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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 NES The enemies have copied Kitty's mode of transportation.
Balloon Kid NES Game over
Balloon Kid Game Boy Color Lose the balloons for some platforming action.
Balloon Kid Game Boy Color Level Select Screen

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Balloon burstingly hard Game Boy Alex L (1065)

Critic Reviews

Nintendojo Game Boy Mar 11, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Génération 4 Game Boy Feb, 1991 8 out of 10 80
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
Retro Archives Game Boy Color May 08, 2022 13 out of 20 65
Tilt Game Boy May, 1991 13 out of 20 65
Retro Archives Game Boy May 08, 2022 12.5 out of 20 62
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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