Welcome to a new game review here on the Gaming on AmigaOS 4 blog! 🙂
Today I’ll be having a look at Rocks’n’Diamonds, a game similar to the legendary Boulder Dash, but more advanced after what I have seen while playing.
The game was developed by Holger Schemel and published by Artsoft Entertainment. It was ported to AmigaOS 4 by Capehill. As you can read on the homepage of Artsoft Entertainment, the game is still being developed.
Rocks’n’Diamonds should run on all AmigaOS 4 configurations without problems.
Now, let’s have a look at the game. 🙂
You can download the game from OS4Depot by click on the link below:
With the archive only taking up about 4 MB of space, it’s quick to download.
Installation is pretty straightforward. Navigate to where you downloaded the file, right-click on it, then select “extract to” and choose the destination. Afterwards, head over to the drawer you unpacked it to and launch the game by double-clicking on the “RnD” icon. The game starts right away.
Rocks’n’Diamonds is similar to Boulder Dash in that you navigate around caves and that your aim is to collect enough emeralds to advance to the next level. When done gathering, you must reach the exit. There are a lot of different items in this game, but we’ll come to that later. To be able to find enough shiny gems, you must avoid dangerous enemies, various obstacles and solve puzzles so you don’t block your way.
With that in mind, it is time to play the game. 🙂
As you can see, the main menu is quite large with plenty to read and adjust.
There is also a huge list of the different elements found in the game. Have included screenshots of them below in case someone find them handy. 🙂
Ok, now it is time to start the first level of the game.
Having played through several levels of the game, what is my impression of it?
Well, I must say that I enjoyed it a lot! 🙂 The game is much more advanced and varied than I thought before I played it for the first time. Doing the puzzles needed to be able to pick up all emeralds is fun and challenging and one can’t just rush through hoping for the best. 😉 I learned quickly that one must be patient and think things through before going bananas with the dynamite.
Another plus I think is the different music, which works well with the game. The graphics is also good I think. Beside this, it has an extensive menu screen with a lot of settings and also an editor for levels included. Excellent!
All in all, I recommend giving this game. It is free and available for download from OS4Depot and only takes up a few MB of space. Hope you’ll try it and if you do that you enjoyed it as much as I did. 🙂
Thanks for reading this review and see you in another post here on the Gaming on AmigaOS 4 blog!