Boulder Dash-XL

Boulder Dash-XL Getting Its Rocks Off On XBLA

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Old-school puzzling dexterity is making a comeback with a brand new look as Boulder Dash returns with Boulder Dash-XL, preserving the core gameplay tenets of the original game. So, racing through rocks against the clock and collecting gems while avoiding traps and defeating enemies is still very much the name of the game.

"Boulder Dash has always held a special place in the hearts of retro-gamers, and now, we’re very pleased to be bringing a modernised version to Xbox LIVE Arcade," said Kalypso's Global Managing Director, Simon Hellwig, adding, "...we expect gamers will definitely love their modernised take on a beloved classic."

With a new look and more than 150 levels, Boulder Dash-XL certainly sounds like it'll successfully bring back fond memories of the '80s classic on XBLA, with the following features also promised for the title:

  • An updated HD look and feel, featuring 720p graphics
  • 4 new game modes (“Arcade”, plus all new “Puzzle”, “Zen” and “Time Challenge”)
  • A Retro Mode offering 25 “retro” Caves for a total of five game modes in all
  • New scoring mechanism adding new excitement and challenges for High Score hunters
  • Four beautiful and varied game worlds
  • Over 150 all-new Caves to explore while battling monsters and grabbing gems
  • Online Ranking Lists/Leaderboards
  • Achievements support 
A price and date has yet to be confirmed for Boulder Dash-XL, but you can check out the first six screenshots in the gallery. Rocks on!


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Kalypso Media


US July 13, 2011

HDD Space Required : 115.86 mb
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