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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 Standard shoot 'em up format. Nice scenery below
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 ZX Spectrum We're off!
Sonic Boom ZX Spectrum When all lives are gone its easy to replay

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The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Sinclair User Jun, 1990 60 out of 100 60
Crash! Jun, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Your Sinclair Jun, 1990 52 out of 100 52


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Martin Smith (66801) added Sonic Boom (ZX Spectrum) on Jun 28, 2005
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