Balloon Fight (Animal Crossing)

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NES game
Balloon Fight
Buy price Sell price
 3,000 Bells  750 Bells
1.0 x 1.0  1 × 1
Obtain via
 Jingle (December 25)
 Treasure hunt
 Tree (good luck)
HRA points 412
HRA penalty if facing wall Unknown
Feng shui None
Names in other languages
 Balloon Fight
 Balloon Fight
 Balloon Fight
 Balloon Fight

Balloon Fight is a furniture item in every first-generation Animal Crossing game. It can be placed on the surface of tables and other similar furniture that have surfaces for items. This item is a playable NES game, and the player can interact with it to play Balloon Fight.

Balloon Fight can be obtained from the raffle, Wisp, a treasure hunt, or trees when the player has good luck. It can also be obtained in a letter from Jingle on December 25 if the player received at least one gift from him the previous night before midnight and played when the clock hit midnight. It does not have any color for the purpose of fêng shui. This item is lucky, meaning it gives a 777-point Happy Room Academy bonus when placed in the player's house.

No villagers have this item in their home.

Version differences

Balloon Fight in Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+

In Doubutsu no Mori, Balloon Fight is simply known as ファミコン (Famicom). Additionally, in Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+, the item is modeled after a Famicom rather than a Nintendo Entertainment System. Doubutsu no Mori e+ retains the design from Animal Crossing.

Game overview

For more information about this game, see its corresponding article on Wikipedia.
Gameplay of Balloon Fight

Balloon Fight (バルーンファイト Barūn Faito?) is an action game originally released on the Famicom in Japan on Janaury 22, 1985, and on the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America on June 18, 1986 and in Europe on March 12, 1987. An arcade version of the game, Vs. Balloon Fight, was released earlier in North America in September 1984, in Japan on October 3, 1984, and in Europe sometime in 1987.

When playing Balloon Fight, the player controls a small Balloon Fighter that has two balloons attached to his back. To make the Balloon Fighter flap his "wings" and fly, the player can press A or B repeatedly. The objective of the game is to defeat bird-shaped Balloon Fighters. The player advances to the next stage if they manage to defeat all of the Balloon Fighters. If an enemy pops one of the player's balloons, their ability to fly is decreased. The player only has three lives, and they lose one if both of their balloons are popped, if they fall into the water, if they are eaten by the Giant Piranha at the water's surface, or if they are struck by lightning.

Balloon Trip is another gameplay mode that is a side-scroller platformer. The player has to avoid obstacles and get balloons, aiming for the high score. The player starts this mode with only one life.

Villager using balloons from Balloon Fight in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Balloon Fight has been referenced numerous times in various Nintendo media since its release. Despite this, the game has received mixed reviews from critics. Due to the game being featured in Animal Crossing, the Villager in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U uses "Balloon Trip" for his up special and recovery action, summoning a pair of balloons and wearing a helmet similar to that worn by the protagonist of Balloon Fight. Their falling animation afterward also resembles the animation used when losing a life in the original game.


  1. Animal Crossing catalog number; #430 in Doubutsu no Mori; #432 in Doubutsu no Mori+; #579 in Doubutsu no Mori e+; #424 in Dòngwù Sēnlín


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