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 now escape from the enraged Goolu. When the game starts Rick finds himself inside a cavern running as hell away from a rolling boulder (a scene taken from the Indiana Jones movie).
Rick can jump, climb and carry a limited amount of bombs and ammunition for his pistol. 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 difficulty level is quite high since you have to always be aware of traps and foes, so it might frustrate some players. But showing some patience and giving the game some time, you may learn the patterns and, perhaps, finish it.GRAPHICS
This CPC enhanced port looks great and offers some nice visuals, comparable (well sort of) to the 16bit Amiga and Atari ST versions. The backgrounds themselves are nothing to complain about or to get overly excited for that matter. The color palette is great whilst the sprites move fast, but the games animation noticeably slows down, especially when falling from high grounds (still a bit smoother than the original CPC version).
The sound is also enhanced compared to the classic CPC and this time it includes the popular sampled ‘Waaaah’ at 15Khz during gameplay as well as the great introductory tune taken from the Amiga and the Atari ST.