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

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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
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Overall:
Mixed (58 reviews)
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rorden
( 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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Huns
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 2
Launched it in Linux. It freezes at the prelude. Waited several minutes for something to happen, and nothing did. If you fix your game, I'll be happy to publish a better review for it. Thank you.
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Foxy Box
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 13, 2015
Its a nice intro to flight sims, with a responsive dev team and straightforward gameplay. There's nothing in here for hardcore flight sim players, but I'd recommend it for people who have never played a flight sim and are interested in trying it out. Very arcadey. Look for it on sale.
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Super Konrad #1
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 6, 2015
Fun flight sim thats easy to get into. Great mix of realism and arcade-style feel to it and a decent storyline. Scenery is beautiful, effects are good, some very cool looking airplanes as well. Kind of reminds me Crimson Skies. Well worth getting.
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craniumg
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: September 5, 2015
"sh** BOMB"
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[GOL] LiamD
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 30, 2015
Forgot to review it, as it was so god damn terrible, so here it is, it's terribly buggy.
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jeff
( 54.0 hrs on record )
Posted: August 29, 2015
Come on guys,this is a great gane,tracking works good,give iy try....NOW!!!
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Pudenfuhrer
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: August 18, 2015
feels a lot like the original il-2 sturmovik in skirmish mode, allowing you to set ground and air targets to rapidly create combat scenarios. Loadout, physics and handling are a lot like that game also. I love DCS and il2:BOS and this is an 'acid' simplified version of that. It's not an arcade flight model or damage model and so I can see why some people feel unempowered by it. Personally I hate the sort of arcade 'sim'lites where the player destroys hundreds of arcade enemies.

AI is very good, graphics are beautiful and the planes feel heavy and (to me) engaging, looking like WW2 pod racers/wachy racers. A great game if you want a beautiful wacky/ porco rosso version of il2's skirmish mode. I'll update with my thoughts on the campaign later. Also runs well in DX9 on a GTX260 - which is impressive to me.

Such a pity people have been so negative.
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Vilos Cohaagen
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: August 8, 2015
I want to love this game, but can't. The initial airplane is such a lumbering dog and no fun to fly or fight in at all and the missions have too many sections with no mid-game saving that I've never made it past the third mission. I was so excited to see a Crimson Skies inspired game, but BOMB just doesn't cut it for me. Maybe later planes are good, but I've nver got that far.

As a minor note the game text is full of typos and the UI is really basic and unfriendly, but I know the team are small and are trying their best, so it pains me to not recommend this game, but I just don't enjoy it. :(
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KnowledgeableAnt
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: August 7, 2015
Bomb is a very cool dogfighting game with a unique challenge. I love the fact that they dont baby you through shooting at enemies, like giving you a little pointer telling you exactly where to shoot. I would also like to point out that some of the bad reviews have less than an hour of game time, which is when you have the first crappy plane in the story. You need to invest about 2 hours to get the next plane, less if you are especially skilled. The next plane is far better and way more fun to fly with, and is needed to keep up with the advancing diffuculty in the story, which has some fairly charming characters. The one thing that makes me laugh so hard but also bugs me slightly is when the AI tries to avoid you and miscalculates a maneuver and crashes into the ground. this happens more often than I would like to admit, but this only happens when there are large amounts of enemies. the AI could use a slight upgrade, but the game already is diffucult, so maybe not.
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DR.Program
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: August 4, 2015
Will this be the moment where I find a new favorite pastime, quit my day job, and dedicate my life to becoming a world-class pilot? Well, if that is my purpose in life, BOMB did not awaken my inner aviator. Join me while I play the first part of this game so you can understand why my excitement never lifted off and soared through the skies.



