codemasters resurrecting Dizzy, egg puns hard to ovoid

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It looks as though Codies are bringing back everyone's favourite sentient egg from the 1980s, Dizzy. Codemasters comms director Rich Eddy has been teasing the announcement on Twitter, linking to a teaser site and the teaser video above. In case there was any doubt that it's a Dizzy announcement, the video shows a man rescuing a copy of Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk from a warehouse and blowing the dust off the cover. Symbolism!

Eddy says "we'll name the date for #EggmergenceDay tomorrow." Hopefully it'll also be coming to PC. I confess that I only played one Dizzy game, and I barely remember it because I was about five. Did you play the original series? What would you like to see from a Dizzy revival?