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Balloons

Balloons is one of the multiplayer games on Poptropica. The objective is basically to get all of your color’s balloons into a line of four together – it can be straight or diagonal. It’s like Connect Four, except the balloons go upwards rather than down. Here’s what the game card for Balloons looks like:

balloons-gamecard

Starting the Game

To start a game of Balloons, first head over to the nearest multiplayer room. Click on the person you wish to battle. Choose the option “Battle”, and a list of games will show up. Click on “Balloons”, which is the second game listed, between Soupwords and Star Link. The other player will be given the choices “Sure!” or “No, thank you!”. If they choose “Sure!”, the game will begin, but if they say “No, thank you!” or don’t answer you, you’ll need to find someone else to play with you.

How To Play

Click on a nozzle to release a balloon. The first person to get four balloons in a row wins! You can line them up straight or diagonally.

balloons-instructions

Video Guide

For more Poptropica videos, please check out our YouTube channel, Poptropica Help Videos (PHV).

Gameplay

Each player will be on opposite sides of the screen – one player has the red balloons, the other has the blue balloons. There will be nozzles lined up on the ground, and each player takes turns to release a balloon. Clicking on a nozzle when it is your turn will have your color’s balloon float all the way to the top of the grid, like a helium-filled balloon should. It is a 5 x 4 grid, which means the maximum amount of balloons per game should be 20. When it is your turn, don’t hesitate for too long – or else your turn will get skipped!

Winning

There are no points in this game. The only way to win is to get your color’s balloons lined up in a row of four – straight (row or column) or diagonally. The game ends when someone has won, or if the whole grid is filled. If the whole grid is filled and there is no winner, it is a tie.

If the game ends, the winner’s balloons will turn orange (as shown below) and all the other balloons on the grid will pop. In the picture below, it shows that the game is over. That’s why there’s an empty space on the left causing the balloons below to float – because that balloon popped!

balloons-gameplay

Player Tips

  • By Shaggy Tornado: Put a balloon on either side of the middle, then put a balloon in the middle itself. Then if the opponent blocks the sides, I can try to put the balloons in a diagonal.
  • By Silverwolf1: Always try to put a balloon in a corner. It’s easier to make a diagonal this way.
  • By Zany Dragon: Keep an eye on your opponent’s balloons to make sure they don’t have an almost-row. If they do, block it. While doing this, also try to make your own row. The diagonals are usually the hardest to spot, so this is important for those especially. ;)

If you have any questions, feedback, or comments to add, feel free to comment below. Any tips for the game of Balloons would be greatly appreciated, too, and if we add your tip on this page, we will give you credit. :D

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Comments

  1. balloons is like find four :lol:

  2. speedycrush says:

    Adam, dont you mean baloons is like connect four?

    Scary Tomato: Probably, yes… Find Four and Connect Four are the same game, just with different names. ;)

  3. serious spider says:

    I call it connect four. But the counters/balloons are inserted the opposite way around.

    Scary Tomato: Yep, there is a game called Connect Four – but it’s a little different. ;)

  4. little melon says:

    balloons is like find four on club penguin and link’d on webkinz

  5. Scary Tomato, the Creator’s Blog added a post of a Big Nate comic strip called New Years Resolutions, OK?

    Scary Tomato: I saw that. I usually don’t bother to post Big Nate comics, though. Only a few times. ;)

  6. speedycrush says:

    Really? I didn’t know there was a game called “find four”!

  7. little melon, I go on Club Penguin too! my penguin is Midnight4568 and I go on server Blizzard almost always

    Scary Tomato: Cool, but, please don’t talk about Club Penguin here. It’s off topic. ;)

  8. 2nd favorite game!

  9. One of my favorites.

  10. Hey if u r really bad at this game there is a glitch… if u ask someone 2 play it don’t press play wait and wait and wait until it says other player has left so u win the game! Try it it works! (;

  11. It is a good idea if you start first to head straight for the middle. That way, you may get to put one on the left and right, so you can win either way. (like if you have 3 in the middle, you can put one on either side and you win, even if the other player puts one on the side)

  12. My way of playing this game is that I put a balloon on either side of the middle then I put a balloon in the middle itself. Then if the opponent blocks the sides, I can try to put the balloons in a diagonal.

    ST: Great tip! I’ve added it to this page now.

  13. purple paw says:

    CAUTION! on baloons, if you wait to long you loose your turn! :0

  14. What I do is I try to make a diagonal, and while the other player is making a vertical and is thinking I’m being dumb, I catch him off guard at the last moment! And of course, it’s to late for him/her to recover so I win! This is my 2nd favorite game!

  15. I have a tip: ALWAYS try to put a balloon in a corner. It’s easier to make a diagonal.

    Hijuyo: Thanks, your tip has been added to the game guide. ;)

  16. Keep an eye on your opponent’s balloons to make sure they don’t have an almost-row. If they do, block it. While doing this, also try to make your own row. The diagonals are usually the hardest to spot, so this is important for those especially.;)

  17. Cool Lightning says:

    I wish everyone awesome luck! :* I mean… luck doesn’t exist, it’s skill.

  18. Popular Flyer(This is my poptropicans name) says:

    How long is a turn(if you keep waiting) How long will you get?

    Hijuyo: I don’t know exactly, but long enough for you to actually make use of your turn. You could try and time how long you get.

  19. I play Balloons on his items get score 24 Win. No Lose on balloons.

  20. What if it was a tie?

  21. Glitch: TRY to lose, and right before it says “Sorry you lose!” close the game. It’s everything any poptropican has ever done!

  22. IcyFoxPoptropica says:

    Wins: 18
    Losses: 23
    But when I play Balloons I win more than usual now!

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