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  • Summary: This tricky, action-puzzle and dexterity game made its debut in the early 80s and has continued to fascinate its enormous fan base and new players for decades. Today the game is recognized as one of the best loved retro games in the history of computer and video gaming. Now Boulder Dash is back with a hot new look to take the Xbox Live Arcade platform by storm. The multimillion units selling hit game's core remains unchanged: in a race against time players must collect sparkling diamonds while besting hordes of enemies; and, avoiding numerous traps, and of course, falling boulders! Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Aug 31, 2011
    83
    Rockford is back and ready to collect more diamonds than ever. With an emphasis on unique modes, this updated classic is dressed to impress. Boulder Dash-XL has enough original content to bring in a whole new generation of spelunkers. This is one cave worth exploring!
  2. Jul 27, 2011
    80
    Catnip has done a fantastic job taking the original Boulder Dash into a new freshly-made title that looks superb on XBLA. Perfect fit for those looking for a great challenge.
  3. Jul 28, 2011
    80
    While not a full-blown current generation reboot, Boulder Dash-XL is an enjoyable ride that's well worth your time. A cute game with plenty of content and puzzles to explore, this is a title that proves once again that solid gameplay is timeless.
  4. Jul 27, 2011
    75
    The end result is the same as it ever was, delivering a mediocre looking game tacked onto fun and addictive game play. If you enjoy head scratchers, you could do much worse than this old diamond mining gem...yes pun intended.
  5. Jul 21, 2011
    72
    If there is anywhere that the game shines, it's in play value. 150 levels is nothing to scoff at.
  6. Aug 11, 2011
    70
    It just lacks that bit of variety and any sort of multiplayer that would push it right into recommended territory.
  7. Jul 25, 2011
    40
    Quotation forthcoming.

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  1. Jul 19, 2011
    7
    Before the invention of â