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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] In Boom Boom Rocket, players trigger rockets to the beat of the music while traveling through a 3D cityscape. The better the player times the explosions, the more spectacular the fireworks effects. The fireworks are choreographed to 10 original tracks created by Ian[Xbox Live Arcade] In Boom Boom Rocket, players trigger rockets to the beat of the music while traveling through a 3D cityscape. The better the player times the explosions, the more spectacular the fireworks effects. The fireworks are choreographed to 10 original tracks created by Ian Livingstone. Players can play in single player mode or go head-to-head against a friend on the same console. The game features three modes of gameplay: Normal, Speed and multiplayer head-to-head. Each song is choreographed into three skill levels to ensure that everyone can join in the fun. Successfully chain fireworks to fill the bonus meter and activate the psychedelic bonus mode for extra points. Players can unlock new firework designs by mastering each music track. You can also utilize the connected online element and see how their scores compare with other players on the Boom Boom Rocket leaderboard. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  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. 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.
  3. Despite being sandwiched between two high-profile music games, Boom Boom Rocket offers a unique and vibrant gameplay experience that is really unmatched by anything else out there.
  4. The sad thing about BBR is the lack of variety. [June 2007, p.97]
  5. 70
    Good but not great, likeable but not loveable, somewhat but not terribly addictive, and doesn't drive home that memorable soundtrack to keep you around for weeks. Boom Boom Rocket is worth your while, but not too much of your while.
  6. A barebones rhythm game that focuses more on visuals than it does on outstanding music, which should always come first in this genre. Downloadable content in the future will help, but unless it offers better music or a significantly different game mode, only the diehard rhythm gamers will care.
  7. Boom Boom Rocket is marking time rather than feeling the rhythm, and that’s not enough to set Live Arcade’s skies alight. [June 2007, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 3 out of 7
  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. YuriW.
    Aug 23, 2007
    7
    The music tracks aren't great, but it's still a good game. It's comparable to DDR or Guitar Hero, but with out the accesories The music tracks aren't great, but it's still a good game. It's comparable to DDR or Guitar Hero, but with out the accesories or price. It has satisfying achievements that make for hours of gameplay, but not much replay value. Expand
  3. NickG.
    May 28, 2007
    7
    Basically it's Dance Dance Revolution played on your controller. Both fun and challenging.
  4. 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. Expand
  5. 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. Expand
  6. JeffW.
    May 18, 2007
    3
    This is a boring rip off of guitar hero / DDR without the guitar or dance pad!
  7. I.B.
    Jun 4, 2007
    0
    This game is complete garbage. In order for a music game to have any chance of being taken seriously, the positions of the notes onscreen This game is complete garbage. In order for a music game to have any chance of being taken seriously, the positions of the notes onscreen must have something to do with their pitch, or rythym, or ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE MUSIC. In BBR, however, arrows appear at apparently meaningless positions on the screen. Also, music games should not make a sound when you get a note right. This game totally blows. Expand