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Mr.Boom port for RetroArch/Libretro and SDL.

Mr.Boom is a Bomberman clone for the RetroArch platform and was converted from DOS assembly using asm2c.

It runs on all RetroArch platforms: Android, Linux, Mac OS X, Nintendo Gamecube (NGC), Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Raspberry Pi, Sony Playstation 3 (PS3), Sony Playstation Portable (PSP), Windows, Xbox, Xbox360...

It can also be compiled as a stand-alone version using SDL1.2 (for the Atari Falcon version) or SDL2.

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Mr.Boom supports up to 8 players and features like netplay, AI bots (new C++ feature), pushing bombs, remote controls and kangaroo riding...

Check the Downloading and Playing Mr. Boom Core video.

You can find netplay games by joining the retroarch discord channel.

Options available:

  • Color, Sex or Skynet team modes.
  • No monster mode.
  • Drop bomb button autofire.

Compiling the Libretro version:

make clean

Compiling the SDL2 version:

  • OSX:
brew install SDL2 minizip SDL2_mixer
make clean
make mrboom LIBSDL2=1
make install
  • Linux Debian/Ubuntu family:
apt-get install build-essential libsdl2-dev libopenmpt-modplug-dev libsdl2-mixer-dev libminizip-dev
make clean
make mrboom LIBSDL2=1
make install
  • Linux RedHat family:
yum install SDL2-devel SDL2_mixer-devel minizip-devel libopenmpt-modplug-devel
make clean
make mrboom LIBSDL2=1
make install
pacman -S mingw-w64-x86_64-toolchain
pacman -S mingw-w64-x86_64-SDL2main
pacman -S mingw-w64-x86_64-SDL2_mixer
pacman -S mingw-w64-x86_64-SDL2
pacman -S mingw-w64-x86_64-libmodplug
make clean
make mrboom LIBSDL2=1 MINGW=mingw64

Compiling the 68060/SDL1.2 version:

  • Ubuntu/Atari Falcon 60 cross-compiling:
sudo apt install cross-mint-essential
sudo apt install ldg-m68k-atari-mint

install FLAC mikmod gem ldg vorbisfile vorbis ogg mpg123 libs from

TODO: remove the unused ones here?

zlib needs a compiled with minizip library version from cp zlib/usr/lib/m68020-60/libz.a in /usr/m68k-atari-mint/sys-root/usr/lib/m68020-60/

copy the headers from cp -rf zlib-1.2.11/contrib/minizip /usr/m68k-atari-mint/sys-root/usr/include

TODO: recompile all the libs in -O3, some are in -O2

make clean
make mrboom LIBSDL=1 FALCON=1

Packages available:

Packaging status

Raspberry Pi configuration:

To get a proper speed on Raspberry Pi, make sure you use a 60Hz VGA mode in /boot/config.txt:

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