Chillingo and First Star Software has released the first gameplay video from their upcoming Boulder Dash port for the iPhone. We took a first look at the game a while back, but this video should bring back memories.

First Star Software is offering both updated graphics as well as the original "retro" graphics. The game is due for release on May 15th.

  • CastorKrieg

    Is there anyone who will play it with new graphics? Way to shiny and confusing. Presentation is a LOT better with retro graphics.

  • CastorKrieg

    Is there anyone who will play it with new graphics? Way to shiny and confusing. Presentation is a LOT better with retro graphics.

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    Wow!!

    That video was awesome!

    I supose its nice to have the new graphics for "newbies" and people born after 1984 but for me...

    Those retro graphics rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Looks awesome!

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    Wow!!

    That video was awesome!

    I supose its nice to have the new graphics for "newbies" and people born after 1984 but for me...

    Those retro graphics rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Looks awesome!

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    I've sat and watched that video 3 times in a row now - I NEVER do that!
    Roll on the 15th!

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    I've sat and watched that video 3 times in a row now - I NEVER do that!
    Roll on the 15th!

  • Synergistic Ideologue

    The updated graphics are a design disaster (love how his helmet overlaps the blocks...) for many reasons, but the retro mode is absolute Win™. They should sell a cheaper version that just has the retro look and fire whomever designed the look of the "updated" version.

  • Ape lover

    with so many remix games, i still don't see how people 1st thought it was going to have only updated gfx. :)

    i'm sure, after all, space taxi will have the original pixelart as well.

  • Synergistic Ideologue

    The updated graphics are a design disaster (love how his helmet overlaps the blocks...) for many reasons, but the retro mode is absolute Win™. They should sell a cheaper version that just has the retro look and fire whomever designed the look of the "updated" version.

  • Ape lover

    with so many remix games, i still don't see how people 1st thought it was going to have only updated gfx. :)

    i'm sure, after all, space taxi will have the original pixelart as well.

  • mrbass

    Reminds me of Mr. Do for colecovision. No idea which one came first though.

    • ChrisH

      Arcade Mr.Do was released by Universal in 1982, the Coleco version was released in 1983 whilst Boulder Dash was first seen in 1984.

  • mrbass

    Reminds me of Mr. Do for colecovision. No idea which one came first though.

    • ChrisH

      Arcade Mr.Do was released by Universal in 1982, the Coleco version was released in 1983 whilst Boulder Dash was first seen in 1984.

  • JimK

    I don't mind the updated graphics. I will even go so far as to say I prefer them. With the exception of the very first iterations of Boulder Dash Rockford was a person in a hard hat and the graphics got updated every time a new version came out for a new platform.

    It is neat that there is a retro mode, but I think the outrage about the new graphics is misplaced and we all need to hug it out!

  • JimK

    I don't mind the updated graphics. I will even go so far as to say I prefer them. With the exception of the very first iterations of Boulder Dash Rockford was a person in a hard hat and the graphics got updated every time a new version came out for a new platform.

    It is neat that there is a retro mode, but I think the outrage about the new graphics is misplaced and we all need to hug it out!

  • Castor Krieg

    How pricey will it be? I really hope for 2.99USD, no more.

  • Castor Krieg

    How pricey will it be? I really hope for 2.99USD, no more.

  • snow_mani

    That video brought back so many memories! I can't wait :D

  • snow_mani

    That video brought back so many memories! I can't wait :D

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    I've decided I like those new graphics as well. Music is cool too...

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    I've decided I like those new graphics as well. Music is cool too...

  • TKO

    Hehe.. Most people end up liking what they first knew. The young 'uns say "it was only in the first few that he didn't have the hard-hat" ..well, yeah. But for everyone who started on the original BoulderDash (on the c64, Apple, Spectrum, etc) Rockford was a creature ..In BoulderDash III they may have given him a space-suit, but he was still a creature, not a man ..and he wasn't so wimpy as to need a hard hat. :D

    But I don't take so much issue with that decision. It's the dirt, the rocks, and the goddamn *colours* of the new graphics that I can't stand. I can handle the butterflies and fireflies looking less abstract. I can handle Rockford being a man in a hard-hat (though I'd question why you'd do it when it takes away a prime element of Boulderdash's uniqueness) ..but IMHO there should have been some art-design went into updating the graphics. Those are just garish.

