Balloon Fight for NES

Play classic game Balloon Fight on PC.

  • Last Updated: Jul 31, 2009
  • License: Freeware / Free
  • OS: Windows XP, 2000, 98, Me
  • Publisher: NINTENDO CO. LTD.

Description of Balloon Fight for NES

The player controls the unnamed Balloon Fighter with two balloons attached to his back. Repeatedly pressing the A or B buttons causes the Balloon Fighter to flap his arms and rise into the air. If one of your balloons is popped, your flotation is decreased, making it harder to rise. You lose a life if both of your balloons are popped by enemy Balloon Fighters, if you fall in the water, get eaten by the large fish near the surface of the water, or if you get hit by lightning.

There are two modes of play: the 1-player/2-player game where the goal is to clear the screen of enemies, and Balloon Trip where the goal is to avoid obstacles in a side-scrolling stage. Balloon Trip is not available in the arcade version.

1-player/2-player game
Defeat all of the enemies on screen to clear the stage. You can play alone, or co-operatively with a second player. Each player starts with three extra lives, and once these are lost the game ends.

Enemy Balloon Fighters float around on the screen. Hit their balloons to pop them. The enemy will try to float back to safe ground on a parachute, inflate a new balloon and fly away again. Hit the enemy a second time before they inflate a new balloon to defeat them. The enemy can also fall into the water or be eaten by the fish while flying close to the water's surface, although you do not get points for defeating enemies in this way. If an enemy is defeated or falls into the water, a bubble will rise up the screen which can be hit for extra points.

As you progress through the stages, the number of enemies and platforms increases. A spinning obstacle called the Flipper (Propellor in the game's North American instruction manual) appears on later stages.

Every three stages is a bonus stage, where the goal is to burst all of the balloons that float up the screen from the chimneys at the bottom. Hit all twenty balloons for an extra bonus score. If you only have one balloon when you reach the bonus stage.
Requirements: No special requirements

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