It's possible to play more than one human player but sadly not at the same time. This version is known as the Knib-Engine for short. Other nice things in the game are a wall that will turn rocks into diamonds and of course this is required as well on some of the levels. Of course, it is not as easy as it first seems, especially since Rockford can be instantaneously crushed by boulders if he carelessly tunnels right below them, opening up space for them to fall down. In my opinion the best version ever made of this game. It's silly to try and make sense of it. Boulder Dash Construction Kit aka.
Lucky there are so many. Also the border is now editable. Game idea, playability and fun are in my opinion very important. Rockford is a sympathetic figure, tapping his foot when you leave him idle for a few seconds, and perfectly acceptable as an avatar. If Rockford digs away the supporting soil, rocks will start to slide. Enemies can be squashed by falling boulders, which are released when the ground below them is removed or they are pushed onto empty ground, but be careful because these can also squash you.
In the many first levels there are always more diamonds than you need though which makes it a bit easier. The game is pretty simple. For the first time 3 C64 with each 4 disk drives are in use. My conclusion: Rockford forever - I give all 10 out of 10 points. In this cousin to Dig Dug, you play Rockford, an adventurous prospector who searches through various caves to collect as many gems as he can before time runs out, escaping through an escape tunnel revealed when a certain amount is collected. There are also other things you need to watch out for and you always need to get to a certain blinking square that will take you to the next level needless to say, every new level is harder. Under this name the series is released until edition 40, whereby many editions contain two to more disks.
Games built with this version have a which can be saved to disk for the first time. This slightly modified game module is called Soft-Engine for short. But beware - the rocks can kill you as easily as they can kill a monster. But these can also be dangerous. Knibble had by now developed version 3 of the Knib-Engine, which contains a new highscore routine.
That's the basic game, but each of the 16 levels and 4 puzzle intermissions has its own difficulties, including moving enemies you must run from, or sometimes turn into gems by dropping rocks on them. The C64 will also include a joystick containing micro switches. Graphics and Sounds The original look of Boulder Dash is primitive compared to later editions, but despite the amount of the dread C64 brown on show in many levels, I think it's more than functional. Falling gems will also kill you, so don't expect easy pick-ups à la Mario. Simple illustration of the character, boulders and other things. Pick up Jewels that are created when it suffocates.
The game is a lot of fun for its time, and hundreds of levels kept many fans glued to the screen for hours on end. Fun for hours, legendary, cult - what should I say more? But there's logic to the way the rocks fall, and I suppose you could say the butterflies are crushed into diamonds, in a sort of flash-fossil kind of way. Back in 1984, the Olympic year when first all the greatest winter athletes met in Sarajevo and later all the greatest summer athletes met in Los Angeles, is also the year that brought us one of the most enjoyable classics. The concept is simple: help guide adventurous Rockford through 16 caves packed with tricky puzzles to solve. You must get every Jewel to exit.
The original Boulder Dash ® is a pioneering interactive game dating back to the early times of the home computer and video game era being first launched in 1984. Everyone should have heard of Boulder Dash - you play a miner collecting diamonds and avoiding falling stones. Some levels even require that you destroy these monsters in order to get enough diamonds to complete the level. The possibility for walking diagonally was built into the 1stB-Engine while at it. As a result the fireflies explode too fast.
. Gameplay An addictive digging game, Boulder Dash nice pun has at its core a very simple mechanic. This disk is followed by the Boulder-Dash-For-Ever-Fan-Club B disk at the end of 1992. A legendary game that can very well hook you and keep you addicted for a very long time. Rockfords, bombs, bladder spenders, mutant stones, ghosts, bladders and switches for the firefly and butterfly direction, and for the direction of the growing wall and the biter's delay. This way, explosions can create boulders, or falling diamonds dissolve into thin air.