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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.


Sonic Boom ZX Spectrum Picked up a wingman power up
Sonic Boom ZX Spectrum When all lives are gone its easy to replay
Sonic Boom Commodore 64 The screen is soon crowded with enemies.
Sonic Boom Atari ST High scores

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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
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1990 52 out of 100 52
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1990 37 out of 100 37
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1990 4 out of 12 33
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1990 4 out of 12 33
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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