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Kaboom! (Atari 2600)

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3.6
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5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

The mad bomber is on the loose! As he races back and forth at the top of the screen, you need to catch the bombs he drops in buckets of water. One point is earned for each bomb caught, but miss one of the bombs, and Kaboom! As the levels progress, the mad bomber will move faster and faster and drop more and more bombs. You start the game with three buckets, and lose one each time a bomb is missed. The game ends when all of your water buckets are gone.

Screenshots

Kaboom! Atari 2600 Miss a bomb, and Kaboom!
Kaboom! Atari 2600 Catching bombs with water buckets
Kaboom! Atari 2600 Only one water bucket left...
Kaboom! Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode

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User Reviews

One Of Atari's Finest Classics. Guy Chapman (1744) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Brutal, yet addictive gameplay. Tantalus (123) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Great Atari classic! VortexS130 (85) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

The Press Says

Game Freaks 365 2006 10 out of 10 100
The Video Game Critic Aug 15, 2001 A 100
All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
HonestGamers Dec 14, 2008 8 out of 10 80
The Atari Times Oct 30, 2003 80 out of 100 80
Tilt Sep, 1982 4 out of 6 67

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Trivia

Competition

Players who were able to rack up 3,000 points or higher were eligible to receive the "Bucket Brigade" patch from Activision if they sent in a screenshot to the company. If players were ever to reaching the maximum point value of 999,999, Activision encouraged people to send in a screenshot to recognize such a "remarkable achievement".

Awards

  • Arcade Alley Awards
    • 1982 - Best Audio and Visual Effects
  • FLUX
    • Issue #4 - #85 in the "Top 100 Video Games of All-Time" list
  • Retro Gamer
    • Issue #46 - #9 in the “Top 25 Atari 2600” Games poll
Information also contributed by Big John WV and PCGamer77
Servo (55823) added Kaboom! (Atari 2600) on Apr 15, 2003
Other platforms contributed by RKL (5613) and Terok Nor (19024)