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MacRumors
Jan 31, 2012, 12:58 PM
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Sir Benfro's Brilliant Balloon (http://www.sirbenfro.com/) is a one-button side-scroller in the vein of the Helicopter Game (http://www.addictinggames.com/helicopter.html) or Jetpack Joyride (http://toucharcade.com/2011/08/31/jetpack-joyride-review/), but with its own unique twist. Players take control of Sir Benfro and his balloon as they explore strange and fantastic worlds filled with weird creatures, complete with wonderful sound effects and soundtrack.
Travel with inquisitive explorer Sir Benfro as he flies through fantastical new worlds filled with weird and wonderful creatures. Float into forests, across oceans and down to the centre of the Earth. But take care - you're never far from bumping into the next bizarre beast.

Sir Benfro's Brilliant Balloon features four adventures. Magical fireflies named Light Emitting Daves power Sir Benfro's balloon. You must fly as fast as you can to keep collecting the Daves and reach the end of each adventure. It's a game for all ages with three difficulty settings to delight everyone from beginners to master balloonists.

Drawing inspiration from Victorian botanical illustration, puppet theatres, Terry Gilliam's animations for Monty Python, the stylings of Studio Ghibli and Yimou Zhang's film Hero, Sir Benfro's Brilliant Balloon doesn't look like any other game on the App Store.
A companion children's book called Sir Benfro's Travels will be published by Thames & Hudson this autumn.

Sir Benfro's Brilliant Balloon is available for $0.99 (http://appshopper.com/games/sir-benfro's-brilliant-balloon) for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. [Direct Link (http://itunes.apple.com/app/sir-benfros-brilliant-balloon/id475711411?ls=1&mt=8)]

Article Link: Explore Strange New Worlds With Sir Benfro's Brilliant Balloon (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/01/31/explore-strange-new-worlds-with-sir-benfros-brilliant-balloon/)



RedTomato
Jan 31, 2012, 01:21 PM
Wirelessly posted (This odd thing that I hold: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

Video doesn't seem to work on my iPhone ?

And the link to The Helicopter Game doesn't take me there either. It only takes me to some sort of factory line shovelware game page.

smileyborg
Jan 31, 2012, 01:29 PM
Looks like someone wants to be the next Tiny Wings!

ThunderSkunk
Jan 31, 2012, 04:05 PM
Glad to see artists finding an avenue for their art.

pancakedrawer
Jan 31, 2012, 05:54 PM
Macrumors should really state when they are posting a sponsored article.

PNutts
Jan 31, 2012, 07:55 PM
Macrumors should really state when they are posting a sponsored article.

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Doctor Q
Feb 1, 2012, 11:11 PM
Macrumors should really state when they are posting a sponsored article.

Site and Forum Feedback (http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=66)
Better yet: FAQ

RedTomato
Feb 6, 2012, 06:46 PM
I bought the game. I like supporting games with nice artwork. It's a lovely game but the first level is too hard :o still can't get past it.