Boulder Dash-XL 3D Digging Its Way to the 3DS eShop

Moving over from retail

Since the 3DS launched we've seen a handful of titles evolve from retail releases — often with budget prices — into download titles. These are often lower-profile titles that can fall under the radar on the high street and therefore seek a second-wind on the download-only platform; Boulder Dash-XL 3D is making that same journey.

Originally released at retail in Europe in October 2012, publisher Reef Entertainment has now confirmed that the title will come to the region's 3DS eShop on 22nd August, priced at €4.99 / £4.49. It appears to have the exact same content and modes as the physical release, which adds up to a significant volume of levels spread across five game modes — this includes the Retro stages, for those that remember the 1984 original.

We gave this title a recommendation in our Boulder Dash-XL 3D retail review, saying that if it was lost in the retail market it would be a pity, "because it takes its subject matter and goes beyond the basic requirements, offering a package that should make fans of the original Boulder Dash go all misty-eyed."

As it's now coming to the eShop at a reduced rate, how many of you are tempted by this action puzzle throwback?