Kwik Snax

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Kwik Snax
Kwik Snax
Amiga cover art
Developer(s) The Oliver Twins
Publisher(s) Codemasters
Platform(s) Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, DOS
Release date(s) November 1990
Genre(s) Adventure game
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution Cassette / Disc

Kwik Snax is an arcade style maze video game play developed by the Oliver Twins and was published in 1990 by Codemasters for the Amstrad, Spectrum, Commodore 64, DOS, and Amiga.[1][2] It was the fifth game in the Dizzy series and is considered a sequel to Fast Food.

After the Oliver twins had completed Operation Gunship they wanted to release another puzzle game similar to Fast Food which only required two weeks of development time, however unexpectedly it required much more time.[citation needed]

The game was also re-spelled "Kwick Snax" for re-releases of the game, due to a legal claim by the car servicing and repair company, Kwik-Fit who hold a trademark on the spelling of the word "Kwik".

The Rear cover (Amstrad Version) says "Dizzy to the rescue! Outwit Zaks' court jesters, bumble bees, clockwork mice and more in the Land of Personality. Mega features and fantastic fun in the incredibly playable, action packed, arcade puzzle game!"

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
Your Sinclair 92/100 (Spectrum)[3]
Crash 92/100 (Spectrum)[4]
Zzap!64 80/100 (C64)[5]
Amiga Format 80% (Amiga)[6]
Amiga Action 74% (Amiga)[7]

Kwik Snax was welcomed quite well, especially for the ZX Spectrum, receiving a 92/100 from both Your Sinclair and Crash magazines.

The Commodore 64 port, which was different even in gameplay from the ZX Spectrum, didn't have such a glamorous reception. Zzap!64 awarded 80/100, mentioning a lack of polish on the graphics and AI of the game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Kwik Snax at World of Spectrum
  2. ^ [2] Kwik Snax at Moby Games
  3. ^ "Kwik Snax". Your Sinclair (62): 52. February 1991. 
  4. ^ "Kwik Snax". Crash (83): 68. December 1990. 
  5. ^ "Kwik Snax". Zzap!64 (67): 40. November 1990. 
  6. ^ Leach, James (October 1992). "Kwik Snax". Amiga Format (39): 114. 
  7. ^ Simmons, Jason (February 1992). "Kwik Snax". Amiga Action (29): 96. 

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