Boulder Dash

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Game name Boulder Dash
First released on
Monday 1st of October 1984
1984-10-01
Genres Arcade, Platform, Puzzle
Age ratings ESRB E · PEGI Seven (Violence)
Game modes Single player
Publisher(s) Comptiq, Data East, Electronic Arts, Exidy, K-Tel International Ltd, Micro Fun, Orpheus Ltd, Tynesoft, Victor Musical Industries, First Star Software, TapStar Interactive
Developer(s) First Star Software, TapStar Interactive
Platform(s) Apple][, DOS, C64, ACPC, ZXS, MSX, Acorn Electron, PC-8801, Arcade, Atari-ST, Atari8bit, colecovision, bbcmicro, FM-7, NES, Game Boy, Wii, Android, iOS, PC
Views 675 times
Rating 8/10 (1 votes) Submit your rating to get +1 XP

The game's protagonist, named "Rockford", must dig through caves collecting gems and diamonds and reach the exit within a specified time limit, while avoiding various types of dangerous creatures as well as obstacles like falling rocks and the constant danger of being crushed or trapped by an avalanche, or killed by an underground explosion.

Boulder Dash Summary

Boulder Dash was originally released in 1984 for Atari 8-bit computers. It was developed and published by First Star Software, and spawned a series of sequels, re-releases, and spinoffs. It also did a great deal to establish and influence the mining genre of video games, which can be seen in modern games such as Minecraft, Spelunky, and Terraria. The game is still available as a freemium mobile title developed by SoMa Play Inc for Android and iOS.

Boulder Dash releases

  Region Release date Platform
Flag Japan Monday 1st of October 1984 PC-8801
Flag Japan Thursday 1st of November 1984 FM-7
Flag Japan Friday 23rd of March 1990 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Flag Japan Friday 21st of September 1990 Game Boy
Flag Europe Friday 19th of September 2008 Wii
Flag North America Monday 1st of June 2009 Wii
Flag Worldwide Tuesday 21st of January 2014 Android
Flag Worldwide Tuesday 21st of January 2014 iOS
Flag Worldwide Saturday 24th of September 2016 PC (Microsoft Windows)

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