Commercial Boulder Dash Clones - Windows

Introduction


This is the commercial Windows section. Here you can find commercial Boulderdash games that run in Microsoft Windows (an Operating System).

Microsoft Windows is a range of commercial operating environments for personal computers. The range was first introduced by Microsoft in 1985 and eventually has come to dominate the world personal computer market. All recent versions of Windows are fully-fledged operating systems. One thing you may notice about old Windows games is that many of them are notorious for their extreme difficulty. If you're the type of person who thinks following a diet like the Medifast plan is difficult, or you get stumped after the second level of Mario Brothers, you may find these games to be quite a challenge. Stick with it though, with determination you will succeed and that makes the reward of completing the game that much sweeter.

Windows Games


Below are the Windows games. Download them and enjoy!

Game name: Archibald's Digger v2.0 (demo)
Author/publisher: Archibald The Cat Entertainment
Year of publishing: 2001
Homepage: http://archibaldgames.com/display.php?page=digger/digger.php
Platforms: Windows
A modern remake of the classic Boulder Dash with 'Digger', a tomato-like creature, in the main part. The main goal of the game is not to collect a certain number of diamonds, but to collect as many points as possible. The blue diamonds you can get are worth some points, but killing a monster will also increase your score. All the levels have passwords, so you can quickly go to a level you know the password of. As a matter of fact, the movement does not go grid by grid, but you can e.g. turn left at every position. This can be irritating. The full version has 70 levels.


Game name: Avian Boulders I - Strong Mission (demo)
Author/publisher: AvianSoft
Year of publishing: Unknown
Homepage: http://www.aviansoft.de/ab1.html
Platforms: Windows
Logan Maxwell (from the game series Lomax Boulders for MS DOS) is back! Together with his old friend Nigel Manson, he found fifty extra treasure chambers of a deserted culture in South Africa. Hunt for the diamonds in dangerous levels with a time limit and passwords. The demo version has only four levels.


Game name: Avian Boulders II: Call of the red Desert (demo)
Author/publisher: AvianSoft
Year of publishing: Unknown
Homepage: http://www.aviansoft.de/ab2.html
Platforms: Windows
The sequel to Avian Boulders I - Strong Mission with Logan Maxwell in the main part again. This time with a much more peaceful atmosphere than its prequel.





Game name: Beetle Ju v1.8 (demo)
Author/publisher: OXXO Media / Alawar Entertainment
Year of publishing: Unknown
Homepage: http://www.alawar.com/games/BeetleJu
Platforms: Windows
Beetle Ju is about Ju, in whose world a bunch of ugly monsters invade. But nobody knows where they came from! The game has smooth scrolling and 3D effects. Its graphics are cartoon-like and it contains many in-game objects, such as bonuses, weapons and treasures. You can save the game at any time and highscores can be uploaded to the Internet. Extra level packs can be ordered from the homepage. The demo version contains 70 levels in two different level packs.


Game name: Boulder Dash v1.6 (demo)
Author/publisher: ZX Games
Year of publishing: Unknown
Homepage: http://www.zxgames.com/en/boulderdash.shtml
Platforms: Windows
The motto of ZX Games is: 'The games that withstood the time'. One of their games is Boulder Dash. Indeed, it is a rather faithful representation of the original game, although it is quite plain. The game has basic functions such as saving and loading the game. The levels are similar to the classic Boulder Dash. The shareware version included four levels and the full version has thirty levels. This game has become obsolete and a newer version called 'Boulder Dash - Episode I: Dig the Past' (see below) has superseded it.


Game name: Boulder Dash - Episode I: Dig the Past v1.0 (demo)
Author/publisher: ZX Games
Year of publishing: 2007
Homepage: http://www.zxgames.com/en/boulder-dash-episode-1.shtml
Platforms: Windows
This is an updated version of an earlier version called 'Boulder Dash' (see above). I was hugely impressed when I saw the great difference between the former version and this one! This game is really worth to be called an excellent reproduction of the golden classic Boulder Dash! A few things have changed - you control a hamster instead of Rockford and the overall gameplay is much smoother! It includes levels from the original Boulder Dash and Boulder Dash III. Supported by good quality MP3  background music it gives you a sense of the old Boulder Dash flavour but still it will keep you attracted because everything has been adjusted to modern game standards! Just play this game and soon it will become one of your most favourite games among all great Boulderdash games! The shareware version only contains five levels.


