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BOOMSHINE! [Apr. 14th, 2007|03:16 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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I even love the name...

BOOMSHINE!

This game is totally addictive, has nice music, and good sound effects.

http://www.k2xl.com/games/boomshine/

If I never leave the computer again, feel free to blame rmd for introducing me to this thing.
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[User Picture]From: mangosteen
2007-04-14 07:22 am (UTC)
The music screamed "bucolic semi-rural New England in the autumn" to me, but I couldn't really tell ya why.

Also, "283".
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[User Picture]From: lifecollage
2007-04-14 10:23 am (UTC)
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What I like about it is that it's a combination of delayed gratification, pattern watching and pure luck.

Oh god.....it's video game slot machines.... You keep hitting Play Again because this time...this time the cherry bubbles will land in just the right place and you'll win big big BIG!

I'm in such trouble. Curse you rmd!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-04-14 07:16 pm (UTC)
BOOMSHINE!!!! is pwning my soul.
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[User Picture]From: xlii
2007-04-14 07:19 pm (UTC)
BOOMSHINE!!!! is pwning my soul.
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[User Picture]From: gilana
2007-04-15 03:28 pm (UTC)
I like it, but I really wish you could either turn the music off or pause the game. I'm on level 12, just got 54 out of the needed 55, but I don't want to either play for hours right now, or have to start again from scratch...
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-04-16 12:50 am (UTC)
You can turn the music off, but you have to do it at the beginning. There's a little sound icon in the corner, below and to the right of the game.

And, if you play again, you have to turn it off again.
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[User Picture]From: gilana
2007-04-18 09:59 am (UTC)
Thanks, that makes all the difference!
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[User Picture]From: whitebird
2007-04-16 01:17 am (UTC)
I've been playing boomshine for a few weeks now, it's quite the enjoyable little game. I've not yet cleared the whole field, however, and it's all very hit-and-miss for me and my lack of patience.
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[User Picture]From: drwex
2007-04-16 03:36 pm (UTC)
Perhaps I'm missing something, but this registers with me as "cute" at best. The number of variables at higher levels is sufficiently large that I can't distinguish any choice I make from random and there's no repeatability so there's no opportunity for me to learn much.

dgnde I guess.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-04-17 03:31 am (UTC)
Actually, if you sort of relax your eyes and watch the movement of the spheres, you're looking for a point in time when more spheres are moving inbound than outbound. And then you're looking for the point where many of them will converge, or come close to converging, and you plant your starter boom there.

Having played it a few dozen times now, I can definitely say that I've improved and I know when I've been impatient and clicked too soon or in the wrong place - to the point where I can say to myself, "Damn, that won't get out of the 20's" in terms of the number of spheres I manage to blow up and I'm pretty close to my estimate the majority of the time.

But if it's not to your taste, it's not to your taste.
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