Boulder Dash

created and published by First Star Software in 1984, running on Commodore 64
type: puzzle, action/reflex, maze
genre: Boulder Dash-like
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng
4.1/5

Official description

Originally released in 1984, Boulder Dash 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, not the other way around. The hero of the game is the brave prospector Rockford. He must dig through caves to collect diamonds while avoiding various types of dangerous creatures and obstacles such as falling rocks. He is in constant danger of being crushed or trapped by an avalanche or killed by an underground explosion. Strategy and planning are the keys to mastering Boulder Dash. Once enough jewels have been collected, the door to the mysterious escape tunnel is revealed and Rockford can explore another cave.
# 2009-06-12 23:09:52 - official description

Technical specs

display: raster

Editor note

Also released as part of the "Super Boulder Dash" compilation, which included the original "Boulder Dash" and its sequel "Boulder Dash II: Rockford's Revenge".
# 2013-04-09 16:04:35

Authors / Staff

author

Chris Gray (author)
Peter Liepa (author)

audio

Peter Liepa (music)

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External reviews (5) - average: 81.2% - median: 83%

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C&VG (Computer & Video Games) 1-84uk381984-129/1090%
Commodore User 1-32uk211985-065/5100%
Tilt 1-38fr161984-105/683%
Tilt 1-38fr241985-093/650%
Tilt 1-38fr271985-125/683%

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