Title Rick Dangerous Game Type Action Adventure Players 1 Company Core Design Compability All HD Installable Yes (with Aminet Patch) Submission Seppo Typpö (firstname.lastname@example.org) Profiled Reviewer Review Indiana Jones movies inspired game makers all over the world to create various games loosely connected to the famous character and his adventures. Some games (like the officially licensed Indy games) tried very scrupulously to duplicate the original characters and plot while other games just took the very basic elements from the movies and turned them into enjoyable and entertaining game classics. Rick Dangerous falls into latter category. Player controls an Indy-like character through flip-screen 2D mazes filled with traps, treasures and nasty inhabitants. The fiendishly designed levels require not only dexterity with the joystick but also provide lots of work for the "old grey matter" as the player needs to think his way around the puzzles, villains and traps of the level. Each level has "safe spots" which divide it into sort of "set pieces". Each set piece is a sequence of actions which need to be executed perfectly in order to avoid sudden deaths. This is not easy and needs lots of practice, which can lead to serious frustation as you play the same sequence through for the umphteenth time and manage to kill Rick just before he reaches the next "safe point". Despite the high difficulty level Rick Dangerous manages to be dangerously addictive. The pixel perfect controls allow very precise movement of Rick which means the only reason for failure is the poor performance of the player himself and by no means fault of the game itself. It is very easy to fall into the "I'll have just one more go" loop and happily spend a considerable amount of hours with this game without even noticing it. Rick Dangerous combines a tried and tested game formula with excellent level design and slick game controls. It has oodles of detail and humour and a charismatic main character. Its gameplay is simple to learn yet difficult to master. A true Amiga classic in its purest form.