The BIMs are a special type of bomb in the Btooom! game. They were used in the online version of Btooom!, but were used as well when the game was put to real life.
The BIMs are usually made from a unknown type of dark metal, with a futuristic design. Of course, each BIM type has its own unique design. The BIM can only be activated by the original user. How this user is "modified" for the bombs is unknown, but the bombs do only need a fingerprint of this user. This means that other users can use these BIM as well, so long as they are activated by the original user's fingerprint and are then deactivated by that other player. Players of the real life Btooom! game keep their BIMs in specially designed hip pouches, accomodating the shapes of each BIM type they come with for easy storage and easy access. These pouches can hold up to eight BIMs and are only used in the reality game. In the online Btooom!, players keep their BIMs in an attachment on their left arm and can hold up to eight BIMs.
Types of BIM
Throughout the game, there are several types of BIM that a player can use.
- Cracker BIM, the most common BIM. A simple bomb that explodes on impact.
- Timer BIM, a BIM that counts down from 10 seconds until it detonates. Also, one can set the BIM's timer such as 3 seconds. Timing is important and it can be useful with tactics.
- Implosion BIM, a spectacular BIM that sucks in its surroundings and then implodes. It is most used for destroying large and hard objects.
- Blazing gas BIM, a BIM that spouts blazing gas when exploding. It is useful for exposing enemies in deep forest. The wind affects the distribution of gas.
- Homing BIM, a BIM with small propeller that can lock-on and follow its target until it comes into range and explodes. However, this BIM does not have a really high explosive capacity.
- Remote Control BIM, a BIM that can be detonated from a distance. It can be used as booby traps.
- 1300°C Flammable Oil Splashing Flame BIM, a BIM that splits fire into four directions to corner an opponent.
- Shield BIM, a BIM that protects the user in a barrier.