The hot air balloon is a vehicle for lunatics. Any device that suspends you at a lethal height by bringing fire and polyester into close proximity is bound to claim more lives than it improves. The mere act of getting in one is, arguably, a form of extreme sport.
And that's the tack Digital Chocolate has taken with its latest home-grown casual game. Rather than drifting peacefully over the Sussex downs, Hot Balloon Race has you barrelling across stretches of flatland at a hundred miles an hour, collecting speed boosts, weaving through opposition, and setting off rockets along the way.