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Kaboom! - Tips, Cheats, and Easter Eggs


Follow The Bomber
It's possible to "beat" the game by achieving 999,999, the maximum score. The only manner in which I've heard of this being done is as follows: Trail the Mad Bomber everywhere he goes, accurately duplicating every single move he makes and therefore arriving at each latitude a split-second after he's been there (and hence catching every bomb). This takes a lot of practice and isn't as much fun as just trying to follow the trails of bombs, but for you dogged members of the Bucket Brigade: It can be done.


I Did That On Purpose
Here's my own strategy of choice -- the way I put the surprised expression on the Bomber's face upon reaching 10,000. Let your eyes dart up to your score every so often; try to notice when you're in the 900s (in whatever thousand you're on). If you have all three buckets, lose one. You'll start your next chance on the previous level, gaining that many more points at no additional difficulty -- and immediately getting your lost bucket back when you pass the next thousand mark.


Mad Bomber surprise
Score at least 10,000 points to surprise the Mad Bomber


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