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).GAMEPLAY
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 DOS version's graphics are slightly inferior to the ST and Amiga. Back in 1989 (and early 90s) the favored PC machines were 286 or 386 based processors (running up to 25Mhz and having VGA graphics capabilities) but due to the fact that lots of people still owned and used older XT and AT systems, the game had to be programmed with those in mind! The game has the choice of either EGA or CGA (screenshots of both versions included below) or Tandy graphics. The EGA mode is better, with 16 colors on-screen (note that Amiga and ST also use 16 colors here but picked from a 4096 and a 512 colors palette respectively) whilst the CGA mode has only 4 colors. The sprites are nice and move relatively smooth. SOUND
The DOS version sound is simplistic as it supports the PC-speaker only. The game does not support any additional sound hardware thus no fancy sampled sounds effects are present on this version.