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From arcade classics such as Dangerous Dave, some of today's most famous series, such as Duke Nukem and Commander Keen, were developed. It is simple, straightforward and fun to play.
In its time, this game became really famous; it fitted easily on a single floppy disk while still featuring state-of-the-art VGA graphics, many levels and enemies and great PC speaker sounds. Unfortunately the sequel, Dangerous Dave 2 (also made by Softdisk), was just a pale imitation of its predecessor.
In both games, you're in charge of the eponymous Dave. Your goal is to get through 10 levels by picking up golden goblets and then going through the door on each level. You'll need a gun on most of the levels since they are full of funny-looking enemies such as red suns and green plates. Now and then you may also encounter a jetpack. The levels themselves are very nicely designed, packed with traps and shiny diamonds.
Overall, this game scores above average on all marking criteria.