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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 It's Pencilvania!
Balloon Kid Game Boy I hate it when that happens.
Balloon Kid Game Boy Stage 2
Balloon Kid Game Boy Title Screen

Promo Images

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Balloon Kid Screenshot
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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 Alex L (1101) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

Nintendojo Mar 11, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Génération 4 Feb, 1991 8 out of 10 80
Raze Jul, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Retro Game Reviews Nov 04, 2015 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Tilt May, 1991 13 out of 20 65
Power Play May, 1991 60 out of 100 60
The Game Hoard Aug 01, 2018 4 out of 7 57
Video Games Mar, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Mean Machines Apr, 1991 51 out of 100 51


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quizzley7 (21709) added Balloon Kid (Game Boy) on Nov 01, 2001
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