Kaboom!
Console icon Atari 2600

Game icon

Developer

Activision

Publisher

Activision

Genre

Arcade

Released

1981

Achievements

Authors: Grenade44 (11), guindev (2)

There are 13 achievements worth 273 (3,298) points.

Sort: Normal ^ - Won By - Points - Title - Type 
  • Score 250

    (5) (7)

    Score More than 250

    301 (216) of 892 – 33.74%

    24.22% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    33.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Score 500

    (10) (27)

    Score More than 500

    126 (96) of 892 – 14.13%

    10.76% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.13% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Score 750

    (10) (47)

    Score More than 750

    71 (50) of 892 – 7.96%

    5.61% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.96% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Score 1,000

    (25) (158)

    Score More than 1,000

    52 (36) of 892 – 5.83%

    4.04% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.83% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Score 2,000

    (25) (337)

    Score More than 2,000

    27 (16) of 892 – 3.03%

    1.79% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.03% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Score More than 3,000

    24 (12) of 892 – 2.69%

    1.35% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.69% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Level 2

    (3) (3)

    Beat Bomb Group 2

    891 (516) of 892 – 99.89%

    57.85% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    99.89% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Level 4

    (10) (23)

    Beat Bomb Group 4

    163 (120) of 892 – 18.27%

    13.45% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.27% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Level 6

    (25) (213)

    Beat Bomb Group 6

    41 (26) of 892 – 4.60%

    2.91% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.60% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Level 8

    (50) (1,176)

    Beat Bomb Group 8

    19 (9) of 892 – 2.13%

    1.01% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.13% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Bomb Groups 1-3 without losing any bucket.

    177 (116) of 892 – 19.84%

    13.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.84% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Master Defuser

    (25) (181)

    Complete Bomb Groups 1-5 without losing any bucket.

    54 (31) of 892 – 6.05%

    3.48% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.05% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Have 3 buckets again after having lost one of them.

    45 (26) of 892 – 5.04%

    2.91% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.04% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode

Recent Players

Jeeves1618 Jeeves1618

26 May 2024, 6:56pm

💣 Level: 1/8 | 🌊 Lives: 3/3 | 💯 Score: 0

gasparfg gasparfg

26 May 2024, 4:56pm

💣 Level: 1/8 | 🌊 Lives: 3/3 | 💯 Score: 0

MentalDroidXYZ MentalDroidXYZ

25 May 2024, 9:17pm

💣 Level: 7/8 | 🌊 Lives: 3/3 | 💯 Score: 1154

Hanappi Hanappi

25 May 2024, 7:28am

💣 Level: 3/8 | 🌊 Lives: 3/3 | 💯 Score: 50

Dingo8theBaby Dingo8theBaby

24 May 2024, 4:01am

💣 Level: 2/8 | 🌊 Lives: 3/3 | 💯 Score: 26

twokay twokay

23 May 2024, 10:45pm

Playing Kaboom!

Sirsmoke Sirsmoke

23 May 2024, 9:26pm

At the title screen.

Osments Osments

23 May 2024, 4:54pm

💣 Level: 1/8 | 🌊 Lives: 2/3 | 💯 Score: 44

RetroJim69 RetroJim69

23 May 2024, 4:20pm

💣 Level: 3/8 | 🌊 Lives: 3/3 | 💯 Score: 50

Demon33 Demon33

22 May 2024, 2:48am

💣 Level: 1/8 | 🌊 Lives: 3/3 | 💯 Score: 0

Recent comments

(See all 30)

TeamTJ 18 Jun 2018 21:53
Playing on RetroPie and MAN is it hard without a paddle...
TheBatman 12 Aug 2018 16:35
Yeah, really poor choice for a game to make achievements for, the game is nearly impossible to control in the only emulator you're allowed to use. You shouldn't make more achievements for paddle games until there's proper support for them.
sesq 23 Feb 2019 22:07
I don't think there's any harm in making achievements, because they will exist for when support is added. I'm finding it quite fun to play with a Dpad
Glendaal 24 Jan 2022 00:27
Reach level 8 is not working, I reached 8 at least four times and it didn't unlock
alphacrust 24 Jan 2022 00:50
The level achievements are all wrong, they trigger on the next level instead. So you would have to reach wave 9 to get that achievement.
Glendaal 25 Jan 2022 22:09
All achievements are now working, thank you for the revision
ChrisMDB 26 Feb 2023 05:15
Great set for a great game, just not worth pursuing a mastery until either paddles or mice are supported as inputs. D-Pad does indeed work, but it's like playing a 3D platformer with a RockBand guitar controller. Possible, but definitely not ideal.
Rej72380 4 Jul 2023 03:27
Fortunately, they have USB devices which you can plug your Atari 2600 paddle controllers to your PC and go cheevo hunting on the game with the proper setup.
Aros2k 2 Sep 2023 14:03
Fun game, it's like a game and watch with motion! I'm genuinely stunned anyone has mastered this though, it seemed like it would be literally impossible without a paddle on hardcore so fair play anyone who has!

