The Legend of William Tell (Amiga)

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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.


The Legend of William Tell Amiga Welcome screen
The Legend of William Tell Amiga Loading screen
The Legend of William Tell Amiga You start in front of your cottage.
The Legend of William Tell Amiga You may go inside and collect the items you will find there.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Apr, 1990 684 out of 1000 68
Amiga Joker Apr, 1990 36 out of 100 36
Power Play May, 1990 36 out of 100 36
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1990 Unscored Unscored


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Patrick Bregger (208029) added The Legend of William Tell (Amiga) on Jan 05, 2012
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