Balloon Challenge (Virgin) Review | Amstrad Action - Everygamegoing

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Balloon Challenge
By Virgin Games
Amstrad CPC464

Published in Amstrad Action #24

Balloon Challenge

Re-live the hot-air balloon crossing of the Atlantic with some silly bits thrown in. Compete against another balloon; control eagles to protect your balloon against the weather and man-made dangers.


Graphics 54%
P. Doesn't the balloon sink realistically?
N. Mostly simple and uninspiring little characters.

Sonics 44% N. A few unstimulating effects.

Grab Factor 52%
P. Always something to shoot at or do.
N. Tasks tend to be simple and unexciting.

Staying Power 56%
P. Difficult to get across the pond.
P. Two-player game adds interest.

Overall 53%
Lacks variety, making it repetitive.