Boulder Dash, ColecoVision

The ColecoVision conversion of Peter Liepa and Chris Gray‘s classic Atari 8-bit game, Boulder Dash, is really quite wonderful. It was converted by Micro Lab and published on the Micro Fun label in 1984.

Graphically, the game is well-defined and nicely-coloured. Gameplay-wise, it is responsive and rewarding. All the classic Boulder Dash levels are present and correct and the programmers have resisted the temptation to redesign them.

For my money: one of the best games on the ColecoVision console. Boulder Dash generally works well on whatever format it is running on, and this ColecoVision version is the bee’s knees.

See also: Boulder Dash Special

More: Boulder Dash on Wikipedia

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