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Micro Style
CORE Design Ltd
1990
Arcade: Platform
£9.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Chris Bourne

Microstyle £9.95;
Atari ST version reviewed Issue 38; ACE Rating 870

The difficulty with platform games on the Spectrum is that if you use too much colour, attribute clashes make it difficult to judge your position. Rick Dangerous 2 manages to make good use of colour in the backgrounds, but keeps the main character monochrome to minimise these problems.

The screens on the Spectrum version are flip-scrolling, but the action is very much the same as other versions, with all the platforms, ladders, lightning bolts, roving aliens, deathtraps, obstacles and pitfalls you could expect. Sound is fair, and overall, though Rick 2 doesn't set any new standards, it's a well above average Spectrum title.

850/1000

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Rick Dangerous 2 on the Spectrum.