Doesn't the manual also tell the game's plot, like how did Alice's brother, Jim, accidentally fly away from home? I assume the setting takes place in Pencilvania, which explains the pencil-shaped skyscrapers, while the name sounds exactly like the second state in the United States, Pennsylvania.
It sure does. From what I can tell, it's the same story as on the Japanese website for BFGB. But here goes.
1. GAME STORY
In the little town of Pencilvania, there lived a brother and sister who loved to play with balloons. Alice and her younger brother Jim, with spend endless days filling the skies with their balloons.
One day, Jim filled all his balloons and tied them together to make a beautiful balloon rainbow across the sky. "What a great idea this was Jim", said Alice, "but please be careful!". Just then, a strong wind blew and Jim was carried away into the sky. "On no! This is terrible, I must save Jim!", thought Alice. Meanwhile, Jim who was a very clever boy, thought, "I wonder how Alice will find me.........Wait! I've got an idea. I'll leave a trail of balloons for Alice to follow!".
Help our Balloon Kid Heroine Alice find her brother Jim, by collecting the balloons he has left behind. But watch out! Mean animals and dangerous obstacles will try to prevent Alice from completing her search.
I tried to write the story as grammatically close to the manual as possible. Horrible!
The items are Balloons, Double Balloons, Game Boy, and Power-Up Balloons - but I can't be bothered to type out the descriptions
Last Edit: Jul 22, 2007 5:01:45 GMT -5 by Fryguy64
Yeah, the Japanese art seemed to be more kid friendly...but that's basiacally how everyone in Japan draws right? Just that "anime" style? I've never seen anything different come from Japan so I have to give America props for that.
Actually, artists styles in Japaan do tend to differ. You probably just haven't seen enough Japanese artwork to notice. The stuff that's sent here and made mainstream is roughly 20% of the actual stuff that exists in Japan. Hey, it's over-populated, whatcha gonna do?
However, it does bug me when certain breeds of interweb fanpersons insists on trying to follow a set model for an and all artwork that might be considered "Japanese-styled" and put it all under one banner when in reality it's no different than animation from anywhere else in the world and has about as many genres as novels or movies.
I mean, you don't see anyone trying to separate European cartoons from American ones, do ya?
I'm not going against the fact that the stylings or content of what's in them are different, I'm trying to make it a point that anime and cartoons are not two different forms of media. While cartoons from Britain have themes you'd find in a piece of entertainment that comes from Britain, it's still regarded as a "cartoon", while the so-called "animes" from Japan are treated like an entirely different thing, even though it shouldn't be.
You don't see people trying to follow an all-encompassing art model for cartoons from the UK, do you?
Post by parrothead on Jul 27, 2007 22:03:05 GMT -5
I remember seeing some French cartoons that looked like they came from Japan. For several examples, The Noozles, The Adventures of the Little Koala, The Adventures of The Little Prince, and The Littl' Bits.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I heard that some French cartoons look like animes.