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Game #1903
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Rick Dangerous    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Platformer

Rating: 8.82 (147 votes)

Rick Dangerous box cover

Rick Dangerous screenshot
Classic puzzling platform game and one of the first bigger hits by Core Design. Obviously a bit inspired by Indiana Jones, Rick Dangerous is a very addicting game with many nice twists and touches. It's difficult, you will most likely die a thousand deaths and have to go through the same screens again and again. But after all that's what makes it what it is. You know what I mean! :) In addition to hazards that Rick must watch out for, various switches and levers dotted around each level must be discovered and used. These activate lifts, guns, and various other widgets which can be made to work to your advantage. The Amiga and Atari ST versions are much nicer, though – music and graphics-wise. Overall, Rick Dangerous is an outstanding platform/puzzle hybrid that follows in the footsteps of the likes of Parker Brothers' classic Montezuma's Revenge. In case you were wondering, the keyboard controls are ZXOK and SPACE. Also check out the superior follow-up Rick Dangerous 2 from the same design team.

Reviewed by: Rob
Designer: Chris Long
Developer: Core Design
Publisher: Core Design
Year: 1989
Software Copyright: Core Design
Theme: Grand Adventure
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: geneRick (SEGA Genesis remake, archived)
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Montezuma's Revenge, Indiana Jones and The Fate of Atlantis - The Action Game, Rick Dangerous 2

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