Crazy Balloon

The Arcade PCB by Taito Corp.

Crazy Balloon screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Crazy Balloon © 1980 Taito.


A game of strategy and skill! The object of Crazy Balloon is to guide a delicate swaying balloon through a maze of pin wheel obstacles.

You have 4 control buttons and you have the ability to move your balloon in any direction. Don't take too long, because if you are too slow, a bogey man erupts on the screen and forces you to move. Just when you think you have the maze all figured out, pin wheels attack your balloon forcing you to take evasive action.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Crazy Balloon the  Arcade PCB
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Prom Stickers : CL

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound Chips : SN76477 (@ 3.072 Mhz), Discrete circuitry.

Players : 2
Buttons : 4

TRIVIA

Crazy Balloon was released in April 1980.

Also released as a cocktail model. In Japan, the cocktail version is known as "T.T Crazy Balloon".

SCORING

When the balloon passes through an obstacle, the following points are scored:
- Yellow obstacles: 500 points
- Pink obstacles: 300 points
- Green obstacles: 200 points
- Blue obstacles: 10 points

The bonus points you get for completing the level start at 1000. After a while, they will start decreasing rapidly.

PORTS

Consoles:


Sony PlayStation 2 japan (aug.25, 2005) "Taito Memories Gekan [Model SLPM-66092]"
Sony PlayStation 2 australia (mar.30, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
Microsoft XBOX europe (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
Sony PlayStation 2 europe (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
Sony PlayStation 2 usa (may.16, 2007) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLUS-21349]"

Handhelds:


Sony PSP [AS] (jan.3, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket [Model UCAS-40040]"
Sony PSP japan (jan.5, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket [Model ULJM-05076]"
Sony PSP korea (feb.10, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket"
Sony PSP europe (oct.6, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
Sony PSP australia (nov.9, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
Sony PSP usa (may.17, 2007) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULUS-10208]"

Computers:


Commodore C64 europe usa (1983)
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] europe (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] usa (jul.10, 2007) "Taito Legends 2"

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on June 23, 2015