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.
The ST version's graphics look great and quite close to the Amiga. The sprites are greatly done and move relatively smooth on-screen and the overall action is fast paced. Each level has its own nice style of visuals (the Amazon jungles in South America, inside the Pyramid in Egypt, into the Schwarzendumpf castle and London). SOUND
The sound on the Atari ST is equally great and it features a nice intro music plus a few memorable and funny sampled sound effects like Ricks' (and his enemies) screams when killed! There are also some short tunes at the very start of each level. GAMEPLAY SAMPLE VIDEO
On our video below we included both the Atari ST and Amiga versions.