BOH – cross-platform game

BOH is an original, retro-flavoured game of action and exploration. The name ‘BOH’ is an Italian interjection which means “I don’t know”.

The gameplay of BOH was inspired by certain Commodore 64 titles: Wizard of Wor, The Amazing Spider-Man and Impossible Mission. From a technical perspective, the inspiration of BOH derived from the MS-DOS version of Shadowlands and a coin-op Formula 1 game (maybe Tail to Nose). Other games that have influenced the development of BOH include Alien Breed, The Chaos Engine and Ambermoon for the Amiga computer.

In BOH, you move in claustrophobic, traps-packed, mind-boggling battlefields searching for the Evil Masters, who throw countless enemies at you until you discover and face them in the final battle. Although your quests are made slightly less hard by the bonuses and power-ups scattered all around, carrying out the missions demands lots of concentration and quick reflexes.

The underlying ‘oldschool’ flavour of the gameplay is also present.

Features include:

  • Immediate and thrilling gameplay.
  • 36 missions divided in 5 levels of difficulty:
    • A mission can consist of one or more phases. Each phase takes place in a battlefield made of dungeons, dangerous areas, etc.
  • Secret missions.
  • 7 kinds of enemies, each with its own characteristics (life points, power, speed and behaviour).
  • 6 themes.
  • Multi-phase missions.
  • Multi-floor battlefields of any size and shape.
  • Mind-blowing puzzles.
  • Deadly traps.
  • Hand-pixelled 2D graphics.
  • Real-time field of vision and lighting.
  • Atmospheric audio.
  • Expandibility (themes, missions, translations).
  • English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish translations.

Developer: EDITEL snc
License: Commercial

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