Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Earth Shaker'

Rating:4 User: YOR

It's Boulder Dash again and this was the free game I mentioned in my previous review Down to Earth, and I can't believe I haven't reviewed this one yet! I mentioned it assuming I had already covered it, turns out I hadn't, oh well let's do it now then. I stated that this was a better Boulder Dash clone compared to Down to Earth and indeed I was correct. It simply looks better and plays better and has the classic simple gameplay of collecting diamonds in order to complete the level. I get Down to Earth was trying to be different with destroying enemies to clear the level and that has to be commended, but it simply did not work so well whereas this does. So simply put, this is a really good Boulder Dash clone, and I feel it should be noted that the game's author Michael Batty also wrote a very playable Tetris clone called Spectris, but then he also gave us Full Throttle 2, no thank you. But ignore that and play this instead, because it's really good and very favourable to Boulder Dash, maybe even better as it turns out. And yes I haven't done the Boulder Dash games but in this case I know I haven't done them because I have four of them to go through, but I really thought I had done this and it turned out I hadn't, but it's done now and so I sleep happily tonight.