Atari 2600 – Kaboom!

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This guy could start a world war with all those bombs!


I remember this game from the Channel F.
I liked ith then and I like now…even more.
Kaboom by Activision is a port of Ataris arcade-hit Avalanche, but instead of rocks you try to catch an endless wave of bombs that get dropped by an insane escaped convict.
And what’s the best way to catch dangerous explosives?
With a steel bucket of course.
Or to be more precise three steel buckets stacked on top of each other.

The game starts out fairly easy with only a few slow-falling bombs, but the pace picks up quickly and sooner than later you have to abuse your paddle controller as bombs are getting dropped all over the place.
When you miss three times, you’re out.
It’s never unfair tho and you only have your weak reflexes to blame.
Practice makes perfect and maybe one day you’ll be able to beat the game by scoring 999,999 points. One guy was able to do so and it only took him three hours(!!!).
Check it out here. It’s nuts!

And that’s all there is to it.
Kaboom looks good, controls are fluid and the constant hissing of the lit fuses will keep you on your toes.
It’s every arcade fans wet dream and while I can’t play it for a long time (because I still suck at it), I’m sure to come back many times.
-Final score may change in the future.-
Play it!

7,5/10

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