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Risky Woods

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Atari ST
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Unusually for Electronic Arts in the early 90s, this was a platform -shooter game with little or no adventuring or strategy elements. The game scrolls sideways, and has sections where precision jumps are required, either to clear rivers or collect bonuses. You carry a dagger to deal with the enemies, and must avoid contact with them. When killed, they leave coins to be collected - these are spent in the shop sections. Death loses you most of your coins, but they can usually be retrieved if they land on solid ground - making it better to be killed in combat than by drowning.


Risky Woods Genesis stage 1
Risky Woods DOS Stage 1
Risky Woods DOS Nothing like hoarding a dying enemy's treasure.
Risky Woods Atari ST Progress map

Alternate Titles

  • "邪神ドラクソス" -- Japanese spelling
  • "לוחמי המערות" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Jashin Draxos" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Interface Amiga 1992 93 out of 100 93
CU Amiga Amiga Jul, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Action Amiga Aug, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Sega Force Genesis Jul 08, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Computing Amiga Sep, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Power Play DOS Jan, 1993 69 out of 100 69
Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1992 68 out of 100 68
Video Games Genesis Feb, 1993 63 out of 100 63 Amiga Mar 14, 2008 6 out of 10 60 Genesis Apr 28, 2011 6 out of 10 60


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  • Risky Woods was the last title developed by Dinamic Software before falling into bankruptcy.
  • The Genesis/Mega Drive version was the first Spanish game to be ported to a console system.

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