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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 knockback any fighter or enemy that touches it a bit. It appears as an item in Super Smash Bros. Melee and as a stage hazard on the Balloon Fight stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


"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.


In Melee[edit]

Name Image Description
Flipper Flipper Trophy Melee.png Made famous as an unpredictable obstacle in Balloon Fight, the Flipper stops and hangs in midair when thrown. Any character who comes in contact with the bumper-balls on its ends will be knocked away as the Flipper spins wildly. Flippers can be a bit irksome: in Balloon Fight they caused accidents to friends and foes alike.
Balloon Fighter Balloon Fighter Trophy Melee.png The goal in Balloon Fight is to break your enemy's two balloons, depriving him of his flotation devices. If you lose one balloon, your buoyancy drops and it becomes harder to rise. As you can pop both friends' and enemies' balloons, you have to stay alert in this two-player fun fest. The balloonist's name is unknown.


No. Image Name Effect Characters
Brawl Sticker Balloon Fighter.png
Balloon Fighter AttackWeapon+004TypeIcon(Weapon).png Attack +4 PitPitHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Balloon Fight Enemy.png
Balloon Fight Enemy AttackSpecialsIndirect+004SpecialsIndirect.png Attack +4 Ice ClimbersIceClimbersHeadSSBB.png



No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability
Founded in a Youtube Video
★★ 0 1954 7861 830 3337 1014 4079 Electric Weakness


No. Image Name Class Cost Ability
Balloon Fighter ★★ 1 Jump ↑