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Balloon Fight NES Video Game

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Click ‘Enter’ Key to Start Game. Main keyboard buttons are X and Z.

Click Game Window Size Button to Zoom Game Size between default, 1.5X and 2X

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Keyboard Controls
Gamepad Button Player 1
Left Left Arrow
Right Right Arrow
Up Up Arrow
Down Down Arrow
Start/Pause Enter
Select Ctrl

Click on the game window and hit the ENTER key to start the game (you might have to hit start twice) . On a computer you can click the Game Window Size button to rotate between default, 1.5X and 2.X game window size. On mobile phones and Iphone use the gameplay control buttons shown on your screen (only on mobile) to play and start the game. If you grew up in the 80's you shouldn't need additional gameplay instructions. If you really need help or instructions playing this game, we have the The Official Nintendo Player’s Guide from 1987 to help you out.


This is the manual to the NES game.....

Balloon Fight (from Nintendo)
Model Number: ?


Controller 1 - For playing alone.
Controller 2 - For second player in 2 player games.

A Button
 He Flaps His Arms Once (To Fly)

B Button
 He Flaps His Arms Continouously.

Move Ballonist (Up, Down, Left, Right Arrow Buttons)

* Select and Start Buttons Are Not Used on Controller 2.

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SELECT and START buttons are functional on Controller 1 ONLY.

SELECT button
Press this button during the demonstration sequence to recall the game menu.
Press this button again to move the balloon to the game you wish to select:
   A  1-Player game
   B  2-Player Game
   C  Balloon Trip (1 Player)
The Select button will not work once the game has begun.

START button
Press this button during the demonstration sequence to recall the game menu.
Press this button again to begin.
If you wish to interrupt play in the middle of a game, press the Start button.
The pause tone will sound and the game will stop.  Press the Start button
again when you wish to continue playing.  The game will continue where you
left off.
* The Top Round score will reset to 10,000 (game A and B) or 25,000 (game C)
  if the reset button (on the control deck) is pressed or the power is turned
* Use Controller 1 for 1 PLayer games vs. computer.
* Use Controllers 1 and 2 for 2 Player games.

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[HOW TO PLAY]_________________________________________________________________

Using balloons to float into the air and fly around, the player(s) try to pop
the enemy's balloons.

The Characters (Pictures go with the names.)
Lightning, Giant Bubble, Propeller, Player 1, Player 2, Enemy, and Fish.

Game A (1 Player Game)

* The enemy on the ground blows up a balloon, takes off and flies around the
* Use the Control Pad and buttons A and B to control the player and make him
  bump into the enemy.

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* If the player manages to hit the enemy from aboce, the enemy's balloon will
  pop and he'll come floating down with his parachute.  If you manage to hit
  the enemy again on his way down, he'll drop into the water and disappear.
* If the parachuting enemy is allowed to reach land, he'll blow up another
  balloon and take off again into the sky.  If he does, he will be even
  stronger than before.  Attack him again when he is on land and try to boot
  him into the water.
* If the enemy hits the player's balloons, one of them will pop and it will be
  harder to fly.  If both balloons pop, the player will fall into the water.
  In this case, you lose the player.
* When the enemy sinks, a bubble will float up from the water.  If you can pop
  this, you get extra points.
* If you fly too close to the water, a fish might stick out his head and eat
  you up.  Watch out!
* If the game goes on for too long, there is a thunder and lightning storm.
  To avoid getting hit by lightning, pop all the enemy's balloons as quick as

* After three rounds of the game, you get a bonus round.  Try and pop as many
  of the balloons as quickly as possible.
* If one of the player's balloons has popped, it'll reappear in the bouns
* In the bouns round, even if both balloons burst and the player falls, you
  don't lose a man; the player bounds back up into the sky again.
  (for 2 players)

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* As the rounds continue, the propeller will eventually appear.  Be careful!
  If you touch it, it'll send you flying.
* If a player flies off the left side of the screen, he reappears on the right
  side, and vice-versa.

Game B (2 Player Game)

* The basic idea is the same as in Game A.
Team play: Here, the 2 players cooperate with each other.  One player tries to
           burst the enemy's balloon while the other player tries to rip the
           enemy's parachute and together they send the enemy down.  If both
           players cooperate successfully, the game will end quickly and
           you'll get a very high score.
Competetition: The players get in each other's way, sabotage each other, and
               do whatever they can to send the other player down.  Try to
               burst the other player's balloons and block his flight so that
               he is forced down.  You can also use the spinning propeller to
               get the other player.

Game C (Balloon Trip)

* The scene drits slowly left to right.
* Taking care not to get hit by lightning, the player tries to pop as many
  balloons as possible.
* During the game, your ranking position out of 50 people is displayed at the
  top right corner of the screen.

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Games A and B

1. Kick the enemy when he's blowing up his balloon.
2. For top marks, burst the enemy's balloon and then rip his parachute while
   he's on the way down.
3. Try to burst the bubble that appears after the enemy has sunk into the
4. Use the propeller skillfully to dodge the enemy's attacks or as a tool in
   your attack.  You can use the propeller's power to yourself far away
5. Avoid getting hit by lightning.
6. Avoid flying too close to the ware, or you'll be gobbled up by the fish.
7. Pop every balloon on the bonus round for extra points.

Game C

1. Be aware of the movement of the scene as it drifts slowly from left to
   right, and the lightning as it moves up and down.
2. If you manage to pop 20 balloons in succession, you get a super high score.

Beware  Your lose a man if:

Games A and B (3 men)                Game C (only 1 man)

* you sink into the water            * you sink into the water
* you are eaten by a fish            * you are eaten by a fish
* you are hit by lightning           * you are hit by lightning
* both your balloons burst

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* If you pop the enemy's balloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 -- 1,000 points
* If you pop the other player's balloon (in 2 player game) . . . .1,000 points
* If you destroy a parachute in mid-air. . . . . . . . . 1,000 -- 2,000 points
* If you kick the enemy and make him fall. . . . . . . . . 750 -- 1,500 points
* If you pop a bubble. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500 points
* If you pop a balloon during the bonus round. . . . . . . . 300 -- 700 points
* If you pop every balloon during the bonus round: perfect score bonus . . . .
       . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000 -- 30,000 points

Game C

* If you pop a balloon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 -- 700 points
* If you pop a bubble. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500 points
* If you pop 20 balloons in sucession. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .? points

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