In my opinion Kaboom! is one of the greatest games for Atari 2600. It is so addictive and I continue to get better and better, but I can’t manage to score 5000 or higher. I AM CONVINCED that this game can be summed up into one mathematical equation, yet I can’t seem to put it all together. The first round the bombs are worth 1 point, and there are ten bombs. The next round has 20 bombs worth 2 points each. This pattern repeats until round 5, when there are 75 bombs. But, once you hit 1000, you can gain back a diffuser. My main concern is, should I choose to let a bomb drop right before 1000 points, so that I can get back my defuser, or should I choose to go the faster route to gain more points per bomb? I want to apologize to all of those people who are disgusted for me taking the time go so in-depth into this simple game, but I love it.