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Kaboom!

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 2600
86
3.6
Atari 5200
...
3.0
Atari 8-bit
...
2.9
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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 8-bit The high scores
Kaboom! Atari 8-bit Oops! I missed.
Kaboom! Atari 5200 Title screen
Kaboom! Atari 8-bit Title screen

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User Reviews

One Of Atari's Finest Classics. Atari 2600 Guy Chapman (1745)
Brutal, yet addictive gameplay. Atari 2600 Tantalus (123)
Great Atari classic! Atari 2600 VortexS130 (85)

The Press Says

Game Freaks 365 Atari 2600 2006 10 out of 10 100
The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit Jan 28, 2003 A 100
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Aug 15, 2001 A 100
All Game Guide Atari 2600 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
HonestGamers Atari 2600 Dec 14, 2008 8 out of 10 80
The Atari Times Atari 2600 Oct 30, 2003 80 out of 100 80
Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition Atari 8-bit Dec, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Tilt Atari 2600 Sep, 1982 4 out of 6 67
The Video Game Critic Atari 5200 May 05, 2001 C 50

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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
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Contributed to by RKL (5614), Terok Nor (18401) and Servo (55922)