Rockford Butterfly

Boulder Dash Quiz 2

Firefly Rockford

Rory Agsten, the creator of the RTA Dash games, sent me this second Quiz! Just like the fist one, this Quiz tests your knowledge about Boulder Dash. Thanks Rory, I really enjoyed this one!

1. What happens immediately after you run out of time?
A. Rockford explodes
B. Rockford remains intact, but everything in the cave stops moving
C. You incur a score penalty equal to the time limit of the cave
Question #1
Question #2
2. In what direction does a butterfly take the longest to turn in?
A. Right
B. Forward
C. Left
D. Backward
3. The title screens for BDI and BDII obviously look different, but something else was changed in BDII. Which one was it?
A. The cave selection was accessed with the joystick button instead of F1
B. A 2 player option was added
C. It was now possible to select caves E, I, and M on levels 4-5 as well as 1-3
D. Pressing up and down simultaneously on the joystick allowed you to start a cave with 9 lives
Question #3
Question #4
4. In the original construction kit, what property of the amoeba cannot be configured?
A. Its location in the cave
B. Its initial size
C. Its growth limit before becoming boulders
D. The amount of time before it grows faster
E. Its color
5. Which one of these elements is supported by the BDI engine?
A. Destructible titanium wall
B. Slime
C. Hidden exit
D. Growing wall
Question #5
Question #6
6. Who designed the caves in BDIII?
A. DR Watson
B. Peter Liepa
C. Chris Gray
D. Don Pedro
E. None of the above
7. Check out the picture. In this cave, the slime permeability was set to 1. If Rockford removes the dirt to his right, when will the diamond be most likely to fall through the slime?
A. Immediately
B. After a very long time
C. After a long time
D. After a short time
Question #7
Question #8
8. How many diamonds are required on all 5 levels of BDI, Cave P? (Note: Each answer is written as Lv1, Lv2, Lv3, Lv4, Lv5)
A. 8, 10, 12, 15, 20
B. 12, 15, 15, 15, 12
C. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
D. 12, 14, 15, 16, 16
E. 12, 14, 15, 15, 12
9. The North American video standard is NTSC, while Europe uses PAL. Which of these elements' timing in relation to the game speed is affected the most?
A. Magic wall
B. Firefly
C. Entrance door [inbox]
Question #9
Question #10
10. Time for a quick break. If you bomb a hole in a growing wall, does it grow back?
A. Yes
B. No
C. There's a 50/50 chance
11. Look at the picture. What cave is this?
A. BD I, cave E
B. BD II, cave K
C. BD III, cave F
D. BD IV (Dr. Watson), cave F
E. BD IV (Dr. Watson), cave G
F. BD V, cave B
Question #11
Question #12
12. Rockford can actually stand adjacent to a firefly for a fraction of a second without dying. On which two sides of the firefly is this possible?
A. Top and Left
B. Top and Bottom
C. Top and Right
D. Bottom and Right
13. What's the total number of caves with an amoeba throughout BDI-IV, BD IV being Dr. Watson's game? (Intermissions do count)
A. 10
B. 11
C. 13
D. 17
E. 18
F. 20
Question #13
Question #14
14. Which one of these movements can Rockford not do?
A. Move arms
B. Tilt head
C. Blink eyes
D. Tap foot
15. How did Don Pedro further modify the original graphics-set for his release of Boulder Dash VIII?
A. The exit looked like a real door
B. The butterflies became pumpkins
C. The diamonds became treasure chests
D. The boulders became egg-shaped
Question #15
Question #16
16. Back to the hard stuff. In the BDI engine, when you drop a boulder into a magic wall, there is an interesting side effect. What is it? (BDIII does use the BDI engine, by the way)
A. The cave timer slows down
B. The fireflies pause for a moment
C. The cave scan restarts
17. Math time. You start a game of original Boulder Dash on cave A/4. You collect 18 diamonds and make it into the exit with 21 seconds left. What's your score for the cave?
A. 294
B. 348
C. 462
D. 516
E. 558
Question #17
Question #18
18. Cool-down question. When you open a hidden exit, what happens to it?
A. It becomes disguised as an empty space
B. Nothing, it still looks like a titan wall
C. It changes color, but doesn't flash

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