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Balloon Kid is a unique side-scrolling platform game. You control a little girl who's brother has floated away on a big bunch of balloons. It's up to you to chase after him through 8 treacherous levels. Instead of the usual jumping from platform to platform, you have a pair of balloons that allow you to float through the level. You must control your height carefully by tapping the 'A' button. Meanwhile, the screen is always scrolling to the left, and you have to keep up.

In addition to the single player adventure, there is a 2-player mode that allows you to compete against a friend via the Game Boy link cable. In this mode you try to get your opponent to maneuver their balloon kid into the various level hazards.


Balloon Kid Game Boy Color On to the 2nd level.
Balloon Kid NES Crushed by the scrolling.
Balloon Kid Game Boy Release your balloons to reach bonuses.
Balloon Kid Game Boy Color Another of the boss fights.

Promo Images

Balloon Kid Screenshot
Balloon Kid Screenshot
Balloon Kid Screenshot
Balloon Kid Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Hello Kitty: World" -- NES title
  • "バルーンファイトGB" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Balloonkid" -- In-game spelling
  • "Balloon Fight GB" -- Japanese title
  • "ハローキティワールド" -- Japanese NES spelling

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User Reviews

Balloon burstingly hard Game Boy Alex L (364)

Critic Reviews

Génération 4 Game Boy Feb, 1991 8 out of 10 80
Nintendojo Game Boy Mar 11, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Raze Game Boy Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
1UP! NES Jun 29, 2018 70 out of 100 70
Retro Game Reviews Game Boy Nov 04, 2015 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Game Boy May, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Game Boy May, 1991 60 out of 100 60
The Game Hoard Game Boy Aug 01, 2018 4 out of 7 57
Video Games Game Boy Mar, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Mean Machines Game Boy Apr, 1991 51 out of 100 51


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