Official Title  Kaze no Notam - Notam of wind
Common Title  Kaze no Notam - Notam of wind
Serial Number(s)  SLPS-00912
Region  NTSC-J
Genre / Style  Simulation 

Developer  ArtDink.
Publisher  ArtDink.
Date Released  11 September 1997
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SLPS-00912
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 2
( 1 Data Track &
1 Audio Track )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
312 MB
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover.
  •  4988640100181  - 


Menus and gameplay are in Japanese.

Kaze no NOTAM - NOTAM of Wind is a hot air balloon simulator in a fantasy setting. As a hot air balloon operator you'll be left mostly to the mercy of the winds having no control over your balloons movements on the X or Y axis. Only the Z is open to you by letting off your burner and ascending or releasing hot air and lowering yourself to earth. The wind changes at different altitudes, you'll be aware of the way it's blowing at every height thanks to a wind compass on the right side of the screen, so you'll have to make shrewd use of it to get where you're going.

You have green markers that can be used for a variety of things. The game enters a first-person gondola view whenever you prepare to throw a marker.

The game allows you to select the weather conditions and time of your outing as well as the locations.

The three locations are:
- Drafty Valley, a valley peppered with castles and other memories of a bygone time.
- Windy City, a modern metropolis with airports, stadiums and office buildings.
- Breezy Earth A mysterious presentation of the Earth's and mankind's future.

All of these areas are peppered with strange things to see and explore, such as unusual dirigibles, mad auroras, sand drawings, and ancient ruins, to name a few.

The game has several "Try Tasks" which the player can set records on and then try to beat, or ignore and drift lazy as a cloud. The tasks are:
* Fly In: in this task you'll have the skillfully use the winds to get your craft to hover over a terrestrial target. Once their you'll try to throw a marker at it. The goal is to be as accurate as possible, a difficult thing as your balloon moves with the wind, and you can't stop the forces of nature.
* Try Delta: a competition of flight distance. You'll have three markers, which once dropped will measure the area of the triangle they form. This shows the surface area covered in your journey, assuming you wisely used your markers, the larger it is the better your score.
* Wolf Hunt: this is a timed task in which you'll be hunting down whimsically shaped balloons, e.g. chickens, and marking them. The faster you can hunt down all six the better. These wolf balloons will appear in bright yellow on your map to help you hunt them.

The game also features a "Round Mode" in which you have to try to beat nine specific goals or "rounds".

  Manufacturer's description:

Enjoy the feeling of flying a hot air balloon ride balloon 3D simulation. Changing world through time and varied depending on weather you can enjoy hot air balloon ride. The game can also enjoy a realistic forward and hot-air balloon catches the wind well. Read a good wind change with altitude, destination to go to get fuel before it expires.

  • Third person perspective.
  • 3D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • Hot Air Balloon theme.
Number Of Players  1-2 Players
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  1 Block
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller ( Digital Controller compatible )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
Vibration Function Compatible  No
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  No
Emulator  ePSXe v.1.9.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL Driver v2.9 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 63, Compatibility=1,3,2; Shader effects= 1 (Fullscreen smoothin))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.1.9.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe Cdrom plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  The game doesn't have it (Digital only).
Console Bios Used  SCPH7502

  NOTE:   This is not the only possible combination of plugins. There are others that will work (better or worse) for your particular hardware. We provide you with one working set-up so that you may get the game up and running, hassle-free. Testing other emulators/plugins is up to you.

  Move camera:  D-Pad
  Map:  Square Button
  Valve:  X Button
  Burner:  Triangle Button
  Marker:  Circle Button
  View:  R1 Button


  New Balloons -   Start the game and hold L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 at the Sony logo 

 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 800 x 800 pix.
Res. - 72 dpi
File Size - 129 KB
Dim. - 1024 x 800 pix.
Res. - 72 dpi
File Size - 290 KB
Dim. - 640 x 544 pix.
Res. - 72 dpi
File Size - 23 KB
 - Disc Cover
Dim. - 640 x 645 pix.
Res. - 72 dpi
File Size - 46 KB

  • Kaze no Notam - Notam of Wind [SCPS-45111]  - 

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