RickDangerous 32Kb revenge
Click here to Download Rick32KB ! ( 32Kb !! )

Few weeks ago I download what I call a gem : Turrican 32Kb ( you can get it here ). That was a remake of the great turrican game, running in windows using 32Kb only, with graphics and music ! It seems the 32Kb size for game came from a strange demo-party tradition.

As I made a library to write small EXE using DirectX8 and DirectSound some time ago ( TinyDx8, used in most of my little PC demos ), I decide to port a classic game in 32Kb too !

One of the game I liked the most in the golden years was "Rick Dangerous". If you don't know anything about that great game, please go to that fantastic fan site : Rick Ressurected and you'll get tons of informations.

Nothing should be possible without a hard work of gameplay reverse engineering made by "Bigorno", the author of XRick. ( Multi-platform Rick Dangerous C conversion). Thanks to him for the main game-engine system.

Technical details

The Rick32Kb needs DirectX8.0. All the game use real textures and polygons. (well, strange for a 2d game huh ?). That version looks like the ATARI-ST version, and has additionnal features:

  • A demo mode !
  • High resolution filtered texture ( Toggle with "F" key )
  • An ATARI-ST soundchip emulator ( ST-Sound engine )
  • 12 minutes of real ATARI music


  • Cursor key to move Rick ( up, down, left & right )
  • CONTROL key + Up to fire a gun bullet
  • CONTROL key + Down to set a bomb.
  • "F" to toggle filtered graphics ( enable by default )
  • "W" to toggle wireframe mode ( just to see you buy a powerfull 3d card to play poor 2d game :-))

I hope you enjoy it !

Arnaud Carré