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Boulder Dash-XL

aka: Boulder Dash-XL 3D
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Boulder Dash-XL is a single-player, modern take on an old classic. The basic gameplay is still the same, negotiate mazes, collect diamonds and avoid falling rocks. This implementation has five modes of play:* Arcade Mode: Playing against the clock the player collects diamonds and gets to the exit as fast as possible. They have a target number of diamonds to collect and thus have the option of taking longer but collecting more diamonds or finishing faster and getting a bigger time bonus. There are one hundred levels in this mode.

  • Zen Mode: Basically this is the same as Arcade mode but there's no time limit 'so the player can refine their strategy with no pressure'.

  • Puzzle Mode: This consists of twenty five smaller levels where the emphasis is on thought and planning rather than speed.

  • Retro Mode: A further twenty five levels using '3D interpretations of the original bitmap graphics'.

  • Score Attack: Four special caves where the exit opens early so there's a bigger bonus to be had for completing early.

The player has a choice of characters, Rockford or Crystal, and can play with keyboard, mouse and joystick combinations.

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Credits (Windows version)

35 People (34 developers, 1 thanks) · View all

Created And Developed by
  • Catnip Games GmbH & Co. HG
  • First Star Software Inc.
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  • MobyGames ID: 71212


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by piltdown_man.

Nintendo 3DS added by Harmony‚ô°. Xbox 360 added by Alaka. iPhone, Android, iPad added by Kabushi.

Additional contributors: Harmony‚ô°.

Game added February 19th, 2015. Last modified March 9th, 2023.