Follow TV Tropes

Following

Video Game / Kaboom

Go To

Kaboom! is an Atari 2600 game designed by Larry Kaplan and David Crane that was released by Activision, which was also ported to the Atari 5200 and the Atari 8-bit computer family. In this game, the Mad Bomber is on the roof of a building dropping bombs on you, and you control a series of buckets that must catch the bombs and defuse them before they reach the bottom and explode, causing you to lose a bucket.

Advertisement:

This game provides examples of

  • Excited Game Title!: One of Activision's examples.
  • Game Over: The game ends when you lose all your buckets or when your score reaches 999,999 points.
  • Institutional Apparel: The Mad Bomber wears prison stripes.
  • Mad Bomber: Your adversary.
  • Perpetual Frowner: The Mad Bomber. He only smiles when you miss one of his bombs, and looks shocked if you manage to reach 10,000 points.
  • Player Versus Player: In the Atari 5200 and 8-bit computer versions, one player controls the Mad Bomber and the other player controls the buckets, alternating roles between turns.
  • Scoring Points: For every bomb you catch in your buckets.
  • Spiritual Successor: Of the Atari arcade game Avalanche, which Larry Kaplan wanted to port to the Atari 2600.
  • Video-Game Lives: Three buckets, with an extra one awarded every 1,000 points in case you lose one.
Top

Example of:

/
/

Feedback