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Balloon Challenge  1993

Basically the opposite of Bolo Ball, Balloon Challenge is a clever puzzle game that pits you against the computer. Both sides have a row of 25 balloons at the bottom of the screen. When you let one go, it will rise until it hits something, or reaches the top of the screen. Arrows will cause the balloon to move left or right, but it also changes the direction of the arrow. Hurricanes will teleport the balloon somewhere else in the level. Airplanes will destroy the balloons, but they move one column every turn. The higher the balloon gets, the more points it scores, and there are also bonus points scattered throughout the level. There is some random chance involved but, for the most part, the key to winning is to make the best use of each turn. A wonderfully addictive little game, the registered version can be played against a human opponent in addition to the computer.

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Graphics modes

EGA Mode 10h
640×350×16c

Balloon Challenge

Downloads

Balloon Challenge v2.0 Shareware (99,799 bytes) 1 February 1995 DOS Play online
Balloon Challenge v1.1 Shareware (96,721 bytes) 1 October 1993 DOS
Balloon Challenge v1.0 Shareware (94,726 bytes) 1 April 1993 DOS

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Availability

Soleau Software still sells the registered version of this game for $12 by download.