I haven't played a decent arcade/
Harry is a hedgehog and his job is to literally mess about with his balloons. Okay, so hedgehogs and balloons may not live next to each other in perfect harmony but, so what - it's only a computer game.
I'm supposed to point out that Harry's Balloons is a sporting challenge where the idea is to continually make decisions which have to be backed up by the skill of the joystick. Hmm, sounds like every other game in the entire world.
Firstly, you are faced with a screen that doesn't look too dissimilar of the old classic Pang, where the idea was to pop as many balloons in the shortest time. Harry's Balloons is very similar, only you have to stop the balloons popping, then collect them and then pop them. See - easy isn't it? All the balloons are colour co-ordinated so you'll know which particular balloon you need to collect, making it all fairly straightforward.
Throughout the game you will also be awarded bonuses which range from magic disks and colour worms to various other things which I haven't actually seen yet.
There are three modes of play, each one completely different to the next. You can have six players in the competition tournament which I suppose is a bit like a league. There's also the knockout tournament whereby every losing player is obviously eliminated, and finally there's the pick-a-
Overall, the game is nothing special, especially graphically, but the whole idea of its existence is to provide gamers with some good old harmless fun like the old days, which it just about manages to do. There is a lot of competition around, especially from old classics, which is a bit of a shame, but as it stands, Harry's Balloons is just about as good as it sounds - fairly average.