Boulder Dash and puzzle fans around the world, get ready as Kalypso Media and First Star Software have today announced the release of Boulder Dash – XL on XBOX Xbox LIVE Arcade. The game, which brings a classic game into the modern HD-era, was developed by Catnip Games along with First Star Software and is available for 800 Microsoft Points. Moreover, a PC version is scheduled for release later in Summer.
The game features 5 different game modes and pays tribute to all Boulder Dash fans with its “Retro Mode”, which carefully replicates the look and feel of the original Boulder Dash, released on Home Computers in 1984. Retro Modes utilizes only the gameplay elements featured in the original and the behavior of enemies inhabiting the caves is exactly as it was back then. Also, level designs follow the same patterns and rules of the classic Boulder Dash to make fans feel right at home.
The original graphics and characters have been brought to life in real-time 3D, resulting in a unique look. Music and sound effects have been created using 8bit-Samples to underline the heritage of this Retro Gaming Classic.
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