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Information - Stupid Balloon Game

GenreArcade - MiscellaneousYear1998
Language[unknown]Publisher[no publisher]
ControlsJagpad, JoystickDistributor-
Players1Developer[n/a]
ResolutionLowLicensed from-
Programmer(s)

Cleveland, Ed

CountryUnited Kingdom
Graphic Artist(s)

Cleveland, Ed

SoftwareEnglish
Game design

Taito

Box / InstructionsEnglish
Musician(s)

[n/a]

LicensePD / Freeware / Shareware
Sound FX

Cleveland, Ed

Serial
Cover Artist(s)ST TypeSTe Only / 0.5MB
MIDIVersion
Dumpdownload atari Stupid Balloon Game Download / STNumber of Disks1 / Double-Sided
Protection

Instructions - Stupid Balloon Game

                        STUPID BALLOON 24 HOUR GAME by Eddiecat.

         Released  at the Reservoir Gods '98 Cwmvention. Only works on
         STE/FALCON. Supports Powerpad or Joystick control. Based on a
         very  old and very obscure arcade game called "Crazy Balloon"
         which  is emulated in MAME if you're that interested. Created
         in  under  24  hours  with a few pre-written components (i.e.
         Sprite  and  Collision routines). Seconds timer is calibrated
         for  50hz  screen  display only, USA and VGA users get faster
         seconds. Try not to get too bored.

         "It  seems  life has started to resemble a bad '80s thriller.
         Like  the  retired  hitman/master criminal/spy in these films
         who  has  given up his former profession, I was contacted for
         "one last job". Stupid Balloon Game IS that job. With this, I
         say goodbye to the ST scene and hello to Lucasarts."

         Now for some filler material:

         I've  recently  heard  that  the  Not Alive Hackers Club have
         complained  about the time it's taken to release all the R.G.
         98   24  hour  games.  The  story  behind  this  is  somewhat
         complicated.  Owing  to a number of factors, not many 24 hour
         games  were  finished,  below  I  give the full truth (that's
         "truth" in the Clinton sense of the word).

                               THE FAILED 24 HOUR GAMES LIST

         AUTHOR: TAT
         GAME: THE RICHARD AND JUDY SHOPLIFTING GAME.
         DESCRIPTION:  Guide  Richard  around  a  supermarket pinching
         bottles  of  wine  whilst  avoiding  the gaze of the security
         guards.  The game concludes with an exciting chase around the
         checkout till.
         REASON  FOR  FAILURE: Problems with libel lawyers. Difficulty
         securing the offical license for the game. "Can't do it using
         the DSP."


         AUTHOR: OLD FART/SENIOR DADS
         GAME: ACE OF BASE MUST DIE.
         DESCRIPTION:  In  the future, Ace of Base have taken over the
         world.  You must run around shooting them until they die. But
         beware! They could start singing at any moment...
         REASON  FOR  FAILURE:  Could  not cope with the huge expected
         demand for copies from Sweden.


         AUTHOR: SPAREHEAD 3
         GAME: DUCKS PLAY CRICKET AND GOTO AN OLD SKOOL.
         DESCRIPTION:  It's an all-action cricket game, but with ducks
         playing  instead  of humans. The ducks may wear baseball caps
         if they feel like it.
         REASON  FOR FAILURE: Abandoned due to design fault- the ducks
         could  just  fly up and catch the ball in their beaks, making
         it very easy to win.


         AUTHOR: MR. PINK
         GAME: SIM AMSTERDAM.
         DESCRIPTION:  As  the  mayor  of  Amsterdam,  you  must  make
         Amsterdam the drugs/pornography/prostitution/crime capital of
         Europe.  Manage  resources such as Coffee Houses, Porno shops
         and  Muggers  whilst  battling  Floods,  Bicycle  Rot and The
         Opinions  Of  The  Rest Of The Population Of The Netherlands.
         Features  a  language  selection  feature-  1)English  2)Paul
         Verhoeven Trying To Speak English.
         REASON  FOR  FAILURE:  Ripley  refused to draw 300 screens of
         canals.


         AUTHOR: RIPLEY
         GAME: ODE TO A FOREST
         DESCRIPTION:  Forest, you are full of trees/ These are things
         unlike  seas/ From them grows no cheese/ Forest, a place with
         some twigs.
         REASON  FOR  FAILURE:  As Ripley is not a programmer, she did
         not realise that Devpac cannot assemble poetry.


         AUTHOR: QUACKERS & A LA ORANGE/THE RESERVOIR DUCKS
         GAME: ESCAPE FROM TIN FEATURING MR. TUNA FISH
         DESCRIPTION: Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack, quack, quack,
         quack,  quack,  quack,  quack,  quack,  quack,  quack, quack,
         quack, quack.
         REASON  FOR  FAILURE:  Ducks refused to start programming and
         instead ate some ham sandwiches made by Leon's mum.

Trivia - Stupid Balloon Game

Origins
Based on 1980 Taito coin-op Crazy Balloon


Sound
Features digitized sound fx at 12.5KHz


Hardware
Supports Blitter
Supports STe DMA sound


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