Dizzy first made his appearance in June 1987 to the Amstrad and Commodore computer games systems. The idea was designed by the Oliver Twins working for Codemasters at the time sketching an idea for a new and simple looking cartoon character with a large face that players could relate to, based in a world created from fantasy and fairy tales. His egg shape and red boxing gloves was purely accidental and easy to rotate, and for added touch was given a bouncing movement to grab the players' attention and to avoid him blending into backgrounds. His name (according to the video recording Let's Play Dizzy by The Oliver Twins) was inspired after Dizzy's rolling animation.
The Yolkfolk were a later introduction mentioned on the inlay for the 2nd adventure game Treasure Island Dizzy and then made their first appearance in the 3rd adventure game Fantasy World Dizzy. The idea of creating a village of Yolkfolk people was inspired by The Smurfs.
Dizzy is the hero of the Yolkfolk and the main character. In the adventure games he is often having to battle against the Evil Wizard Zaks and rescue members of the Yolkfolk.
Daisy is Dizzy's girlfriend. She is often eggnapped by Zaks and considered his highest prize in order to capture Dizzy.
Her character was inspired by Daphne from Scooby Doo and Daisy Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard.
Dylan is well into nature and often with his head in the clouds.
His character was inspired by Dylan from The Magic Roundabout and Neil from The Young Ones.
Denzil is the cool dude and really enjoys his music. When he doesn't want to be bothered he'll let you know by turning up his stereo.
His character was inspired by The Fonz from Happy Days.
Dozy is always sleeping no matter the hour. Sometimes it takes more than just a prod to wake him up.
Dora is Dizzy's sister and the youngest of the Yolkfolk. She has a phobia of frogs and is often turned into one by Zaks' evil magic.
Her character was inspired by Velma from Scooby Doo.
The eldest of the Yolkfolk, he has many tales to tell about his younger adventuring days.
His character was inspired by Grandad in Only Fools and Horses.