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The Legend of William Tell

The Legend of William Tell Atari ST Title screen

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Atari ST
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Description

The Legend of William Tell is based on the TV series Crossbow which in turn is based on the Swiss national hero William Tell. The player takes the role of Tell who tries to end the reign of the evil duke Gessler.

This is an action game with puzzle elements in which Tell explores the environment, talks to people and collects everything he finds. The objects are either used to solve puzzles, are a good bribe or go into Tell's equipment. This is because the forest is no friendly environment: wild animals and Gessler's black knights want to eat/arrest him. In this case Tell has to fight his way out without losing too much life energy. It can be restored by using found provisions.

Controls are almost completely icon driven. So for example for walking right, the player needs to click the "go right" icon, to pick something up the "pick up" icon needs to be pressed and so on. This includes the fights in which first the used weapon is chosen and the combat moves are performed when clicking on the appropriate icon. The only exception is the crossbow: when using it, a first-person view replaces the icon bar in which the crossbow is aimed.

Screenshots

The Legend of William Tell Atari ST Loosing against the soldiers is not a game over, but takes you to the prison
The Legend of William Tell Atari ST Exploring a cave finding food to restore health
The Legend of William Tell Atari ST Dying to beasts is a game over
The Legend of William Tell Atari ST To be better prepared you should not go so fast in the castle, but explore the wilderness more, avoiding the soldiers

Alternate Titles

  • "Crossbow: The Legend of William Tell" -- UK title

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The Press Says

Power Play Amiga May, 1990 36 out of 100 36

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Wrong game 3 Trypticon (6578)
Oct 30, 2011

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Contributed to by Patrick Bregger (107445)