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Rick Dangerous 2

aka: Rick Dangerous II

Description official descriptions

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.

Groups +



Credits (DOS version)

11 People

Sprite Graphics
Background graphics
Sprite 'Smelphing' Utility
Level Design
Game Concept & Programming
  • Core Design Ltd
Development Manager
Packaging Design
Manual Design
  • Artistix
  • Artistix
Game Copyright © 1990
  • Core Design Ltd
Manual Copyright © 1990
  • Microprose Software



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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Related Sites +

  • AtariMania
    for Atari ST: game entry database; downloadable release; advertisement; magazine reviews; additional material
  • CPC-Power (in French)
    for Amstrad CPC: game database entry; package material; manual digitalizations; goodies; advertisement; magazine reviews; downloadable releases; additional material
  • Cambridge Centre for Computing History
    for Amiga: exhibit reference ID CH14588; additional material
  • Hall of Light
    for Amiga: game database entry; digitalised manuals; package material digitalizations; screenshots; additional material
  • Lemon 64
    for C64: game entry database; magazine reviews; music; manual; cover art digitalizations; additional material
  • Lemon Amiga
    for Amiga: game database entry; magazine reviews; instructions; additional material
  • 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

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 605


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by robotriot.

Amiga added by Famine3h. Amstrad CPC, Atari ST added by Martin Smith. Commodore 64 added by festershinetop. ZX Spectrum added by Terok Nor.

Additional contributors: IJan, Yearman, 5u3, Jo ST, FatherJack, ZeTomes.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.