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Boulder Dash XL (Xbox 360)

Boulder Dash XL (Xbox 360)
alaScore 85

22 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the action and design. The gameplay and value for money are also appreciated.

value for money, gameplay, design, action

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Boulder Dash XL (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 22 reviews)

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Boulder Dash-XL

 

First it was Spelunker HD, then Spelunky and now Boulder Dash-XL. It's as if somebody decided that retro-style cave exploration was the happening thing and didn't tell the rest of us. Not that I'm complaining, because it turns out that this reimagined...

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...

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Boulder Dash-XL

 

They have all had it done; Pac-Man, Galaga, Star Raiders have all had a new lick of paint and now it's the turn of manic miner Rockford in his classic arcade game, Boulder Dash.

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Boulder Dash XL Review

 

The 27 year wait is over.

Classic gameplay remains intact; various modes; challenging

The sudden shifts in difficulty can be jarring

Boulder Dash XL has a lot to offer but might ultimately be off-putting to modern gamers due to its sudden difficulty spike as well as its core concept that one misstep means starting levels all the way over. With so many games to choose from, today's...

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Review: Boulder Dash-XL (XBLA)

 

This downloadable update to an Atari classic is a fun, frantic action-puzzler that's well worth a look.

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Boulder Dash-XL - Xbox 360 review at Thunderbolt Games

 

Boulder Dash-XL is an XBLA game that calls back to a simpler time, choosing to linger in nostalgia rather than attempt innovation. And the “XL” at the end of the name isn't there for appearances only; it's a big game. Just looking at three of its...

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Boulder Dash XL

 

Yeah, I'm starting off my review like a grumpy old man complaining about the younger generation. This time, I'm specifically referring to my own children. I got Boulder DSash XL to review, and was planning on involving my 8 year old in the review...

Massive number of levels ; Original game included ; Plenty of replay value with game modes

Difficulty varies between levels

Well worth purching, even if your kids don't know a good thing when the see it.

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Boulder Dash-XL Review

 

Boulder Dash-XL offers up plenty of diamond-mining action, but not all of it is up to the standard set by the original game in the '80s.

Puzzle levels are satisfying to solve ; Original Boulder Dash gameplay holds up well ; Online leaderboards add some replay value

Challenge too often comes from time limits rather than level design ; New visuals are too busy at times ; Difficulty curve is all over the place

You get a lot of game for your money when you spend 800 Microsoft points on Boulder Dash-XL, but not all of the game's 150-plus levels are good. It's true that even some of the weaker levels might offer some lasting appeal if you get competitive on the...

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Boulder Dash XL Review

 

A classic reborn. Read our Boulder Dash XL review or watch our video review and find out if diamond collecting is the right job for you.

Boulder Dash XL is simple and fun. It can be extremely challenging, though I never felt cheated during my diamond-collecting career. There’s plenty to do and high scores to earn, but the visuals and sound don’t deliver on the same level as the...

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Boulder Dash XL (Xbox 360) review

 

The '80s were a great time to be alive: fantastic music, fabulous fashions, and the videogames were pretty damned awesome too. I have many fond memories of the games of that era, sitting patiently whilst they loaded from audio tape on to my beloved...

They've put together a pretty complete package here. Fans of the original games are well catered for with retro mode, and arcade and puzzle modes should keep the less hardcore pretty happy. Throw in zen mode, with no time limits, and time challenge to...

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Boulder Dash-XL

 

Boulder Dash-XL offers up plenty of diamond-mining action, but not all of it is up to the standard set by the original game in the '80s.

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