Boulder Dash - 30th Anniversary

Boulder Dash - 30th Anniversary is now available for Windows and OS X on Steam. As the name notes, this celebrates the release of the original in the 1980s in a rush to take advantage of those who can still recall the bygone era. The original Boulder Dash was first released for 8-bit systems in 1984, and the Anniversary Edition first arrived a couple of years ago on mobiles. Now a new version is available, tuned for PCs and bundled with a level editor. Here's word:
Today, TapStar Interactive and First Star Software, Inc. have released Boulder Dash - 30th Anniversary for PC and Mac on the Steam store. Over 200 levels of classic arcade puzzle-action, the first level editor since 1987, shareable levels via Steam Workshop support, and a new Hardcore difficulty mode, make this the definitive Boulder Dash game in the best-selling series.

The original Boulder Dash® was created by Peter Liepa with Chris Gray and published by First Star Software, Inc. in 1984. For Boulder Dash - 30th Anniversary Peter Liepa and Chris Gray have each created a set of 20 new levels, their first in over 30 years.

Key features for PC & Mac versions:

  • Fully-featured level editor - Create and share your own Boulder Dash levels!
  • Steam Workshop - Upload and share your levels with the world, download other user-made levels, and vote for your favorites!
  • Hardcore Mode - Falling gems kill you and there are no mid-level continues just like in the original. This brings a serious new challenge to many levels! (Normal and Casual modes are also selectable)
  • Control responsiveness and game speed have been fine-tuned for PC gamers
  • 220 levels included in the game, with Peter Liepa’s mind-bending “The Bouldering Comp” and the remastered original 1984 game levels “Classic Remix” each available as special DLC
  • Gamepad, joystick and keyboard support

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Sep 15, 2016, 09:25
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Ant wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 21:37:
Phasenoise wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 19:37:
Played this a disturbing amount on the atari 8 bit, back when it was new.

Quite a fun little romp, but I'm not sure it needs a remaster. It still works great in emulation, and is fun.
I played it a lot during my Apple //c days. Loved it. I don't really care aobut the newer versions though. I didn't know Atari 8-bit had a port.

The Atari was actually the original version - the others were the ports. But yes, it came out on pretty much every platform of the day at some point.
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Sep 15, 2016, 08:11
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Re: Boulder Dash - 30th Anniversary Sep 15, 2016, 08:11
Sep 15, 2016, 08:11
 
What the...? Bomberman and Boulder Dash aren't even remotely the same game...

Unless of course you're talking about one of the many Bomberman game modes that ripped of classics like Boulder Dash.
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Sep 15, 2016, 07:43
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Sep 15, 2016, 07:43
 
This reminds me of Bomberman, it was such a better game. I used to play LAN parties of PC Bomberman, so much fun.
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Sep 15, 2016, 06:14
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Re: Boulder Dash - 30th Anniversary Sep 15, 2016, 06:14
Sep 15, 2016, 06:14
 
I hope it's less invasive than the mobile version which installed an ad service that you couldn't get rid of without uninstalling the game.
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Sep 15, 2016, 05:07
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Re: Boulder Dash - 30th Anniversary Sep 15, 2016, 05:07
Sep 15, 2016, 05:07
 
Ooo, that's great... thanks
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Sep 15, 2016, 04:11
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Sep 15, 2016, 04:11
 
http://www.artsoft.org/rocksndiamonds/about.html

best boulder dash clone ever made
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Sep 15, 2016, 02:52
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Reactor wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 02:40:
This game plays nothing like the originals...
That is why I dislike these newer versions. Same for Lode Runner and others.

Speaking of Lode Runner, was that Xbox 360 port's any good?
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This game plays nothing like the originals...
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Sep 14, 2016, 21:37
Ant
 
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Phasenoise wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 19:37:
Played this a disturbing amount on the atari 8 bit, back when it was new.

Quite a fun little romp, but I'm not sure it needs a remaster. It still works great in emulation, and is fun.
I played it a lot during my Apple //c days. Loved it. I don't really care aobut the newer versions though. I didn't know Atari 8-bit had a port.
Ant's Quality Foraged Links (http://aqfl.net) & The Ant Farm (http://antfarm.ma.cx / http://antfarm.home.dhs.org).
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Sep 14, 2016, 21:11
 
DLC on launch day... which is needed to play the original levels.

Yea.

And according to the one review, it says its a port of the free-to-play mobile game with no changes (other than there being no in-game purchases)
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Sep 14, 2016, 19:37
 
Played this a disturbing amount on the atari 8 bit, back when it was new.

Quite a fun little romp, but I'm not sure it needs a remaster. It still works great in emulation, and is fun.
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