Cool aircraft, big guns, dogfight thrill, single player, multi player, modding support, moustaches and ladies. You'll like it.
User reviews: Mixed (38 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 1, 2014

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"BOMB is a simple dogfight and if you are looking for an old-school style aircraft game with humor this is it."

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July 31

MkIVa hotfix:

Quick post-release patch.

Changelog:


General
  • Fixed some random crashes during gameplay.
  • Fixed some typos.
MacOs
  • Fixed the "game not starting" issue.
Windows
  • Fixed a crash at first launch on some computers.


Note: On windows there is a crash reporting system. Please fill in the "email" form before sending the report. This way we can discuss with you either to provide a workaround or to ask more information about the crash.

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July 29

End of early access !

This is it ! The game is now out of "early access" ! Hurrah !

The game also has a new title, thanks to Meeea : BOMB: Who let the dogfight ?
Cool, isn't it ?

Here is the changelog of the Mk IVa:

General
  • Added a cockpit for the VB-42 Calamari.
  • Added a Survival mission: fight waves of 1 to 32 aircraft !
  • Fixed a bad behavior after restarting from the checkpoint in mission "Storm"
  • Slightly better smoke effects

Windows
  • Fixed a crash at first launch

MacOS
  • The Mac OS version is now fully functional and officially available


Now everything is OK, we'll release the Mission Editor later this week, along with the (big) tutorials.

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Reviews

“I can’t see myself abandoning hard-drinking wino hero Marcel ‘La Moustache’ Gaston before his story’s done.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Aviation is fine as sport. But, as an instrument of war, it is nothing.”
Ferdinand Foch

“If you liked Crimson Skies & similar games, you should have fun with this little gem.”
The Pirate Bay

Just Updated

Now on linux!

About This Game


BOMB is a pure dogfighting game, mixing elements of both arcade and simulation, easy to handle while providing convincing flight dynamics.
Fight against your friends in dogfight, team dogfight and race multi-player modes, with up to 16 players.



Forget all serious WW2 air combat games and take part of an epic adventure in an unique world: fly heavily armed aircraft and fight air pirates, destroy ships, tanks, and even zeppelins ! BOMB is first of all a game made for Fun !

Features

  • Windows, Mac and Linux
  • 9 amazing playable planes
  • 4 full featured cockpits
  • An epic adventure with 17 missions
  • 4 different environments: desert, fjords, pacific atolls and a bonus one.
  • Several multiplayer modes: deathmatch, team deathmatch, race, and more to come...
  • Joystick focused gameplay (playing with a gamepad is fine too)



Just a few ones:

King KAC-B

  • Wingspan : 11.8 m
  • Length : 10.7 m
  • Mass : 6000 kg
  • Machine guns : 4 * 12.7 mm
  • External guns : 2
  • Hard points : 4

S.N.A.F. Type 95 Rorqual

  • Wingspan : 20.8 m
  • Length : 19.2 m
  • Mass : 8000 kg
  • Machine guns : 6 * 12.7 mm
  • External guns : 1
  • Hard points : 6

VB-42 Calamari

  • Wingspan : 14.98 m
  • Length : 9.51 m
  • Mass : 5500 kg
  • Machine guns : 4 * 12.7 mm machine guns
  • External guns : 2
  • Hard points : 2

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 6800 Or AMD Equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 300 Series/Radeon HD 5800/Intel HD 4xxx
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 Or AMD Equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 500 Series/Radeon HD 7800
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: A joystick is recommended for the full game experience
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4870/Intel HD 4xxx
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD FirePro
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: A joystick is recommended for the full game experience
    Minimum:
    • OS: SteamOS, Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 6800
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 300 Series
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: SteamOS, Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 500 Series
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: A joystick is recommended for the full game experience
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
I saw what appeared to be a fairly good Crimson Skies look-alike.... and that's where the excitment ended.
First off, you don't feel like flying, it feels like you are moving in a swamp of goo. The camera controls are whacky and make no sense, and they get all out of whack, and you can't get the correct positioning back. The missions feel totally unneeded. It's just not fun. You don't get any sense of speed.... it's not a sim, and it's not quick like arcade feel, it's some weird in-between. Heck you don't even really feel like you're flying. I'm a private pilot and I'm not quite sure what this is.

