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Description

Sonic Boom is an arcade game shoot 'em up with a vertically-scrolling perspective in which the player is a US pilot, armed with the super-powerful Sonic Boom aircraft. Players must face six levels of cannon-fodder enemies in order to prevent the world being destroyed, but has 5 continues with 3 lives each to make use of. There is a boss at the end of each level which must be beaten in a time limit in order to progress. Most enemies are aircraft, but there are also tanks, trains, and turret installations to wipe out. Defeated waves of enemies reveal improved weaponry and other bonuses.

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Sonic Boom Arcade Two extra guns.
Sonic Boom Arcade Smart-Bomb.
Sonic Boom ZX Spectrum I suppose this is the ultimate target or level boss
Sonic Boom ZX Spectrum Load screen. The game displays this briefly then replaces it with a message asking the player to turn the tape over so it can load level 1 when game options have been decided

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jun, 1990 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1990 78 out of 100 78
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1990 76 out of 100 76
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jun, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Zzap! Amiga Aug, 1990 58 out of 100 58
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1990 53 out of 100 53
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1990 52 out of 100 52
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1990 46 out of 100 46
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1990 37 out of 100 37

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