Boulder Dash-XL heading to iOS

Boulder DashXL heading to iOS
First Star Software and HeroCraft have announced plans to co-publish Boulder Dash-XL on iOS devices, which will launch "soon" for $2.99. The latest game in the long-running series was last seen on XBLA in July 2011.

The core gameplay, according to HeroCraft, will remain the same as always: players race through caves while collecting diamonds and defeating enemies. Boulder Dash-XL for iOS includes two playable characters, five game modes, four worlds, over 100 caves, and "lots of diamonds and fun."
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Boulder Dash®-XL™ coming to apple's IOS

November 2nd 2012, Kaliningrad, Russia – HeroCraft and co-publisher, First Star Software, Inc. today announce that Boulder Dash®-XL™, the latest sequel in the legendary Boulder Dash® hit series, is making its way to iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®.

An exciting and challenging action-puzzle-dexterity game, Boulder Dash® made its debut in the early 80s and has continued to fascinate its enormous fan base. Today it is recognized as one of the best loved retro games of all time. The core gameplay of this multi-million selling hit remains unchanged over the decades: in a race against time players must collect sparkling diamonds while besting hordes of enemies and avoiding numerous traps!

Pavel Prokonich, CEO of HeroCraft: "We at HeroCraft remember spending hours in front of our screens trying to escape those falling boulders and having a great time of it! We hope iOS users will enjoy digging into this amazingly fun gameplay just as millions of players before them have for close to 30 years!"

Richard M. Spitalny, president of First Star Software, Inc., owners of the Boulder Dash® IP, went on to say: "Catnip Games, GmbH & Co. KG co-developed Boulder Dash®-XL™ with us for Xbox LIVE Arcade and Windows PC and HeroCraft has done a truly fantastic job of porting the game over to all of the popular iOS devices."

For $2.99 USD Boulder® Dash-XL™ features five game modes and more than 100 caves! Players can elect to play as either Rockford™ or Crystal™ in four beautiful and different worlds. In addition to the classic Boulder Dash® game elements, Boulder Dash®-XL™ includes telescopic arms for remote manipulation of objects; teleporters and numerous new enemies.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.