BOOM
BOOM 2.0.6
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Set bombs while maneuvering through mazes.   Shareware ($9.95)
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BOOM will take you back to the days of classic arcade game Bomberman? In fact, even if you don't remember Bomberman, you won't be disappointed by Boom. BOOM is an arcade game in the grand tradition, bringing the playability and feel of the glorious 8-bit consoles on the Mac. As a space marine 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.
What's New
Version 2.0.6:
  • New In-App Store.
  • Fixed a bug in the update check functionality.
  • A few minor bug fixes and code improvements.
  • Updated Help.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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BOOM User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(9)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(22)

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JohnPJ105 commented on 12 Sep 2011
very fun!!
[Version 2.0.5]


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Virtualruffy reviewed on 11 Sep 2011
Love it. Played it for 10+ years now. BUT PLEASE make a Boom2 or add on levels. I would love to see new content and after 10+ years I think its time for more!
[Version 2.0.5]


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Billybob152 commented on 03 Sep 2011
Not a review but just a comment. This software has the same name as the audio program named Boom on the App store.
[Version 2.0.4]

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+4

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Elijahg0 replied on 04 Sep 2011
This has been about one hell of a lot longer than the Boom that's on the App Store, this started out on Classic Mac OS, back in 1997.
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Libertyforall1776 commented on 03 Sep 2011
Hmm, I am imagining Steve Jobs popping out somewhere in the game and saying "BOOM!" LOL
[Version 2.0.4]


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Gadgetboy reviewed on 17 Apr 2011
Fun retro gaming :)
[Version 2.0.3]


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xati-ba reviewed on 06 Mar 2011
I played this so much as a kid on an old boxy mac... It feels weird to see have it on my Macbook today.

Tons of fun, especially when two players share the same cramped keyboard and start to panic when swamped by aliens. Worth every cent.
[Version 2.0.1]


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Syzzygy commented on 28 Feb 2011
Having played the previous version for some time, I knew after my first game in v 2.1 that the developer did make Boom more difficult to master; I've never advanced very far through the levels but now, my scores are lower than before. The game will kick yourass with the greatest of ease.
Anyway, a rather pleasant diversion, albeit quite a frustrating one.
As a previous commenter pointed out, getting trounced and then starting from the beginning over and over again does get to be a big drag.
Still, Boom is a keeper.
V2.1 has got some bugs but the developer has been alerted.
Hope the developer has the balls to remain totally independent and keep everything "in house" including marketing and sales.
I'd much rather deal directly with the developer rather than slosh around in the MacCrap Store cesspool.
[Version 2.0.1]

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Barnyb replied on 28 Feb 2011
Are you playing the demo or did you purchase this?

When you register the game you are allowed to save and resume the games.

My only gripe is the current high scores the game downloaded. Some cheater filled the list obviously.
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gretaburge reviewed on 24 Feb 2011
Cool game, played it all day long yesterday:)
[Version 2.0]


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Ikir commented on 23 Feb 2011
I hope the dev add it to Mac App Store! Nice game!
[Version 2.0]

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Beamy replied on 23 Feb 2011
They don't need to add it to the Mac App Store: it already is on Macupdate :-) If they add it to the App Store and I buy it there, then they have to share the money I pay them for BOOM with Apple (which did not write this game). That does not seem to be clever... Is selling directly without the involvement of the App Store better ?
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Ikir replied on 23 Feb 2011
Because App Store gives an incredibly visibility. For me it gives easy, automatic updates and lifetime license. I would prefer to buy it on Mac App Store if i could have the choice.
I think people are going crazy i even receive insult by mail just because i suggest to put it on App Store too?
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Umaromc replied on 24 Feb 2011
Don't worry, I know what you mean, ikir! 66¢ on a dollar earned is still 66¢ from more customers- a lot of people, I'm sure, didn't even know Bioshock and Borderlands were available for Mac! I know when I got my copy of Bioshock from J&R two guy adjacent to me said "Bioshock's available for Mac?"
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Danmarc replied on 27 Feb 2011
Agree Ikir, you entered a comment which is your view and should be respected. I agree, yes Apple take some fee (as does Paypal etc) but the visibility is high and people rely on the "security" of it being there. I purchased Borderlands there and as mentioned already didn´t knew it existed for Mac until I saw it there : )
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alas! commented on 17 Feb 2011
Old school style arcade game....I found it good fun for a while but gets tedious after playing many games since, like most games, one has to start again at square one over and over and plod back trying for a higher score, which DOES get to be a real drag, at least for me.
Still, at just $10, it's a bargain for one of the better arcade style games.
Yeah, it's 'an oldy but a goody'.
[Version 1.6.3]

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xati-ba replied on 06 Mar 2011
with the registered version you can start at any level you've previously attained
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Umaromc had trouble on 04 Nov 2007
MU admin: clicking the Download now link only seems to reload this page. Problem doesn't persist when downloading from developer's site.

Thanks for your time and attention. :)
[Version 1.6]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 04 Nov 2007
Works fine here. Problem appears to be at your end.
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seika7 replied on 05 Nov 2007
Works for me too.
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aetnaria replied on 26 Apr 2008
I've had this happen during times of high MU server load. It seems dependent on how busy their host is, not any particular page itself.

katlinquinn rated on 28 Aug 2013

[Version 2.0.6]



Saitama rated on 12 Aug 2013

[Version 2.0.6]



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Dirty_Hairy rated on 18 Feb 2012

[Version 2.0.6]



haroldglasser rated on 30 Sep 2011

[Version 2.0.5]



+4

Camille C. Laflamme rated on 20 Mar 2011

[Version 2.0.2]



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Barnyb rated on 28 Feb 2011

[Version 2.0.1]



+1

Talon8472 rated on 26 Feb 2011

[Version 2.0]



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Joel Mueller rated on 22 Jan 2011

[Version 1.6.3]


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Version Downloads:5,848
Type:Games : Arcade
License:Shareware
Date:18 Feb 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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BOOM will take you back to the days of classic arcade game Bomberman? In fact, even if you don't remember Bomberman, you won't be disappointed by Boom. BOOM is an arcade game in the grand tradition, bringing the playability and feel of the glorious 8-bit consoles on the Mac. As a space marine 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.


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