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Sonic Boom

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Atari ST
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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.

Screenshots

Sonic Boom Atari ST Coming at you thick and fast
Sonic Boom ZX Spectrum Picked up a wingman power up
Sonic Boom Commodore 64 The screen is soon crowded with enemies.
Sonic Boom Arcade Two extra guns.

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The Press Says

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jun, 1990 60 out of 100 60
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Zzap! Amiga Aug, 1990 58 out of 100 58
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1990 52 out of 100 52
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1990 49 out of 100 49
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1990 46 out of 100 46
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1990 19 out of 100 19

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Contributed to by FatherJack (35268), Kabushi (121618) and Martin Smith (63156)