Monday Savings For The Everyday Gamer: Volume 7

It’s time to save you some money once again in another installment of Monday Savings For The Everyday Gamer.If you are unsure about what’s going on here, please refer to previous articles for more information. Today we are going to explore Nintendo’s newest console, the Wii U, and check out a very affordable offering that is only available for a limited time ( at least for the current price anyways). Let’s move on to find out exactly what I’m talking about, shall we?

The seventh title in our collection is a 30 cent game for the Wii U that goes by the name of Balloon Fight. You take control of a character whose sole purpose is to use a balloon (obviously) to fly around each stage, and stomp on other characters heads to earn the highest score possible. Wish there was more to say about this one, but that’s really all there is to it. Seems like a pretty basic set up right? Well, it is for the most part, but don’t let this simple idea fool you, because there is a challenging experience lurking underneath the surface here, so try to be aware of what’s going on at all times.

Ok, time to discuss the bad aspects first, just to get them out of the way. First, other than multiplayer, every mode is a one shot kind of deal,  meaning that  after you have played them once , there is no real incentive to go back and do it again, unless you are obsessed with local leaderboards. The frame rate moves kind of slow too, which can sometimes lead to missing your target, and in a game like this, accuracy means everything. Aside from these minor issues though, the game itself is still a whole lot of fun to play.

Let’s take some time now to go over the good stuff. The controls are easy to understand. Another cool feature is that you can play the title on the gamepad alone or on the tv, which allows other people to watch their favorite shows if they are not interested in watching you jump on other people’s heads for hours on end. Being able to discuss and share thoughts on individual experiences through MiiVerse was a nice feature also. Finally, the game itself is only worth .30 cents, and let’s be honest here, there’s not much anybody can buy with loose change nowadays, so investing it in something fun should be a fairly easy decision to make.

If you are looking for a something fun to play on a tight schedule, download Balloon Fight now, you will not be disappointed.

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Here is a video that I found for it, Enjoy!

P.S.- This title is only available for .30 cents until the end of February ( around the 21st or so to be exact), so be sure to get in on the deal as soon as possible because it won’t be around forever.