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Risky Woods

DOS - 1992

Also available on: Genesis - Amiga - Atari ST

Alt names 邪神ドラクソス, לוחמי המערות, Jashin Draxos
Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in United States, Spain
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, Platform
Publisher Electronic Arts, Inc.
Developer Dinamic Software, Zeus Software
Perspective Side view
Dosbox support Supported on 0.58
4.63 / 5 - 19 votes

Description of Risky Woods

Risky Woods is a better-than-average side-scrolling platformer that is better known on the Amiga than PC.

Your goal: rescue a guardian and kill all the enemies on each level to get to the next level. One nice feature is the larger-than-average character sprite, which allows a greater range of animations and detail, although it makes it difficult to get enough space between you and the monster before it hits you first, or enough time to react to their attacks.

The game is similar to Rastan in graphical style and gameplay, except here your default weapon are throwing knives, not a sword. Dead enemies drop coins, which you can collect to buy better weapons with - usually at shops near the end of each level. If you get killed, most of your loot is lost. Although it is a very straightforward hack 'n slash, there is a modicum of strategy involved in the use of coins: do you use them to replenish your energy, or save them in hopes of buing weapons down the road? There are four worlds in the game, each with 2-3 levels.

The graphics are very well drawn, the worlds well-designed, and the action very smooth and frantic (although I feel this is much easier than Dinamic's average game). The larger-than-average sprites can be frustrating as mentioned above, but that is a minor gripe. Originally programmed for the Amiga by Zeus Software, this PC version was converted by Spanish developer Dinamic Multimedia. Not as good as Rastan, but well worth finishing.

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Papercut 2021-06-02 0 point

qwertyuiop on the title screen is a cheat! Can't believe I still remember that 30 years later!

Damien 2020-08-21 0 point

What the hell was that thing in the Atari ST game over?!

Meta664 2020-04-04 0 point DOS version

This game is nice

Acalthu 2020-04-02 0 point DOS version

Oh wow, I finally found this game after 25 years of on and off searching! I had bought this game in 1993, and I remember having to use the manual to get through the copy protection. I had forgotten the name of the game, had been scouring the internet, looking for a hit for a game with a character named Rohan, and nothing. I just happened to come here today get a game with some good general midi music, and I see this below in the suggestions!!

none 2016-06-17 0 point

To re-select and reconfigure sound output (e.g. for Sound Blaster Pro) and controls just delete the file "risky.cfg" and restart the game.

indstr 2014-02-11 0 point DOS version

Didn't realize there was a PC version of this. The Genesis version is good though

strangerss 2013-07-24 0 point DOS version



JoshJ 2011-01-16 0 point DOS version

A decent albeit very odd platform game, not my style kinda like contra with magic and respawning enemies everywhere.

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