Tales of Boon

• Publisher: X-Ample
• Developer:
Release Date: 1993
Helge Kozielek
GFX: M. Detert, T. Heinrich
Music: Thomas Detert

Our Game Rating: 81%


FILE: talesofboonend.zip


> TALES OF BOON by X-ample Architectures

• Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

Tales of Boon is a Hawkeye clone. The graphics and sound are pretty good, but the game play is very frustrating and difficult. I played this for a short amount of time before I had to cheat. It's not as good as Hawkeye, but worth a look if you liked Hawkeye and want an even harder challenge.

Level 6 is finally complete!

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Using a cheat that allowed me to skip to the end.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: At the end of the game you get to see a cool little picture of the city. A congratulations message is shown at the bottom, with a few lines of text saying that your trials are completed and that you are now approved. The fate of your family now lies in your hands. The game then ends.


  • Neil: Not as good as the ending to Hawkeye. 3/10.

  • Vinny: I'd never really heard of this game until Neil sent in the ending, and so I thought I would check it out. After playing through a few times and dying within seconds, it's obvious that this is a poor man's Hawkeye. Don't get me wrong; it's a good game, but it's lacking in the game play department.

    As for the ending... I actually like it. Okay - so it's not amazing, but it looks good and the music is nice too. 4/10.

  • Matt Rogers: Never heard of it either, but that is a lovely piccy. Nicely done.

  • Gaz Spence: A typical X-Ample game with flashy graphics, tremendous sound, but slightly iffy gameplay. The ending piccy is pretty cool with some interesting shading employed and a Euro-bop tune - albeit a shame it wasn't a cover of 'Hi Ho Silver' :D

    Michael Elphick RIP.

  • Andy Vaisey: Never heard of this, but have taken a quick look; yes, very Hawkeye-ish with the same fun initially, but limited gameplay. Nice shading on the GFX though!

    Lovely looking ending screen, spoiled by a congrats type message and average Bayliss-esque boppy choon.

  • Andrew Fisher: Nice picture, OK music, not a lot happening. Must check out the game now - I've not heard of it either!

  • Stefan Guerilla: Nice: The picture looks pretty good, a brief ending text plus a decent tune. I think I would have been satisfied would I have completed the game. That's 4.5 for me!

  • Brendan Phoenix: Ok ending piccy and some ok music as well, nothing brilliantm but better than most of the rubbish we see. As guerilla said, I too would be happy if I was presented with this ending.

FINAL SAY: A nice little picture, but that's about it.

G.E. RATING: 3.5 / 10

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