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King & Balloon (US)


King & Balloon (c) 06/1980 Namco.


- TECHNICAL -


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 2.5 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Tone generator, discrete circuits, and a DAC for speechs


Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette colors : 16


Players : 2

Control : 2-way joystick

Buttons : 1 (FIRE)


- TRIVIA -


King & Balloon is the first game from Namco to feature voices.


Kevin Olkowski holds the official record for this game with 48,900 points.


- UPDATES -


The American and the Japanese version have different voices.


- SCORING -


On single balloons, first score is in formation, second score diving or rising, third score is rising with King in tow.

Red Balloons : 50, 100, 150

Orange Balloons : 40, 80, 120

Yellow Balloons : 30, 60, 90

White balloons : 20, 40, 60


On combination balloons, first score is first hit, second score is second hit, third score is third hit. First color is balloon color, second color is line/gondola color

Red/White : 500, 1,000, 1,500

Orange/Yellow : 400, 600, 1,000

Yellow/Orange : 300, 500, 700

White/Red : 200, 300, 500


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation (1998, "Namco Museum Encore") : Japanese release only

Sony PSP (2005, "Namco Museum Battle Collection")


* Computers :

MSX