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Hello Kitty World

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Hello Kitty World
Hello Kitty World.jpg
Developer(s): Nintendo Research & Development 1, Pax Softnica (as Mario Co., Ltd)
Publisher(s): Character Soft (Sanrio company)
Platform: Famicom
Category: Platformer
Players: 1-2
Predecessor: Balloon Kid
Successor: Balloon Fight GB
Release dates
Japan: March 27, 1992

Hello Kitty World is a Japan-only game for the Famicom.

The core game is the same as the earlier overseas release Balloon Kid for the Game Boy, except for character changes, namely the main characters are now Sanrio's characters Hello Kitty (player one, replacing Alice), Mimmy (player two, replacing Samm) and Tippy Bear (the boy blown away by a gust of wind, replacing Jim). Other characters from the same franchise appear as minor characters (Joey the mouse and Mory the mole).

The staff roll is also generally the same but with a few additional people.

This version was only released in Japan, while North America and Europe got Balloon Kid. Despite this, Nintendo would also release Balloon Fight GB for the Japanese market in 2000, which was originally for the Nintendo Power (cartridge service) but later for the Japanese Nintendo 3DS eShop.

Additions to staff credits

According to the back of the box art, Mario Co., Ltd. (株式会社マリオ) are the producers (a past joint venture between Nintendo and the Dentsu advertising/public relations company). Also responsible for marketing are ASCII Corporation, and Sanrio themselves. The publisher is Character Soft; a past subsidiary of Sanrio for video games featuring Sanrio characters based in Minami-Aoyama, Minato, Japan.

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  • The Bonus Stage music reuses a modified version of one of the Nintendo World Championships 1990 tracks. This is not the case in Balloon Kid or Balloon Fight GB. Both Hello Kitty World and Nintendo World Championships 1990 were composed by Hirokazu Tanaka. The Mario-themed intro to it from the Nintendo World Championships 1990 software/Game Paks were removed.[1]


Balloon Fight series logo
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Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty World  • Pocket Hello Kitty  • Hello Kitty Pocket Camera (related: Mobile Trainer)  • Hello Kitty no Beads Koubou


Template:Peanuts series (Sanrio ownership rights in Japan)  • Nintendo All-Plastic (NAP) Hello Kitty, Patty & Jimmy cards