Kaboom! (Atari 2600)

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Written by  :  Tantalus (132)
Written on  :  Jul 07, 2009
Platform  :  Atari 2600
Rating  :  4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

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Brutal, yet addictive gameplay.

The Good

This is the ultimate twitch game. This is all hand-to-eye coordination with magnificent paddle control. You will end each game thinking you could do better next time. Very addictive.

The Bad

The difficulty ramps up very fast, so games as short and sweet. I don't like the mechanic of losing buckets from the bottom first. This just makes it unnecessarily hard as soon as you have failed once.

The Bottom Line

This is a perfect Atari generation game. Graphics are adequate, but gameplay shines through. The mechanics are simple, but very hard to master.