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Boulder Dash Rocks! (DS)

Boulder Dash Rocks! (DS)
alaScore 83

33 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The value for money also gets good comments. Some have doubts about the gameplay.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Boulder Dash Rocks! (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of Boulder Dash Rocks! (DS) from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Nintendo DS Games on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Boulder Dash Rocks (Nintendo DS)

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Boulder Dash ROCKS!


Please mind the deadly boulder on top of that bush.

Highly accessible ; Easy controls ; Great learning curve ; More than 100 levels

Weak audio design and presentation ; Gameplay gets repetitive before the end ; No Wi-fi support, single-card mode, or level editor

I don't see too much similarity between Dig Dug and Boulder Dash, both have digging but Dig Dug is more of an action game while the parts of Boulder Dash (and a clone of it) I've played were more like puzzles.Of course the control scheme is easy,...

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Boulder Dash Rocks!


Boulder Dash Rocks! offers four modes: Planet Tour, Route Race, Time Trial and Double Dash. In Planet Tour Rockford will have to prove how much he loves Crystal by collecting as many diamonds as possible. Rockford will visit four different planets in...

If you are old enough to remember and have enjoyed the original Boulder Dash, then Boulder Dash Rocks! is going to be a game that you'll enjoy. The basic game-play formula hasn't changed and is addictive as ever. My only reservation would be the price...


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Boulder Dash Rocks!


As far as home video game series go, Boulder Dash is one of the older ones, with its first incarnation being released in 1984. So, 23 years later we have been given this latest incarnation of the game, the punnily titled Boulder Dash Rocks!.

As I've reiterated a few times in the review, now, BDR! is an enjoyable game if you're a fan of the gameplay, with the new Route Race adding some enjoyable (yet challenging) variety.

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Boulder Dash - Rocks!


There has been a real increase lately in remakes of classic gaming icons - perhaps games really were better back in the old days. Regardless, Rockford (the neon-blue hero of the series) has been resurrected; last seen... well, long before my time. So...

In short, if you like your games with a bit of challenge and a bit of thought involved, I can greatly recommend Boulder Dash. Just don't say I didn't warn you about the difficulty

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Boulder Dash Rocks!


There are some classic games that are just begging to be dragged from the past, given a new lick of paint and shoved into the hands of today's gaming population and then there are others that just plain stink. Boulder Dash definitely falls into that...

Boulder Dash Rocks is definitely one of the strongest puzzle games on the DS so far. Whilst not the same type of an entry into the genre as the fantastic foursome of Tetris DS, Polarium, Picross and Puzzle League, its maze-based brain teasers will...

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Boulderdash Rocks (DS) review


Another classic gets the update treatment

Pretty enough. Loads of puzzling. Gets very tricky.

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Boulder Dash-Rocks! Review for DS


Boulder Dash-Rocks! for DS Review - If you've got a DS, and you like your video games to offer a bit of a challenge, AND you don't mind persevering at something, then give this a look.

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Boulder Dash - Rocks!


Totally rocking

Rocky's quest for the biggest diamond in existence takes him across four differently themed worlds, collecting gems and dodging dangers. The goal of each level is simply to collect enough of the big sparkly stones so that an exit appears and at first...

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Boulder Dash ROCKS!


Rockford is back in this update of a timeless classic

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If you like games that make you think, Super Collapse 3 will deliver. My overall impression is that it was a rushed release that is missing detailed graphics, but read on and see the challenges that this unique game has to offer. First and ...

Unique game that will appeal to Tetris fans

Sound effects, poor graphics, no WIFI online rankings