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Balloon Duel

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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.

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:

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.


Don't overlook this one

Great work on the remake of a game most kids today wouldn't know about!
I'm amazed on how much customizing you put into that, what it really needs is a bit more then dueling I felt. Maybe bonus stages from the original or having more contenstants in the "ring" at the same time for more anarchy!
Whatever you feel lilke really.
Feels like a cross between Gunbound and Balloon Fight!

Great job again Mousekliks

Feckin' AWESOME!!

I was thinking, then (about 10 seconds ago), I recognized the art style. Goodness you've made another masterpiece. Your skill in Flash is... beyond words. Continue please.

Awsome job

Yes i knew it was you the ffa+ guy, the style was flawledd!, no lie AWSOME game. Im sure it would be a hit! no lie its a great keep it up!

Great game

great great great, yes, so much fun, being able to customize characters apperence so much fun, I got a rating of 100.23 yes! Recomended game, definatly. a bug or two I noticed, if you accidentaly hit the water using devil wings you lose all your lives.

radical game

that game was radical, it is an awesome remake of the old version, and you came up with your own concept of the game. the only thing i didnt get was your ranking system. i think you start a 100 and get to 1
but thats it
good game

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Credits & Info

4.17 / 5.00

Jun 24, 2004
12:55 AM EDT
Action - Other
  • Weekly Users' Choice June 29, 2004
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