Risky Woods

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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 collecting coins give you armour
Risky Woods Amiga Stage 2
Risky Woods Atari ST Killed enemies give coins.
Risky Woods Amiga High Score

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Amiga Jul, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Atari ST User Atari ST Apr, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Computing Amiga Sep, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Power Play DOS Jan, 1993 69 out of 100 69
Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1992 65 out of 100 65
Video Games Genesis Jan, 1993 63 out of 100 63
Sega-16.com Genesis Apr 28, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1992 60 out of 100 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1992 7 out of 12 58


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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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