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iPhone: Rick Dangerous - out now

06-23-2009, 09:30 PM
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Rick Dangerous - out now

itunes link $1.99

Rick Dangerous, super hero and part time stamp collector is in dire peril. Armed with his trusty six shooter, a stick and some dynamite, Rick crash lands somewhere in South America (He forgot to refuel his aircraft).

Enjoy this classic computer game remake featuring all new graphics, musics and introductions.

06-23-2009, 09:33 PM
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Looks good. I think the manages the screen real estate pretty well, the dpad looks pretty big yet not so big that it takes up everything.

06-23-2009, 09:35 PM
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06-23-2009, 09:35 PM
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Why'd they make me so short and stumpy?
06-23-2009, 09:39 PM
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This looks pretty fun but with a free flash version...

06-23-2009, 10:09 PM
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Anyone know how many levels this game has, looks like the Developers links in I-tunes have no email address listed. Hate that.
06-24-2009, 02:09 AM
I seem to remember Rick Dangerous having 4 worlds, each composed of 30 or so screens (though don't hold me to those numbers). It's a perfect example of late eighties game design - it's very hard, death comes quickly and with little warning, and yet you're constantly drawn back to try again.

This looks like a port of the Amiga version (I had it on the C64), though it went open source/abandonware some time ago which is why you can play the Flash version. Assuming the controls are any good (always a risk on the iphone), this is one of the true classic computer games.

Last edited by idespair; 06-24-2009 at 02:11 AM.
06-24-2009, 02:10 AM
Brings back too many memories of frustration.
Had the Amiga version years back and it was pure trial and error.
Too punishing for me to be any fun.
06-24-2009, 12:51 PM
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Just checked the game. It is quite solid retro 'port' of old classic. Controls are good enough (in my opinion better/more responsive than those in Castle of Magic). The difficulty level is just like the orginal (so it is quite high, sometimes even frustrating -- which is a good thing in my opinion). Graphics are in good retro style just as you can see on the screenshots. Music is simplistic but not annoying. The game don't save your state when you quit in the middle or get a call but you can choose any of four available 'worlds' when you start a new game. It doesn't incorporate global online highscore table only a local one. If you ware Rick Dangerous addict on your ZX Specturm/Commodore/Atari ST/Amiga/PC or you just like challenging platformers then I can recommend this one to you. I hope the devs will also release the sequel in some near future.

06-24-2009, 01:04 PM
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Hmm well I really enjoy the flash version, and after checking out how big the levels actually are (http://www.rickdangerous.co.uk/rickmaps.htm) I decided to get this game. It's really addictive and I love the retro feel of it.