The 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.
The CPC graphics fall in the middle ground between the other two models (C64 and ZX Spectrum). The colors are far brighter than the C64's, and there is none of the color clash associated with the Spectrum. Unfortunately, to be able to use more than four colors, the graphics had to be entirely drawn in double pixels. This makes for some truly ugly scenery, and the game may have been better off drawn in single-pixel, four-color graphics. Note that the C64 version run way faster and smoother, but again the CPC version looks pretty good in terms of colors and details.
Sound here is very similar to the sound effects found on the Spectrum 48k models having no music too (the C64 and Spectrum +3 models version offers great intro music and some nice SFX along with some short tunes at the beginning of each level). I was very disappointed here, as the CPC hardware could easily offer at least the epic introductory tune!