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Balloon Kid

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Title Screen

Balloon Kid

Developers: Pax Softnica, Nintendo R&D1
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Game Boy
Released in US: October 1990
Released in EU: January 31, 1991

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.

Balloon Kid is a sequel to the NES launch title Balloon Fight.

Unused Graphics

Balloon Kid-prerelease-early title screen.png


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. The full title screen under the Balloon Kids name can be seen in a promotional Game Boy laserdisc.

BalloonKid EggplantMan.gif

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.

BalloonKid Skull.gif

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.