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Balloon Kid (Virtual Console) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it, proving that Nintendo's concept was worth exploring. The game does have some gameplay issues, though the floaty controls shouldn't keep you from having a great time with this inexpensive treat. The levels are interesting and there is enough technique to keep you going for quite a few hours. Not the best Virtual Console game, but certainly one worth your $3. Rating: 64%
Balloon Kid (Virtual Console)
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What Is It? Much like Metroid II (our other 3DS Virtual Console review of the day), Balloon Kid is the sequel to a popular Nintendo Entertainment System launch game. Consider this a fleshed-out version of Balloon Fight, a Joust-like action game where you float high above the city using nothing but a few balloons. This sequel adds a lot to the formula, including actual levels, a storyline and changing backgrounds. New gameplay mechanics are added to the action as the game progresses, including the ability to dive-bomb and even abandon your balloons altogether. This adds a level of variety not seen in the original Balloon Fight.

Does It Still Hold Up? The gameplay is a bit floaty, but leaps and bounds better than the NES original. The game's level designs are also better, as is the visual (and audio) presentation. There's a lot of gameplay here, though some people may find the game's repetition difficult to deal with after several hours of play.

Is It Worth The Money? I've never been a big fan of Balloon Fight, so I was skeptical about this Game Boy sequel. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it, proving that Nintendo's concept was worth exploring. The game does have some gameplay issues, though the floaty controls shouldn't keep you from having a great time with this inexpensive treat. The levels are interesting and there is enough technique to keep you going for quite a few hours. Not the best Virtual Console game, but certainly one worth your $3.
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