Kaboom is a vintage game for the Atari 2600 and was introduced in 1981. In the game you have to cease the bombs from bursting that the plane is dropping.
Kaboom Flash Games: Introduction and Background
Designed by the famous American video game designer and programmer Larry Kaplan, Kaboom! is an Atari 2600 game which was published by Activision in 1981. Later, the game’s success reached higher levels when it was released for the Atari 5200 and the Atari 8-bit family of computers, including Atari 400 and 800. While work was being done on releasing the game on Super Nintendo, it was never completed. During the 1990s, Tiger Electronics went on to make a keychain version of this highly addictive game, Kaboom!.
Kaboom! is one of the most successful arcade games to have been launched till now. Ever since its release in 1981, it has been well-received and well-praised by the game critics and the players. The figures reflect it all: by 1983, the game sold a million cartridges.
Kaboom! consists of an angry faced “Mad Bomber” dropping down bombs, while you having to catch the bombs using a set of three buckets. For every bomb that caught, you score a point and at every 1000 points, an extra bucket (maximum of three) is added. For every bomb that is missed, you lose a bucket, and upon losing all the available buckets, you lose the game. As the game continues the “Mad Bomber” increases on his pace and starts to drop the bombs at increasingly higher speeds. That is when the real test of the player’s agility and reflexes start.
With every bomb that you miss, “Mad Bomber” gives a happy face and all the bombs on the screen explode. After you reach a score of 10,000 points, the “Mad Bomber” gets angrier and his appears to be upset even upon the player missing a bomb.
Kaboom Games!: How to play
- Start the game by clicking on the mouse.
- Navigate your mouse left and right to move the buckets and catch the falling bombs.
- For each catch, you score a point. For each miss, you lose a bucket