Balloon Fight Developer Interview - NES Classic Edition – Official Site
The original arcade version was released for the Nintendo VS. System as Vs. Balloon Fight , and its Nintendo Entertainment System counterpart was internationally released in The gameplay is similar to the game Joust from Williams Electronics. It was later released through Nintendo's Virtual Console and is currently available to play on Nintendo Switch Online. The player controls an unnamed Balloon Fighter with two balloons attached to his helmet. Repeatedly pressing the A button or holding down the B button causes the Balloon Fighter to flap his arms and rise into the air.
It was published in North America in It is referenced in many Nintendo games today. The second player has the same clothing but reversed colors.
You'll need lightning-fast reactions to win this battle in the sky! Controlling a character to pop your opponents' balloons before they pop yours sounds easy, doesn't it? After mastering the easy-to-learn controls, you still have to get a grip on the game's impressively realistic physics. And if that's not enough, there are still the ever-increasing enemies and environmental hazards like lightning and water. Or try the game's second mode, Balloon Trip, if you feel like taking a break from the action and just want to see how long you can stay aloft.