Balloon Pop

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Balloon Pop
Balloon Pop.jpg
Developer(s) Dreams
Publisher(s) UFO Interactive Games
Platform(s) Wii, WiiWare, Nintendo DS
Release date(s) Wii
  • NA October 23, 2007
  • EU February 29, 2008
  • JP September 4, 2008
Nintendo DS
  • NA October 23, 2009
WiiWare
  • NA July 12, 2010
Mode(s) Single Player, Multiplayer

Balloon Pop, known in Europe as Pop! and in Japan as Rainbow Pop (レインボーポップ?), is a video game released for the Wii in North America on October 23, 2007. It is the first puzzle strategy game released for the Wii. The objective of the game is to pop balloons using the Wii Remote. There are various modes including Story Mode, Puzzle Mode, and VS CPU mode. Balloon Pop can support up to two players. The Nintendo DS version of the game was released on October 23, 2009.

A WiiWare version entitled Balloon Pop Festival, was released in North America on July 12, 2010.

A sequel named Balloon Pop 2 was released in 2012 for the Nintendo 3DS in North America.[1]

Reception[edit]

IGN gave Balloon Pop an overall rating of 4.7 out of 10 ("bad"), calling it "a puzzle game that rips off many previous titles but forgot to borrow some challenge." [2]

In a 3 out 5 star review, GamesRadar concluded "until the Wii's software library offers better options for the price, it's a decent choice for genre dabblers and those seeking a simple diversion."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GameSpot: Balloon Pop 2
  2. ^ "Balloon Pop Review". IGN. March 3, 2008. 
  3. ^ Hayward, Andrew (March 4, 2008). "Balloon Pop Review". GamesRadar.