Code Masters - 1990
Machine: ZX Spectrum, and others
Genre: Platformer, Puzzle
Towards the end of the Spectrum's life Dizzy became the machine's icon much as Sonic is for Sega or Mario for Nintendo. He may be most famous for his adventures but in 1990 he appeared in Fast Food. It was a basic PacMan clone and a bit of a contradiction because it was anything but fast. Then came Kwik Snax, and this was fast.
This was PacMan but taken to a whole new level. It was still a maze with fruit to collect and monsters to avoid but this time you could move the walls. It may not sound like that much of a change but it makes all the difference. After each level there's a bonus puzzle level which is equally as fun and more often more challenging than the main level itself.
Fast, furious, fiendishly challenging, and one of the best pieces of music ever to hit the Spectrum, what more do you want?
Jakey 17 Jul '04
SPIN - The best Spectrum emulator out there although you'll find a whole bunch more at World of Spectrum. This game is not available for download at the World of Spectum so you'll need your own copy to emulate it.
World of Spectrum's Kwik Snax page - An incredible resource, all the detail you could need.
The Yolk Folk - Official Dizzy Fansite - A detailed info site and fan community.