Game name: Bomberman vs. Digger v2.1 (demo)
Author/publisher: DivoGames
Year of publishing: 2002
Homepage: http://www.divogames.com/games/bomberman/index.html
Platforms: Windows
A combination of the classic oldies: Boulder Dash, Digger and Bomberman. Dig with the digging machine through the earth in search of diamonds and beware the shrewd robotic monsters! Fight with them by using your arsenal, consisting of rockets, mines, bombs and dynamite sticks. You can upload your game scores to the Internet. The full version features 60 levels in four episodes. In the demo version, you can only play five levels. 


Game name: Boulder Dash - Treasure Pleasure v1.03 (demo)
Author/publisher: First Star Software / FlyOrDie.com / Solware, Ltd.
Year of publishing: 2003
Homepage: http://www.firststarsoftware.com/bdtp.htm
Platforms: Java, Windows
A great innovative game in the Boulder Dash series by First Star Software. Play with Rockford or his sister Crystal in three new worlds with 60 game levels and 22 tutorial levels in total (8 levels in the demo version). Exciting new game features are reverse gravity, 90 rotation of the screen and many new enemies and other game elements. 


Game name: Boulder Dash - XMAS v1.20 (demo)
Author/publisher: First Star Software / FlyOrDie.com / Solware, Ltd.
Year of publishing: 2002
Homepage: http://www.flyordie.com/games/download/bd-xmas.html
Platforms: Java, Windows
A Christmas version of Boulder Dash by the same developers as Boulder Dash - Treasure Pleasure. The full version offers 65 levels (50 playing levels and 15 tutorial levels). The Java version of this game can only be played online, on the homepage of FlyOrDie.com (see above).



Game name: Crystal Cave Gold v1.7 (demo)
Author/publisher: 300AD.com
Year of publishing: Unknown
Homepage: http://www.300ad.com/crystal_cave_gold.php
Platforms: Mac OS X, Windows
Venture yourself in dark caves, ancient tombs and dangerous pyramids in this highly awarded Boulderdash clone!. As an intrepid tomb-seeker, resolve the puzzles of pharaohs, Aztecs and kings in your hunt for precious gemstones. It's possible to save your progress during your quest for the treasures. The full version features more than a hundred levels in three different scenarios.


Game name: Deep Destroyer v1.22 (demo)
Author/publisher: Stas Vihrov
Year of publishing: Unknown
Homepage: http://members.tripod.com/~stas_vihrov/deepdestroyer.htm
Platforms: Windows
In this good clone of the Spectrum game 'Down to Earth', you have to clean 30 levels of hostile and dangerous mutants with an underground tank! The graphics and sounds of the original are highly improved. Your tank has to be refuelled from time to time. The levels are identical with the original Down to Earth levels. In the demo version, you can only play three levels. 


Game name: Diamond Caves II v1.13 (demo)
Author/publisher: Peter Elzner (Diamond Productions)
Year of publishing: 1997
Homepage: http://www.diamond-pro.com/games/dc2.shtml
Platforms: Windows
The sequel to Diamond Caves (for the Amiga) that has been discontinued and released as freeware. Diamond Caves II is based on Emerald Mine and has some nice features, like variable-sized playfields, game recording and a two player teamwork mode. A level editor is included, which is compatible with the Amiga version and Emerald Mine. The shareware version has 50 levels, but the full version has more than 1000 levels. It can't be bought anymore, but instead you can buy Diamond Caves 3, that includes all of the game elements of Diamond Caves II plus some extra things. The additional levels and tape recordings will appear on the own page of Diamond Caves II which will appear later (it's on my list with things left to do for this site).


