Dazzeloids is a 1994 children's CD-ROM game created by Rodney Greenblat (creator of PaRappa the Rapper); it features the Dazzeloids (Anne Dilly Whim, Titan Rose, Yendor Talbneerg and Stinkabod Lamé), a team of boredom banishers fighting the forces of mediocrity set by the Mediogre and his geeky assistant, Pin Bleeper.Within the CD are three interactive stories:
A Child Is Bored: Jeremy Gerbilman ends up a Brainwashed zombie due to bland television, and it's up to the Dazzeloids to cure him.
Banker, Spare That Pet Shop: When Stinkabod's pet hamster, Shortnin'head, contracts Fuzzy Rodent Flu, Anne calls the Probe & Poke pet shop for help, but the place had vanished (or rather, "transglumified") into Another Dimension. Yendor, Titan and Stinkabod investigate the scene, but they end up teleported themselves.
Dazzeloid Dreams: A look into the dreams of the Dazzeloids, as well as the main villain.
Cosmetic Award: The program actually rewards you for playing it a certain number of times, from the 10th to the 25th to the 100th time. This is merely a bit of silly fun that can easily be achieved with some simple rewriting of a file within the program folder.
Credits Medley: The credits feature several bits of the incidental music throughout the CD-ROM.
Are you waiting? Yeah, we're waiting for the CD to spin.
Are you waiting? Yeah, we're waiting for the fun to begin.
Are you waiting? Yeah, we're waiting, but it's been too long.
Are you waiting? Yeah, we're waiting; has something gone wrong? note If nothing has gone wrong, you should only be able to hear the first verse on a good computer. You're able to hear the whole song through the story map menu.
Neologism: Many of the words on the CD-ROM, displayed in pink. Clicking on them will bring up their "meanings", told by Yendor. Their dictionary also includes Techno Babble and otherwise unusual items, such as "creamy corn" (Titan's favorite between-meal snack) and "energy field".
Pixel Hunt: Assembling the Vibrobeam requires you to click-and-drag the main segments of it to their rightful spot; the only trouble is that that "spot" is incredibly small, and it might take a while before they'll fall into place.
Police Are Useless: Not so much completely useless as much as useless with the fantastic goings-on.
Royals Who Actually Do Something: Anne Dilly Whim's parents were the king and queen of Chucklestein, making her the princess, but they were discharged when Chucklestein was bought by the BLANDO company, and now live in their royal mansion, which acts as the Dazzeloid Headquarters.