In "The Core Series" (Dizzy; Treasure Island Dizzy; Fantasy World Dizzy; Magicland Dizzy; Spellbound Dizzy; Dizzy Prince of the YolkFolk; Fantastic Dizzy; Crystal Kingdom Dizzy) yu play an egg called Dizzy. He wears boxing gloves and somersaults then rolls instead of jumping. These were all Platform Games.
There are spin-Off games which are Arcade games where the character of Dizzy is present but you do not play him. These are: Fast Food; Kwik Snax; Dizzy Panic!; Bubble Dizzy; Dizzy Down the Rapids; Go! Dizzy, Go!