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Jun 24, 2004 | 12:55 AM EDT
  • Weekly Users' Choice June 29, 2004
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Author Comments

Balloon Duel was based off the 1984 NES game Balloon Fight, though I've taken some features out and introduced new ones.

Please be aware that this game was designed to be highly customizable. You can change the appearance of your character and even specify mp3's to be played from your harddrive. To enjoy these features, all you need is patience.

I'm also aware that the game can run rather slowly. In the options menu you can change screen size and reduce background animations to speed things up if necessary. Also, before you do any dueling, I seriously recommend you go to the Practice section. I've set up a tutorial there for first time players.

In case you were wondering, Balloon Duel has a below-average file size because it holds no music of it's own - all songs are played directly from your harddrive. Also, this was made with Flash 7, so the action script may not work with earlier versions. And the quit button uses Javascript. Well, that's it! Enjoy!
EDIT: Apparently now Flash's security protocol says I can't do that. Sadly, that means no music will work.

FAQ's:
Q1) Why don't you have your own music in there?
A1) To cut down on file size, mainly. But yeah, that's a good point. Next time I'll include default tracks.

Q2) Why'd you get rid of the platforms?! They was awesome.
A2) Yeah, they were! But can you imagine programming an A.I. to plot a path around the platforms to get to you without putting itself in a bad position? It worked well in the NES 'cause they more like flew around aimlessly.

Q3) Dude, you should make this an online multiplayer game!
A3) Two problems: Having grown up with dial-up connection, my internet know-how is crippling. The other: I'm not sure how to keep the game syncronized on two computers with different speeds. How do those commercial games do it?!

If you want to play this off of harddrive, you can ah...that is, here's the URL to the .swf file:
http://uploads.ungrounde
d.net/
177000/177120_Balloon_Du
el.swf

If you're any good with the internet, you'll know how to use that.

*Version history can be found by clicking on the version in the lower right of the startup screen.

Reviews


TrinitySIlverTrinitySIlver

Rated 3 / 5 stars 12 days ago

what i did:
-create a new char
-configure key AWSD
-spam autoflap
-chase opponent
what i conclude: 1 mechanism



fruitberryboyfruitberryboy

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars January 12, 2014

Still good even after years of not playing it. It seems so much harder now....



ripjaw105ripjaw105

Rated 5 / 5 stars September 14, 2013

This is SO addicting! Nice work, It's AWESOME!



TheMelonLordTheMelonLord

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars September 3, 2013

It was slightly confusing to start with, but I now just do arena player vs computer, on rank 100, with autoflap, and just hold delete and chase the computer. I'm on rank 46.56 after a few "duels".



KeronianWolfKeronianWolf

Rated 4 / 5 stars June 28, 2013

Seems like something good, but I can't figure out how to to customize this for the life of me. I can customize appearances and such, but not being able to add music, custom AI, and etc even though I follow the instructions EXACTLY. I may return to this later when I figure this out or if someone tells me how, because this is becoming quite irritating. Still a good game at it's core though.