Game name: Diamond Caves 3 v1.12 (demo)
Author/publisher: Peter Elzner (Diamond Productions)
Year of publishing: 2004
Homepage: http://www.diamond-pro.com/games/dc3.shtml
Platforms: Windows
Diamond Caves 3 (not 'III'!) is a continuation of Diamond Caves II with some nice extra game elements (such as background music in the main menu). Again, a level editor is included so that you can create your own levels. The additional levels and tape recordings will appear on the page of Diamond Caves 3, which will appear later (it's on my list with things left to do for this site).


Game name: Digging Jim v1.01 (demo)
Author/publisher: Persei Entertainment
Year of publishing: Unknown
Homepage: http://www.persei.dk/
Platforms: Windows
A great game in which you have to guide Jim, a strange creature, through the subterranean caves of his homeplanet Akturien. The game stays close to the original Boulder Dash and therefore, most people who liked the old Commodore 64 game, will probably like this one. There comes a level editor with the game with which you can create your own levels and send them to me to put them on this website. Go to Digging Jim's own page!


Game name: Doulber Gold (demo)
Author/publisher: Phelios, Inc.
Year of publishing: Unknown
Homepage: http://www.phelios.com/pc/doulber.html
Platforms: Mac OS X, Windows
An ant called Doulber has to tackle tricky targets, to uncover secret levels, to unearth diamonds and to crack stimulating, cool puzzles in a world filled with monster guards, menacing bats, crushing boulders, blazing lava and a labyrinth of caves. 100 levels (4 in the demo version) and 30 secret levels in six themed worlds are waiting for you! Download the trailer to take a foretaste.


Game name: Funny Money v7.1 (demo)
Author/publisher: Nordos Game Studio / Alexander Militsin & Nik Letkemann
Year of publishing: 1999 - 2002
Homepage: http://www.nordosteam.com/fmany.html
Platforms: Windows
Funny Money is a very basic Boulderdash clone with some minor glitches (such as rolling boulders you can push back) and it has honestly not the best graphics for a commercial game. Collect coins to advance to the next level. The shareware version (which you can download above) contains three levels and the full version has more than a hundred levels.


Game name: GemJam Gold v1.21 (demo)
Author/publisher: First Star Software / FlyOrDie.com / Solware, Ltd.
Year of publishing: Unknown
Homepage: http://www.flyordie.com/games/download/gemjam.html
Platforms: Java, Windows
GemJam Gold is a 'magical mix of challenge, charm and serenity'. It's based on Boulder Dash - Treasure Pleasure and written by the same developers. The full version contains 60 game levels and 20 tutorial levels in four themed worlds. The game offers new game elements, like floating elements, the ability to blow fire, etc. 


Game name: Greenface the Virtual Reality v2.1 (demo)
Author/publisher: Amic Games / Mad Data
Year of publishing: 2001
Homepage: http://www.greenface.de/ / http://www.amicgames.com/show.php?v=greenface
Platforms: Windows
A Supaplex clone about Murphy, who has to save some people, who are trapped in a Virtual Reality world. When they were testing the 'Omega Virtual Reality', something went wrong. Now it's Murphy's task to get the auto-destruction password in order to hack the main computer and destroy the hardware on this computer. Only this way he can release the people who are captured in the VR program! To figure out this password, he has to find all information about the internal Operating System, that is hidden by the main computer all over the network. Go and find this infomation in 95 levels (9 in the demo version) in a game, inspired by Supaplex! 


Game name: Greensy in the Wabe v1.02 (demo)
Author/publisher: Ormanzhi's Software
Year of publishing: 2006
Homepage: http://www.greensy.com/games/greensy/about.htm
Platforms: Windows
An addictive game with cheerful music about Greensy, a green creature which has to grab the diamonds in the 'rooms' while he encounters many the dangers of deadly butterflies, hot flames, water balls, magma that can get bigger and so on... A Map Editor to create your own levels is included.
The shareware version has only twenty levels and a nag screen which asks you to register. In the full version you can play all the hundred levels and load levels that have been created with the Map Editor! Go to Greensy in the Wabe's own page!


