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Balloon Gunner is a flying shooter game where you pilot a biplane trying to shoot down various enemies, including reconnaissance balloons, ships, fast dirigibles and many other enemies.
To take care of the enemies you come equipped with a machine gun with infinite ammunition, and limited number of other bonuses like bombs, missiles and speed boosts.
The full game features 40 locations, but the free trial with 3 â€œislandsâ€ were more than enough to give me a great taste for the game.
The graphics are not the best, and the terrain-following feature, while making the game very accessible, does take away some of the feeling of piloting a real plane. On the other hand the game is great fun, easily accessible, having to hunt for ships extends the game play and ads an element of exploration, and there is a real sense of excitement and danger when involved in dogfights.
The game is $1.99, which is on the expensive side for a non-xbox Live game, but if one were to ask if paying the fee is worth it, the answer would be I have, after trying the free trial, already purchased it.
Try it for yourself by downloading it from Marketplace here.