Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash (C64)


Commodore 64
Commodore Gaming
Peter Liepa


Game Rating

User Ratings: 0

Our Review: 7/10


Number of Players
Single Player
Release Date

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • 1st Jun 2009, 500 points
  • 19th Sep 2008, 500 points
Controller Support
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  • 7

    Virtual Console / Commodore 64

    Review Boulder Dash

    Oh Boulder Dash!

    Boulder Dash is a fondly-remembered classic and was so popular back in the day that it spawned umpteen sequels and numerous ports and remakes which continue to appear even today. It was perhaps inevitable that the game would appear in some capacity on one of the Wii's download services, so how does the old classic stand up today?...

About The Game

Originally released in 1984, Boulder Dash is well-known as one of the greats of the classic era of computer games. It is one of the very few computer games ever to be ported from home computers to arcades, rather than the other way around.

The hero of the game is the brave prospector Rockford. His mission: to dig through caves collecting diamonds. But it's not as easy as it might seem! Rockford must stay constantly on the lookout for various types of dangerous creatures and obstacles, like falling rocks, which threaten his underground mission. He is in constant danger of being crushed or trapped by an avalanche, or being killed by an underground explosion.

Strategy and planning are the key to mastering the "physics" of Boulder Dash. Once the indicated amount of Jewels have been collected, the door to the mysterious escape tunnel is revealed, and Rockford can pass through into another cave, filled with precious stones and dangerous traps! So what are you waiting for? The diamond rush is upon us!