Boulder Dash®-XL™ mobile! Classic reborn!

11-06-2012, 05:31 AM
#1
Boulder Dash®-XL™ mobile! Classic reborn!

HeroCraft company will soon release a Boulder Dash remake with a retro mode for iOS!


A classic reborn, Boulder Dash®-XL™ is going to update the 80’s best action-puzzler with cutting-edge graphics & gameplay. 100 caves of frantic robo-mining fun in 5 game modes! Get ready to dig, dynamite and push your way to the exit! This cult arcade classic will blow up the AppStore!
Teaser Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClQnj13Sz94
Game features:
- 5 exciting game modes
- over 150 caves
- 4 beautiful worlds
- more monsters to avoid and diamonds to snatch than ever before
- the mobile version of the million selling hit XBOX and PC game Boulder Dash XL.
11-06-2012, 05:34 AM
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Damnit, knew it was too soon to be true! The thread needs to be moved to the "Upcoming" section.

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11-06-2012, 05:39 AM
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Had just posted a thread with this but i'll keep the dev thread....

Says coming soon, apparently its the version on X-Box live. You can have the retro mode which is good for us oldies which features 80's style graphics, i've had a look at the X-Box version and theres a lot of mazes to it which is good.

To me this was one of the classic boulder/diamond games along with Repton in the 80's. Nice to see this come out, there have been two previous versions on the app store i've got but this seems to be looking the better one so far.

Hope the controls work well, Boulderdash has always been an excellent game, quite frustrating at times trying to get all the diamonds !
11-06-2012, 05:56 AM
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I'm actually surprised that this isn't an endless runner
11-06-2012, 06:16 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by oooooomonkey View Post
I'm actually surprised that this isn't an endless runner
If they turned Boulderdash into an endless runner it'll be like turning Tetris into a Call of Duty FPS game!
11-09-2012, 03:54 AM
#6
Thanx a lot We'll keep the news updated and we'll surely let you know as soon as the game is released

It's a great pleasure to hear that the game is awaited.
11-09-2012, 07:40 AM
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Damn, I was really hoping this would be released this week. I'm so impatient haha

Now playing: Working my way through the best retro games recently re-relased including Sonic, Raiden Legacy, Blazing Star and more. Keep them coming! And revisiting all Orange Pixel titles...
11-16-2012, 12:28 PM
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Anyone know if this 'soon' is going to be in 2012 or not?

Now playing: Working my way through the best retro games recently re-relased including Sonic, Raiden Legacy, Blazing Star and more. Keep them coming! And revisiting all Orange Pixel titles...
11-16-2012, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by oooooomonkey View Post
I'm actually surprised that this isn't an endless runner
Endless digger?

Maybe if you crossed Boulder Dash with Super Mario Bros. and tossed in procedurally-generated levels for fun?

Or, just take Micro Miner's setup and make it Boulder Dash instead. I guess Mr. Driller comes pretty close to that already...

PS> Boulder Dash II is available as IAP in the Commodore 64 app, though it's too bad that's the only one - there were a bunch of them, including a Construction Set...

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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!

Last edited by drelbs; 11-16-2012 at 12:58 PM.