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You play Rick Dangerous, an Indiana Jones type who's on a quest to find the lost Coolu Amazon tribe. However, his plane crashes in the middle of a bunch of crazed Coolus. Hopefully he's up to the challenge of escaping. If he is, he will find himself in the pyramid of Egypt with no easy way past leaders and their minions, and then engulfed in a web of traps in a Nazi base.

Rick Dangerous is a platform game across over 100 screens, in which Rick has his gun in one hand, and dynamite sticks in another. You must take a methodical approach to clearing each screen, as there are traps in place which will need memorizing and preempting where possible. Use the dynamite wisely, for enemies you can't get into the purely-horizontal range of your gun.


Rick Dangerous ZX Spectrum The enemies here look a bit like dogs
Rick Dangerous DOS Highscore table
Rick Dangerous Amiga Getting attacked by a dog at the entrance.
Rick Dangerous Amstrad CPC Farther in the temple, I can grab a treasure.

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Rick Dangerous Other
Rick Dangerous Other
Rick Dangerous Concept Art
Rick Dangerous Concept Art

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User Reviews

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the best of core design before tomb raider !!! DOS CHARPENTIER DAVID (32)
A solid platform game Amiga Mark Papadakis (36)

Critic Reviews

The One for ST Games Atari ST Dec, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ST Format Atari ST May, 1992 90 out of 100 90
The One Atari ST Jun, 1989 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1989 87 out of 100 87 Amiga Aug 08, 2011 17 out of 20 85
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Aug, 1990 80 out of 100 80 Atari ST Jun 18, 2006 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1989 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 5.2 out of 12 43
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1989 2.4 out of 12 20


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If you have DOS 5.0 or above you may get a "packed file corrupt" error when you try to run the game. Use "LOADFIX RICK" instead.


There is no way to change the keys used in the game which are "Z,X,O,K" and "Space".

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