👾 The lost Atari arcade game returns with Jeff Minter's Akka Arrh

Boulder Dash III

aka: Professional Boulder Dash III


The third part of the popular series, Boulder Dash III adds a sci-fi spin to the graphics (called MetalGrafik), with Rockford now wearing a spacesuit and running through a more futuristic setting.

Other than that, the 16 new scenarios are similar in gameplay to the levels of Boulder Dash I and II: Rockford still digs through a series of caves to retrieve diamonds. Once he has enough diamonds, a portal opens that takes him to the next stage. Obstacles in the caves include boulders, monsters which will kill Rockford upon touching them (but which can be eradicated by crushing them with falling boulders - some of the monsters then release a number of diamonds), and green slime that spreads through the entire cave and blocks pathways. Additionally, every level has a time limit. Several puzzle elements add variety to the game, such as walls which will turn falling boulders into diamonds.

Groups +


Credits (ZX Spectrum version)


Related Games

Boulder Dash
Released 1984 on PC Booter, 1990 on Game Boy, NES...
Boulder Dash
Released 1990 on Arcade
Boulder Dash-XL
Released 2011 on Windows, Xbox 360, 2013 on Nintendo 3DS...
Boulder Dash: Construction Kit
Released 1987 on Atari ST, DOS, Amiga...
Boulder Dash II: Rockford's Revenge
Released 1985 on PC Booter, Commodore 64, 2005 on Atari 5200...
Dash 8-300 Professional
Released 2003 on Windows
Boulder Dash
Released 1996 on DOS
Boulder Dash Deluxe
Released 2021 on Windows, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch...
Boulder Dash Rocks!
Released 2007 on Nintendo DS, 2008 on PSP, 2009 on iPhone

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 34975


Know about this game? Add your expertise to help preserve this entry in video game history!

Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Christian Genzel.

ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC added by Martin Smith.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.