What's the name of DOS game where collect gems underground?

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Post by guynietoren » Fri Aug 05, 2011 18:06

Ah yes. I remember playing a game like that.
Sounds like there are several different versions of that game. You run around collecting stuff and avoiding falling rocks or arrow traps, sometimes with monsters that follow along the wall and only move after you do.

But there was a particular one that I remember where you had a miner guy and you dug by just walking through squares of dirt. Then if you dug the floor out from under a rock it would fall as soon as you moved out from under it. I remember every level had a black background, but can't remember what you were supposed to be collecting.

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Post by tulip » Fri Aug 05, 2011 20:14

I'm surprised that it took over ten replies for someone (Flaose) to finally come up with Boulder Dash. I thought this was a dos gaming community. Boulder Dash really should be up there with Pacman in terms of being a classic.

If you really meant Boulder Dash, I really enjoyed the clone Legend of Myra back in the day, where you are a bunny and collect cabbages instead of gems, but the gameplay is essentially the same, what with falling rocks and stuff.
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Post by guynietoren » Sat Aug 06, 2011 0:12

The clone I played the most of was probably Hero's Hearts.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero%27s_H ... Windows%29
It is a DOS game but likely made Windows compatible later on.

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Post by Flaose » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:18

tulip wrote:I'm surprised that it took over ten replies for someone (Flaose) to finally come up with Boulder Dash. I thought this was a dos gaming community. Boulder Dash really should be up there with Pacman in terms of being a classic.
Wiivn actually mentioned it before I did, though I didn't notice until after posting.
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Post by Roobar » Sat Aug 06, 2011 21:12

Well, talking about Boulder Dash, there's actually a new game called Boulder Dash XL. It's nothing special, but it got some cool features such as the retro mode, a telescopic arm and the ability to catch the nearest block/crystal around you without the need to move above it. What I don't like is the small time limit, the counter at the beginning, the terrible music (with the exception of the retro mode) and the unnecessary darkening effect on the edges of the screen. It's worth checking it out if you're a fan of these games, but before you buy it, try it.

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Post by ALMN » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:10

tulip wrote:I thought this was a dos gaming community.
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Post by Roobar » Mon Aug 15, 2011 16:52

Oh c'mon Alex! Say something! Did you find your gamer?

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Post by someuser » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:54

Hi.

Could it be "The Legend of Myra"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLPO4yQYVpg

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Post by DHeadshot » Tue Oct 11, 2011 18:05

tulip wrote:I'm surprised that it took over ten replies for someone (Flaose) to finally come up with Boulder Dash. I thought this was a dos gaming community. Boulder Dash really should be up there with Pacman in terms of being a classic.
By the time Dos was big, clones of boulderdash (like Digging Jim) where bigger than the original game. That said, people ought to have at least heard the name at some point...
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