Funny World & Balloon Boy

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Funny World & Balloon Boy
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Realtec
Game total: 2
Genre: Compilation

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive

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Funny World & Balloon Boy is an unlicensed Sega Mega Drive game compilation developed by AV artisan and published by Realtec. Released in the United States and Taiwan in 1993, it is most known for being one of few unlicensed Mega Drive games to be primarily released in the United States, and for its notably garish cover artwork.

Games included


Funny World
A shooting gallery game similar to Cabal. Left and Right move the gun and B shoots. There are some targets to avoid, such as humans.


Balloon Boy
A single-screen action game. Left and Right move around, A shoots (you can only shoot straight up), and B jumps. The goal of each level is to shoot at balloons, collecting goodies that come out of some of them but avoiding traps that come out of some others.



This is the only Realtec game which makes use of the mapper functionality of their special mapper; each game occupies one mapper bank. All other Realtec games (as well as this one) would otherwise use the mapper for copy protection.

Magazine articles

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Physical scans

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Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
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Sega Mega Drive
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Funny World & Balloon Boy

Mega Drive, US
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FunnyWorldBalloonBoy MD US Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, TW
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Multi-cart appearances

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Technical information

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ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 a82f05f0
MD5 5adb68ad7e42b62690d084a9e71629a4
SHA-1 17481c8327433bfce8f7bae493fc044194e400a4
512kB 1993-03-11 Cartridge (US)


  1. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 121
  2. VideoGames, "September 1995" (US; 1995-08-22), page 91

Funny World & Balloon Boy

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