Category Archives: Puzzle

Rockford..

is a lil creature who started in the early 80s. to collect a certain amount of diamonds which were needed, to open an exit so he could pass on to the next level. On his way he had to avoid boulders destroying him while he digged under them for diamonds and many more encounters..

by now every reader who is into nostalgic gaming, knows of which classic i talk of..it´s…

Boulder Dash

originally coded by Peter Liepa and Chris Gray on an Atari 800, it was ported for many other homecomputers like the C64, Amiga and even later for PC.

many Sequels followed including a Construction Kit where players could design their own levels.

anyhow, i found a very good adaption of the first part of Boulder Dash by a great coder called Jake Gordon, who used HTML5 / Java Techniques to make it work in browser.

The Levels look very accurate to the original, the gameplay is the same, no fancy things..just straight like an 1:1 conversion and it has all 20 Levels of the first Part.

still not complete (e.g. sound is missing) but it shows you what can be done in HTML5.

so off you go Rockford..

boulder dash remake

http://codeincomplete.com/projects/boulderdash/

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Dana The Magician

It´s puzzle time today, so i want to introduce a real classic game, which was released 1986 and later the years, converted to many homecomputers like the Commodore 64, Spectrum and many others, as well for game consoles like the NES.

Solomons´s Key can be called one of the hardest puzzle games of the times and still is.

so, here goes the story:

Dana our magician has to restore the world, which is taken over by demons by getting the Solomon’s Key.

through 64 Levels (50 Levels + Hidden Bonus Levels) our magican needs to find his way to the door, which leads to the next level.

like every magician he has skills..Dana can run, jump, shoot fireballs to destroy demons
and can create and destroy blocks to build his way to the door if there seems to be none..

yes, Solomon’s Key is one of the hardest puzzle games, you can´t save and if you lose all lives, no matter what level you are now , you have to start again from level 1.

but even cause of this aspect, the game gets very addictive once you start playing it and makes your brain cells go on high power, thinking how to build a good way to reach the next door and not to run into demons.

The Flash Conversion of this Game is not complete yet, but you can play the first few levels.

solomons key

http://goliathgame.com/bitshifter.net.nz/solomons/solomon.swf

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