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A puzzle game.

Balloon Brothers was produced by Taito/East Technology in 1992.

Taito/East Technology released 2 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1992. Taito/East Technology was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito/East Technology during the time period Balloon Brothers was produced include: First Funky Fighter


Name Balloon Brothers
Developer Taito/East Technology (Japan)
Year 1992
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7005
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Rotate|Rotate
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

A Tetris-type game but with different colored balloons in different shapes.

Instead of falling blocks, the balloons float to the top. Completing a full row across will make that row disappear.

Balloon Brothers KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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There is no on screen date of manufacture.


This board is a modified Taito PCB ISupermanI, INew Zealand StoryI, ICloud MasterI, et. al. by East Technology.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Balloon Brothers Census

There are 14,745 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,470 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,450 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 3 known instances of this machine owned by Balloon Brothers collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Balloon Brothers circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


This game uses a 680008 processor.

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