Balloon Fight (game)

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Balloon Fight

North American boxart for Balloon Fight.

Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Distributor(s) Nintendo
Designer(s) Yoshio Sakamoto
Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) Single-player
Platform(s) Arcade, NES, NEC PC-8801, Sharp X1, Sharp Zaurus, GBA, Wii, 3DS, Wii U

Balloon Fight (バルーンファイト, Balloon Fight) is a 1985 video game developed by Nintendo. The Arcade (Nintendo Vs. System), Vs. Balloon Fight, was originally released in 1984 and its Nintendo Entertainment System counterpart was Internationally released in 1986. The gameplay is similar to the arcade game Joust by Williams Electronics. The home Nintendo Entertainment System version was ported to the NEC PC-8801 in October 1985, the Sharp X1 in November 1985, the Game Boy Advance as Balloon Fight-e for the e-Reader in the United States on September 16, 2002, and as part of the Famicom Mini Series in Japan on May 21, 2004.

In the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Gameplay of the Balloon Trip mode.


Villager's up special move, Balloon Trip, comes from this game. In this move, Villager uses balloons to rise into the air, in a similar way to how the playable characters and enemies do in this game. In addition, Villager's helpless animation mimics the losing animation from this game.


Balloon Fight comes from this game. The stage looks like the original game, retaining the 8-bit graphics.


The Flipper comes from this game. Flippers appear in some stages and if any character or enemy touches one, it gets knocked back a bit.


"Balloon Fight", "Balloon Trip (Brawl)", "Balloon Fight Medley" and "Balloon Trip (3DS)" come from this game. "Baloon Fight (Melee) is a direct port of the song that plays during the Balloon Trip mode and during a Bonus Round. Both "Balloon Trip" songs are remixes of the same theme.