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  1. Oct 30, 2011
    4
    Yet another decent arcade Golden Age game that makes it to the Wii Virtual Console, but in its dumbed-down NES version. I'm sure the NES cartridge was more than sufficient when first released, but it's surprising Nintendo chose to stick with the inferior home console version. Anyway, it's not a great game regardless; repetitive, straightforward flap-and-jab action that reminds me of its much-better influence, Joust. Collapse
  2. Jun 2, 2013
    5
    I know this is supposed to be a classic, but I think that's more sentimentality related to its being an NES launch title, and having been programmed by the man who would go on to become Nintendo's CEO, Satoru Iwata. But Balloon Fight just isn't that much fun to me. It has its charm and is certainly challenging, particularly in the "Balloon Trip" mode, but other than that it's a less-enjoyable version of its earlier arcade inspiration, Joust. If you didn't pick this up for 30 cents when it was on sale on the Wii U Virtual Console, don't bother with it now. Expand
  3. Oct 28, 2013
    5
    The character is way too hard to control the main music is terrible and the stages are repetitive. But the balloon trip mode is fun and the music there is fantastic.
  4. Oct 30, 2011
    0
    Yet another decent arcade Golden Age game that makes it to the Wii Virtual Console, but in its dumbed-down NES version. I'm sure the NES cartridge was more than sufficient when first released, but it's surprising Nintendo chose to stick with the inferior home console version. Anyway, it's not a great game regardless; repetitive, straightforward flap-and-jab action that reminds me of its much-better influence, Joust. Collapse

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