I wanna let my balloons go

Creator: Phooey

Average Rating
8.2 / 10
Average Difficulty
50.7 / 100
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Adventure (1) Needle (6) Gimmick (7) Boss (6) Based (1)


  • by Phooey
  • by Phooey
  • by Phooey
  • by Phooey

Creator's Comments:

Phooey [Creator]
This is a short gimmick game made in a few weeks as a joke.
It's my first fangame, so hopefully it turned out well.
Fair warning, the music in this game is from actual bands and is probably copyrighted. If you stream the game, it might not be a bad idea to turn off music if this is a concern. (Then again, fangames have been getting away with using vocaloid music which is also copyrighted for years now, so it's probably not a big deal.)

Credits just in case you haven't read the readme

Title / clear screen art:

Made using:
Seph engine by Sephalos
Game Maker 8.2 by renex and Floogle


Music (Spoiler):
[ Title ] Elephant Gym - Intro
[ Song 1 ] You Me The Switch - Sky Scraping
[ Song 2 ] a picture of her - picnic-perfect
[ Boss ] Mouse on the Keys - Plateau
[ Gallery ] PRIMITIVE ART ORCHESTRA - qualia
[ Credits ] Clever Girl - Elm

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Rating: N/A       Difficulty: 50 50
Jul 27, 2021

23 Reviews:

A short gimmick needle game where you can deploy a balloon as an additional movement option. The needle was quite fun, though a bit repetitive later on. All the gimmicks went together quite nicely, both gameplay wise and thematically. The boss was, as most other people here have said, noticeably harder than the platforming. But to be honest, I didn't find it that much harder, and it was quite fun to incorporate the balloon into dodging some of the attacks. Overall I definitely recommend it.

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Rating: 8.0 80       Difficulty: 50 50
Jul 30, 2021
Interesting but great gimmick needle game involving using a balloon to slow your fall. It ends off with a Destination-like boss which is way harder than anything else but not bad, I had a really hard time with it but im bad at bosses so you should play it for yourself and see if you enjoy it enough to beat it, overall though I thought the game was great!

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Tagged as: Needle Gimmick Boss
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Rating: 7.0 70       Difficulty: 55 55
Jul 28, 2021
This is very good for a first fangame, but there are some problems. Most of the needle is fairly good, the only complaint I have about the needle is that the saves are sometimes unbalanced. The boss is where my main problems are. The boss is a lot harder than the rest of the game, and some attacks are way harder than others. The main problem attack for me was purple two because it's really unreliable to shoot the boss while it's in the phase and you basically have to shoot it on transition. Even if there is some way to dodge the pattern fairly in midair that I'm not realizing, it doesn't change the fact that it's harder than the other attacks. I'd say this games main strength is the gimmicks it uses and using them in very cool ways, such as being able to shoot with the balloon to increase your speed. Another big strength is the production value. It's main weakness is the balancing of difficulty throughout the game being semi rough, some saves are quite a bit harder than others and the boss is a lot harder than the needle. Overall, I'd say this game is probably worth playing if you enjoy needle and bosses. Stopping at the boss is also an option if you only play needle, but I would recommend trying it. Thank you for making!

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Rating: 6.5 65       Difficulty: 50 50
Jul 28, 2021
For a first fangame this is excellent.

The platforming could have been better crafted around the central mechanic. As is the majority of the time you deploy the balloon is to make a far away jump or when it acts as water 2; These are serviceable, just not incredible. Even without introducing new mechanics or gimmicks the level design never wraps back around itself in ways the balloon would allow it to.

I suspect people who're around the skill level of the platforming will have significant trouble with the boss, especially its ending. If I had to rate their difficulty separately I'd give the platforming a 40-45 and the boss a 50-55.

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Tagged as: Needle Gimmick
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Rating: 7.0 70       Difficulty: 50 50
Jul 27, 2021
its goode

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Rating: 9.0 90       Difficulty: N/A
Jul 27, 2021