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Amiga

Rick Dangerous

Rick Dangerous
GenreAction Adventure
Developer / PublisherCore Design / Rainbird
Released1989
Media1 x disk
Rating
Graphics:7.0
Sound:8.5
Gameplay:9.0
Overall:8.0
Reviewed byndial
Rick Dangerous is a action platform game developed by Core Design for the Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Spectrum ZX, Commodore 64 and DOS based PCs. It's been one of the most anticipated games of its time offering great puzzle along with platform fun. The game is largely based on the Indiana Jones movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark".
 
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Rick DangerousThe game is largely based on the Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. Set in 1945, British agent Rick Dangerous travels to the Amazon jungle to search for the lost Goolu tribe. His plane crashes in the jungle, and Rick must escape from the enraged Goolu. When the game starts Rick finds himself in a cave running from a rolling boulder, a famous scene from the Indiana Jones movie!
Rick can jump and climb, and carry a limited amount of bombs and ammunition for his gun. The gun is mostly used to shoot enemies, although most traps that can kill Rick can also kill his enemies if used correctly. The bombs are generally used for puzzle solving, such as blowing out certain blocks. A bit difficult to play though, but quite interesting gameplay.

The Amiga graphics are nice (similar to the ST). Although its simple level designs, graphics look great and follow the Indiana Jones-style picture. Sprites are cute and move relatively smooth on screen and the overall action fast. Each level has its own nice style (through Amazon jungles in South America, inside a Pyramid in Egypt, into the Schwarzendumpf castle and London).
The sound is excellent here, being of better quality due to Amiga's advanced sound hardware. It features a nice intro music theme, and a few funny digitized sound effects like Ricks' (and his enemies) baby screams when killed, explosions, gun fire etc. There are some short of tunes at the very start of each level too.
 
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Sounds
Intro/Menu music:  In-game music sample:
 
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Comparable platforms
Commodore Amiga OCS/ECS
Atari ST
PC MS-DOS
 
Hardware information

Amiga 500/500+

Amiga 500/500+CPU: Motorola MC68000 7.16 MHz
MEMORY: 512KB of Chip RAM (OCS chipset - A500), 512 KB of Slow RAM or Trapdoor RAM can be added via the trapdoor expansion, up to 8 MB of Fast RAM or a Hard drive can be added via the side expansion slot. The ECS chipset (A500+) offered 1MB on board to 2MB (extended) of Chip RAM.
GRAPHICS: The OCS chipset (Amiga 500) features planar graphics (codename Denise custom chip), with up to 5 bit-planes (4 in hires), allowing 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 color screens, from a 12bit RGB palette of 4096 colors. Resolutions varied from 320x256 (PAL, non-interlaced, up to 4096 colors) to 640x512 (interlace, up to 4 colors). Two special graphics modes where also included: Extra Half Bright with 64 colors and HAM with all 4096 colors on-screen. The ECS chipset models (Amiga 500+) offered same features but also extra high resolution screens up to 1280x512 pixels (4 colors at once).
SOUND: (Paula) 4 hardware-mixed channels of 8-bit sound at up to 28 kHz. The hardware channels had independent volumes (65 levels) and sampling rates, and mixed down to two fully left and fully right stereo outputs
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The Amiga 500/500+ (default) color palette
12bit RGB 4096-colors palette
(32 to 4096 colors on screen)
 
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