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Romset and name:
crbaloon Crazy Balloon (set 1)
Short name:
Crazy Balloon
Manufacturer:
Taito Corporation
Year:
Genre:
Category:
Maze / Escape
Serie:
-
Driver source:
taito/crbaloon.cpp
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Average user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
30 to 40 (Amendable)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
256x224@59.559876 Hz, ruotato di 90°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Discrete Sound, Speaker, TI SN76477 CSG
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.33b4 released on may-31 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.249 released on oct-27 2022
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
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Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Imperfect
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 42 years ago:

    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
    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:
    [JP] Sony PS2 (aug.25, 2005) "Taito Memories Gekan [Model SLPM-66092]"
    Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (mar.30, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
    [EU] Microsoft XBOX (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
    [EU] Sony PS2 (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
    [US] Sony PS2 (may.16, 2007) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLUS-21349]"

    • HANDHELDS:
    Sony PSP [AS] (jan.3, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket [Model UCAS-40040]"
    [JP] Sony PSP (jan.5, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket [Model ULJM-05076]"
    Sony PSP [KO] (feb.10, 2006) "Taito Memories Pocket"
    [EU] Sony PSP (oct.6, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
    [AU] Sony PSP (nov.9, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
    [US] Sony PSP (may.17, 2007) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULUS-10208]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    [EU] [US] Commodore C64 (1983)
    [EU] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
    [US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (jul.10, 2007) "Taito Legends 2"

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=526&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
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  • Informations provided by Fabricio Coroquer, revisited from the work of
    NOTICE: The short version was discontinued in November 2019
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