    So it's for that reason, and the nostalgia, that I'll play it retro. :)

  • TKO

    Hehe.. Most people end up liking what they first knew. The young 'uns say "it was only in the first few that he didn't have the hard-hat" ..well, yeah. But for everyone who started on the original BoulderDash (on the c64, Apple, Spectrum, etc) Rockford was a creature ..In BoulderDash III they may have given him a space-suit, but he was still a creature, not a man ..and he wasn't so wimpy as to need a hard hat. :D

    But I don't take so much issue with that decision. It's the dirt, the rocks, and the goddamn *colours* of the new graphics that I can't stand. I can handle the butterflies and fireflies looking less abstract. I can handle Rockford being a man in a hard-hat (though I'd question why you'd do it when it takes away a prime element of Boulderdash's uniqueness) ..but IMHO there should have been some art-design went into updating the graphics. Those are just garish.

    So it's for that reason, and the nostalgia, that I'll play it retro. :)

  • Mythbuster

    In Europe less than seven hours until the 15th ... :)

  • Mythbuster

    In Europe less than seven hours until the 15th ... :)

  • Lubby

    It's the 16th here and it's still not in the appstore :(

  • Lubby

    It's the 16th here and it's still not in the appstore :(

  • Andie

    where is this game? :( i keep searching the app store to no avail!

  • Andie

    where is this game? :( i keep searching the app store to no avail!

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    what happened???
    16th now!

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    what happened???
    16th now!

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    what the ?????*%$%$%

    I just searched itunes (UK Store) and for the first time - it is now showing the app up..
    When I click to buy it - it comes up "not available in the uk store" - what is up with that????
    argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    what the ?????*%$%$%

    I just searched itunes (UK Store) and for the first time - it is now showing the app up..
    When I click to buy it - it comes up "not available in the uk store" - what is up with that????
    argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    Its showing the icon and price UK 2.99 - so I hope we are just waiting on the uk store updating itself...
    patience...

    must have patience...........

    I have to say.. I did expect it to be a pound or so dearer.... not that I am complaining mind...

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    Its showing the icon and price UK 2.99 - so I hope we are just waiting on the uk store updating itself...
    patience...

    must have patience...........

    I have to say.. I did expect it to be a pound or so dearer.... not that I am complaining mind...

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    ITS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THERE IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DOWNLOADING NOW!!!

    PARTY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    ITS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THERE IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DOWNLOADING NOW!!!

    PARTY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    Just played it! I take it I may be one of the first...

    Absolutely awesome!!!
    I give the developers 10/10 for this one.
    Special introductory price.

    Worth every penny.

    In my opinion, this is one of the top game titles on the iphone...
    Total playability....

    Fanastic conversion.
    its eary days yet but if you zoom in a bit, your "man" appears to move a bit faster.. Love it... right back to the game......

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    Just played it! I take it I may be one of the first...

    Absolutely awesome!!!
    I give the developers 10/10 for this one.
    Special introductory price.

    Worth every penny.

    In my opinion, this is one of the top game titles on the iphone...
    Total playability....

    Fanastic conversion.
    its eary days yet but if you zoom in a bit, your "man" appears to move a bit faster.. Love it... right back to the game......

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    30 mins later or so... still loving it!!
    just as addictive as I remember it..

    My only recommendation for the next version would be to allow a slightly faster moving character if possible.... (maybe 3 speed levels - "new" "original" and "extreme" for example... again if possible..
    Its amazing it runs as it does anyway...

  • http://www.stevenmcdonald.net Steve McD

    30 mins later or so... still loving it!!
    just as addictive as I remember it..

    My only recommendation for the next version would be to allow a slightly faster moving character if possible.... (maybe 3 speed levels - "new" "original" and "extreme" for example... again if possible..
    Its amazing it runs as it does anyway...