87: Boulderdash

Genre: Puzzle

Developer: First Star
Publisher: JVC Musical Industries
Year: 1990

Basic Idea:  Collect diamonds and dash out of the way of boulders.

Review: We first had this game as a booter on the IBM, and it got plenty of our time.  The premise is insanely simple, but pretty satisfying.  While digging through the mines to get at diamonds, boulders will fall on you if you’re not careful.  But in later levels, you have to intentionally let loose some boulders to kill enemies (that magically sprout diamonds when they die).

From what I’ve seen, this is a huge upgrade from the computer versions due to the significant graphics improvement.  If you enjoyed them, you should enjoy this port as well.

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