BOH is a unique retro-flavoured puzzle-riddled dungeon crawler spiced up with thrilling action.
You move in claustrophobic, mysterious, dangerous 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 power-ups scattered all around, carrying out the missions demands lots of concentration and quick reflexes.
With BOH the fun never ends: new missions and themes can be added anytime and you can even create your own!
BOH has been created with lots of passion and care to offer, with its oldschool style, a fascinatingly different gaming experience.


  • immersive & thrilling gameplay
  • 48 missions + 12 secret missions to unlock
  • missions divided in 5 levels of difficulty
  • multi-phase missions
  • multi-floor battlefields of any size/shape
  • mind-blowing puzzles and deadly traps
  • many and varied power-ups
  • several different kinds of enemies
  • hand-pixelled 2D graphics
  • real-time field of vision and lighting
  • atmospheric audio and rich soundtrack
  • 7 themes
  • online world standings
  • possibility of creating missions and themes
  • Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish translations

BOH runs natively on AmigaOS, AROS, Linux, MacOS and Windows. It comes as a shrink-wrapped DVD box containing a pressed CD-ROM and a 24-page color printed English manual, or as a downloadable ISO image.

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2 comments by saimo on Apr 12th, 2014

4/4/2014: easy remember, the date of the 5th anniversary of BOH. There is no better way to celebrate the event than releasing a brand-new edition that majestically closes the incredible evolution the game underwent since its original release.


The 5th Anniversary Edition:

  • includes all the updates released previously;
  • reworks the video modes handling (full screen by default; window on 16-bit screens allowed; more robust; etc.);
  • adds the CRT and LCD pixel modes;
  • adds the 5x zoom;
  • adds 5 new missions, bringing the total to a massive 60;
  • assigns the pause to the [ESCAPE] key (instead of a specific key), which thus no longer causes the immediate abort of the current mission;
  • reworks the menu controls (more keys; do not depend anymore on the in-game controls configuration);
  • adds the emergency configuration reset (assigned to the key [F12]);
  • adds the screenshot functionality (assigned to the key [F1]);
  • makes quitting by means of [ALT]+[F4] available on all platforms;
  • sets the default URL for records submission to (it is no longer necessary to specify such URL manually in the configuration file);
  • replaces the copy code with an email address for the records submission;
  • updates the manuals;
  • applies many other optimizations/changes/fixes, for more performance, polish and robustness.

The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

IMPORTANT: Desura's automatic update process will trash your records; if you want to preserve them, please pack the missions directory and send it to

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BOH demo (Windows)

BOH demo (Windows)

Jan 28, 2010 Demo 4 comments

Feature-packed demo of BOH, including 7 tutorial missions and 2 real missions.

BOH demo (Linux)

BOH demo (Linux)

Jan 28, 2010 Demo 7 comments

Feature-packed demo of BOH, including 7 tutorial missions and 2 real missions.

BOH demo (MacOS)

BOH demo (MacOS)

Jan 28, 2010 Demo 0 comments

Feature-packed demo of BOH, including 7 tutorial missions and 2 real missions.

BOH user's manual

BOH user's manual

Nov 24, 2009 Guides 0 comments

Official user's manual of the game. Indispensible to develop additional missions and themes, as the accompanying developer's manual is based on the concepts...

BOH developer's manual

BOH developer's manual

Nov 9, 2009 Guides 0 comments

Official developer's manual that explains how to create missions, themes and translations.

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Fennrick Mar 13 2012, 6:16pm says:

Are there any fansites out there? Seeing that BOH was pretty much designed with user made levels and themes in mind, i don't understand why there isn't much of a community out there. I would love to download some usermade stuff...
(Don't get me wrong, BOH comes with a lot of content- but it would be nice to see what the fanbase can do with the tools you provide.)

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saimo Creator
saimo Mar 14 2012, 1:35pm replied:

You're perfectly right: I designed BOH with user-made content in mind. Unfortunately, few have showed interest in creating content. I think the most impressive input I got was from an Amiga user who created an online level editor (see, although he didn't have the possibility of finishing/updating it.
As for your initial question: as far as I know, there are no fansites - BOH is too much out of this world and hype-less ;)

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Fennrick Mar 10 2012, 9:36am says:

Never heard of this game, there are only one or two videos of it on youtube and even on greater gamingforums like "neogaf", nobody talks about BOH. How come?

I found BOH to be surprisingly fun! Hope you can earn some money on it saimo.

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saimo Creator
saimo Mar 11 2012, 10:04am replied:

Hey, Fennrick, thanks for the nice wish!
I'm glad you discovered BOH and that you're enjoying it - and with the upcoming update you'll enjoying it even more (it was planned to be released much earlier, but real life got into the way...)!
If you deem BOH worth to be talked about, feel free to mention it here, on Facebook (BTW:, Twitter, gaming forums, among real friends, wherever you please ;)

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saimo Creator
saimo Oct 22 2011, 3:31am says:

There'll be one more update ;)

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Zarius Oct 2 2011, 3:45am says:

Game looks/plays great (for the intended style :D) but really needs a strafe key (got annoyed having to rotate all the time).

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saimo Creator
saimo Oct 2 2011, 8:45am replied:

Thanks for the compliments :)
As for strafing, it's missing for a design choice - please refer to the FAQ on the website ( for a comprehensive explanation.

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kolito Sep 27 2011, 10:54pm says:

I've got a product key of this game (bought trought the website) Can I redeem it here?

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saimo Creator
saimo Sep 28 2011, 1:25pm replied:

Sorry, it isn't possible (see my private message for the details).

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Tech|Rogue Sep 23 2011, 4:17pm says:

So now that Desura's Linux support is in place I finally bought a copy...seems like the missions are missing though. The only entries in the game menu are the options and exit buttons.

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Protektor Sep 24 2011, 7:31pm replied:

The files have been updated and there should be no problems now. If you notice any more problems please let me know.

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saimo Creator
saimo Sep 25 2011, 2:24am replied:

Thank you for the prompt assistance!

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saimo Creator
saimo Sep 24 2011, 3:22pm replied:

I have discovered the problem: by mistake the missions from the demo version, which are not compatible, have been included in the build.
Again, I'll ask them to fix the problem, but still send me an email, so that I can provide you with the correct mission files.

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saimo Creator
saimo Sep 24 2011, 3:09pm replied:

Hey, thanks for keeping your word! :)
I'm sorry to hear that. I have no idea of what might have happened, since I just provided the archive to the administrators and I can't even test the build (I don't have a Linux machine at the moment). I'll inform them about the problem, so it gets fixed.
In the meanwhile, can you please send me an email to I'll provide you directly with a working copy.

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