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Balloon Pop (Wii)

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Title Screen

Balloon Pop

Also known as: Pop! (EU), Rainbow Pop (JP)
Developer: Dreams
Publishers: UFO Interactive (US), 505 Games (EU), Interchannel (JP)
Platform: Wii
Released in JP: September 4, 2008
Released in US: October 23, 2007
Released in EU: February 29, 2008

MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

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...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.

One of the first strategy puzzle games that was oddly the result of a cancelled Pop’N Pop port, Balloon Pop involves matching three or more balloons with your Wii Remote to pop them, all the way to December.

Unused Audio


Purpose unknown.

Regional Differences

The game has numerous regional differences between each version.

US Japan Europe
BalloonPop Wii Title.png RainbowPopTitle.jpg PopEUTitle.jpg
  • Besides the title screen changes between regions, the Japanese version's "Press A Button" message was extended, adding an additional message about waiting for the "How To Play" screen (see below). Neither the aforementioned screen nor this message is seen in international versions.
  • The European release not only added translations for other languages, but it also presented a major overhaul to the English translation to remove some Engrish present in the American release.
    • However, some leftovers from that translation are still present in the game files, but are obviously left unused.
    • Additionally, almost all text (minus the Licensed by Nintendo screen) in the European version uses a different, more generic font, while other regions use the SnowDream font.
BalloonPop HowToPlay.jpg
  • Waiting long enough on the title screen in the Japanese version will show a screen with instructions on how to play the game before restarting the intro cutscene. International releases remove this screen, simply returning to the "Licensed by Nintendo" screen.
  • The Balloon Bandit was renamed depending on the region
    • The Japanese version calls him the Balloon King in English, according to the credits minigame. He is slightly redesigned to reflect the change, changing his belt buckle to only have a single letter B (as opposed to "BB" in the international version.)
    • In Europe, he is named the Direful Balloon, however he still retains his American design, with the belt buckle still reading "BB".