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  • Summary: Boulder Dash-XL 3D is a diamond-collecting puzzler for the Nintendo 3DS.
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  1. Oct 1, 2012
    70
    It still manages to provide a lot of fun, but perhaps not as much as it would have done had it stuck more closely to what truly made the appeal of the original franchise: challenge, speed and fiendishly clever level-design that made the most of the physics engine.
  2. Oct 9, 2012
    70
    Boulder Dash-XL 3D iterates wonderfully on the 80s original, but refuses to ever ramp the excitement levels up to the max.
  3. Oct 10, 2012
    70
    Boulder Dash-XL 3D gets the basics right, providing a modern twist on an '80s classic, as well as retro content for the older generation, and throwing in a large number of levels to dig through. It's a one-track experience, however, with poorly implemented 3D, and feels like it should be one of the 3DS eShop's costlier downloads, rather than a budget retail title that costs more than its non-3D predecessor. That said, fans of the franchise or those seeking an action-puzzle fix could do far worse, with enough diamond-hunting on offer to satisfy the most dedicated, young or old.
  4. If you peer past the disastrous surface, though, you'll find a game that is of a very high standard indeed. [Dec 2012, p.109]
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