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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 Guess what this bat is for
Rick Dangerous Commodore 64 Made it to the Hall of Fame.
Rick Dangerous DOS Less traps, but more enemies in the wine cellar
Rick Dangerous Amstrad CPC The story of level 1

Promo Images

Rick Dangerous Other
Rick Dangerous Other
Rick Dangerous Magazine Advertisement
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

Cruel and unusual punishment Amiga Joakim Kihlman (275)
Who's your daddy, Lara Croft? DOS 5u3 (197)
the best of core design before tomb raider !!! DOS CHARPENTIER DAVID (32)
A solid platform game Amiga Mark Papadakis (36)

Critic Reviews

ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jul, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jul, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Retro Archives Atari ST Mar 01, 2019 17 out of 20 85
Retro Archives Amiga Mar 01, 2019 17 out of 20 85
Tilt Amstrad CPC Oct, 1989 17 out of 20 85
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 81 out of 100 81
GameTrip.net Atari ST Jun 18, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Retro Archives DOS Mar 01, 2019 10.5 out of 20 52


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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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