Gameplay[edit | edit source]
After a musical introduction, the main menu of the Dazzeloids game offers three story options: A Child is Bored, Banker, Spare That Petshop!, and Dazzeloid Dreams. There are also options at the bottom for How Does It Work?, which provides a tutorial of the game, and Meet the Dazzeloids, which provides background information about the characters.
Releases[edit | edit source]
The game was originally released by Voyager Company in 1994 as Dazzeloids: CD-ROM Superheroes on a Binge Against Boredom "Voyager CityROM", a hybrid disc for Windows 3.1 and Macintosh. The application was authored with Macromedia Director v4. The Pippin version was released in Japan on June 7, 1996.
Greenblat went on to achieve wider recognition for his next project, PaRappa the Rapper for Playstation consoles, in which he began a longtime collaboration with producer Masaya Matsuura, the designer of Tunin'Glue, another Pippin title.
Credits[edit | edit source]
Voices[edit | edit source]
- Rodney A. Greenblat — Narrator · Yendor Talbneerg · Stinkabod Lamé · Plump Prune · Pricky the Purple Porcupine · Pin Bleeper · Capt'n Cob · Biscuit Boys
- Jenny Horn — Leaky Dog · Fruity Prune · Book Reader · Scruffy Bear · Scrolly
- Park Borchert — Officer Dog · The Mediogre · Mr. Gullet · Weather Guy|The Weather Guy · Dr. Wiseman
- David Garland — Titan Rose
- Jim Kendall — Jeremy · Shortnin' Head
- Deena Lebow — The School Teacher · Mrs. Gerbilman
- Laura Hughes — Anne Dilly Whim · News Lady
- Josh and Lauren Simons — The Townsfolk
- Cleo and Kimberly Greenblat — Jeremy's friends
Production[edit | edit source]
- Rodney A. Greenblat — animation, graphics, lingo programming, project management, design, music composition and sequencing, vocals, sound effects, sound editing, storyboards, 3D rendering, models, and animation
- Jenny Horn — animation, graphics, design, project management, quality control
- Trish Booten — animation, graphics, design
- Jim Kendall — studio management, secretarial, assistant
Voyager[edit | edit source]
- Jane Wheeler — kindhearted taskmaster
- Reid Sherline — copy editing
- Todd Fahrner — testing and documentation
- Colin Holgate — technical advice
- Troy Jones — technical advice
- Conor O'Nolan of PixelMagic — Windows conversion
Special thanks[edit | edit source]
- David Weisman — provided Moog synthesizer
- Stanton Greenblat — provided Gibson Les Paul guitar
- Todd Miller — great prices and support on computer equipment
- John Carlin — legal advice
- Joe — bridge computer rentals
Moral support and inspiration[edit | edit source]
- Deena Lebow
- Kimberly Greenblat
- Cleo Greenblat
- Arleigh Greenblat
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- PIPPIN@MARK software release list (Japanese), Retrogeme. Accessed 2017-05-03.
- Dazzeloids (Japanese), RodneyFun. Accessed 2017-05-16.
- Dazzeloids by denzquix, The Internet Archive. 2015-03-11.
- Dazzeloids / Rodney A. Greenblat., Virtual CD-ROM / Floppy Disk Library, Indiana University. Accessed 2017-05-16.
- ダズロイド (Japanese), Third Stage. Archived 1999-09-16.
- Chris Kohler, Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life, p.144. 2016.
- Austin Clark, Retro Weekend: PaRappa the Rapper and Nanaon-Sha’s PlayStation Legacy, Invisible Gamer. 2015-04-18.
[edit | edit source]
- Dazzeloids (archived from Voyager's official page)
- Dazzeloids at Classic Reload
- Dazzeloids at RF Generation
- Dazzeloids at The Collection Chamber
- Dazzeloids at Tumblr
- Dazzeloids at TV Tropes
- Dazzeloids at WorldCat
- Dazzeloids Wiki at Fandom
- Dazzleoids(sic) at CityTV (archived 1999-05-08)
- Dazzleoids(sic) at Pippin World UK (archived 2005-04-09)
- Dazzleoids(sic) at Wikipedia
Articles[edit | edit source]
- Avenging Boredom by Ken Coupland, Wired (1995-03)
- RETRO: Dazzeloids at Eggware Blog (2015-06-24)
- Review: Dazzeloids, the CD-ROM Superheroes by Stephen Manes, The New York Times (1994-12-20)
- Says You, The Washington Post (1995-03-29)
- From Wood to Bits: Rodney Greenblat's Super-Mission Against the Mediogre by Scott Rosenberg at Salon (1995-11-13)
- Old CD-ROMs never die, they just become unreadable by Scott Rosenberg at Wordyard (2002-08-19)