Dangerous Davefor Windows
A classic retro platformer
The first game in the series, Dangerous Dave, was created by John Romero, one of the founders of id Software, in 1988. At first glance, it seems like a clone of the notorious Super Mario, and the game's mechanics, wall sprites, pipes, and even the protagonist's appearance are very similar. However, this game is much deeper, and we will tell you more about it.
The goal of the game
The goal of the game is to guide Dave alive through ten levels and collect ten trophies. A trophy looks like a golden bowl. Dave has four lives, and each time he reaches 20.000 points, he gets a new one. To increase points, you can collect other items scattered around the level, such as blue and red gems, rings, and wands, but this is unnecessary. A trophy is the only required item in the level. Once Dave finds an award on the level, a wooden door opens, and he can move on. A hint appears at the bottom of the game screen: "Go through the door." Some trophies are impossible to get in a usual way, so you have to use a jetpack, allowing you to fly.
In addition to the standard levels, there are four unique levels called warp zones. To get there, you need to do something strange and dangerous, e.g., go beyond the "edge" of the level.
There are hazards in the game: fire, water, and plants. Getting into them, Dave dies and is reborn at the beginning of the level. On some levels, monsters throw yellow comets at Dave. You can kill them with a gun. Sometimes you have to touch the beast because you have no weapon, and the monster dies, but the player loses one of their lives. It is worth noting that this game has no "bosses," giant monsters with many lives, but the last levels look impassable even without them. There is no save function, so you have to start from the beginning of the level every time. If the hero loses all his life, the game starts from the beginning.
The passing of the game requires some knowledge gained by experience. For example, there are false platforms in the last levels, and falling from them almost always leads to the death of Dave and the loss of life. It is impossible to pass the level without knowing the location of these platforms. Moreover, the game has some tricks to make passing levels easier. Thus, new levels may seem difficult for newcomers, but an experienced player can pass all ten levels automatically and without problems.
- Specific humor
- No ability to save