It was #85 in FLUX Magazine's (Issue #4) Top 100 Video Games of All-Time.
Kaboom! was named #9 in the “Top 25 Atari 2600” Games poll in Retro Gamer Magazine (Issue 46).
Kaboom! was the winner of the 1982 "Arcade Alley Award" for "Best Audio and Visual Effects".
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".