Boulder Dash heads for handhelds

80s pixel man Rockford gets a makeover

Thursday 3 May 2007
Retro classic Boulder Dash is heading for DS and PSP with the cleverly-titled Boulder Dash Rocks, complete with a new look. Now, although we haven't seen a diamond prospector in the flesh, we don't reckon they look like aliens (see below). Never mind though - at least Rockford's big head will make him look like that classic sprite we used to love on the Spectrum.

The first game started life as a home console game in 1984 and was ported to arcades shortly afterwards when the addictive gameplay was spotted as being a potential money-making device. Fortunately for us, that compulsive core gameplay and movement will remain unchanged, although there will be extra modes added to make the most of each console's capabilities.

There's a lot to be said for a good, simple gameplay idea and Boulder Dash should fit both handhelds neatly when the game arrives late this year.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The longest-serving GR+ staffer, I was here when all this was just fields. I'm currently Reviews Editor but still find time to speedrun Sonic levels and make daft Photoshop articles.
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