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Balloon Kid (Game Boy)

Genre
Perspective
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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Overall MobyScore (8 votes) 3.3


The Press Says

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80
Génération 4
C'est un bon jeu dans le genre de Mario et autre Wonderboy, et qui a enchanté l'ensemble de la rédaction !
80
Nintendojo
The game’s platforming mechanics with the use of Balloon Fight physics work perfectly to add a new dimension to the genre. It’s too bad this game has gone under the radar for so long. The Balloon Trip mode offers classic arcade style gameplay and the main adventure, although short, is worth going back to. If you’ve never heard of this Yokoi gem and want to give it a chance, it's only $5-10 on eBay.
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Computer and Video Games (CVG)
This bizarre release stars a girl who flies around the horizontally scrolling screens with the aid of a clutch of balloons! Watch out for the evil sprites and spikes, desperate to pop your balloons! Strangely addictive, Balloon Kid is quite enjoyable - but the repetitive action makes it a short-lived game.
60
Power Play
"Balloon Kid", anfangs noch recht simpel, entwickelt sich schon bald zu einem vertrackten Geschicklichkeitstest mit langer Spielwitzgarantie. Bis man die Steuerung im Griff hat, zerplatzen die Ballons und Spielerträume gleich serienweise. Bonusrunden und Extraenergie-Ballons sorgen für luftigen Dauerspaß.
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Video Games
Die verschiedenen Parcours aus Luftballons, kantigen Hindernissen und garstigen Feinden erfordern viel Fingerspitzengefühl. Zu Beginn fällt die Kontrolle über Alice samt ihren Luftballons nicht leicht, doch nach einigen Luftabenteuern entwickelt man eine erstaunliche Routine. Die drei verschiedenen Spielmodi retten das an sich durchschnittliche Geschicklichkeitsspiel vor dem Mittelmaß-Nirwana. Die Ballonfahrt kann zwar nicht monatelang begeistern, doch vor allem der Zweikampf mit einem Partner ist immer wieder ein Spielchen wert. Alleine packt man das Modul nach ein paar Wochen in die Kommode.
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Mean Machines
Although the angle's an interesting one, I can't help thinking that this is a mediocre game. It lacks the thrills to keep me coming back, and I can't really recommend it. Super Mario Land is still the best "cute" game around, so buy that instead.