Rockford (video game)

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Rockford Cover.jpg
Publisher(s) Mastertronic
Platform(s) Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, Atari 8-bit family, PC, ZX Spectrum
Release date(s) 1988

Rockford is an arcade game developed by Arcadia Systems as an arcade spin-off of the home computer series Boulder Dash.[1] The original arcade version of Rockford ran on the "Arcadia Multi Select system", a Commodore Amiga 500-based system that could support multiple games.[1]

In 1988, Rockford was ported back to various computer formats including the Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, Atari 800, XL and XE, and IBM micros and compatible machines.


The player is on a treasure hunt, and visits five worlds to collect treasures without getting crushed by giant rocks.[2] They are:

  • The explorer
  • The Cook
  • The Cowboy
  • The astronunt
  • The doctor


Rockford is an action arcade game counterpart to Boulder Dash. The game has four difficulty levels, 80 screens, and digitized sound effects.[2]


The game was reviewed in 1989 in Dragon #141 by Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk Lesser in "The Role of Computers" column. The reviewers gave the game 412 out of 5 stars.[2]


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  2. ^ a b c Lesser, Hartley; Lesser, Patricia; Lesser, Kirk (January 1989). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (141): 72–78. 

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