If you got a paddle this would be great though, definitely a good game. Excellent set thank you
goldfjnch 5 Sep 2023 16:54
this is a really fun game and good set. i found it quite playable with the analogue stick, but it's a bit of a grind up to 3000 points since you barely get more than a few seconds to practice level 7 or 8 before dying at first. so it takes a lot of tries to get better. after getting 3000 you'll improve quickly.
MentalDroidXYZ 12 Nov 2023 18:41
Unfortunately, w/o proper paddle support levels 7&8 are impossible ... Don't know how anybody got them
ssolle 26 Nov 2023 16:01
bizhawk supports mouse controls, so play on that. level 7 and 8 are still very difficult, but doable with mouse controls.
ssolle 26 Nov 2023 16:22
mastery #38. i'll be honest, i used pause buffering to beat level 8, which makes it trivially easy. emulator pausing should probably not be allowed in hardcore mode? has there been a discussion about this before?
ChrisMDB 26 Nov 2023 17:36
Some games are quite literally impossible to master without pause buffering, for example there are minigames in DK64 that are impossible to beat without pause buffering unless you get lucky by guessing. The emulator(s) run too quickly and don't give you enough time to humanly react.
ssolle 26 Nov 2023 17:58
do the dk64 minigames use in-game pausing or emulator pausing? as far as i'm aware, most atari 2600 games don't have an in-game pause feature, giving emulators a direct advantage on them, unless i'm missing something
ChrisMDB 26 Nov 2023 18:03
Emulator pausing, and honestly pause buffering is just a side effect of playing the games on modern hardware. If you don't want it, don't use it (or at least that's my take). It's not nearly as cheaty as using save states
ssolle 7 Dec 2023 15:57
save-states, rewind and slowdown are similarly standard features of emulators that are blocked in hardcore mode. the question is whether using an emulator pause feature should also be blocked, and if there are good reasons for it to not be. the purpose of hardcore mode is to have "proof" that you completed a game without major emulator advantages, so does pausing (outside of in-game pause features) count?
EightBitRx 4 Feb 2024 21:30
I would say only if the original game had the same pause or 'cheat' feature, sans god mode, etc... Many older 8-bit/atari 2600 games didn't even have a pause feature. I recall back in the day I purchased a third party NES joystick/gamepad, a big clunky thing. It had a slow motion feature that basically boiled down to automatically jamming on the pause/start buttons for you. It also had a turbo button for rapid fire. I got it for Star Force, a diabolically difficult (at least for the likes of me) shmup. Even back then we had various hardware and software based cheats and workarounds... like on the Atari 2600 console if you put in the Space Invaders cartridge and powered on while hitting the reset switch you got double shots. Then when you maxed out the score and were about to flip it (99999) you could snap a Poloroid, mail it to Atari magazine, and get a patch to put on your backpack or gym shorts or whatever... Anyways, I digress - I think RA developers are actually doing a very good job at managing the balance between satisfaction and difficulty. The sort of reverse engineering that goes into creating achievements is definitely not easy.
hegedujd 10 Mar 2024 03:09
Best way to play this game without using original hardware? (already have a 2600+ / og cart / paddles. I'm after them cheevos!)

Going between versions of RetroArch on Steam and Android using a Bluetooth controller: Steam's version has the best response with a joystick as it slams the buckets left and right as far as I pull the joystick, yet the Android version sludges across the screen and once I get to the higher levels it is near impossible to get past them. Would love to Android version to be as responsive as the Steam version. Might have to do with the cores used? Any help is greatly appreciated!
goldfjnch 10 Mar 2024 06:10
It's completely possible with a ps4 controller or similar, you don't need pause buffering. I think I did calibrate the responsiveness of the joystick in the retroarch core settings.