Number of Players
Release Date


  • US Jun 1986
  • EU 12th Mar 1987

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • EU 8th Jun 2007, 500 points
  • US 16th Jul 2007, 500 points
  • JP 13th Nov 2007, 500 points

3DS (3DS eShop)

  • JP 22nd Aug 2012, ¥500
  • EU 2nd May 2013, £3.59

Wii U eShop

  • EU 23rd Jan 2013, £3.49
  • US 23rd Jan 2013, $4.99
  • JP 22nd Jan 2013, ¥500


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  • Review Balloon Fight (Wii U eShop / NES)

    Float on

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    Balloon Light

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About The Game

Originally a hit in the arcades of the early ‘80s, NES classic Balloon Fight puts you in control of a heroic balloonist. Simply, pop the balloons of your enemies before they pop yours!

Falling enemies will deploy a parachute, so hit them again to knock them into the water below or into the jaws of a hungry fish. But watch out, the fish has its eyes on you, too!

Balloon Fight also features a two-player mode with cooperative and competitive play, plus a side-scrolling survival mode called Balloon Trip.