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You play Rick Dangerous, an Indiana Jones type who's on a quest to find the lost Coolu Amazon tribe. However, his plane crashes in the middle of a bunch of crazed Coolus. Hopefully, he's up to the challenge of escaping. If he is, he will find himself in the pyramid of Egypt with no easy way past leaders and their minions, and then engulfed in a web of traps in a Nazi base.

Rick Dangerous is a platform game across over 100 screens, in which Rick has his gun in one hand, and dynamite sticks in another. You must take a methodical approach to clearing each screen, as there are traps in place which will need memorizing and preempting where possible. Use the dynamite wisely, for enemies you can't get into the purely-horizontal range of your gun.


Rick Dangerous DOS Guard staring at a sizzling stick of dynamite *snigger*
Rick Dangerous DOS Trying to set off the baby rocket... don't burn your fingers on these!
Rick Dangerous DOS You won't need your weapons here. You are warned!
Rick Dangerous DOS Being chased by enemy forces. Fortunately they won't follow into the next screen

Promo Images

Rick Dangerous Other
Rick Dangerous Magazine Advertisement Page 33
Rick Dangerous Concept Art
Rick Dangerous Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "Rick Dangerous: The Adventure Starts Here" -- Tag-lined title (Europe)
  • "Rick Dangerous: Action... Adventure... all that neat stuff!" -- Tag-lined title (US)

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User Reviews

Who's your daddy, Lara Croft? 5u3 (197) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
the best of core design before tomb raider !!! CHARPENTIER DAVID (32) unrated

Critic Reviews

Power Play 1989 70 out of 100 70
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele 1990 6 out of 10 60
Retro Archives Mar 01, 2019 10.5 out of 20 52
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1989 5 out of 12 42
The Retro Spirit Dec 06, 2008 2 out of 6 33


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There is a cartoon about the story with the original game.


  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #71 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Arcade Adventure (Check 'em out)
  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year

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MAT (233684) added Rick Dangerous (DOS) on Jan 07, 2001
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