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ZOOM Dazzeloids
Sold Out (Windows/Macintosh) (Retail) (DAZZELDR)

The Voyager Company

Children

Ratings:

Thumbs up from New Media

8 (out of 10) from CDROM Power

CD-ROM Superheroes on a Binge Against Boredom by Rodney Alan Greenblat.

Who can save the citizens of Compli City from the sinister threat of mind-numbing boredom? The Dazzeloids, of course! They are: Stinkabod Lame (daredevil, prankster, slamdancer), Yendor Talbneerg (technoid supreme), and Titan Rose (muscleman and poet). Their commander is Anne Dilly Whim, out to avenge her sister's death of boredom in front of the TV. Together, they battle the Mediogre, head of the Blando Corporation and power-mad capitalist worm, and his techno-weasel sidekick, Pin Bleeper.

In "A Child is Bored" the Dazzeloids save little Jeremy Gerbilman from brainwashed zombification (too much Blando television!). Their mission in "Banker, Spare that Petshop" is to rescue the smelly but lovable Probe and Poke Petshop from the void of the Mediogre's Transglumifier. The story lines change depending on which character you send to the rescue, so learn what goes on inside their heads in the music-video-inspired "Dazzeloid Dreams."

Dazzeloids is crammed with brilliant animation, strange poems and infectious songs, narrated text with definitions of real and made-up words, crazy sound effects, and enough absurd surprises to entertain for hours. Boredom is banished when the Dazzeloids hit town!

Requirements

Windows - 486SX-25 or higher processor; 640x480 256-color display; 8 MB RAM, MPC2-compatible CD-ROM drive and sound card with speakers or headphones; Microsoft Windows 3.1; MS-DOS 5.0 or later.

Macintosh - Any color Macintosh; System 7, 4,000K of free Ram; and a CD-ROM drive (double-speed recommended).

Reviews:

New Media, October 1995

"The Dazzeloids are a group of CD-ROM superheroes on a 'binge against boredom.' These '90s-style role models are led by Anne Dilly Whim, a renaissance woman with a Type A personality. They must overcome their archrival, Mediogre of the Blando Corp., who is out to stifle creativity and control the world through boredom. He is aided by Pin Bleeper, a weasel-like programmer."

CD ROM Power, March/April 1995

"Rodney Greenblat, creator of Rodney's Wonder Windows and myriad other titles, now brings us his latest. Dazzeloids is vintage Greenblat, a complete world within the ROM, with its own characters, history, and moral lessons for the young user. The neon-bright visuals and swift response-time also make this a quality experience."

"Dazzeloids is a great experience. The mannered quality of the graphics and the attention to detail - Greenblat trademarks - are in full force. The program is full of catchy songs and even a Dazzeloid dream sequence. With its stories of courage in the face of bad corporations and enforced mediocrity, Dazzeloids ought to please both parents and children."



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