This is a very simple game. You guide a balloon through thirteen rooms. Each room has thirteen spikes. Only one spike in each room is positioned so it will not reach the ground. You must move the balloon under that spike by clicking on the floor beneath the spike.To be more specific, you need to actually click on the floor portion, not the rising column portion. You will know when you are over a location that the balloon can be placed by the appearance of an X underneath the cursor. Be quick as the spikes are moving!
The pumpkin edition plays the same as the original version except the levels are different and the object you are trying to save from the spikes is a pumpkin. This version was originally released on October 13, 2006 to take advantage of both the occurrence of Friday the 13th and the fact that Halloween is in October.
This version is an HTML5 port of the Flash based Pumpin Edition and was released on October 13th, 2017. An HTML5 version of the original version will be released on a future Friday the 13th (if it already hasn't as I doubt I will be modifying this page when the port of the original version is released.