Amstrad CPC games list! 
 
Total reviews!
Handheld: 26
16/32bit Computers: 667
8bit Computers: 383
8bit Consoles: 58
16bit Consoles: 78
32/64bit Consoles: 105
OnLine members
Currently: 33
Play old-school now!
Partners!
Retro Partners!



Best on 8bit micro!
International Karate + - Commodore64
Xyphoes Fantasy - AmstradCPC
Arkanoid II - AmstradCPC
Pang - AmstradCPCPlus
Wrath of the Demon - Commodore64
Night Hunter - AmstradCPC
Barbarian - AmstradCPC
Prince of Persia - SamCoupe
Lemmings - SamCoupe
Best on 16bit micro!
Turrican II - Amiga
Shadow of the Beast - Amiga
Jim Power - Amiga
Turrican 2 - AtariST
Project X - Amiga
Super Frog - Amiga
Flashback - Amiga
Wrath Of The Demon - Amiga
Dark Seed - Amiga
Stardust - AtariSTE
Stardust - Amiga
Flashback - Archimedes
Warlocks - Archimedes
Cannon Fodder - Amiga
Turrican II - PC
Universe - Amiga
Tyrian - PC
Super Stardust - AmigaAGA
Pac-Mania - X68000
Best on 8bit consoles!
Best on 16bit consoles!
Jim Power - snes
Donkey Kong Country - snes
Aladdin - snes
Comix Zone - Megadrive
Alien Soldier - Megadrive
Blazing Lazers - pcengine
Raiden - pcengine
Super Star Soldier - pcengine
Best on 32bit consoles!
Best on 128bit consoles!
God Of War - PS2
Gran Turismo 4 - PS2
Halo Combat Evolved - xbox
SoulCalibur - Dreamcast
Under Defeat - Dreamcast
Soul Calibur 2 - GameCube
Best on handhelds!
Metroid Fusion - GBA
Raiden - Lynx
Jungle Book, The - GameGear
Robocod - GameGear
Total hits!
Flag Counter
 
Game info
AmstradCPC

Rick Dangerous 2

Rick Dangerous 2
GenreArcade Platform
Developer / PublisherCore Design / Micro Style
Released1990
Media1 x tape
Rating
Graphics:8.0
Sound:7.0
Gameplay:6.0
Overall:7.0
Reviewed byndial
This is the sequel to the great Rick Dangerous, featuring great graphics but difficult gameplay! The game is a mix of puzzle solving action adventure and platform shooter and the addictive gameplay of the original hasn't changed dramatically, making RD 2 a worthy sequel! Rick Dangerous 2 was released for a wide list of 8/16 bit home computers such as the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga, Atari ST, PC (DOS).
 
Review
Rick Dangerous 2STORY / GAMEPLAY
After the events on the first Rick Dangerous, an alien invasion to Earth is imminent. UFOs land all over the world, starting from London, kidnapping people and taking them quite literally inside some alien caverns, ice worlds and the like. Another UFO lands in Hyde Park and Rick goes there to settle the score. The game is more complex and more challenging than its predecessor. For a start, Rick is now armed with a laser weapon and bombs that can not only be placed but also slide across the screen, giving the opportunity for strategic bomb placements. Also, the Pogo stick is replaced by a punch attack. Rick can also employ a special flying vehicle in a few parts of the game. Rick's adventure takes him in areas patrolled by a number of invading aliens who, in turn, are protected by wall mounted armaments (lasers, deadly electrical charges). Some of these can be switched off via plugs and then turned back on if needed. Note that the first 4 levels can be played in any order. Surely Rick Dangerous 2 is a great action / puzzle / platform adventure although its high difficulty level. This futuristic sequel has kept all of the gameplay and addiction of the original including an extra level and keeping all the superb graphics and catchy sound.

GRAPHICS / SOUND
The CPC version is technically good having graphics with bright colors and pretty detailed backgrounds. As usual, the colors are more vivid compared to any other 8bit version. The sprites' animation is also smooth and pretty funny at times, especially when Rick is hit by an enemy as his sprite scales up crying! The sound on the CPC is also good, having nice sound effects and some catchy tunes at the intro and at the beginning of each level.
 
Screenshots
  • Rick Dangerous 2
  • Rick Dangerous 2
  • Rick Dangerous 2
  • Rick Dangerous 2
  • Rick Dangerous 2
  • Rick Dangerous 2
  • Rick Dangerous 2
  • Rick Dangerous 2
  • Rick Dangerous 2
  • Rick Dangerous 2
  • Rick Dangerous 2
  • Rick Dangerous 2
 
Sound samples
Intro music:  In-game sound:
 
Comparable platforms
Amstrad CPC
Commodore C64
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
 
Hardware information

Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128

Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128CPU: ZiLOG Z80 4MHZ
MEMORY: 64 KB or 128 KB of RAM depending on the model (capable of being expanded to 512k using memory extension boards)
GRAPHICS: Motorola 6845 address generator, Mode 0: 160x200 / 16 colors, Mode 1: 320x200 / 4 colors, Mode 2: 640x200 / 2 colors, A colour palette of 27 colors was supported
SOUND: The CPC used the General Instrument AY-3-8912 sound chip, providing 3 channels Mono Sound (via internal speaker) but capable to offer Stereo Sound provided through a 3.5 mm headphones jack (with pretty impressive outcome!). Also, it is possible to play back digital sound samples at a resolution of approximately 5bit. This technique is very processor-intensive though.
read more...
The Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128 (default) color palette
RGB 27-colors palette (16 on screen)
 
Comments
No comments added yet
 
Login to leave your message!
 
Retroshowcase games
Lethal Species
Music Player!
Play ZX on-line!!
Boot Screens!
Retro-games Trivia!
Old-school Crossword!
Is this my palette?
The logo evolution!
Manuals!
Beat them All!
Random Old Ads!
Puzzle!
Design & developed ndial / dialtech.gr
Google+
 
Free counters!