Game name: Igor - The Time Machine v1.7 (demo)
Author/publisher: Elmer Productions
Year of publishing: 2002
Homepage: http://www.elmerproductions.com/igor/index.phtml
Platforms: Windows
A Boulderdash clone, based loosely on Supaplex. It contains many different objects, such as oxygen bottles, hamburgers, mirrors, replicators, etc. You can build your own levels with the integrated level editor, but in the demo version, the level size is limited to 16 x 8. There are some nice extra levels and utilities for this game, but they will appear on this website at a later moment (it's on my list with things left to do for this site). Then Igor will get an own page. 


Game name: Mr. Matt v3.30 (demo)
Author/publisher: Andrzej Wrotniak
Year of publishing: 1996
Homepage: http://wrotniak.net/works/mrmatt/index.html
Platforms: Windows
A very popular game, inspired by the game 'Stone Age' for the Atari ST. It does not have a fluent gameplay (the player goes from grid to grid). The boulders fall immediately downwards, so avoiding is not possible and boulders don't roll when piled up. Yet the game is addicting and very popular. It supports additional graphics and sounds and foreign languages can be downloaded so the game can be played in your own language! The shareware version has 48 levels and the full version has over 2000 levels plus an editor to create your own levels. An own page of Mr. Matt will appear soon on this website with all of its extra downloads. Go to Mr. Matt's own page!


Game name: Repton 1 v1.4 (demo)
Author/publisher: Superior Interactive
Year of publishing: Unknown
Homepage: http://www.superiorinteractive.com/repton/
Platforms: Windows
A very good Repton remake by the same developers who released the original Repton. The full version has 32 main levels and 20 levels for children. Moreover, the complete version has a level editor to design new levels. Your game scores can be sent to the online Hall of Fame on the homepage of Repton 1.



Game name: Repton 2 v1.1 (demo)
Author/publisher: Superior Interactive
Year of publishing: Unknown
Homepage: http://www.superiorinteractive.com/repton/2.htm
Platforms: Windows
The sequel to Repton 1, this time with savepoints and extra game characters, such as transporters, skulls and puzzle pieces. The full version counts three varied scenarios: Beginner, Message and Caverns. Again, there is a level editor (in the complete version) and this time you can also include your own high-resolution colour images as puzzle pictures in your scenario designs!


Game name: Rock 'n' Roll (demo)
Author/publisher: Canopus Games
Year of publishing: Unknown
Homepage: http://www.canopus.co.uk/PC.htm
Platforms: Palm OS, Windows
Guide Shailoo, a plucky worm, through 64 levels (five levels in the demo version) and reach the secret Blue Book in each level before the walls turn into monsters. The game is similar to Repton, with monsters in eggs, fungus, homebods (spirits) and nests (cages), wormholes (teleporters), screaming faces (skulls), and coloured keys and safes. You can only outrun the rocks for a long time. A level editor is included.


Game name: Rocks 'n' Roll II (demo)
Author/publisher: Canopus Games
Year of publishing: 2001
Homepage: http://www.canopus.co.uk/PC.htm
Platforms: Windows
The sequel to Rock 'n' Roll. This time it comes with 40 new levels (of which two levels are playable in the demo version). An interactive tutorial gives you help to get started and you can even let the computer demonstrate the two levels that are playable in the demo version. Like its prequel, Rock 'n' Roll II also has a level editor. 


Game name: Rockfall - The Return v1.05 (demo)
Author/publisher: SOS Software
Year of publishing: 2003
Homepage: http://www.sossoftware.co.uk/games/pc/r4/r4.htm
Platforms: Windows
Go with a character called Spud through hazardous caves to collect gems. Your enemies are e.g. monsters who hatch from fallen eggs and deadly skulls. Some other objects are One Way Paths, keys and cages. All levels have a time limit and an own password. The full version has 71 levels, a level editor, a save option and additional music, while the demo version only has ten levels and no extra things such as a level editor. Extra levels of this game will appear on this site when Rockfall - The Return has an own page. That will probably happen soon.


