Considering the kind of game that you get, Jenny’s Balloon is as unassuming a title as one can go. Yes, this is a balloon game and you do steer your character as she floats gently up the screen. What makes this game so different is the fact that if feels like the kind of game that sends you the very edge of the line between the logical and the surreal –with a little dose of the dark and macabre. From the music, to the animations, to actual visuals, Jenny’s Balloon can be quite a chilling, yet absorbing game to play.
Launch games come with a particular flavor, you do a run, get as far as you can, upgrade, then do another run. In Wonder Rocket, this pacing is done in such a smooth and seamless cycle that you hardly feel as if you are racing towards any specific goal other than trying to make your rocket get as high as possible. Then, just as you have settled into the game’s relaxing pace, it suddenly unleashes homing missiles and hostile alien ships with teeth at you –turning your runs to the top into a race to survive. If you have been looking for a silly, yet well made launch game, this is it.