Boulder Dash EX (Game Boy Advance)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
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Thunderbolt Games
More generally, the public has consistently underappreciated the simple pleasures of puzzle games, unless it’s a game whose name happens to contain the word Tetris. Although, Hatris was pretty popular, so perhaps it’s just the four letter combination “tris” that works the magic. In either case, while Boulder Tris is an intriguing title, Kemco is unlikely to change the name at this stage, so EX is probably doomed to obscurity. That’s lamentable, because this is a great little game.
To wrap things up, Boulder Dash EX makes a great addition to any gamer on the go. Its simple, yet challenging gameplay will last a long time. 2D puzzle game releases such as EX are a rarity, so if you enjoy the genre you can't really go wrong with Boulder Dash EX.
The story and cutscenes are a little on the tacky side, and the graphics might not be the most elaborate seen on the GBA, but Boulder Dash EX is quite a fun, little surprise. You won't exactly cruise through the game's sixty levels, but it is only about five hours before it's all over. The classic version is another set of levels that'll keep you occupied, having enough replay value for those short pick-up-and-play gaming sessions. And the multiplayer mode, only requiring a single cartridge for up to four players, is another addition that makes the game worth a purchase.
Super Play (Sweden)
Originalet har en enkelhet och charm som inte bara kan förklaras med nostalgi. Tillsammans med ett helt okej nytt spel och ett väl fungerande multiplayerläge kan jag rekommendera det här till alla som vill ha lite stressigt klur på bussen.
Boulder Dash EX est un excellent jeu dont le concept a déjà fait ses preuves. Il saura trouver sa place dans toute ludothèque de fana de puzzle-game. Une excellente reconversion.