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Boulder Dash

[Cassette inlay] [Loading screen]
[In-game screen]
Full titleBoulder Dash
Year of release1984
PublisherFront Runner (UK)
Re-released byDro Soft (Spain)
Prism Leisure Corporation PLC (UK)
Zafiro Software Division (Spain)
Author(s)Dalali Software Ltd, Peter Liepa, Chris Gray
Tie-in licenceFirst Star Software Inc (USA) (original game: Boulder Dash)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2, Cursor and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Maze
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.95
Budget price£2.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on side A of the compilation Pack of Aces (Paxman Promotions)
Appeared on side B of the compilation Rockford's Riot + Boulder Dash (Monolith)
Participant in the C&VG 1984 Golden Joystick Awards
Features a Boulder Dash clone
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
RemarksRunner-up in the C&VG 1984 Golden Joystick Awards - Best Arcade Style Game.
This game was later converted to an arcade coin-op by Data East.
SPOT commentsalso published on B: side of Rockford's Riot
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Boulder Dash
2. Boulder Dash II: Rockford's Riot
3. Boulder Dash III
4. Boulder Dash Construction Kit
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, MSX and NES
Score 8.28 (93 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.Encoding scheme
BoulderDash.tzx.zip12,373(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release5012206061070Power-Load
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BoulderDash_2.tzx.zip12,692(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release5012206061070None
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator BoulderDash.tap.zip12,500((non-TZX) TAP tape image)
BoulderDash(PrismLeisureCorporationPLC).tzx.zip12,227(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release5014293017909Power-Load

Additional material
BoulderDash.gif2,921(Loading screen)
BoulderDash.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
BoulderDash(PrismLeisureCorporationPLC).gif1,011(Loading screen)
BoulderDash(PrismLeisureCorporationPLC).scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
BoulderDash.gif5,695(In-game screen)
BoulderDash.txt8,338(English instructions)
BoulderDash.png126,083(Game map)
BoulderDash.jpg29,908(Cassette inlay)
BoulderDash(PrismLeisureCorporationPLC).jpg95,444(Re-release cassette inlay)
BoulderDash_Poster.jpg1,535,229(Personal Computer Games magazine poster)

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