The main character has been depicted differently in various sequels in the Boulder Dash® series. In Boulder Dash®-XL 3D™ for Nintendo 3DS he is a bipedal mining robot, model FSS 2012, a modern interpretation of the original “ant-like” character.
Crystal™ has also been depicted differently in various sequels of Boulder Dash®. In Boulder Dash®-XL 3D™, for Nintendo 3DS, she is rendered in the same style as the modern Rockford™.
Flies in a straight path. It’s easily outsmarted by your magnificent robot brain.
These guys walk endlessly from left to right and then right to left, falling down when there’s nothing underneath them.
This nasty guy likes turning left at every opportunity and sticks close to the walls as a result.
This pest keeps growing, eating any dirt that gets in the way. While harmless in itself, the Amoeba can easily trap you and also turns into Boulders if it grows too large. It will not harm you, so surround the Amoeba by blocking its way with Boulders or yourself so it can’t grow anymore and it will turn into Diamonds!
The Trapper leaves a trail of tranquilizing mines that briefly paralyze you.
Happily digs through Dirt, Boulders and Diamonds, mostly just to annoy you. Don’t let it destroy too many Diamonds before you collect them!
Keep your distance or the radiation leaking from this walking reactor will hurt you.
There’s no place this extra-nasty beast can’t reach. Unlike other enemies, they are not blocked by walls. All you can do is run for your frail, robotic little life!
Thought the caves were creepy enough without these things running around? Try to stay out of their sight as they will attack you if you come too close to them!
They attack anything crossing their path, destroying Boulders and Diamonds alike. Luckily they can’t turn around while running.
Stalking only in Retro Mode caves, Fireflies always turn to their left if possible. Watch out – crushing one with a boulder will cause an explosion!
Flying around only in Retro Mode caves, Butterflies turn right whenever possible. Crush them with Boulders to create Diamonds and earn extra diamonds! They will also turn into Diamonds if they come in contact with the growing Amoeba.