Balloons or bust! Looking to get good at the Balloons game on Poptropica? Float on over here and we’ll help you pop ’em in no time.
To start a game of Balloons, visit any of the common rooms (like the Arcade) and look for the head-to-head game machine. Click the arrows on the side until you come to Balloons, then wait for an opponent to join you.
How to play
Like a reverse Connect Four, the goal is to get four of your color in a row, but unlike the original game, the balloons float up, not down.
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.
Tips & Tricks
You and your opponent will be on opposite sides with pumps corresponding to the color of your balloons: red on the left, blue on the right. Each player takes turns to release a balloon from the nozzles on the ground. Don’t wait too long when it’s your turn, or your turn may get skipped!
First to form a row of four balloons of their color wins. If the whole grid is filled and there is no winner, it’s a tie. Some tricks you can try are:
- Putting a balloon in a corner makes it easier to form a diagonal connection of four. (Thanks, Silver Wolf!)
- Keep an eye on your opponent’s balloons so you can block them when they almost have a row of four. (Thanks, Zany Dragon!)
- Before planting a balloon, check to see whether you may be aiding your opponent in getting closer to a row, particularly for diagonals.
- Put a balloon on either side of the middle, then put a balloon in the middle itself. Then if your opponent blocks the sides, you can try to put the balloons in a diagonal. (Thanks, Shaggy Tornado!)
Have a tip for Balloons? Share it in the comments! 👇