Rick Dangerous
November 7, 2005 1:49 AM   Subscribe

Rick Dangerous remade in Flash.
posted by mr.marx (15 comments total)
What's this about?
posted by nicwolff at 2:12 AM on November 7, 2005

Wow! The game was awesome. But part two was much better. I need a joystick for it. :-)
posted by donut at 2:53 AM on November 7, 2005

Yes. YES!

The original came out in 1989, when the Commodore 64 was in it's dying days. With PC and Nintendo games dominating the market, games like this showed how great the C64 really was.

Now if only I still had one of these.
posted by furtive at 3:42 AM on November 7, 2005

i knew it was only time until this sweet, sweet moment became reality. words fail to describe my joy.

well, except this one: BOOYAH!
posted by a. at 3:52 AM on November 7, 2005

I had this for the Atari ST, though I think it was the sequel. Good game.
posted by Succa at 4:57 AM on November 7, 2005

I had this on the Atari ST as well. I hadn't played in years, but I came this close to finishing the first level.
posted by salmacis at 5:44 AM on November 7, 2005

Oy. It's all memorization.
posted by Eideteker at 6:30 AM on November 7, 2005

Great! But it would look much more nostalgic without the anti-aliasing. Is this from the Atari ST version? Are there any more 8-bit/16-bit-era games available on the web?
posted by Herr Fahrstuhl at 9:05 AM on November 7, 2005

This game is unforgiving in many aspects.
posted by jenovus at 9:33 AM on November 7, 2005

how do you shoot your gun?
posted by I Foody at 12:01 PM on November 7, 2005

Booyah indeed! I also had the Atari ST version of this (I think this port may well be from that version, the graphics are 16-bit I think). I remember it being one of the hardest games I ever played. Nice to know that the advancing years haven't destroyed that particular memory... but it was also a fantastic game, as were lots of the other Firebird titles.

On a sidenote, I found out recently that it was British Telecom who owned Firebird. Surely there's the potential for them to remake all their old back catalogue for mobile phones? We can but hope...
posted by greycap at 12:04 PM on November 7, 2005

Press ctrl-up to fire the gun - if you wait a bit on the instructions screen, a second screen comes up with further key combinations.
posted by greycap at 12:07 PM on November 7, 2005

Damn this is fun.
posted by Peter H at 12:56 PM on November 7, 2005

There is a free non flash version of Rick out there. BT has totally failed to get anything out of this clever franchise. If they had had some nous they could have used this to create a 3D series that could have been a huge seller.

There have been attempts to do a 2D version of this for the Game Boy Advance but unfortunately these efforts failed.

But it looks like there are a few folks out there who are doing stuff with Rick, Rick III looks like it might be cool.
posted by sien at 2:00 PM on November 7, 2005

This game is unforgiving in many aspects.
I especially loved how you have to repeat a section again and again until you remember the locations of all of the hidden traps. Ahh the good ole days of gaming.
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 5:12 PM on November 7, 2005

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