Balloon Fun

(AKA Balloon)

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Originally authored by A. Roe, and converted for the BBC Micro by Brian Jones.

Published on the Best of PCW software for the BBC Micro compilation from Personal Computer World magazine.

These compilation cassettes were published by Century Communications Ltd.

Later published on the Electron User Group PD Disc 47 in January 2000.

The PCW book accompanying the Best of PCW Software For The BBC Micro cassette contained the following description:

In this exciting game you must steer a balloon through a rocky ravine to safety. You control your balloon with the keys shown in the introduction sequence and you must avoid having the rocks burst your balloon. Easy, except that your balloon says from side to side in the wind and can easily swing back at just the wrong moment. It takes a lot of patience and skill to win at this game! Bon voyage, and I hope it doesn't take you eighty days to get through this one.

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TitleBalloon Fun (AKA Balloon)
Year1983
PublishersPersonal Computer World (PCW) (VNU Publications)
Electron User Group
Century Communications Ltd.
AuthorsBrian Jones
A. Roe
Release TypeBook
Primary genreMaze
JoystickNot Supported
PlayersSingle player
SaveNot Supported
CompatibilityA:✘ B:✔ Master: Untested
CompilationBest Of PCW Software For The BBC Micro (BOOK)

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Alternative Versions

This page is the entry for the canonical version of the game. For specific variants, see the list below.

Title Publisher Year
Helicopter Rescue [hack] Personal Computer World (PCW) (VNU Publications) 1983