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Balloon Fight series

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Balloon Fight
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Creator: Yoshio Sakamoto, Satoru Iwata
First game: VS. Balloon Fight (1984)
Latest game: Tingle's Balloon Fight DS (2007)
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The Balloon Fight series is a Nintendo series of games introduced in 1984, based on a reimagining of the 1982 arcade video game Joust.

The series usually features a nameless balloon fighter, who must burst the balloons of opposing balloon fighters to progress to the next stage. However, in Balloon Kid (1990) and its variations, it was spun-off as a full platforming game with a balloon floating mechanic.

The games are also notable for their "Balloon Trip" mode, in which the player must float in the air to travel the furthest possible, while avoiding the "sparks" which can electrocute the player or the fish that can eat the player if they are flying too low.

The series has largely remained dormant, although certain games (like those in the WarioWare series and Nintendo Land) have cameos or minigames that reference it.


Game JP release NA release EU release AUS release KOR release Platform
Balloon Fight
VS. Balloon Fight 1984 1984 N/A N/A N/A Nintendo VS. System
Balloon Fight 1985 1986 1987 N/A N/A Nintendo Entertainment System, NEC PC-8801,
Sharp X1, Sharp Zaurus, Game Boy Advance
Balloon Fight (Game & Watch) N/A 1986 1986 N/A N/A Game & Watch
Tingle's Balloon Fight DS 2007 N/A N/A N/A N/A Nintendo DS
Balloon Kid
Balloon Kid N/A 1990 1991 N/A N/A Game Boy
Hello Kitty World 1992 N/A N/A N/A N/A Famicom
Balloon Fight GB 2000 N/A N/A N/A N/A Game Boy Color
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