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Rick Dangerous 2

Critic Score User Score
ZX Spectrum
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Atari ST
84
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Amstrad CPC
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2.8
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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.

Screenshots

Rick Dangerous 2 DOS Ooo! Pretty lights! (VGA)
Rick Dangerous 2 DOS Explosives do not hurt the green one (VGA)
Rick Dangerous 2 DOS Sneaking past frozen mechanical penguins (VGA)
Rick Dangerous 2 DOS A very dangerous forest indeed (VGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "Rick Dangerous II" -- Title Screen title

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

More eyecandy, less frustration DOS 5u3 (197)

Critic Reviews

PC Leisure DOS Nov, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Raze Amiga Nov, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The One Atari ST Oct, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jan, 1991 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 889 out of 1000 89
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Nov, 1990 870 out of 1000 87
64'er Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Amiga Nov 23, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Zzap! Amiga Nov, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1990 73 out of 100 73

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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"
  • 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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