Game name: RockStory v1.3.0 (demo)
Author/publisher: UnikGame
Year of publishing: 2004
Homepage: http://www.unikgame.com/index.php?page=features&game=rockstory
Platforms: Windows
A highly awarded Boulderdash clone with atmospheric, dreamy music and 3D graphics. Collect the diamonds, artefacts and fruits in five amazing worlds, each with an own theme. If you complete the game for a hundred percent, to enter a secret hidden world with ten extra levels. The demo version has only ten levels.



Game name: Sapphire Yours v3.1 (demo)
Author/publisher: Reinhard Grafl
Year of publishing: 1999-2001
Homepage: http://members.aon.at/sapphire/index.htm
Platforms: Windows
A beautifully animated Emerald Mine derivative. Levels are categorised by difficulty, and features include background music, recordable demos, choice of language (English or German), and some unusual objects: elevators, bags, safes, pushers, laser rubies, cushions and object dispensers. The demo version can be played for fifteen hours. There is more stuff about this game available (such as levels), but that will appear on the own site of Sapphire Yours, which will appear soon on this website. 


Game name: Simpaplex v1.11 (demo)
Author/publisher: Alawar Entertainment
Year of publishing: 2004
Homepage: http://www.alawar.com/games/simpaplex/
Platforms: Windows
Simpaplex is a game that is loosely based on Supaplex. Guide Mumbly, the green worm who lives somewhere high in the sky. His rest is rudely disturbed by e.g. enemies who want to bite him or his favourite food (diamonds) that can't be accessed anymore. The game is fun for the whole family!



Game name: Space Balls
Author/publisher: Unknown
Year of publishing: 2000
Homepage: Unknown
Platforms: Unix, Windows
An unfinished Boulderdash clone that seems to have disappeared. It's like Supaplex but in realistic 3D. The objects are rendered transparently so that you can see things in the distance.




Game name: SubTerra v2.1 (demo)
Author/publisher: Crystal Shard / Spiderweb Software
Year of publishing: 2001
Homepage: http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/subterra/index.html
Platforms: Unix (?), Windows
A popular Boulderdash clone with 108 levels. Some elements are: teleporters, poltergeists, spiders, slime, etc. The game includes a powerful level editor. Your game progress is automatically saved in your own profile (name) you have to create before you start playing the levels. There's some nice extra stuff available for this game, but it will appear on this website as soon as SubTerra has an own page.


Game name: Treasure Mole v1.0 (demo)
Author/publisher: Alawar Entertainment / Big Fish Games / DeaddyBear
Year of publishing: Unknown
Homepage: http://www.bigfishgames.com/downloads/treasuremole/
Platforms: Windows
A great and very cheerful Boulderdash clone with funny music and sound effects. The main character is a mole whose objective it is either to gather gold nuggets or to destroy his enemies, as displayed on the panel in the right corner. If you want a merry game, this is the right one! 



Game name: Treasure Mole - Winter Vacations v1.0 (demo)
Author/publisher: Alawar Entertainment / DeaddyBear
Year of publishing: Unknown
Homepage: http://www.alawar.com/games/treasuremolewv/?referer1=submit
Platforms: Windows
A special winter version of Treasure Mole with our hero venturing himself again in the dangers of the underground mines. Except the snow and snowballs (and the other levels), this game is the same as Treasure Mole (the normal version).




Game name: WinPlex v0.918 Beta (demo)
Author/publisher: Pixell Developer Club
Year of publishing: Unknown
Homepage: http://www.games.telcosoft.ru/index_eng.html
Platforms: Windows
A modern Supaplex remake by Russian developers with many levels (all the native Supaplex levelsets work in WinPlex!). Because the game has a completely different atmosphere from the original Supaplex, not everyone will like it, but the game itself is a nice try to bring the old classic to the public notice again. There is also a possibility to use your own sounds instead of the standard sounds. Some nice extra stuff for this game will appear on this website as soon as WinPlex has an own page. Download a level editor here. WinPlex uses the same level format as the game Supaplex does, so download extra level collections from the Classic Supaplex page.



If you know more about a certain game or if you have a new game, new levels, music or whatever, please send it to me and I will put it on this website! You can find my e-mailaddress in the menu to the left.