https://youtu.be/AC5tuZwsGzw
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[TDS] Tyk-Tok
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: August 2, 2015
I've been waiting for this one to get out of Early Access, and it's been nice to play the final release version at last. This is the sort of air combat game that I miss, removed from the dour 'realism' that most games have been confined to recently. I'll admit, I might be biased by nostalgia for a certain franchise, but I can honestly recommend this game for trying to take an old idea and give it a new coat of paint.
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Squigibo
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 31, 2015
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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Lafinass
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 31, 2015
I really wanted to enjoy this game as I've always been a huge fan of the flight sims that straddle the line between arcade and realism. But after the fourth time I had to reload one of the first few mission because of gameplay bugs, I gave up. The first time, it gives me the conversation text as I'm lifting off, but doesn't mark my objective. The second time it didn't give me even the conversation text. The third time it crashed to the desktop. The fourth time it seemed like everything was going to work, but then the target I was supposed to intercept shot away from me at a speed I couldn't match and then just kept running. I chased him at max speed for roughly five minutes before I quit and made use of steam's new refund policy.

Also, having the overdrive or afterburner (or whatever it is called) just being the last 5% or so of the thrust throttle is very poor design. Adjusting the throttle on a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick to the maximum speed without also hitting the afterburner is a headache of micro adjustments. But that's a headache that I'd have happily lived with if I could have actually progressed the game.

Good concept, with a lot of potential fun, but it should have stayed in early access.
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hui
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 31, 2015
A one night joyride for me:
-slow planes
-no way near as good as crimson skies high road [xbox]
+gorgeous looking water
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Chrisman01
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30, 2015
Nowhere near ready to leave early access.

Let me premise this with how I love the theme and gameplay. It really is a successor to Crimson Skies.

Has/had a lot of potential, but looking at how rarely it's updated, I don't have much faith the following issues will be resolved:

- Some aircraft do not have cockpits

-The ones that do, the sights seem to not line up with the guns. Leading targets can be sporadic. If it's not the sights, then it's the following:

- The primary machine guns do very, very little damage. You'll often waste 10+ minutes chasing a single fighter getting hit after hit, but they won't go down.

- Text in many places is full of typos; poorly translated to english.

- Some missions are very easy, then others ramp up in difficulty with no checkpoints or way to repair.

- Overall lack of polish, between the GUI and lack of optimization
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HappyZavulon
( 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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ballisticchicken
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30, 2015
Now that it's out of early access... It looked like a great game, it has a lot of potential, but the control support is awful. This is, without any doubt, the worst controlling game of any type or genre, that I've ever played since 1995. Really really really reeeeaaaallly awful. With a 360 controller, the handling ranges from pretty bad to terrible. With a flight stick... well, it just doesn't map functionally onto a stick, so forget about it. With the keyboard it's.... Jesus, it's real bad.

Controls are a crucial part of any flight sim/arcade game and the control support isn't anywhere near being good enough to recommend.
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AlienPickle
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30, 2015
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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 30, 2015
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
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 22, 2015
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
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 10, 2014
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
Not Recommended
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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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2015
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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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25, 2014
A really cool game !
I missed the feeling of a good flight fight for a long time.
For people liking airplanes games i think its a must have.
The game is really nice with his own style, a special mention to the sea wich is beautiful.
The solo campaign is quite good (i laughed a few times on some jokes) and the multi really upgrade the potential of the game. Even the "escarmouche" mode with AI (wich is pretty good) is interesting and challenging !
With the promise opening of modding i can't see why this game wouldn't be a sucess especially if people start making new content (more planes, more weapons, more everything).
That's it, i'll go see "Marcel" for new adventures !
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 8, 2014
Just picked up a copy.. and loving it. It's very reminiscent of Crimson Skies in its inspiration (my first thought was Crimson Skies meets Porco Rosso) and the flight model feels similar to CS in that it's jump in and fly rather than a sit your PPL first simulation.

As has been noted.. the dialogue (English version) could do with some loving, but other than that, it's rather fun. Interested to see just how it develops.. :)
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 4, 2014
The game is exelent , cool planes, nice graphics, nice hit-box (if you hit an enemy plane he will be damaged no just sparks flying) . but one thing, the controls are ♥♥♥♥♥♥, you need an joystick or you will suck.
8/10 : want mouse aim control, and more planes.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 25, 2015
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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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 18, 2014
BOMB is bound to get more and more popular.

