How about featuring \"Boulder Dash\"?

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How about featuring \"Boulder Dash\"?

Post by waeberd » Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:15 am

Hi folks,

First of all, thanks for resurrecting the great retrogamer mag, you're doing a great job!

I was wondering if anybody else was interested in a "Boulder Dash" feature? The author is Peter Liepa but I don't know much more about him. Boulder Dash is one of my all time faves and I will always love the little impatient rockford tapping with his feet when getting bored...

There were many sequels (even now, there's a reissue from First Star Software). Presenting Peter Liepa, presenting the different boulder dash versions, maybe presenting the best spinoff-clones ("diamond caves", "emerald mine" etc.) would be something I'd love to read.

Hope I can convince some of you guys :-)

Regards & keep it up!

Daniel

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Post by Mayhem » Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:43 am

I think there was something on Boulderdash/Peter Liepa in Edge or GamesTM recently...
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Re: How about featuring \"Boulder Dash\"?

Post by Kai » Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:21 pm

waeberd wrote: I was wondering if anybody else was interested in a "Boulder Dash" feature?
Yes, I am! :wink:

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Post by merman » Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:35 pm

Nah, it's rubbish :wink:
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Post by NorthWay » Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:26 pm

Wasn't there some conflict about who did what on Boulderdash? Two authors clashing over rights and payments?

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Post by waeberd » Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:29 pm

NorthWay wrote:Wasn't there some conflict about who did what on Boulderdash? Two authors clashing over rights and payments?
I've read that some shareware-BD-clone-coders had bad news from First Star Software lawyers claiming that BD rights still belong to them etc etc etc.... don't know about author-conflicts...

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Post by Rev. Stuart Campbell » Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:54 am

I've got an enormously comprehensive definitive guide to every BD game on every format ever (20-odd different titles), but I can cut it down to a sentence for you - play the Christmas 2002 Edition, it's astoundingly good.

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Post by Shin_Gouki » Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:00 am

From memory there was an article on First Star Software, but not Boulder Dash specifically, in Old RG

Can't remember which issue tho
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Post by merman » Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:04 am

Shin_Gouki wrote:From memory there was an article on First Star Software, but not Boulder Dash specifically, in Old RG

Can't remember which issue tho
It was a review of the "best of First Star" PC compilation
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Re: How about featuring \"Boulder Dash\"?

Post by Dasse » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:39 am

waeberd wrote:Hi folks,

I was wondering if anybody else was interested in a "Boulder Dash" feature? The author is Peter Liepa but I don't know much more about him. Boulder Dash is one of my all time faves and I will always love the little impatient rockford tapping with his feet when getting bored...

There were many sequels (even now, there's a reissue from First Star Software). Presenting Peter Liepa, presenting the different boulder dash versions, maybe presenting the best spinoff-clones ("diamond caves", "emerald mine" etc.) would be something I'd love to read.

Daniel
sounds like a great idea!
that game was really something then it arrived!
and I dont have a clue who that LIEPA is more than the coder.. so yeah.. a wanna see a feature about rockford/liepa/boulder dash series ! :)
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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:04 am

I used to love Boulderdash on the C64
especially the 'metalically background one'-was that BD 3?
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Post by CraigGrannell » Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:16 am

Yup—the third Boulder Dash radically updated the graphics, using a bas-relief style that was a little at odds with the game for long-time players, but kind of refreshing nonetheless.
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Post by Kai » Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:03 am

The Boulder Dash - clone Emerald Mine would also be worth mentioning. It's a really good clone and had three or four sequels.

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Post by Delboy » Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:58 am

I think Bite the Dust on the speccy would also deserve a mention..

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Post by Sureshot » Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:57 am

Boulderdash was a poor man's Repton :D

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