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Boulder Dash (Game Boy)

Boulder Dash Game Boy Title screen (one or two players)

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Description

You are Rockford, and you have to dig through monster infested caves in search of diamonds. In each level you must collect a certain number of these diamonds, in order to open a portal to the next stage. Enemies can be squashed by falling boulders, which are released when the ground below them is removed or they are pushed onto empty ground, but be careful because these can also squash you. In later levels, difficulty is increased by many puzzle elements and shorter time limits.

Screenshots

Boulder Dash Game Boy Title screen (one or two players)
Boulder Dash Game Boy Third world gameplay
Boulder Dash Game Boy You start with three lives.
Boulder Dash Game Boy First world gameplay

Alternate Titles

  • "Boulder Dash Vol. 1" -- iPhone title
  • "Boulder Dash - Starring: Rockford" -- Prism Leisure distributed title

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The Press Says

Consoles Plus Sep, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Génération 4 Nov, 1990 9 out of 10 90
Total! (Germany) Jun, 1995 2 out of 6 80
Video Games Oct, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Nov, 1990 67 out of 100 67

Forums

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Jan 07, 2014

Trivia

1001 Video Games

Boulder Dash appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Amiga

A real Amiga version of Boulder Dash was never released. But Emerald Mine, a close variant for the Amiga, became very popular.

Arcade version

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.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • January 1991 (Issue 4) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article
  • Retro Gamer
    • October 2004 (Issue #9) – #31 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)
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