Chances are if you’re reading this then just like me you were playing Luna’s Fishing Garden and unlocked your balloon but you have no idea how to use it so you went to Google for answers. Well, have no fear, it’s actually a whole lot more straightforward than you think. Here’s how to use your balloon in Luna’s Fishing Garden.
Walk up to the edge of an island…and then keep walking.
Yep. That’s it.
If you haven’t got the achievement for walking off an island yet then you will fall in. But, once you’ve finished that achievement and you’ve unlocked the balloon you will simply take to the air and float over to the next island. Importantly, you do need to be facing towards the island you want to float over to, though you can change direction in mid-air to return to the island you just came from. When you want to get back to your boat simply float back over to the island you left it on. Though it is possible for you to abandon the boat and island hop with your balloons.
I’ll be honest, I think the balloons are the one place where the game falls down. There either needs to be a popup when you get your balloon explaining how it works or maybe a small quest that asks you to walk to the edge of the island and try the balloons out. Another option could be having the balloon in your inventory with some text on hovering your mouse over it explaining how the balloon works. In the grand scheme of things though, this is a very minor problem and the rest of the game is fantastic.
I’ve only played the game once, it took about 4 and a half hours to complete, though after I finished I did some reading and saw that some people have completed the game in 2 hours. I’m actually going to be playing again very soon, not only to get pictures for this article but also to get the one achievement I missed because I didn’t work out how the balloons worked until after the opportunity for that achievement had passed. I’m not going to say what the achievement is, just in case anyone is sensitive about spoilers. Just know that there is an achievement that requires you to use your balloon.
I had never heard of this game before I got it in a recent Humble Bundle and considering the age of it, if you’re only now coming across the game now, chances are you probably got the game as part of the same bundle or because it was recently on sale on Steam. The creator of the game is a small studio called Coldwild, they’ve made a few other games and they are also actively working on a couple of new ones right now. Thanks to Humble Bundle, Coldwild has at least one new fan.
I hope this guide was helpful, and if you’re still reading at this point you’ve probably realized that the balloon in Luna’s Fishing Garden problem was solved after the first paragraph. At this point, I’m only still writing because our search engine overlords give preferential treatment to pages that have at least 800 words of text under the belief that it makes you sound like you’re an authority. That doesn’t really take into account the fact that some problems can be solved in 12 words.
If you haven’t already done so then please consider checking out my youtube channel where I will be posting my second playthrough of Luna’s Fishing Garden as well as the other games that were included in the Sim-ple Life Humble Bundle, and a few other games too.
(Video coming soon)
There are a ton of relaxing games being released at the moment and I am absolutely living for them. One that just recently came out that I had the pleasure of playing in beta is Aka, a game quite similar to Animal Crossing. You can watch my beta footage in the video below. It was created by Cosmic Gatto, an award-winning former Dreamworks animator turned game developer and published by Neowiz.
I also got the opportunity to play the demo for Moonstone Island, a game that is honestly not all that different from other games I’ve played recently. It’s what happens when you mix Stardew Valley with Pokemon. It was honestly a fun game, I really enjoyed the demo and it seems like the full game will offer many hours of gameplay once it releases. This week is also the Steam Next Fest and I am going to be on the lookout for even more games to play then. So be on the lookout for a whole lot more videos coming in the near future.