In the classic King and Balloon, arcade gamers will fight to protect their King from an invading army of dangerous hot air balloons. This fixed-shooter mode of play allows you to target opponents with a cannon controlled by two of the King’s soldiers at the bottom of the screen to pop the advancing balloons. Note that striped hot air balloons are balloons that have joined together to launch a large-scale attack. If a balloon makes its way past your defenses and captures the King, react quickly! You have a limited amount of time to shoot down the enemy and save the day. Namco released the classic King and Balloon game in 1980.