As anybody who watches our Button Basher videos will know, we had a whale of a time playing Rick Dangerous, the beloved but ball-bustingly hard Amiga game that was also released on Amstrad PC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and DOS!
So naturally, you can imagine our excitement to hear that Z-Team has announced an enhanced 32 colour edition that’s currently in development! The enhancement will be using Earok’s Scorpion Engine and will be available on the Amiga 1200 and CD32!
The original game was an insanely challenging action-platformer, where you take control of the Indian Jones Esque Rick Dangerous, as you traverse through spike-filled temples, spike-filled caves, and bizarrely, bullet-proof bats. Originally developed by Core Design in 1989, Rick Dangerous was both praised and berated by gamers alike for its absurd difficulty spikes (pun very much intended).
We look forward to experiencing the frustration all over again with this new edition of the game! From the footage that’s already available, this enhanced version looks much more vibrant and colourful, with brighter hues and more detailed backgrounds for textures and enemies alike!
Will you be getting this new version of the game? Did you like the original Rick Dangerous? Let us know in the comments, and if you’re a fellow Amiga fan, do check out our Button Bashers series of videos where we play through the Amiga 500 library!