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  • Publisher: Magmic Inc.
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 15.9 MB
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Price: $2.99
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App description: In this all new Nintendo DS sequel to the top retro action-puzzle hit, Boulder Dash®, now available on iPhone/iPod Touch, players must collect the required amount of diamonds while avoiding falling objects, traps and besting enemies in order to open and escape through the exit, before time runs out.

In 104 all new levels, take control of Rockford and collect as many diamonds as quickly as you can in 4 beautiful, sprawling worlds each with unique enemies and 21 levels in each world. Defeat your arch enemy in level 16 of each world to unlock the next world. Clear level 16 of the Nether World to win the game. Ready for more fun and challenges? Play the 20 levels in Time Trial mode. In order to succeed, youll have to use all the tools at your disposal: the Zapper, five types of ammo, and four power-ups.

HERE'S THE BUZZ!

Bronze Award from PocketGamer

" Boulder Dash Rocks! replaces the aged visuals with bright, cute and colourful new ones and, even more crucially, hones the classic gameplay so that its more palatable for a modern audience." - Know Your Mobile

"...Swipe controls worked very well and offers the ability to play single handedly. The game also seemlessly switches from landscape to portrait mode when you tilt your device." - TouchArcade

TWO MODES OF PLAY:

Planet Tour Contains 84 levels, including four boss levels.

Time Trial 20 levels with three different times to beat (Bronze, Silver and Gold).

KEY FEATURES:

All-new, cutting edge graphics and character animations.
Fast, arcade action.
4 amazing worlds: Jungle, Lava, Water and Netherworld.
New and different enemies in each world.
Explore and play at different zoom levels using simple pinch controls.
Play in either portrait or landscape mode.
Control Rockford with new touch & drag controls or use one of two different, virtual D-pads for a classic arcade feel.
Pause and pan entire level maps with a single finger.
Submit your scores to Magmics online leaderboard to see how you stack up against the worlds best players.
Join online challenges with special leaderboards.
Play while listening to songs in your music library.
Different hi-fidelity soundtracks for each world.
Ever increasingly difficult puzzles.
Robust, player controlled, hint system.

LEGAL NOTICE

Co-Published by First Star Software, Inc. and Magmic Games. Boulder Dash® is a registered trademark of First Star Software, Inc. Rockford is a trademark of First Star Software, Inc. Copyright © 1984 2011 First Star Software, Inc. All rights reserved.

Boulder Dash® is developed by Magmic, Inc.

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08-27-2009, 04:30 AM
#2
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 127
Looks fun.

Rozzie

08-27-2009, 02:39 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,023
proves how saturated the market is now when games like this go barely unnoticed :|

Currently playing: Joe Dever's Lone Wolf and FM2014
08-27-2009, 02:54 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 5,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acidbottle View Post
proves how saturated the market is now when games like this go barely unnoticed :|
Is it good though...the original boulder dash for the devices got pretty hammered in reviews didn't it? I even tried to find reviews of the DS version, and couldn't really find much.

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08-27-2009, 03:22 PM
#5
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,023
aye, i prolly would have gotten this if their business practice over a certain indi developer were more reasonable .. they flexed muscle and made one mans game a near dead duck in the water. wasnt even a direct clone of boulder dash fer cryin out loud!

Currently playing: Joe Dever's Lone Wolf and FM2014
08-27-2009, 03:25 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 686
TWO MODES OF PLAY:

Planet Tour – Contains 84 levels, including four boss levels.

Time Trial – 20 levels with three different times to beat (Bronze, Silver and Gold).
That isn't Boulder Dash.

Boss levels? Nonsense. Another decent game from the past ruined by people who probably don't know what gameplay actually is.
08-27-2009, 03:28 PM
#7
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,438
Quote:
Originally Posted by markx2 View Post
TWO MODES OF PLAY:

Planet Tour – Contains 84 levels, including four boss levels.

Time Trial – 20 levels with three different times to beat (Bronze, Silver and Gold).
That isn't Boulder Dash.

Boss levels? Nonsense. Another decent game from the past ruined by people who probably don't know what gameplay actually is.
This is actually quite good. It's not traditional boulder dash. For that you can guy the original version in the App Store. But this seems to be a very good version better suited for iPhone than the original version.

arn
08-27-2009, 03:32 PM
#8
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Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 5,712
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Originally Posted by arn View Post
This is actually quite good. It's not traditional boulder dash. For that you can guy the original version in the App Store. But this seems to be a very good version better suited for iPhone than the original version.

arn
So it's worth a purchase? Does it play like anything else, or is it pretty unique, because (blasphemy alert) I wasn't the biggest Boulder Dash fan.

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08-27-2009, 03:38 PM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sizzlakalonji View Post
So it's worth a purchase? Does it play like anything else, or is it pretty unique, because (blasphemy alert) I wasn't the biggest Boulder Dash fan.
I've only played the first 5 or so levels. I plan to put more time into it tonight. But from what I can tell, this is boulder dash for the "rest of us". The original boulder dash was great at the time, but I don't necessarily feel like the original version is something that modern gamers without any history are going to want to play.

This version is more forgiving... in that it's much harder to die / get crushed. Part of the original was an action puzzler -- and quick joystick reflexes were a big factor. This one is more paced in a good way. The swipe controls work well and don't rely on the upmost precision to survive.

So, yeah... it seems very good.

arn
08-27-2009, 03:42 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 5,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by arn View Post
I've only played the first 5 or so levels. I plan to put more time into it tonight. But from what I can tell, this is boulder dash for the "rest of us". The original boulder dash was great at the time, but I don't necessarily feel like the original version is something that modern gamers without any history are going to want to play.

This version is more forgiving... in that it's much harder to die / get crushed. Part of the original was an action puzzler -- and quick joystick reflexes were a big factor. This one is more paced in a good way. The swipe controls work well and don't rely on the upmost precision to survive.

So, yeah... it seems very good.

arn
All right. You sold me. Thanks.

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