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Kaboom! (Atari 2600)

Kaboom! (Atari 2600)
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Authors: Grenade44 (11), guindev (2)
There are 13 achievements worth 273 (4391) points.
Score More than 250
225 (168) of 620
(36.29%) players
Score More than 500
88 (70) of 620
(14.19%) players
Score More than 750
54 (40) of 620
(8.71%) players
Score More than 1,000
37 (27) of 620
(5.97%) players
Score More than 2,000
16 (10) of 620
(2.58%) players
Score More than 3,000
14 (7) of 620
(2.26%) players
Beat Bomb Group 2
620 (388) of 620
(100.00%) players
Beat Bomb Group 4
118 (91) of 620
(19.03%) players
Beat Bomb Group 6
27 (19) of 620
(4.35%) players
Beat Bomb Group 8
9 (4) of 620
(1.45%) players
Complete Bomb Groups 1-3 without losing any bucket.
92 (63) of 620
(14.84%) players
Complete Bomb Groups 1-5 without losing any bucket.
35 (21) of 620
(5.65%) players
Have 3 buckets again after having lost one of them.
33 (19) of 620
(5.32%) players
Tandrilion 8 Jun 2018 15:16
Nice game! How do you intend to substitute the paddles onm emulation? Congratulations for your initiative!
Grenade44 8 Jun 2018 15:33
You just use the left and right buttons on your keyboard.
Tandrilion 8 Jun 2018 15:54
Ok, but when you use the paddle it's possible to control the speed of the basket, in advanced stages this is essential to colect all the bombs. I was thinking about that the use of the mouse would be a nice choice to substitute the original interface
Tandrilion 8 Jun 2018 15:56
Games like this, for example, Arkanoid (MAME), use the mouse on emulation. Just a sugestion!
Grenade44 8 Jun 2018 16:01
Ralibretro controls feature is limited. I never played the game on the 2600, not sure how its ment to handle. Im not sure if it possible to use the mouse on ralibretro.
Grenade44 8 Jun 2018 16:04
I have no control over how the game emulates. I will be releasing the set tonight after I finished the achievement pictures. If people arent getting to the later levels I might have to correct them
Tandrilion 8 Jun 2018 16:14
Ok, I understand. I'm talking about the paddle because I'm a fan of this game and I usually play it on my original console. The ideia to bring it on RA is wonderful, but I realized about the keybord's limitation. I intend to test your set soon.
Tandrilion 8 Jun 2018 16:14
Thank you!
partTimeNinja 12 Jun 2018 02:27
Man that's tough because it feels like it's very "sticky" when playing with a controller.
arcanjofr 18 Jun 2018 02:17
Nice game! Thanks for the achievs! Its very hard to play on controller! Hope to see more atari achievs like river raid, Frostbite, Hero, Keystone Kappers, Turmoil, Enduro...
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.

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Highscore in a game of Kaboom 1.
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Highscore in a game of Kaboom 2.
Glendaal Glendaal004956