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Rick Dangerous

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ZX Spectrum
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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 Commodore 64 Level 2 - Exploring.
Rick Dangerous Amiga Although ammo is rather limited, sometimes it's a necessary use.
Rick Dangerous Atari ST Kill the natives and grab the treasures for more points.
Rick Dangerous Atari ST Title screen.

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User Reviews

Cruel and unusual punishment Amiga Joakim Kihlman (270)
Who's your daddy, Lara Croft? DOS 5u3 (197)
the best of core design before tomb raider !!! DOS CHARPENTIER DAVID (31)
A solid platform game Amiga Mark Papadakis (30)

The Press Says

ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1993 90 out of 100 90
ST Format Atari ST May, 1992 90 out of 100 90 Amstrad CPC Aug 08, 2011 17 out of 20 85 Atari ST Aug 08, 2011 17 out of 20 85 Amiga Aug 08, 2011 17 out of 20 85 Commodore 64 Jan 22, 2008 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Sep, 1989 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1989 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 70 out of 100 70
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 06, 2008 2 out of 6 33


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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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