Balloons comes in three different: yellow, green and blue. Yellow balloons are the easiest to reach, while the blue are the hardest. Therefore you also get more points for the harder to reach balloons. If you manage to clear all balloons of a color, you'll get bonus points. Balloons of that color will then be replenished. You have five jumpers to your disposal, and you will lose one everytime you miss to catch the landing clown. Clearing all blue balloons will give you an extra jumper.
Clowns can be played by one or two players using paddles.