Boulder Dash-XL is a remake of a game that first released in 1984 for the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum. A lot of things have changed since 1984. Our game consoles are now able to produce visuals we couldn't even imagine back then. Our game designers have gotten a grasp of what makes a game hard and fun as opposed to hard and frustrating. Our old-school stand-up joysticks have been replaced with D-pads that for the life of me won't ever input the direction I want them to.