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Posted by Jcdenton

classics! wait, eww!

Posted by big_jon

Hardcore

Edited by DarkbeatDK

I played Boulder Dash back in the day on a monochrome-monitored PC. Problem was that it ran too fast so you couldn't get away from the monsters.

Also: If Rockford was a dude, why did he explode when hit, Jeff?

Posted by Swabbleflange

'Rockford TM' stands for 'The Machine'. Which is why he's a robot.

Posted by Ursus_Veritas
@ajamafalous: Yeah, I agree, and I say that as someone who has the quest... it's really dumb.
Posted by JayCee

Wait, this isn't Baulderdash!

Posted by elcalavera

This game looks.. yeah.

Posted by fox01313

Wonder if there's going to following what Atari is doing & putting out other remixed games of Commodore 64 games. Remember some interesting C64 games which might be good remade on XBLA/PSN or iPhone avoiding all the C64 junk games & betting that the rights for them to make something new would be cheap.

Posted by Castiel

I really don't like the look of this game.

Posted by ProfessorEss

It's always a shame when they remake one of those games you've been wanting to see be remade for as long as you can remember and then it turns out blah.

Posted by leejunfan83

trumpet sounds fine to me

Posted by Loose

The Immigrant Song bit at the beginning was amazing.

Edited by eloj

I played around with Boulder Dash Construction Kit on the C64 for soooo many hours. So many.

I always thought of Rockford as some sort of ant-like creature.

Posted by vhold
Posted by vinsanityv22

The Led Zepplin of Video Games XD

Posted by kalmis

@vhold said:

This game's sound is a complete failure. It doesn't even have the boulderdash theme, which could have saved this game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14CAO72_pJw

Well the game has a retro-mode. Isn't that something?

Posted by Winsord

$10 for this seems a bit steep unless it gets a lot more complicated in the later levels. :/

Posted by AdamBomb

I clicked on this video before reading the title because that robot looked like Teddy. From Persona.

Posted by PKHilson
@Ursus_Veritas said:
Man, quick looks aplenty today. 
 
@Solskugga
said:

amg

Classy.
Mine was "asda" LOL
Posted by buft
@Solskugga said:

@ajamafalous said:

@Ursus_Veritas said:

Man, quick looks aplenty today. @Solskugga said:

amg

Classy.

If the quest didn't exist, shit like this wouldn't happen.

I agree

happens on other sites that dont have the quest
Edited by JackSukeru

Pretty sure I've played a Net Yaroze version of this game on the original Playstation. Could never get past the first level.

Edit: yup!

Online
Posted by KestrelPi

Anyone remember Repton... no?

Posted by creiij

The original was just awesome, this? Meh... =(

Posted by Baggykins

@ajamafalous said:

@Ursus_Veritas said:

Man, quick looks aplenty today. @Solskugga said:

amg

Classy.

If the quest didn't exist, shit like this wouldn't happen.

That's one of the most optimistic things I've heard today

Posted by MormonWarrior

@Jeff:
 
You should totally do some kind of retro feature on the C64 and the Atari 2600, etc. so gamers like me who only know the NES and on can learn about and potentially start playing these old games. See, I'd never heard of Boulder Dash before.
 
Just an idea. Seeing as these updates are never up to snuff.

Posted by Truckalicious

Dig Dug vs. Rockford vs. Mr. Do...HELL IN A CELL

Posted by Damian

Who put all these flying Irkins Invaders in my Boulder Dash!?!

Posted by NewDust

I want a Boulder Dash Championship DX version.

Posted by JoeyRavn

@Solskugga said:

@ajamafalous said:

@Ursus_Veritas said:

Man, quick looks aplenty today. @Solskugga said:

amg

Classy.

If the quest didn't exist, shit like this wouldn't happen.

I agree

"First" wasn't invented in Giant Bomb, nor it is any better or worse than "amg". Quest or no quest, people will always post shit in the first comment to get attention.

On topic, this game looks terrible. Really terrible. The textures are crap, the colors are garish. How the fuck they came to publish this game is beyond me.

Posted by ajamafalous

@JoeyRavn said:

@Solskugga said:

@ajamafalous said:

@Ursus_Veritas said:

Man, quick looks aplenty today. @Solskugga said:

amg

Classy.

If the quest didn't exist, shit like this wouldn't happen.

I agree

"First" wasn't invented in Giant Bomb, nor it is any better or worse than "amg". Quest or no quest, people will always post shit in the first comment to get attention.

On topic, this game looks terrible. Really terrible. The textures are crap, the colors are garish. How the fuck they came to publish this game is beyond me.

Before the quest existed, people would at least make an attempt to post a relevant one or two sentences in the first couple comments of the article. Now literally every article/video, the first seven comments are people trying to get the quest/people complaining about how close they were to getting the quest.

Posted by RedRocketWestie

The glorious return of voxels!

Posted by Kaowas

Boulderdash? More BALDERDASH! BAM!  I'm here all night long.
 
Really though, this new iteration looks bad. Though I kinda dig the the new "retro" look.

Posted by Supercancer
@JoeyRavn said:

@Solskugga said:

@ajamafalous said:

@Ursus_Veritas said:

Man, quick looks aplenty today. @Solskugga said:

amg

Classy.

If the quest didn't exist, shit like this wouldn't happen.

I agree

"First" wasn't invented in Giant Bomb, nor it is any better or worse than "amg". Quest or no quest, people will always post shit in the first comment to get attention.

I dunno, someone posted an article on platypuses as a first post a little while ago. Must say he was the most deserving of the quest.
Posted by crusader8463

That looked terrible.

Posted by CrashTanuki

Looks like it was made in the LBP2 engine.

Posted by ryanwho

Everything old is new and now full of shitty mascots.

Posted by IamTerics

The Nethack sokoban levels are better.

Posted by Getz

Damn, Jeff has played some Boulder Dash.

Edited by Ragdrazi

Oh my god. Someone remade Boulder Dash! Wow!!!
 
Why?
 
Edit: I think Rockford's weird head was supposed to be an Indiana Jones fedora. But it looked stupid and dumb.

Posted by Kaidorin

why are the caves made out of fluffy marshmallows?

Posted by Hockeymask27
Posted by Sil3n7

The worst part of this whole thing is that Jeff has dug through his windows sounds folder.

Edited by Deusoma

Looks like Jeff's right, there's a bunch of old pictures on the Rockford page where he's clearly a dude of the meaty variety.

Posted by doesnoevil

actually i still got this game called Rockford that is pretty much the same thing... there were 5 different stages with 5 different characters: an archeologist, a cowboy, a cook, a doctor and an astronaut.... now i know it was based on this... go figure (i like rockford better BTW)
  

Edited by notha

i'm imagining the character artist who the management had to go up to probably months after the designs were finished and say "heyyyy, so we couldn't get the ik on the legs working correctly so our solution is to ruin your design. can you have those changes to us by friday? thaaaaaanks!"

Posted by thuiscool

this looks cool. downloading now.

Posted by Pop

I think Ryan just blew my mind with that question, why does the camera look like it's overhead but he's moving to the side :D. I never thought about it before :D

Posted by HatKing
@Deusoma: Yes, sir.  I went and checked for myself during the Quick Look. 
 
Maybe we can tell ourselves that the original Rockford died sometime in the late 90's.  His brain was placed inside of a robotic body so that an evil mega corporation could continue using him to harvest diamonds forever.
Posted by Portis

Doesn't look any less fun than the original Boulder Dash.

Posted by Skald

Man, this game sure looks junky.

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