Boulder Dash-XL

Boulder Dash-XL

Digital Release:Xbox 360
July 13, 2011 (EU, US)

Nintendo 3DS (as '3D' edition)
August 22, 2013 (EU)
September 05, 2013 (US)
January 08, 2014 (JP)
Delisting:July 2014
Developer:Catnip Games
Publisher:Kalypso (Xbox 360)
Reef Entertainment (Nintendo 3DS, EU)
Giant Media Group (Nintendo 3DS, US)
Teyon (Nintendo 3DS, JP)
Available On:Retail:
Nintendo 3DS
Links:Boulder Dash-XL homepage [Archive] page [Archive] page


Boulder Dash-XL was delisted from the Xbox 360 no later than July 3rd, 2014 according to reporting from It was likely delisted from the Nintendo 3DS eShop, released there as Boulder Dash-XL 3D, around this same time. No explanation has been given but the delisting is likely tied to expired licensing of the Boulder Dash property from First Star Software, creators of the original game and the IP holder through 2016.

About the Game

Rockford™ and Crystal™, heroes of Boulder Dash®, one of the greatest classic video games, get their bits and bytes together to make their Next Gen-Debut. Back in the 80’s, when hairstyles were wild, music was electronic and video games were sold on Music Cassettes in Europe (yes, it’s really true!), Boulder Dash® won our hearts by storm.

The creative and frantic gameplay mix required both our reflexes and brains to avoid murderous rock slides of Boulders and get our hands on those precious Diamonds in 20 fun-filled Caves infested by Fireflies, Butterflies and Amoebas. In 2011 our childhood heroes take it to the Caves again on Xbox 360 in Boulder Dash® – XL™! Leaving the essence of what we all love about Rockford’s classic quest for Diamonds intact, Boulder Dash® returns Next Gen-Style, with new, exciting Game Modes, Gameplay Elements, Monsters and more Diamonds to snatch than ever before!

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