Kaboom! (Paddle) (1981) (Activision, Larry Kaplan, David Crane) (AG-010, AG-010-04) ROM
Atari 2600 ROMsGenre: Action
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Game Description & Reviews:
This is Taken From the Official owners Manual
"HOW TO BECOME A MASTER AT KABOOM!(tm) BY ACTIVISION(tm)
Tips from Larry Kaplan, designer of Kaboom!
Larry Kaplan is also the designer of Bridge by ACTIVISION. A senior
member of the Activision Design Team, Larry is a well-known expert in
the field of video game design.
"To do well at Kaboom!, you'll need all the reflexes, endurance, and
concentration you can muster. Don't be frustrated if things don't go
well at first. It takes a fair amount of practice, especially to
catch the bombs at higher speeds.
"You'll notice that you'll be improving in stages. The first plateau
is the 1000 point mark. Mastery at Bomb Groups 5 and 6 is necessary
to do well here. Conquering Bomb Group 7 will place you at the 2000
point level. As you develop the stamina and concentration needed to
progress, you'll conquer Bomb Group 8. From then on, it's a matter of
fine-tuning your skills and extending your endurance to improve your
"If you hit the 10,000 point level, that really impresses the "Mad
Bomber," and he'll show his appreciation. Watch for it.
"Here's one special trick we have discovered to help build up your
score while maintaining some control of the game. If you have all 3
buckets and you're just about to cross a 1000 point level(1000, 2000,
3000, etc.), miss one of the bombs on purpose! You will lose your
bottom bucket, but you will start over at the next lower difficulty
level. And that'll give you a few bombs to catch at a slower speed.
Then, after you've gone over the 1000 point level, you will get your
bucket back anyway, so you haven't lost a thing. Since you will be
plahing for a while at a slower speed, it gives you a breather, but
keeps you in the game.
"If you really become good at Kaboom!, try it with the difficulty
switches set at a(up). Since the buckets are only half the regular
size, you'll really have to be quick.
"Please take time out from your bomb chasing to drop me a line. It
would be great to hear from you."
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