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Rick Dangerous 2

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
84
...
ZX Spectrum
...
3.0
Commodore 64
...
2.3
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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 Amstrad CPC Starting location of The Atomic Mud Mines
Rick Dangerous 2 ZX Spectrum An enemy is coming for us.
Rick Dangerous 2 Commodore 64 Clearing the path with dynamite.
Rick Dangerous 2 Atari ST Climbing on the pipe.

Alternate Titles

  • "Rick Dangerous II" -- Title Screen title

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User Reviews

More eyecandy, less frustration DOS 5u3 (197)

The Press Says

Amiga Format Amiga Nov, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Raze Atari ST Nov, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Raze Amiga Nov, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jan, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Atari ST User Atari ST Nov, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Jeuxvideo.com Atari ST Nov 23, 2011 16 out of 20 80
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 02, 2010 4.5 out of 6 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Oct, 1990 8 out of 12 67

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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

  • 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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