Rocks'n'Diamonds

Rocks'n'Diamonds 3.2.3

Boulder Dash clone with an integrated level editor

If you grew up using a Commodore 64 then you surely must have owned the classic Boulder Dash game. If your parents were slightly richer and you had an Amiga, then you'll probably know it as Emerald Mine. Rocks'n'Diamonds is basically a clone of these games, charging you with the task of exploring endless mines to uncover precious jewels. As soon as you've collected enough gems you'll be transported to the next level. But don't expect to finish the game quickly because there are over 50,000 levels to negotiate! View full description

PROS

  • Faithful Boulder Dash recreation
  • Lots of levels
  • Level editor

CONS

  • Poor graphics and sound compared with modern games
  • Levels become repetitive

Would you recommend this game?

Good
7

If you grew up using a Commodore 64 then you surely must have owned the classic Boulder Dash game. If your parents were slightly richer and you had an Amiga, then you'll probably know it as Emerald Mine. Rocks'n'Diamonds is basically a clone of these games, charging you with the task of exploring endless mines to uncover precious jewels. As soon as you've collected enough gems you'll be transported to the next level. But don't expect to finish the game quickly because there are over 50,000 levels to negotiate!

The levels themselves get a bit repetitive but luckily the developer has included a level editor, allowing you to construct your own mines (if you have the patience for this, of course). The graphics and sounds are very plain but in terms of a retro experience it's a faithful recreation of the Commodore classic. And yes, it's still great fun to play.

Rocks'n'Diamonds is a scrolling tile-based computer puzzle game that can be described as a combined Boulder Dash, Supaplex, Emerald Mine, and Sokoban clone. It is a freeware and open source video game created by Artsoft Entertainment and designed by Holger Schemel.

There are currently more than 50 000 levels available on Rocks'n'Diamonds-related pages. Rocks'n'Diamonds can also read native Emerald Mine levels, and later on it will also be able to read other native level formats.

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Rocks'n'Diamonds 3.2.3