Cool aircraft, big guns, dogfight thrill, single player, multi player, modding support, moustaches and ladies. You'll like it.
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Mixed (58 reviews) - 60% of the 58 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 1, 2015

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February 3

MkIVd update !

This update mainly adds a cockpit for the VB-37 Astore, and also two new single missions.

On of these (Can of Worms) is kinda "experimental", not that it's unfinished, but rather that we're experimenting some ideas. Both of them deepen a little bit the backtround of BOMB, which is always cool :)






The changelog
New content
  • The Astore now has it's own cockpit.
  • New single mission "The Wreck"
  • New single mission "Can of Worms"
Bugfix
  • Fixed ocean rendering on DirectX 9 mode.
  • Fixed various input related issues on linux.

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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)
  • Experimental Oculus DK1 Support.



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 and superior
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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 and superior
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD FirePro
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: A joystick is recommended for the full game experience
    Minimum:
    • OS: SteamOS, Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 6800
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 300 Series
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: SteamOS, Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 500 Series
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: A joystick is recommended for the full game experience
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Not ready for prime time. I liked Crimson Skies, and this game attempts to emulate much of what made that a fun game. There are a lot of rough edges: random crashes in the middle of a mission, a mission that does not end even when you completed all the objectives, visual effects that suddenly pop up, collisions with objects that you are near but have not in fact collided with, etc. I really do hope they spend the effort to fix this one up. The graphics are fine, not cutting edge, but there is a real need for a game in this genre.
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51 of 62 people (82%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 30, 2015
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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55 of 69 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2015
Early Access Review
MagzTV - Bomb - Early Access impressions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cuyy6HOK50
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
Early Access Review
As of Mk IIIb:
Like arcadey flight sims? Have a gamepad or joystick/hotas? Loved Crimson Skies?
Than most likely you're gonna like BOMB.
Nice graphics, amusing storyline, cool art- and overall game- style, pretty good AI.
Controls are not as tight as they were in crimson skies though, that needs some work.
Plus, only one difficulty level for campaign (and not the easiest one) is quite tough (at least for someone like me who sucks using joysticks xD).
Other than that - pretty damn good flight combat sim!

More details in the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH8taz0tnrg
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33 of 45 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2015
Oh boy, where to begin....
If you want the short version - the game is just not fun.
If you want the long version - read on!

So to start with, here are the pros of the game:
+ Interesting premise
+ The characters seem funny enough at times
+ It's nice to see the devs attempt to emulate Crimson Skies type games.

And here are the cons:

- No tutorial what's so ever, the game is not hard to figure out, but it would have been nice if they included one.

- The mission pacing is awful, the first 3-4 missions last for about two minutes and just make you fly forward requiring minimal input from your end. They could have made them in to a single mission and it would have benefited the game.

- The flight model is arcade, but not the fun type of arcade like Ace Combat. The gravity doesn't seem to affect your plane, it flies the same no matter which direction you chose, be that up or down and the rudders rubberband like crazy. It will swing you back to the direction you came from the moment you release the turn button. I would also like to point out that it feels like you are flying though molasses instead of air.

- The environments look extremely bland and the trees flicker like crazy when you fly over them, the planes look nice, but everything else looks like an late Xbox / early360 game.

- The performance is spotty at best, I was getting frame drops from 80 to 20 while nothing was happening on the screen and it doesn't look like a game that should ever drop below 60 on a 290X even on the highest settings.

- The menus look like they are placeholder, especially the options screen and the mission failure one.

- And the main con of all that just made me quit for good? It just wasn't fun. I love flight game like the Crimson Sky, Ace Combat, Blazing Angels, Sky Crawlers, etc, and this is a disgrace compared to all of them.

I do not recommend this game unless you find it on sale.
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