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The Legend of William Tell (Atari ST)

The Legend of William Tell Atari ST Title screen


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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 Atari ST Tough fight
The Legend of William Tell Atari ST Instantly some soldiers of Keppler arrive
The Legend of William Tell Atari ST Dying to beasts is a game over
The Legend of William Tell Atari ST Credits

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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 679 out of 1000 68
The Games Machine (UK) Jan, 1990 65 out of 100 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1990 7.2 out of 12 60


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Patrick Bregger (237113) added The Legend of William Tell (Atari ST) on Jan 05, 2012
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