The game is considered to be a "life simulation game." The player controls a human character in a village full of animal residents, who may give tasks to the player such as delivering an item. The goal of the game is to pay off a home loan and furnish their house however they wish while building relationships with the other villagers.
This game, in all of its releases, includes a playable version of Balloon Fight as an item that can be placed in the player's home. This item can be unlocked by a variety of methods, either as a random reward for participating in an in-game lottery, from a particular in-game store, found buried by one of the town's villagers, or through inputting a code.
This version of Balloon Fight includes all features from the original with no limitations. It is a direct emulation of the original game.
When using this item in the GameCube releases, the player can either play it normally or download the game to a Game Boy Advance using a link cable. The Game Boy Advance version included in this game is very similar to Balloon Fight-e, with similarly "squished" graphics.