Wizball Will Wiz Again

Graham Goring has gone and made a version of Commodore-era game-fossil Wizball. Playing this remake reminds me that I never liked the original, but I was retrospectively deceived by residual fondness for the box art:

Kieron notes that Wizkid was better, despite its box art being absolutely rubbish. Mmm.


  1. Ghiest says:

    Thought both were dull really :)

    Far better commadore-era games that are ripe for remakes rather than that :/

  2. Kieron Gillen says:

    The Spirit of Amiga Power curses you.


  3. Del Boy says:

    Wizkid was great. I was only about 8 when I first played it and it was brilliantly bizarre.

    I remember my dad and his mate playing it and laughing which made it terminally cool. I now presume it was the ‘golden shower’ they found amusing.

    Ah, the innocence of youth.

  4. Lucky says:

    Kieron is pretty correct.

  5. Matthew Craig says:

    I STILL have my favrit Bob Wakelin Spider-Man poster taped to the inside of my cupboard door.

    (twenty-five years! So…owlllddd)


  6. Nick says:

    I had Wizball 2 for my Amstrad CPC, it was brilliant, even though I had no clue what was going on.

  7. Nick says:

    This got me thinking, any chance of a retrospective on Head over Heels? There is a remake of it and it’s actually still pretty fun. I suggest googling anyway, if only for the clever (for the time) mechanics.

  8. Piratepete says:

    I always thought Wizball, although brilliant, was particularly cruel to the colour blind.

    Great game though :)