Sonic Boom

Critic Score User Score
Arcade
...
5.0
Commodore 64
...
2.5
Amiga
48
2.5
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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 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
Sonic Boom Amstrad CPC Blasting action.
Sonic Boom Amstrad CPC Title screen.
Sonic Boom Commodore 64 The screen is soon crowded with enemies.

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Critic Reviews

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
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
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1990 37 out of 100 37
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1990 19 out of 100 19
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 May, 1990 2 out of 12 17

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