Lost Caves

aka: Lost Caves and the Doom Tomb, Lost Caves and the Tomb of Doom
Moby ID: 83966
ZX Spectrum Specs
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Lost Caves is a Boulder Dash variant. The player controls a famous explorer who while being chased by a band of Nomads finds the entrance to a mythical diamond mine called the Lost Caves. Like in other games of its kind it is played from a side view perspective and the player has to dig through dirt to get to the diamonds. In each of the game's sixteen levels the aim is to collect all ten diamonds and then escape through a wooden door. To reach all the diamonds it is necessary to dig around boulders so that they collapse and create a path.

Dangers include being crushed by falling boulders or being caught by the Nomads that patrol the mines. There are also bombs which explode when dropped or another object is dropped onto them and lava which works the same but will spread around the mine. There are also different wall types: standard walls that can be destroyed with explosives, strong walls which can not be destroyed, disappearing walls which can be activated through a lever and magical walls which can be walked through. There are also signposts which can only be moved through from one direction.

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Credits (ZX Spectrum version)

21 People

Original Design
  • TAG Computer Games
AY Music & Player
C64 Code & Graphics
  • B.C.P
C64 Music Player
  • Sonic Graffiti
Z80 Code
Loading Screen
Story, Textuals & Shots
Inlay Production
  • Mike
  • Pete
  • Simon
  • Si
  • John
  • Steve T
Mail Order
  • Belinda
  • Sunglasses McCann
Duplication, Design & Print by
  • Interceptor Limited
© 1989
  • Players Premier


Despite the inlay including credits for a Commodore 64 version, seemingly developed by Bizarre Computer Productions who developed two other games for Players, it was never released and has not been located.


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Game added by Kabushi.

Additional contributors: Martin Smith.

Game added February 22, 2017. Last modified April 27, 2023.