Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings

Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings is a mid-1990s video game developed by Alexandria and published by U.S. Gold for the Sega Genesis in 1995, and for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1996.

Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings
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Developer(s)Alexandria
Publisher(s)U.S. Gold
Platform(s)Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Release1995 (Genesis)
1996 (SNES)
Genre(s)Action

GameplayEdit

Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings is a game which features Izzy, the mascot of the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics.[1]

DevelopmentEdit

Izzy served as the player's character in Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings,[2] released in 1995 by U.S. Gold for the Super NES and Genesis platforms.[3]

ReceptionEdit

Next Generation reviewed the Genesis version of the game, rating it two stars out of five, and stated that "you have another side-scrolling action game that leaves a bad taste in your mouth."[1][why?] Game Informer gave an overall score of 5.75 out of 10 noting the game geared for younger players, the gameplay being too easy and noting that the game does not offer anything new or innovative although the game being well designed for an action platformer concluding “it captures the quality of Sonic the Hedgehog and promises the wholesomeness and entertainment of the Olympic Games themselves.”[4]

ReviewsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Finals" (PDF). Next Generation. No. 5. Imagine Media. May 1995. p. 99. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  2. ^ "ProReview: Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings". GamePro. IDG (69): 46. April 1995.
  3. ^ "Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Rings". Moby Games. Retrieved 2007-06-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Izzy's Quest for the Olympic Gold Review". Game Informer. April 1995. Archived from the original on September 4, 1999. Retrieved December 6, 2020.