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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.


Rick Dangerous 2 ZX Spectrum Level 2 - The Ice Caverns of Freezia: A turret fires some rolling shells. An attempt to explode it will demonstrate itself later to be futile.
Rick Dangerous 2 ZX Spectrum Level 4 - The Atomic Mud Mines: pay attention to the blocks with openings. A throne, belonging to <i>Fat Man</i>.
Rick Dangerous 2 Amstrad CPC Starting location of The Forests of Vegetablia
Rick Dangerous 2 ZX Spectrum Level 4 - The Atomic Mud Mines: huge spears... so, where's Rick once again?

Promo Images

Rick Dangerous 2 Avatar Rick sprite.
Rick Dangerous 2 Concept Art "These sketches I did in the original Rick 2 design doc to illustrate gameplay ideas."
Rick Dangerous 2 Concept Art "This is the first 'character sketch' of Rick in his new look - I used this on the front of the Rick 2 design doc and then as reference when I drew the title screen for the game."

Alternate Titles

  • "Rick Dangerous II" -- Title Screen title

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User Reviews

More eyecandy, less frustration DOS 5u3 (197)

Critic Reviews

Amiga Format Amiga Nov, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jan, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Amiga User International Amiga Jan, 1991 90 out of 100 90
ST Format Atari ST Oct, 1990 86 out of 100 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Jan, 1991 850 out of 1000 85
Power Play Atari ST Oct, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1991 84 out of 100 84 DOS Nov 23, 2011 16 out of 20 80 Amiga Nov 23, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Zzap! Amiga Nov, 1990 74 out of 100 74


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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.


  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #17 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Arcade Adventure
    • March 1994 (Issue 42) Heaven – The Path to Righteousness: 20 Essential Games
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #21 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
    • October 1995 (Issue 61) – The Top Ten C64 Games of all Time
  • 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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  • Rick Dangerous - Resurrected (Fan site with extensive information about the Rick Dangerous games (all platforms).)
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (encyclopaedic entry for combined platforms)
  • World of Spectrum (for ZX Spectrum: downloadable releases; additional material including – cassette inlay, advertisement, instructions; remakes links; player reviews; magazine references; magazine adverts)
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