Niz Chicoloco is a series of platform games that consists of four video games and a television series, created by Geo G. through his company Gingo Animation. It features the titular character Niz Chicoloco, a young boy who fights his arch-nemesis Heko.
Niz Chicoloco (1997)
- Main article: Niz Chicoloco (1997 video game)
The first Niz Chicoloco game was developed by Gingo Interactive and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment in 1997 for the PlayStation. Niz must rescue his girlfriend Kathy, who was kidnapped by his nemesis Heko. A remake of the game titled Niz Chicoloco Advance was released in 2002 for the Game Boy Advance.
Niz 2: The Journey of Nonsensical (1999)
- Main article: Niz 2: The Journey of Nonsensical
Niz 2: The Journey of Nonsensical was developed again by Gingo Interactive, published by Sony Interactive Entertainment and released in 1999 for the PlayStation and in 2000 for the PlayStation 2 in Japan only. Niz and his new friends Pip, Giggs, and Bob team up to get back Niz's stolen birthday cake from Heko.
Niz Chicoloco: Heko's Return (2004)
- Main article: Niz Chicoloco: Heko's Return
Niz Chicoloco (2017)
- Main article: Niz Chicoloco (2017 video game)
Cancelled and unreleased games
Niz Chicoloco 3
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In 2000, DreamWorks and Gingo had plans for a third Niz Chicoloco game, planned to be released for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube in 2002, but it was cancelled due to development issues.
There have also been many attempts by Artoon, MercuryStream, EA Los Angeles, Kojima Productions, Blue Tongue, Infogrames, Take Two Interactive, and Telltale Games.
At some point, it was later reworked as Niz Chicoloco: Heko's Return.
- Main article: Niz Chicoloco (TV series)
An animated television series based on the first game was aired on UPN Kids from 1998 to 1999 for a season of thirteen episodes. The series features the returning voices from the game.
- Main article: Niz Chicoloco (2018 animated series)
Announced in 2016, this new series will premiere on Netflix in 2018.
Niz Chicoloco: The Untold Story (2004)
- Main article: Niz Chicoloco: The Untold Story
Niz Chicoloco: The Untold Story is an animated direct-to-video film.
Appearances in other media