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The best game ever !! It has everything we want: action, strategic thinking, puzzles, and a construction kit to create our own levels. Arno Weber (3) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.4
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.6
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall User Score (36 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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I defy anyone to play it without becoming hopelessly addicted.
Your Commodore (Jan, 1985)
SNAP! Rockford crack into action, ready and waiting to be steered through the caves in search of jewels.
Home Computing Weekly (Oct 30, 1984)
The graphics are first class and the animation and movement of rocks are positively Newtonian.The game surpasses all of its genre and is in a class of it's own.This is a must for your games collection
100 (Aug, 2003)
Boulder Dash präsentiert sich für die C-64-Verhältnisse mit einer einfachen, aber charmanten grafischen Gestaltung. Rockford ähnelt ein wenig einer Ameise, die einzelnen Levels unterscheiden sich nur farblich voneinander. Musikalisch verhält es sich ähnlich: die einfache, aber schöne Titelmusik vermittelt ein typisches Boulder Dash-Feeling, das ständige Diamantengeplinker lässt einen so schnell nicht wieder los. Dies ist ein Spiel, das die Spielgeschichte mitschrieb und das jeder kennen sollte.
If you've got a 64 - Boulder Dash is a must. Tell Santa now!
64'er (1991)
Mit ein wenig Strategie und viel Geschicklichkeit gelingt es dem Spieler, bald Level für Level zu überwinden. Das Spiel reizt jederzeit zu einer unterhaltsamen Runde am Joystick.
Your Computer (Dec, 1984)
Each level requires the development of new tactics in order to achieve high score, but play at all levels is rewarding and absorbing, rather than just plain awkward — in other words, this game has got playability and is worth the somewhat high price.
80 (UK) (Oct 26, 2007)
Retro apologists are forever gushing over 'timeless classics' and weeping over nostalgic memories of crusty old games and the passing of their youth - but when you're talking about a title like Boulderdash, such undiluted conviction about its ageless worth is perfectly justified. EA has developed a remake, for gawd's sake.
75 (Jan 03, 2011)
Mêlant habilement arcade et réflexion, Boulder Dash a su s'imposer en proposant un concept simple mais diablement accrocheur qui, malgré les années, ne perd rien de son charme. De quoi réconcilier les accros de la technologie moderne avec le rétrogaming.
IGN (Jun 24, 2009)
Boulder Dash is one of the ugliest, oldest, most out-of-date games to hit the Virtual Console yet. But good game design never gets old, and the fun to be had in these visually underwhelming caves and mazes still feels as fresh as it did in 1984. If you're a fan of puzzlers, be encouraged that this is a solid investment of five of your digital dollars. Because though it doesn't look like much, Boulder Dash rocks.
Happy Computer (Jan, 1985)
Dieses witzige Spiel für Commodore 64 und alle Atari-Computer, das zirka 80 Mark kostet, macht vor allem dank seiner Vielfalt und Originalität viel Spaß. Erfreulicherweise sind einige der 16 Spielstufen auch einzeln anwählbar.