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Ico hotair2
Released July 2007
Play It Nitrome.com Miniclip
Levels 30 (20 story + 10 bonus)
Game Type Main game
Genre Adventure, action
Websites Nitrome.com
Miniclip (commissioner)
Controls
Instr-keyboard

PC Mouse - Move fan
PC Mouse Left Click - Activate fan

Prequel/Sequel Hot Air, Indirect Sequel - Hot Air Balloon Maker, Hot Air Jr.
Development time Development began in November 2006[1]
Credits Programming
Heather Stancliffe
Artwork
Jon Annal
Mat Annal
Music
Lee Nicklen
Music Nitrome.com
Menu
Hot Air 2 Menu

Game
Hot Air 2 Main

Boss
Hot Air 2 Boss

Miniclip
Menu
Hot Air 2 Miniclip Menu

Game
Hot Air 2 Miniclip Main

Special Nitrome's first released sequel
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Hot Air 2: All Blown Up, also known as Hot Air 2, is an action-puzzle game released in 2007, and also Nitrome's first released sequel. In the game, the main character, Hot Air, has a girlfriend and is trying to rescue her after she is captured by Baron von Blimp.

The game has several new enemies, as well as some enemies from its prequel, Hot Air, that have been redone or been given new counterparts. In the sequel, players were able make balloons using the Hot Air Balloon Maker, then use them as characters. When the balloon maker was taken down due to the humongous amount of balloons made, all player-created balloons were removed from the game.

Controls

PC Mouse Move the mouse - Move fan

PC Mouse Left Click Mouse click - Activate fan

The cyan fan is what propels Hot Air throughout the levels of the game. The player must click the left mouse button in order to activate the fan, which will immediately starting blowing Hot Air away from it. Also, the player must move the mouse in order to move the fan.

Levels

There are also extra levels, but these need to be unlocked by completing a certain amount of levels with all the stars.

Introduction: The Story So Far...

Hot Air and a pink balloon fall in love. Just then, a flower drops from the sky. Hot Air goes to pick it up, but knocks it over. Just then, Baron von Blimp captures Hot Air's girlfriend and flies off with her. Hot Air gets angry.

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1: Big Mouth Strikes Again

The player has to go into big mouth's mouth, and stay there until they can escape the other end and exit to the finish pad.

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2: Shut Your Trap

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The player has to land on the key platforms to open gates, but has to get up before the spikes for the traps come up. There are two of these.

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Danger sign
Level 2 begins at 1:07 in the below video


3: So I Married an Axe Murderer

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The player has to fly over and land on the orange pad, then fly to the right room and press the other orange pad, then fly past the two axes, and press the other orange pad, then fly past the axes again and on to the finish pad.

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Danger sign
Level 3 begins at 2:07 in the below video

4: King of the Castle

The player has to fan a wheel many times, and keep the gate up long enough so the player can get to the finish pad.

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Level 4 begins at 3:54 in the below video

5: Keep it Down

The player has to get out of the area they are in, and land on the key switch on the left. That key switch unlocks a gate, fly to the other key switch, and press it. That switch opens the last gate that blocked the exit. Now fly up to the exit before the green water gets to high.

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6: Stamped Out

The player has to fly up, activate the key switch, and fly up to the exit while the stone block is still down.

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Level 6 begins at 5:19 in the below video

7: Winging It

The player has to try to land on the exit that is flying around.

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Level 7 begins at 5:50 in the below video

8: Drill Bill

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The player has to navigate through crumbling rocks to the finish, and avoid getting popped by drill bill. Getting the stars here is difficult.

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9: Balls of Steel

The player has to go around the room and try to get away from the Ball on the Chain, then navigate to the finish by avoiding the double ball on chains, and the small spike diamonds.

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10: Octoboss (Boss 1)

The player has to land on orange pads to shoot a rocket at the Octoboss, and do this three times, then fly over to the exit.

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11: Ball and Chain

The player has to fly past a giant ball and chain fast, to get to the exit.

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12: Fire Escape

The player has to blow out a fire droplet with the fan, then go through the area, then up, then blow out two other fire droplets, then go through the area, then up, then blow out all the other fire droplets, then fly over to the finish.

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Level 12 begins in the below video at 0:39

13: Some Like It Hot

The player has to wait for the water to go down, activate the bellow switch, then fly up to the area where the star is (not the area the player started in). Now activate the other key, then go up into the second alcove with a star. Now, go through the tunnel, and into the finish when the water dies down.

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Level 13 begins in the below video at 1:14

14: Great Balls of Fire

The player must go up, and avoid the three volcano's that shoot fire Now, go past the volcano that shoots fire bullets up, then go up near the volcano, avoid the fire bullets shot from it, fly past it, then down, then avoid the volcano that shoots fire bullets in an oblique line, then fly down, then to the left, then onto the exit.

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Level 14 begins at 2:29 in the below video

15: The Earth Moved

The player has to fly past some moving spike circles, then some others, then another, then up, then wait for the red pad to come down.

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Level 15 begins in the below video at 4:13

16: Dragon Breath

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The player must navigate their way through moving dragon snakes, to the red pad.

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Level 16 begins in the below video at 4:44

17: Come Together

This is a hard level. The player must go up, avoiding the moving blocks, then wait for the mouth block to open, then get into the mouth block, and go as close to the right side as possible, then wait for the mouth block to move, go down, avoiding the other blocks, then go to the right, then up (avoiding the blocks), all the way over to the red pad. Joined U blocks are hard for the player to get past.

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18: Biting the Bullet

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The player must press four Key switches, while avoiding a giant bullet that follows them.

