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Rick Dangerous 2 (Commodore 64)

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Description

Your role as Rick Dangerous demands that you stop the Fat Guy and his evil plans to help an alien race take over control of our world. The journey takes in Hyde Park, Ice Caverns, Forest and Atomic Mines. He must solve positional puzzles and memorise the locations of laser bolts and booby traps, as well as avoiding enemies including robots, penguins and nomads. As in the first game, a fifth level is unlocked after you complete the four standard levels.

Rick can climb ladders and crawl through tight spaces. He is equipped with a laser gun and six little bombs, but can also punch with some effect. The controls are very easy to understand: pressing fire+up shoots the gun, pressing fire+down places a bomb, pressing fire+bottom-left/bottom-right makes Rick slide a bomb along the floor in the specified direction.

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Rick Dangerous 2 Commodore 64 Level 2: The Ice Caverns of Freezia
Rick Dangerous 2 Commodore 64 Level 3: The Forests of Vegetablia
Rick Dangerous 2 Commodore 64 ...heading for the mysterious planet Barf and the Fat Guy's headquarters...
Rick Dangerous 2 Commodore 64 Our hero isn't acid-proof, so do not fall down!

Alternate Titles

  • "Rick Dangerous II" -- Title Screen title

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The Press Says

Commodore Format Nov, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Commodore Force Aug, 1993 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan, 1991 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jan, 1991 889 out of 1000 89
64'er Feb, 1991 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1990 7.8 out of 12 65

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Trivia

Adlib support

Adlib support works if only you have the SOUND.COM utility which was originally supplied with the Adlib card. It nevertheless works with Adlib compatible cards such as the SoundBlaster (again you have to find SOUND.COM from somewhere and run it before the game).

Amiga version add-on

On the Amiga, there is an add-on disk, titled Rick Dangerous 2 1/2. It was a bonus level of the sequel that never appeared in the game but was given away free on the cover of The One Amiga magazine.

Unresolved ending

The final cutscene is open-ended - the Fat Guy escapes in a teleporter and Rick follows him, with the caption "What will Rick do next?". Sadly Rick Dangerous 3 was never completed.

VGA colors

In the VGA version of the game, the same 16-color palette is used in all of the levels although the perceived color scheme of each level differs a lot from each other.

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #17 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • EMAP Image's Golden Joystick 1991
    • April 1991: Game of the Year - 8 Bit
  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #39 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list
Information also contributed by Andrew Fisher and Blood.

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