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Kaboom is surprisingly fun, considering just how simple it is. All you do is move a set of "buckets" across the bottom of the screen, catching bombs dropped by the "Mad Bomber". Personally, I was never on board with the fact that those flats things are supposed to be "buckets", but I digress. The game starts out easy but gradually reaches the frantic pace of thirteen bombs per second! This particular edition of Kaboom is identical to the 5200 version, with one big exception. You can use Atari 2600 paddle controllers - and thank God - this game begs for a good paddle. The only difference between this and the original 2600 version are some blocky gray buildings in the background and musical notes that play whenever you catch a bomb. The gameplay is exactly the same, which is a very, very good thing.
One thing is for sure, this game will really test your reflexes! This A8 version of the game only has a few small improvements over the 2600 original, mostly in the graphics and sound, but you won’t really care too much as the gameplay is spot on. Kaboom! might be just a fairly simple score attack game but its fast action, great graphics and addictive gameplay will keep you on you toes for a long time to come!