Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. A visual treat; even more so than its immensely popular "Geometry Wars." The tweaked classic tracks may not be for everyone, but at least they tie into the gameplay, making Boom Boom Rocket a very unique offering in the ever-surprising lineup of Xbox Live Arcade games.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine
    85
    Taste in music is always a personal thing, but we absolutely love Boom Boom's 10 modern takes on famous classical music, which veer from ska to disco to electronica and good 'ol metal. [June 2007, p.70]
  3. 80
    Definitely a fun game with a good choice of songs so far. The single player is challenging while the multiplayer creates a lot fun for you and your friends. The cost of 800 Microsoft Points is a bit high.
  4. Ultimately Boom Boom Rocket achieves what it set out to do without any noticeably downsides – except, of course, that what it sets out to do is barely different from what has been done many times before; instead of a gimmicky peripheral, it entertains with mesmerising imagery.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 26
  2. Negative: 7 out of 26
  1. Jul 1, 2014
    9
    Ok, the idea behind ''Boom Boom Rocket'' it's mmm... interesting?... maybe, and I know that the game isn't perfect, but it's really addictive.Ok, the idea behind ''Boom Boom Rocket'' it's mmm... interesting?... maybe, and I know that the game isn't perfect, but it's really addictive.
    The gameplay is really simple, and maybe it's the big problem of the game, it's so simple that after a while becomes repetitive, has some level of increasing difficulty, but it's not enough.
    The music and the rest of the effects are so cool, and the graphics, couldn't be the best, but are great. And other good point is the control answer, it's good.
    Simple and addictive, the best words to describe ''Boom Boom Rocket''.
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  2. Jun 20, 2012
    4
    Choice of songs? Terrible. Gameplay? Non-existent. Difficulty? varies too much. The only reason I can't give it a 0 is because I have a sweetChoice of songs? Terrible. Gameplay? Non-existent. Difficulty? varies too much. The only reason I can't give it a 0 is because I have a sweet spot for games where you constantly press buttons. One thing's for sure- you won't be idle watching the screen in this. It's so simple- you just press the buttons when they come up and you have to time it right. 4 buttons, one simple goal- but one hard as hell challenge on higher speeds. Obviously you would be a bafoon to pay for this, but it might be worth a try if you have an XBLA Compilation Disc. Full Review »
  3. NickM.
    May 8, 2008
    7
    Whilst not revolutionary, BBR is a fun game. Whether you like the music varies by taste, but I like the tracks. Definitely worth a try. Could Whilst not revolutionary, BBR is a fun game. Whether you like the music varies by taste, but I like the tracks. Definitely worth a try. Could also be worth getting if you already own a Guitar Hero guitar or the 360 dance pad. Full Review »