I think the general feeling of this is "Half Baked".
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43 of 50 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Early Access Review
Have you, or anyone you know

A) Played Crimson Skies?
B) Wanted to live vicariously through an alcoholic frenchman?
C) Experienced terrible customer service that left you foaming at the mouth and require someone to restore your faith in humanity?

If you answered yes to any of those question this game might be right for you!

BOMB allows you to live out your Porco Rosso fantasies such as verbally abusing your companions and engaging in nail biting aerial combat. This game is FUN.

Although it might not be a 100% accurate sim experience it is a nice break from the stress of DCS World/IL2 mechanics, and does not require an expensive Track IR and joystick setup (although joystick is recommended because mouse controls are a bit wonky right now).

There are 3 views, pretty classic, 3rd person, cockpit (my personal favorite) and 1stperson no cockpit (why people fly like this i have no idea) Cockpit features lots of gauges and doohickys, all of which seem to function. Cockpits are also unique for each flyable plane, which seems obvious but is lacking in some other flight games.

It features believable planes that are a cool mix of prop and jet/rocket fighters. You can usually guess which realworld aircraft inspired them by how they handle. Weapons usually consist of your stock machine guns and your choice of cannons/flak guns and other options.

The game features multiplayer but i have not yet tried it, I think ill stick with the story for now.

One last note, the support is awesome. Email with an issue and you can expect a quick reply and fix within days. They're helpful and courteous, and even though my specific issue has yet to be solved they told be to expect a fix in the next patch. Worth a buy for this alone.

My only negatives are that mouse control and optimization could use some work (both are being worked on by the development team)

And that I would like to see more planes added (but to be honest, my ideal flight game features hundreds of unique planes, so take that with a grain of salt)

Happy Flying!
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46 of 57 people (81%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Early Access Review
MagzTV - Bomb - Early Access impressions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cuyy6HOK50
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Oh my... This game is excellent. It's not easy at all, even though it doesn't model planes realistically. Any comparisons made to Crimson Skies are pretty accurate. I'd say the flight model is similar to War Thunder on "arcade" but the planes are considerably less maneuverable. Considering you're flying a twin engine cargo plane, that's expected.

The dialogue that strings the missions together is funny, brief, and to the point. "Go blow up the thing." There are bombs, rockets, torpedoes, and a variety of cannons that get strapped on the planes. Thankfully the missions do have checkpoints, and restarting a mission after failing is ZERO load time. I'm playing with a Logitech 3D Pro stick and it works perfectly after button mapping. The game is set up for a 360 gamepad by default. It also supports mouse control BUT that isn't quite working just yet. Views are cockpit, 3rd person, and no-cockpit gunsight views. Hold a key/button to momentarily padlock the current enemy, so you don't get lost in all the chaos.

There's multiplayer, and even a dedicated server you can download. I played some skirmish with the AI, and had them turned up a difficulty notch plus had too many of them fighting me, and I can attest the my end was brutal and swift. :-) The only thing I really feel absent is a nice hammy voiceover of the character dialogue. The voice work in Crimson Skies was superb and really brought the game to life. Reading the text balloons just isn't the same. A pretty small complaint considering how much goodness is going on here for $12.

DO IT.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Early Access Review
This review is based on about 1 hour of playing through 5-6 missions, and I was blown away. I forced myself to stop playing just to post this.

If you liked Crimson Skies or Wings of War, this game is right up your alley. I'm a life-long flight sim player who enjoys both simulations and arcade flight games, and this game has the special sauce.
- Fun, varied missions.
- Pretty, retro graphics in a beautiful tropical environment
- Accessible yet realistic-ish flight model (as far as arcade flying goes)
- Fantastic controls, especially with an XBox 360 controller (haven't gotten it to work with my joystick yet)
- Laugh-out-loud funny dialogue and story.
- Great artwork and aircraft design
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