Boulder Dash Ultimate Collection is now available on Nintendo Switch in North America. The collection consists of two action-puzzle games, Boulder Dash Deluxe and Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary. Developer BBG Entertainment and publisher ININ Games made the announcement in a press release earlier today:
“This collection of all-time classics in gaming history, that delighted generations of gamers, is now available through selected retailers for Nintendo Switch, with the European release following on February 18th.”
Boulder Dash Ultimate Collection is the latest entry in a long-running series of action-puzzle games. Players control the protagonist, Rockford, digging tunnels and collecting treasure, all while avoiding falling boulders and dealing with enemies. Boulder Dash Ultimate Collection promises more of the same action-puzzle gameplay that has been with the series since the very beginning.
According to ININ Games’ website, Boulder Dash was originally developed by Chris Gray and Peter Liepa in 1984 and released on the Atari 600/800, Apple II, and Commodore 64. Entries in the series have been released over the years on various Nintendo systems, PC, Xbox, and more.
Both original creators contributed to the level designs for Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary and Boulder Dash Deluxe. Now, Boulder Dash Ultimate Collection gives players a new way to experience that content. Today’s press release provided a rundown of what players can expect from this collection:
“With this collection, players get the ultimate Boulder Dash® experience, including several beautiful game worlds with numerous levels to master. Combining Boulder Dash® Deluxe™ and Boulder Dash® 30th Anniversary™, fans get:
More than 400 newly designed levels across two games
New gameplay mechanics and tools
20 levels from the original 1984 Version
Many unlockable characters, upgrades and character customization
30+ new levels by video game legend Peter Liepa, the developer of the first Boulder Dash® versions
Several different worlds with unique textures, animations and creatures
Diagonal walls and movement”
Boulder Dash Ultimate Collection for Nintendo Switch is a physical, boxed release and is now available in select stores in North America.