Balloon Kid

Balloon Kid (GB)


Game Boy
Pax Softonica


Game Rating

User Ratings: 59

Our Review: 4/10


Number of Players
Single Player
Release Date

3DS eShop

  • 3rd Nov 2011 (USA), $2.99
  • 26th Jan 2012 (UK/EU), £2.70

Game Boy

  • 5th Oct 1990 (USA)
  • 31st Jan 1991 (UK/EU)

Screenshots (4)

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    3DS eShop / GB

    Review Balloon Kid

    Somewhat deflated

    Balloon Kid is the Game Boy sequel to the NES original Balloon Fight. That game is remembered by some as a stone-cold classic of addictive action, and by others as a pointless, repetitive chore. In our Balloon Fight review we fell somewhere in the middle. And so it's quite fitting that we also find ourselves there for the sequel...

About The Game

In the little town of Pencilvania, there lived a brother and sister who loved to play with balloons!

Alice and her younger brother, Jim, would spend countless days filling the skies with their balloons. One day, Jim filled all of his balloons and tied them together to make a beautiful balloon rainbow across the sky. But suddenly, a strong wind came and carried Jim away!

As Alice, you must save your brother from peril! Float through 8 different stages, as you follow Jim's trail of balloons. Collect as many balloons as possible to earn bonuses! Test your piloting skills to avoid enemies, or let go of your balloons to face the enemies on ground!

In "Balloon Trip" mode, compete for the highest score and move up the ranks! Take a big gulp of courage and give Alice a hand as she searches for her missing brother!