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Boulder Dash Finally Sees Light of Day on Mattel Intellivision

The Mattel Intellivision was quite the unique console, it was not all that well received by the fans of the time but #retrogaming fans are reviving it on a regular basis.  One such revival for the Mattel Intellivision is a new release for a game that Atari had a hold on, Boulder Dash.  Thanks to a partnership between First Star Software, original publishers of Boulder Dash on the Atari 400/800, and Classic Game Publishers/Elektronite, Boulder Dash is officially available for a new platform.

This port of Boulder Dash features 16 scrolling caves with 4 bonus caves to explore.  Additionally, the Mattel Intellivision port features five different difficulty settings that are surely to challenge the biggest Boulder Dash fan, and new players alike.  Originally, Boulder Dash was released in 1984, over 30 years ago.  Last year, First Star Software worked with various developers to release a special, 30th Anniversary, version for Android and iOS.  This year, we see Boulder Dash hit a new platform that #retrogaming fans love already.

post-31813-0-95764100-1426724491William Moeller, Classic Games Publisher’s president said: “We at Classic Game Publishers, Inc. are pleased to be co-publishing a world renowned franchise with First Star Software. By producing entirely new, professional quality product for a classic video game system that is no longer in production, we are breaking new ground. We are excited to be partnering with a software publisher that has been around since virtually the beginning!”

post-31813-0-37153400-1426724515Last year, around September, at the Classic Game Expo in Las Vegas, First Star Software showed off Boulder Dash on the Mattel Intellivision.  Generally the show attendees showed interest and fanfare in this version which helped First Star Software decide to proceed with development.

Boulder Dash has been a gaming mainstay for decades, hitting nearly every major gaming platform available.  First Star Software have been adept at keeping the spirit of Boulder Dash alive and well for each new generation of gamer.

Source: Atari Age

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