In Clowns and Balloons, you manipulate a trampoline, shooting your player ever higher, as you try to break as many balloons as you can in your trajectory across the screen. The concept is simple, but play is not. You must anticipate where to move that trampoline at all times. Otherwise, in the flick of an eye, your player will land in a headfirst heap on the floor.
Stone Age devotees of the black and white coin-op Circus will especially appreciate the sophistication of Clowns and Balloons. The trampoline is carried by two silver-haired clowns, whose outsized shoes scamper wildly as they run from side to side. The balloons spin and shimmer as they glide across the screen, and they do so in vibrant colors.