Mark Plays... Boulderdash (IBM-PC/MS-DOS)(CGA)(1984)

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Boulderdash by First Star Software originated on the Atari-8-bit computer line, hopped over to the C64 and was actually released on a whole myriad of other platforms including the old IBM-PC. It came on 5.25" floppy disks and it is a selfbooting disk - with a modified version of MS-DOS on it that directly boots into the game.

Check out the game and see how I play until the first game over.

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Mark Vergeer
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Resembles Boulderdash....


The latest in my 'Resembles...' series. This time we take a look at Boulderdash. There's quite a good version for the Atari 600/800 but I couldn't locate it - quite a few things are packed in boxes already (moving soon).

Music by Mahoney (Swedish (retro)composer) his music is a tribute to Boulderdash.

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davyK
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Really like the NES

Really like the NES version..played it to death back in the day.

Bill Loguidice
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There is a new officially

There is a new officially licensed version that was released not too long ago for the Atari 2600, and a forthcoming one (same deal) for the Intellivision. It's a well-traveled game to say the least.

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Rowdy Rob
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Good ports

Bill Loguidice wrote:
It's a well-traveled game to say the least.

It seems to be a game that survived the porting process relatively intact. All the ports seem to capture the essence of the original, retaining the gameplay and graphical charm (as close as possible for the particular system). It seems that the sound and music are the main differences that leap out at you nowadays.

Bill Loguidice
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Agreed

Rowdy Rob wrote:
Bill Loguidice wrote:
It's a well-traveled game to say the least.

It seems to be a game that survived the porting process relatively intact. All the ports seem to capture the essence of the original, retaining the gameplay and graphical charm (as close as possible for the particular system). It seems that the sound and music are the main differences that leap out at you nowadays.

Absolutely. I also think it helps that First Star seems to have no qualms about the licensing. To me, even though you're talking maybe 250 or so copies sold, it's still a way to keep the IP going.

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