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Game #2521
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Dave's Risky Rescue    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Platformer

Rating: 7.88 (42 votes)

Dave's Risky Rescue box cover

Dave's Risky Rescue screenshot
Third game starring a familiar precocious kid in SoftDisk’s popular Dangerous Dave series, which are games that got id Software founders Tom Hall, John Romero, and John Carmack considerable fame as the best shareware designers in the business. Although third game overall in the series, Dave’s Risky Rescue is the second side-scrolling Dangerous Dave, and was therefore marketed as Episode 2 in the "All New Misadventures of Dangerous Dave" series, after Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion. This time, you will have to blast through more creepy crawlies as Dave attempts to rescue his little brother, Delbert, from the castle of evil Dr. Nemesis. The game features the same campy humor as the first two games, 11 challenging levels that are very varied and well-designed, and more secret levels that are a lot of fun to discover. After the claustrophobic levels of Dangerous Dave in The Haunted Mansion, the breezy outdoor scenes in this game are refreshing, and provide excellent backdrops for more diverse monsters and their respective attacks. Gigantic spiders drop down from trees, and you can jump on tree branches to explore the vertical environs. Overall, an excellent platformer that truly deserves its cult status. Two thumbs up, way up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Tom Hall
Developer: SoftDisk Publishing
Publisher: SoftDisk Publishing
Year: 1992
Software Copyright: SoftDisk Publishing
Theme: Shareware
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: The Saga of Dangerous Dave
If you like this game, try: Dangerous Dave, Dave Goes Nutz, Arachnophobia

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