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BOOM - Blast those nasty aliens in this award winning arcade game

BOOM Logo
BOOM Thumbnail Application Icon

BOOM is an arcade game in the grand tradition, bringing the playability and feel of the glorious 8-bit consoles on the Macintosh.

Screenshots

I prepared three screenshots to give you a better idea of what you should expect from this game.
Click on the thumbnails below for fullsize screenshots.

BOOM Screenshot 1
Just warming up.

BOOM Screenshot 2
Ouch! It bites.

BOOM Screenshot 3
Player two meets his doom.

It can be described as “Bomberman meets Doom”. Actually, I took the basic Bomberman idea and dropped it in a “Super-Deformed Doom” scenario (whatever this means).
As a space trooper your mission is to penetrate 8 alien infested areas, each one divided in 10 sub-zones, eliminate all enemies using your bombs and finally kick the Big Alien Boss back to where he came from.

BOOM's main features are:

  • Smooth sprite based animations
  • 8 soundtracks and multi-channel sound effects
  • Simultaneous two players action
  • 80 different levels
  • 10 different enemy characters varying in intelligence and weaponry
  • Mid-game monsters and a final Super Boss
  • Online high scores

Current version: 2.0.6.  Version History

Mac - Universal

System Requirements
Any PowerPC or Intel Mac (Universal Binary).
OS X 10.5 Leopard or later.

Price: $9.95

Awards

5 Joysticks
5 out of 5 joysticks - Inside Mac Games


4 Cows
4 out of 5 cows - Tucows


Softpedia "100% CLEAN" Award
"100% CLEAN" Award - Softpedia


4 Stars
4 out of 5 stars - CNET Download.com


EXCELLENT award
"EXCELLENT" Award - FindMySoft.com


WareSeeker.com Editor's Pick
Editor's Pick Award - WareSeeker.com


Editor's Pick Award
"Editor's Pick" - Mac Informer

User Ratings

MacGameFiles Joy
4.5 out of 5 joysticks - MacGameFiles

Reviews

[November 2, 2008] BOOM has been tested by software engineers at FindMySoft.com and has been granted the “EXCELLENT” software certificate.

[November 12, 2007] BOOM has been rated 4 out of 5 stars by CNET Download.com. They say: Classic arcade fans will love this game ... it offers plenty of action for beginners to even the most seasoned, trigger-happy veteran. Read the Original review.

[July 12, 2005] BOOM has been tested by the Softpedia labs and found to be completely clean of adware/spyware components. Click on the Softpedia “100% CLEAN” Award image for more information about this certification.

[October 2000] BOOM stars as “jeux de la semaine” at macjnet, the french speaking site for Mac netgamers.

Nice graphics and soundtracks... My kids are having fun playing it together! - Kids Domain

Easy to play, easy to get hooked on, and challenging enough to keep you playing much longer than you planned -- Boom is everything a good game should be. - IT Pro Downloads

Exceptional quality and fun! - MacintoshOS.com

BOOM has also been reviewed by The Mac Game Gate, a swedish site dedicated to Macintosh gaming (now closed.)

[October 1, 1997] BOOM wins the first “Gold Star” award given by Orbiter Productions GameView site (now closed.)

BOOM has been rated 4 out of 5 “orbs” by GameView, a Mac game reviews site (now closed.) They say: WARNING: THIS GAME IS ADDICTIVE!

[July 14, 1997] BOOM stars as “file of the day” at MacDownload.com. (Now ZDNet Downloads.) The game got a 4 mice rating. Reviewer Francis Gosselin says [BOOM] has nice 256 color graphics and an impressive soundtrack. (Original review no longer available.)

[May 1997] The Game Guys at My Mac Online say a great plot, great graphics, great sound and music ... they all make this game excellent. BOOM is an awesome game. It's fun and addictive, and you'd be wise to check it out. Read the Original review.

BOOM has been rated 5.0 out of 5.0 joysticks by the leading Inside Mac Games magazine. Thank you Brad! (Original review no longer available.)

Online Scores

All Time High Scores
Rank Name Score Level
1 dynamicdurk 479089130 27
2 dynamicdurk 461994890 70
3 Freaking Fred 458177160 17
4 Freaking Fred 458132330 10
5 Freaking Fred 457860030 72
6 AddRed 440000000 61
7 AddRed 430000000 03
8 AddRed 420000000 46
9 AddRed 410000000 75
10 AddRed 410000000 75
This Week High Scores
Rank Name Score Level
1 Mr. Blimey 081000000 24
2 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00
3 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00
4 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00
5 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00
6 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00
7 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00
8 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00
9 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00
10 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00
All Time High Scores (Version 2.x)
Rank Name Score Level
1 Mr. Blimey 081000000 24
2 Mr. Blimey 080000000 26
3 Mr. Blimey 079000000 28
4 Mr. Blimey 077000000 31
5 Mr. Blimey 076000000 33
6 Marc 075201520 03
7 Marc 075193870 02
8 Marc 075070850 79
9 Marc 075055310 78
10 Marc 075030730 76
This Week High Scores (Version 2.x)
Rank Name Score Level
1 Mr. Blimey 081000000 24
2 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00
3 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00
4 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00
5 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00
6 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00
7 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00
8 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00
9 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00
10 ~~~~~~~~~~ 000000000 00

BOOM Level Editor

BOOM Level Editor Thumbnail Application Icon

BOOM Level Editor is a level editor for the game BOOM, developed by Koingo Software.
With BOOM Level Editor you can easily edit the existing game levels, or create and install your own level sets.
Works with BOOM 2.0 or later.

Current version: 1.0.4.
System Requirements: OS X 10.6 or later.
Price: $5.00

Note: the download button opens the BOOM Level Editor download page at Koingo Software in a new browser window.

Get more information on this product at Koingo Software.
For any problem, question, or support, contact the author (not Factor Software).

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BOOMEdit 3

BOOMEdit Thumbnail Application Icon

BOOMEdit is a full featured level editor for the game BOOM, developed by french programmer Benoît Marion.
BOOMEdit enables you to completely redraw the game levels, modifying all the elements (players, monsters, blocks and coins); you can also edit the amount of time allowed for each level and choose the style of destructible blocks, fixed blocks, the border and the background.
Works with BOOM 1.x only.

Current version: 3.2.
System Requirements: OS X 10.2 or later.
Price: $8.00

Note: the download button opens the BOOMEdit download page at Efuceka Software in a new browser window.

Get more information on this product and purchase it at Efuceka Software.
For any problem, question, or support, contact the author (not Factor Software).

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