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Atari 2600The Atari Times (Jul 20, 2004)
So, I'd definitely track down a copy of this game just for the Sea Bomber variations, they make owning the game worth it. After all, I would've rated this game considerably lower if it weren't for the Sea Bomber games that were included with it. Bombs away!
ArcadeThe Atari Times (Sep 30, 2006)
The game's ok, there's obviously not much to it, it's not that exciting. The graphics were good for back then, as were the thundering explosions (but other than that, it doesn't have much sound), and with just the one button, control is no problem at all. But you're better off with the Canyon Bomber cartridge, as it's got a version of Sea Bomber on it, which is a bit like Atari's Destroyer coin-op. Now that's intense! Hmmmm, Giant Ant Hill Bomber...you know, that probably would've made a more interesting game.
Atari 2600Game Freaks 365 (Jul 11, 2008)
Even with two different game forms, there just is not enough depth to this game to give it any real lasting value. It is a very common game, so it would not be too hard to find or expensive to buy, but that is really the only particularly good thing that can be said about this game. If you have a paddle controller, maybe it is worth paying a dollar for, but it is not worth much more than that.
Atari 2600Woodgrain Wonderland (Oct 21, 2016)
Canyon Bomber can be fun in very small doses, but overall it’s just a little too primitive.
Atari 2600The Video Game Critic (Jun 30, 2004)
Although best played against a friend, there are also single-player variations of Canyon Bomber. The brain-dead computer opponent just seems to drop bombs continuously, but it still somehow manages to kick my butt. Canyon Bomber is playable, but definitely not my idea of a good time on a Saturday night.
Atari 2600The Game Hoard (Jun 30, 2018)
Canyon Bomber’s design philosophy is flawed from the ground up. No control over the flying vehicles means that any level of strategy must give way to frantically trying to outdo your opposition in earning more points first, and every issue with the canyon bombing task evolves from that. Planning strategic drops is a losing game, but the mode that could have made up for this, Sea Bomber, faces issues with collision detection that aren’t helped by that minimal control over the way the game plays out. With a fellow human you may squeeze a small bit of enjoyment from the flawed-in-execution Sea Bomber, but Canyon Bomber is a write-off that dominates most of the cartridge and imposes its bad ideas on the smaller game.