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19: Cooking on Gas

The player must blow out two blue fires, fly past them, blow out one blue fire high up, then fly up, then fly to the left. Now, blow out two more blue fires, go into the room below, blow out the other blue fire, and try to get to the red pad.

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Level 19 begins in the below video at 7:53


20: Baron von Blimp (Boss 2)

The player has to blow drills with parachutes into the baron, three times, then get out of the way, then press the key on top of the blimp passenger area, then go over to the finish pad.

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The End: Or is it?

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Hot Air and the his girlfriend get married. A bow is around Baron von Blimp's blimp, and the words "Just Married" written in pink. Baron von Blimp jumps up in anger in his cage. Hot Air and the pink balloon jump up happy. Just then a stork carrying flies over them, and off the screen, and Hot Air Balloon gets embarrassed.


21: Mine All Mine

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The player has to land the balloon on all key platforms scattered in the level while avoiding the spikes from mines. After all keys are collected, the exit is unlocked.

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22: Octopus Garden

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The player has to get to the exit, but octopi are hovering in the stage. They have to be fanned away.

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23: The Worm That Turned

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In two rooms the player has to land on a key platform to reach the exit while avoiding blobs which are jumping up and down from the ceiling to the floor and back again.

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24: Follow The Leader

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The player have to get two keys in a room, whilst being followed by a small flying enemy.

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25: Number 1 Fan

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The player have to make it to the exit, but to look out for the fans which are there to blow the balloon away.

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26: A Tight Squeeze

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The player has to fan the balloon to the exit, between blocks with enemies walking around it.

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27: Caged Up

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The balloon is trapped into a cage which is hanging on a cable. The cage moves by itself and the player have to move with it to finally land on the exit.

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28: Dental Practice

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The player has to fan the balloon through three mouths, before they close.

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29: Off The Walls

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The player has to fly over a wall and land on the exit, while avoiding bouncing smileys.

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30: Big Daddy (Boss 3)

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The player has to land three times on the finish pad which is located on top of Big Daddy's head.

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Enemies

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  • Big mouth - A big clockwise rotating circle with a face, and a mouth cut out.
  • Spike traps - Bear Trap enemies that will close their arms when Hot Air lands on their head
  • Axes - In Hot Air 2, there are two axes: male and female. The faces for both switches when they are near each other.
  • Portcullis - The portcullis reacts only if player blows the pinwheel
  • Sick guy - He causes the raising of green liquid in the level.
  • Crusher blocks - These enemies move upwards then drop down
  • Drill Bill - A giant, vertically-downwards moving drill placed at the top of the level
  • Ball on chains - There are two types of balls on chains:
  • Fire - Fire can be removed by using fan to them.
  • Lava - It rises up and down
  • Volcanoes - Volcanoes are stationary and fire lava droplets.
  • Dragon worms - Dragon worms moves in square shaped path.

Previews

January

A preview image for Hot Air 2 was shown on Nitrome's old 2006/2007 website, Nitrome 1.2.

February

In February of 2007, Nitrome released an advertisement on their site that linked to a whole page about the upcoming game. The page's background was similar to the game's title screen, and it included four screenshots from the game. Beneath the game title it listed the new, upcoming features for the game, such as: "New boss fights", "Scrolling levels", "Unlock new balloons", "New map screen" and "And more".

The player could click on the screenshots to enlarge them, and then scroll through them. Beneath the screenshots were captions that had comments that Nitrome made about the game, such as "Screenshots (1/4) - Be careful around some of the new types of traps that await you in the game!"

July

A trailer was also posted on July 4, 2007, showing excerpts of the levels and some of the other features in Hot Air 2.

Unknown dates

These are the preview images released on unknown dates, presumably sometimes during 2007.

Beta elements

When Mat was reviewed by Free Games News about Hot Air 2[2] being released in February 2007, an image of a beta room from the game was used. The only difference in the picture is the background and coloured blocks - instead of the blocks being coloured grey, they are coloured green.

Awards

Site Contest Prize Outcome
Jay is Games Jay is Games Best of Casual Gameplay 2007 Action or Arcade game (Browser section) of 2007 Nominated
Gamezebo Zeebys 2008 Casual Games Awards - Web Game[3] ? Nominated
Flash Forward Film Festival[4] Flash Forward Film Festival - Games People's choice award Nominated

Glitches

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Floating glitch
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  • When the player goes near a platform, but not on it, the balloon will float in midair with no help from the fan.
  • If player blows the balloon right after the level starts, the background music does not change. Later, if the player dies again and starts the level, the menu music will play, but it will get louder and louder.
    • However, if the player does not die again but instead turn the music off and on, the game music will play instead, and it will get louder as well.

Beta elements

  • The trailer for Hot Air 2 shows the startup with a Hot Air face background instead of a pink line background. Also, all levels were available, even though the player did not have any stars.
  • The yellow balloon in the January 2007 ad is not in Hot Air 2.

Trivia

  • Two of the Hot Air 2 levels have references to the Beatles' songs: Come Together, and Octopus Garden.
  • Hot Air 2 is the first released Nitrome game that allows players to change their character's appearance.
  • The music in the Miniclip version of Hot Air 2 was completely different than the music in the Nitrome version.
    • The music tracks played in the Miniclip version were extra themes Lee Nicklen composed for the original Hot Air.[5]
  • Unusually, the menu music for the Miniclip version of Hot Air 2 ends abruptly and does not loop.
  • Level 3 was named after a comedy thriller film So I Married an Axe Murderer.

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