First Star Software, Inc., announced that Boulder Dash-PocketPC Extreme, the latest installment in their Boulder Dash series of games, was released today. A major hit for years in arcades, on consoles and on PCs, this sequel to the nostalgic action-puzzle game was jointly developed with Pocketnapalm of Budapest, Hungary who together with First Star will co-publish the game for all Pocket PC, Pocket PC 2002 or Pocket PC 2003 (Arm/XScale/MIPS/SH3/SH4 processor) devices with 3 MB free storage memory and 8 MB free program memory.
Boulder Dash-PocketPC Extreme is the first official Boulder Dash sequel developed for PDAs. The art action-puzzle game introduces players to Rocky and Crystal (the children of the star of the original game: Rockford) on their journey through five new worlds as they search for treasure. Retailing for US$19.95, the game includes 20 Tutorial levels as well as 100 Game levels spread across five different graphic worlds of twenty levels each. Hand-drawn graphics, intense soundtracks and mind boggling level solutions feature remote controlled gates toggled by switches; 90° rotation of the screen; growing amoebas and deadly lava; tricky doors and keys.
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the initial release of Boulder Dash with millions of units having been sold in the series. Versions of Boulder Dash have been released into the coin-operated arcades four times.
Pocketnapalm and First Star will also soon release Boulder Dash-Palm Extreme and Boulder Dash-SmartPhone.