The developers have been listening to suggestions in the duscution thread scince the first day and many improvements have been made thanks to that.

If you are looking for an old-school style aircraft game with humour, old-style planes, challenging dogfights and various missions, this is for you !
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 14, 2015
I can't figure out how this one slipped by my radar, but I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it out. The flying places itself nicely between arcady flyers such as Ace Combat and more advanced games such as the IL2 series. Although not required, a decent joystick setup makes this game a joy to fly, and it even supports TrackIR for those who are serious about their flight simulators (Oculus Rift support was added recently as well).

The aerial combat is reasonably plausible, and a working knowledge of advanced combat maneuvers will come in handy as the AI seems to be subject to the same rules of physics as the player. The storyline gives a bit of background to the fuss and although not perfect, it does the job reasonably well.

The missions are varied and there are actually some flying challenges in there (tricky landings) that is fun to pull off. The views are almost on par with what one would expect from a flightsim, and I primarly fly from the cockpit view with TrackIR. BOMB reminds a lot of the old Microsoft title Crimson Skies, and although this is a much smaller developer, the visuals are very pleasing and very functional.

If you are not into flying games or flight simulators this game is probably not for you, but I can highly recommend this to any flightsimmer that enjoys "seat-of-pants" flying. I really hope the game does well and that the developer has a passion for this type of game. With the current graphics engine and development skills, if applied correctly, this is perhaps an outfit that can bring us the next iteration of Origin's Strike Commander (one can dream, right?). Good luck to La Moustace Studio!
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 5, 2014
Liking it so far. Better integration of gamepads would be nice, controls are a bit shaky in its current state. [EDIT: Experiment with deadzone settings for analogue controllers to address this]
Nice graphics and everything, would recommend.
The written dialogue is also ropey but who really cares in a flying game
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24 of 39 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2015
Now that it's out of early access... It looked like a great game, it has a lot of potential, but the control support is awful. This is, without any doubt, the worst controlling game of any type or genre, that I've ever played since 1995. Really really really reeeeaaaallly awful. With a 360 controller, the handling ranges from pretty bad to terrible. With a flight stick... well, it just doesn't map functionally onto a stick, so forget about it. With the keyboard it's.... Jesus, it's real bad.

Controls are a crucial part of any flight sim/arcade game and the control support isn't anywhere near being good enough to recommend.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 3, 2015
Successor to Crimson Skies, needs more players but it's worth the cheap price even for single player.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2015
Nowhere near ready to leave early access.

Let me premise this with how I love the theme and gameplay. It really is a successor to Crimson Skies.

Has/had a lot of potential, but looking at how rarely it's updated, I don't have much faith the following issues will be resolved:

- Some aircraft do not have cockpits

-The ones that do, the sights seem to not line up with the guns. Leading targets can be sporadic. If it's not the sights, then it's the following:

- The primary machine guns do very, very little damage. You'll often waste 10+ minutes chasing a single fighter getting hit after hit, but they won't go down.

- Text in many places is full of typos; poorly translated to english.

- Some missions are very easy, then others ramp up in difficulty with no checkpoints or way to repair.

- Overall lack of polish, between the GUI and lack of optimization
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 5, 2014
Full joystick and TrackNOir support makes this my current favorite game. It's basically a Porco Rosso/Tailspin sim.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 4, 2014
This game is absolutely fantastic. The gameplay, graphics, and artisitic stylization are unmatched in any early access game I have seen. This game is going in the right direction, and I hope for the best.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 10, 2014
so far love it but check points are need lkie for when you crash in to the last bad guy and have to restart >:(
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 6, 2014
Basically a reimagining of the crimson skies ip that i have been a huge fan for. still in development and they could use some support and people to spread the word.
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