Balloon Fight Wiki

The Nintendo Switch, first released worldwide on March 3rd, 2017, is a hybrid console and handheld game system. The base model can be used either as a handheld with the controllers connected to the system and screen, or as a console which connects to the player's television using a dock. The detachable controllers called Joy-Con can also be used as a single controller or as two smaller controllers. A budget model known as the Switch Lite exists as well, which acts as a handheld system only, lacking removable controllers and the ability to connect to a TV. The system also received an upgraded model which featured an OLED screen.


The only standalone Balloon Fight game to release on the Switch was the Arcade Archives release of Vs. Balloon Fight. This port, developed by HAMSTER, was released via the system's eShop. The NES version of Balloon Fight was also available to players who paid for the Nintendo Switch Online service.


Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04 VR Kit - Balloon Fight Minigame Gameplay

Several games on the system also include references to Balloon Fight:

  • Super Mario Odyssey (October 27th, 2017) - In an update, a mode called "Luigi's Balloon World" was added. Luigi can be seen floating with Balloons on his back. In Japanese, the mode's name is "Balloon Find," with a spelling similar to "Balloon Fight."
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (December 7th, 2018) - Various references from previous games in the series, such as stages, songs, and a character move return. There are also "spirit battles" representing the Balloon Fighter and Balloon Fish.
  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit (April 12th, 2019) - Through the Nintendo Switch News service, Nintendo distributed an official demo game based on Balloon Fight.
  • WarioWare: Get It Together! (September 10th, 2021) - Lulu, a character based on Alice returns from WarioWare Gold. She is playable, and her abilities and movement are based on Balloon Fight's standard gameplay.