Excerpt: The Holy Bible teaches us there is nothing new under the sun. Taking a look at the video game industry in recent years reinforces that truth. There have been a rash of older games being brought up to current gaming standards. The most recent example is Boulder Dash XL. Don't get me wrong, I love it when a fun franchise is brought back and given the right treatment. Did Boulder Dash XL get the right treatment? Read my review to find out.
Excerpt: In the world of video games, sometimes the simplest concepts can offer the most interesting experiences. This is certainly true of Boulder Dash XL, which simply asks you to collect diamonds. You move around, dig through dirt patches, avoid enemies, and collect diamonds. Of course, those simple tasks prove to be quite a challenge. As you move around the levels, you have to plan ahead, as you can box diamonds in and yes, even block yourself in.
Review: Boulder Dash-XL (Microsoft Xbox LIVE Arcade)
13 October 2011
Summary: Boulder Dash-XL may be light on presentation, but its gameplay is just as captivating as it was in the “Ëœ80s. It’s hard to ignore the reliance on themes borrowed from other classic games such as Dig Dug and Pac-Man , but everything comes together to provide a frantic and challenging experience. This title will do the most for those that remember the franchise, but, all around, Catnip Games has delivered a competent action puzzler.
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Conclusion: And, unlike something like, say, Ms Splosion Man, the difficulty level isn't so great as to put off the more casual observer, even though you may well die quite a bit on the harder levels. It just lacks that bit of variety and any sort of multiplayer that would push it right into recommended territory.
Summary: Boulder Dash-XL will deliver both charming and challenging entertainment, using the latest technology to present the unique gameplay and all of the characteristic elements associated with the franchise in a modern and incomparable style.
Excerpt: Some stages have a strict time limit, forcing you to sprint from gem to gem while hoping your speed can keep you out of the way of all those boulders you're dislodging as you wildly progress. Others are designed to make you think a little bit by giving you doors to unlock, one-way doors and warps; while placing you in a more maze-like environment.