1001 Video Games
appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
by General Editor Tony Mott.
A real Amiga version of Boulder Dash
was never released. But Emerald Mine
, a close variant for the Amiga, became very popular.
Boulder Dash was so popular on the home computer that it was ported to an arcade version
. Usually, it is the other way around; in that a popular arcade game gets ported to the home system.
Atari 2600 port
In 2012 a port to the Atari 2600 was released as homebrew software with support from First Star Software. The programmers Andrew Davie and Thomas Jentzsch worked for almost a decade to port the game completely on the VCS.
Information also contributed by
- Commodore Format
- January 1991 (Issue 4) - Listed in the 'A to Z of Classic Games' article (Great)
- Retro Gamer
- October 2004 (Issue #9) – #31 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)
- May 1985 (Issue 1) - #1 'It's the Zzap! 64 Top 64!'
- January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Stuart Wynne / Robin Hogg)