Balloon Kid is a sequel to the NES launch title Balloon Fight.
There were plans for the game to be released in Japan under the name Balloon Kids, though those plans curiously fell through. Remnants of the "Kids" title screen graphic can still be found in the international release.
Graphics for an unused enemy, which bears a striking resemblance to the Eggplant Men from Wrecking Crew, an earlier NES game from Nintendo R&D1. Based on the animation and how the enemy works in Wrecking Crew, the enemy would have likely walked along the ground. Interestingly, the bottom half of this sprite was used for the walking flame enemies in the final game.
This menacing skull can be found in the game's enemy graphics. It doesn't really fit with the game's light-hearted theme, which may have contributed to its removal.
|The Balloon Fight series|
|NES||Balloon Fight • Hello Kitty World|
|Sharp X1||Balloon Fight|
|Game Boy||Balloon Kid|
|Nintendo DS||Tingle no Balloon Fight DS|