Dangerous Dave's Risky Rescue

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Dangerous Dave's Risky Rescue

DOS - 1993

Alt name Dangerous Dave 3
Year 1993
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Platform
Publisher Softdisk Publishing
Developer Gamer's Edge
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Side view
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.60
4.57 / 5 - 137 votes

Description of Dangerous Dave's Risky Rescue

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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 game, 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 level of Dangerous Dave in The Haunted Mansion, the breezy outdoor scenes in this game is refreshing, and provide excellent backdrops for more diverse monsters and their 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!

Note: The download here is the original Gamer's Edge release, properly entitled Episode 2. (Gamer's Edge is the name of in-house division of SoftDisk that the three id designers worked for). There also exists a wrong version of the game, which displays Episode 1 in the title screen and SoftDisk logo instead of Gamer's Edge.

Since the next game, Dave Goes Nutz, is properly entitled Episode 3, (and is the fourth and last game in the series), this mistake caused many fans to hunt in vain for the fourth game in the series that doesn't exist. We hope that this little anecdote will help dispel a myth, and assure fans that there are indeed only FOUR Dangerous Dave games ever made, not five (although John Romero kindly reminded us that if you count all the different versions of the first Dangerous Dave, there are in fact eight games in the series as stated on his site. Thanks, John ;))

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Comments and reviews

Space Man 100789 2018-01-04 0 point

I love every dangerous Dave game

ALI 2017-08-10 0 point

its good game for old games lover

dd 2017-01-01 0 point

So dangerous

abq 2015-09-12 0 point

my child hood game pal

Yaro 2015-07-05 0 point DOS version

This is the original Gamer's Edge version with CSA flag on Dave's hat on first screen and marked as EPISODE 1. It was re-released as EPISODE 2 by Softdisk and flag on a hat was replaced by USA flag.

RINAS 2015-01-17 0 point DOS version


tanveerzbi@gmail.com 2014-08-13 -1 point DOS version

i downloaded it but its not opening

Kushal 2014-07-12 -2 points DOS version

how to download this game

nagi 2014-03-29 -1 point DOS version

nice game

faizan 2014-03-23 -1 point DOS version

nice game

Munna 2014-02-28 0 point DOS version


Faheem 2013-07-29 0 point DOS version

Nice game

theRapist 2013-06-19 0 point DOS version

bht ala

boodan 2013-06-01 0 point DOS version

real danjorus

partab 2012-07-20 0 point DOS version

partab kumar

RAHUL 2012-05-26 0 point DOS version


Rahul 2012-05-26 0 point DOS version

Nice game

mps 2012-03-15 0 point DOS version


RAHUL 2012-03-04 0 point DOS version

best game

RAHUL 2012-03-04 0 point DOS version

good game

bobbie 2012-01-22 0 point DOS version

why it isn't work. damn !

RAHUL 2012-01-12 0 point DOS version

Really danger game

МС 2011-06-21 0 point DOS version

В далёком детстве дальше первого уровня не проходил. Посмотрим, что получится сейчас...

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