Boulder Dash Officially Released For Intellivision 30 Years Later

Boulder-Dash-Released-On-IntellivisionDespite seeing release on a wide range of systems, the highly-rated home computer classic Boulder Dash failed to make it onto the Intellivision console. To celebrate the game’s 30th anniversary, the original publisher has teamed up with homebrew developers to finally release the game on Intellivision.

This all new port developed by Scott Nudds is now available to order through Naber Hood Games for $70. Boulder Dash on the Intellivision features 16 scrolling caves and 4 bonus levels to traverse, along with everything else you know and love about the classic.

According to the press release sent to RetroCollect, only a small and limited print run of these cartridges will be made available. Coming bundled with a box, cartridge, manual, and two control pad overlays, this new release from First Star Software comes via the homebrew publishers Elektronite and Classic Game Publishers - one which will no doubt excite Intellivision collectors.

Boulder Dash (Intellivision) Gameplay

Boulder Dash (Intellivision) Press Release


Best Selling, Action-Puzzle Classic Finally Available On Retro Hardware After 30 Years!

NEW YORK, MARCH 18, 2015 - Dig your way through the original caves of the legendary, best selling, action puzzler, Boulder Dash(R), now available for Intellivision.

Guide RockfordTM through 16 scrolling caves and 4 bonus caves (with 5 difficulty settings) in the classic, original, multi-million unit selling Boulder Dash, created by Peter Liepa with Chris Gray, as you try to avoid deadly fireflies, butterflies and falling boulders in a race against time to clear a path, collect valuable diamonds, open and find the exit. But, be careful not to let Rockford become trapped. Surround the growing amoeba, use magic walls or drop boulders on butterflies to create even more diamonds!

The Intellivision port is co-published by First Star Software, Inc. and Classic Game Publishers, Inc./Elektronite; and, was programmed by Scott Nudds. A limited number of serial numbered cartridges are now available from Naber Hood Games for USD $70 at

The original publisher and owner of the Boulder Dash brand and all related intellectual property rights, First Star Software, Inc. first released Boulder Dash for the Atari 400/800 and Commodore 64 home computers in 1984. Last year, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Boulder Dash, First Star Software, Inc. joined with Peter Liepa and Chris Gray, to Imagedevelop Boulder Dash(R)-30th AnniversaryTM which is available for Android and iOS SmartPhones and Tablets.

Link: Boulder Dash (Intellivision) at Naber Hood Games

Last Updated ( 24 March 2015 )  


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