PRICE = $10-15
PLAYERS = 1 to 2
HOW DOES THE GAME LIVE UP TO IT’S EXPLANATION/BOX ART? (9/10)
This box doesn’t yell, “Hey look at me!! BUY ME!!” This box says, I’m bland and boring. But! This game is awesome! Have you ever played Joust? Well it’s on the console too and pretty much the same game, but every old game had it’s many variants with slight changes.
Balloon Fight’s box says everything that it is. You have fun knocking people out of the skies!!
HOW IS THE GAME PLAY? (10/10)
This game plays really well. Extremely well for an original console release title. Which is pretty much true of all the original black box games.
But, you have quick flight where you can hold the button down and constantly fly. (basically built in turbo) Or you can tap the button for slower speeds. You use these different play mechanics to land on the bad guys balloons and send them flying to the ground, where you fly down and kick them for extra points, and so they don’t come back.
As most the black box games had a second mode. As does Balloon fight. You get to play a separate game where the only enemy is yourself. You have to fly across a black background avoiding lighting bolt lights. You can grab a bubble so they stop moving around, but the screen stops moving too.
It’s all about getting the high score!
HOW DOES THE GAME LIVE UP TO IT’S GENRE? (10/10)
Well I would put this in the Arcade game genre. It’s not really an action game even though it is. It is very much like Joust which is a fun game, but it’s just different enough that it keeps itself away from you going.. this is a rip off.
THE ‘GAME OVER’ ALL? (97%)
This game is a lot of fun. It’s not very difficult. It’s easy for anyone to play, and it has two player mode where you can face off to get more points than your friend, or just kill them so they can’t. Yep, you can kill the other player to add in more FUN!
Check out some Balloon Fight game play by us.
arbitrary credit for gore and nudity = 0
-Felix “the Brett” Prescott