The year is 1984 and no one’s heard of a pair of Italian plumbers who eat magic mushrooms and go down sewers pipes in an attempt to save a damsel in distress. However, people have been enjoying a boulder-based, 2D puzzle-maze on their Atari system, which boasts 8-bit graphics.
Developed by Peter Liepa, a Canadian developer, and Chris Gray, Boulder Dash captivated the world with its vibrant animations and surpassing its predecessor Dig Dug.
Fast forward nearly four decades, and Boulder Dash has become one of the longest running video game franchises with over 20 versions of the game, on over 20 different platforms, evolving over time to remain a fixture in the retro gaming space and in video game history.
Now, Boulder Dash Deluxe is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows 10, giving players a chance to experience video game development evolution first hand, level by level. This time capsule will take you back in time to the 8-bit era and bring you up to date with the modern world of video game development.
As a teenager who flew to Japan with barely enough money to come back, just to see the mecca of video games at the time, never did I think that I would be able to make video games as a career but also be a part of Peter Liepa’s amazing creation and franchise that has lasted so long.
In this new version, we invite you to explore the updated world of Boulder Dash together with Rockford, the game’s iconic protagonist. We also invite you to dive into a variety of exciting new challenges. You will be able to dig through caves filled with 3D elements and avoid falling boulders. There’s no shortage of valuable gems to collect, and even more nefarious enemies to conquer along the way; discover treasure chests overflowing with rare collectibles and valuable power-ups as you plow your way through 180 new and challenging levels, 20 of them created by Peter Liepa itself.
It’s a piece of history, a maze full of challenges, and an absolute gem. We hope that you enjoy it and will continue to have a great decade with us.
Boulder Dash(r) Deluxe
BBG Entertainment GmbH
THE retro game and legendary action puzzler for players young and more experienced alike arrived, combining up-to date-graphics with original game features – spanning 35+ years of Rockford(tm) and his friends, digging though caves to collect gems – Boulder Dash(r) Deluxe! Created by two Canadian programmers in 1984, Boulder Dash has become one of the longest running videogame franchises! Boulder Dash(r), a pioneering interactive game, was created in the early days of the computer and videogame eras. Over the past four decades, its many sequels have entertained and challenged both casual and serious players of all ages and genders. Boulder Dash(r), Deluxe will take you and Rockford(tm) to a multitude of exciting new challenges. You will need to navigate through caves that contain 3D elements, avoid falling boulders, collect valuable gems, and avoid any nefarious enemies. Find treasure chests filled with rare collectibles, powerful power-ups, and more. Boulder Dash Deluxe includes 180 new exciting and unique levels. Plus, dig through 9 brand new worlds with high-end graphics and their own textures, dive into the Classic 1984 World with its caves or enjoy The Liepa World; a set consisting of 20 of the most mind-bending levels designed by the creator of the original 1984 Boulder Dash version and video game legend Peter Liepa. And, if that’s not enough, you will be challenged by 15 new special opponents ranging from Octopus to Snow Tiger. Boulder Dash(r) Deluxe truly is the pinnacle in 35+ years of Boulder Dash(r)! Boulder Dash (r) Deluxe retains the core gameplay mechanics and features of Boulder Dash(r), but introduces new elements like diagonal movement. This opens up new puzzles and creates a unique and organic look to the caves. On top of legendary previous versions, Boulder Dash(r) Deluxe features include: 180 all-new levels with advanced features! Includes 20 levels from the original 1984 Boulder Dash version 9 exciting, brand spanking new worlds with high-end graphics, having their own, unique textures, go to Macmarnua Sea or Urath Castle – or back in time to the Classic 1984 World with its caves 15 new special opponents like Octopus, Shark Polar bear, and Snow tiger will keep your mind agile and you on your toes The Liepa World, a premium world by videogame legend Peter Liepa who returned to the game he created 35 years ago with 20 of the most mind-bending levels yet! Complete customization of your Rockford(tm) character. shirt, pants and shoes; eyewear, hair and facial hair. Languages: English (Spanish), German, French, German), Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian. BBG Entertainment GmbH registered the trademark Boulder Dash(r), in the United States, the European Union, and other countries. BBG Entertainment GmbH trademarks Boulder Dash(r), Deluxe(tm), and the names and likenesses Rockford(tm), Crystal ™, and Goldford(tm). Boulder Dash(r) Deluxe(tm) Copyright (c) 1984-2021 BBG Entertainment GmbH. All rights reserved. Peter Liepa and Chris Gray created the original Boulder Dash(r).
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