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Back of Box - Apple II (US):


    It isn't easy to find butterflies in an underground cave, let alone transform them into precious stones. But with your help, Rockford™ can do it. The real problem is—how do you get him out of there alive?

    As boulders crash down all around him, Rockford™ digs frantically through 16 magical caves and 5 levels of difficulty.

    But he needs skillful guidance to drop boulders through an enchanted wall, block the amoeba, turn butterflies into gems. If you think you can do it, you've got rocks in your head. After every 4 caves there is a playable intermission.

    [4 screen captures]
    Apocalypse. Bring the Butterflies and Amoeba together and watch the Jewels fly.
    Rooms. Pick up Jewels, but you must move boulders to get all Jewels.
    Greed. You have to get a lot of Jewels here. Lucky there are so many!
    Firefly Dens. Each Firefly is guarding a Jewel.

    In his restless quest for gleaming jewels, Rockford™ works around walls of rock and avoids swirling fireflies. To win, he must turn his enemies into opportunities! If he collects his required number of diamonds, the mysterious escape tunnel is revealed.

    Contributed by jean-louis (40381) on Aug 07, 2019.

Back of Plastic Case - C64 (US):


    with Chris Gray

    An addictive mixture of challenge, strategy, reflex and charm. Collect the required number of jewels and the mysterious escape tunnel is awarded. Can you and Rockford™ master the enchanted walls, transform butterflies into jewels and escape the growing amoeba?

    Journey through 16 different mystical caves. Brilliant colors and graphics dazzle your senses. Puzzling dilemmas challenge your skills in each of the 5 different levels of difficulty. Win 4 consecutive games and be rewarded with a playable, bonus intermission.

    Action Strategy • Licensed as a smash Arcade Hit • 16 caves/5 levels of difficulty
    • Playable intermissions • 324 different screens • Joystick use or with keyboard •

    Contributed by jean-louis (40381) on Aug 06, 2019.

Back of Box - INTELLIVISION (Worldwide):

    This package contains one Boulder Dash® cartridge, overlays and playing instructions


    • Rockford™ digs' diamonds! He can't get enough of them and needs YOUR help to guide him. But don't dawdle, or Rockford will become impatient!
    • Guide Rockford through 16 scrolling caves and 4 bonus caves in the classic original, multimillion unit selling Boulder Dash created by Peter Liepa with Chris Gray.
    • Boulder Dash — Volume 1 includes 16 caves, 4 bonus levels and 5 difficulty settings!
    • Avoid deadly fireflies, butterflies and falling boulders in a race against time to clear a path, collect valuable diamonds, open and find the exit! But be careful not to let Rockford become trapped!
    • Surround the growing amoeba, use magic walls or drop boulders on butterflies to create even more diamonds


    Boulder Dash®

    Contributed by jean-louis (40381) on Aug 06, 2019.

Back of Plastic Case - MSX (UK):


    At last! Boulder Dash™ is a game that will require all of your skill and courage, as you guide Rockford, our intrepid hero, through 84 different mazes. You will be faced with dangerous butterflies to be transformed into jewels, deadly fireflies, an amoeba growing out of control. Will you be able to work out how the enchanted wall can give you jewels, or how to get into that closed box? Play on and find out!

    Contributed by jean-louis (40381) on Aug 06, 2019.

Back of Box - NES (GER):

    Boulder Dash

    Der berühmte Forscher Stoneford hinterließ seinem Sohn Rockford die geheimnisvolle Karte eines nie gelösten Rätsels. Das Rätsel der „sechs Diamanten-welten''. Es steht geschrieben, daß der Besitzer aller Juwelen aus den Labyrinthen unermeßlich reich sein wird. Rockford macht sich auf den Weg, die scheinbar undurchdringlichen Höhlen der gefährlichen Boulder-Welt zu erforschen. Schreckliche Monster und sonderbare, mutierte Kreaturen bewachen die Diamanten. Du mußt dem mutigen Rockford helfen, alle Juwelen einzusammeln und den Weg aus den Höhlen zu finden. Bereite Dich auf ein besonderes Abenteuer vor, das Mut und Geschick erfordert. Wenn Du diese Eigenschaften besitzt und auch ein bißchen Glück im richtigen Moment hast, wirst Du zum Diamantenkönig. Rockford braucht Deine Unterstützung in den sechs magischen Welten von BOULDER DASH!
    Nimmst Du die Herausforderung an, ihm zu helfen?

    Contributed by jean-louis (40381) on Aug 06, 2019. - Wii:
    Boulder Dash, originally released in 1984, is one of the big computer-game classics. It is one of the very few computer games ever to be ported from home computers to arcades (contrary to the other way around). The hero of the game is the brave prospector Rockford. He must dig through caves collecting diamonds, while avoiding various types of dangerous creatures and obstacles like falling rocks. He is in constant danger of being crushed or trapped by an avalanche or being killed by an underground explosion. Strategy and planning are the key to master the "physics" of Boulder Dash. Once the indicated amount of jewels have been collected, the door to the mysterious escape tunnel is revealed and Rockford can explore another cave.

    Contributed by Victor Vance (10824) on Feb 15, 2015.