Balloon Gun

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Balloon Gun
System(s): Discrete logic arcade
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

Number of players: 2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (discrete logic)
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Balloon Gun (バルーンガン) is a discrete logic arcade video game manufactured by Sega and released in August 1974. It was a first-person light-gun shooter, with twin guns for two-player co-op gameplay.

In 1975, Sega released Bullet Mark, a similar game where the players use Tommy guns to hit a variety of moving targets displayed on the monitor.



660.4 mm (26")
1.753 m (69")
838.2 mm (33")


The game is a 1 or 2-player game and perfect score is 60. As the game starts, the balloons appear in a slow pattern, allowing ample time for careful aim; as the game proceeds, the balloons are released at a faster rate making scoring more difficult. With each balloon that is burst by a pistol shot as it appears in the target area, a score of 1 point is recorded. Each player is given 60 shots and the game ends when that number has been fired.

In a 2-player game, the first one to use all 60 shots terminates the game for both players and the one with the highest score is the winner.

Magazine articles

Main article: Balloon Gun/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

BalloonGun DiscreteLogic JP Flyer.pdf

JP flyer

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