Balthazar is a dog whose best friend, a young boy named Dustin, has fallen into a coma after being hit by an ice cream truck. While Dustin lies in bed, Balthazar refuses to leave his side, even sleeping by him. While Balthazar sleeps, he dreams he's in some strange world, in which he senses two presences. One is Dustin, but the other is something dark and evil, and Balthazar just knows that whatever it is, it seeks to take Dustin away.
So, his goal set, Balthazar sets out on a quest to save Dustin from this threat.
Balthazar's Dream contains examples of:
- Badass Adorable: Balthazar, a cute dog who fights off foes in the dream world with the ferocity of a wolf.
- Cats Are Mean: Cats are some of the enemies Balthazar faces in the dream world.
- Dogs Love Fire Hydrants: They serve as save points in the game.
- Dream World: The game is set in Balthazar's dreams.
- Fat Bastard: One of the bosses is a big fat cat.
- Heroic Dog: Balthazar, of course.
- Side View: This being a side-scroller, this is a given.
- Undying Loyalty: Balthazar stays by Dustin's side in the waking world, and is on a quest to rescue him in the dream world.
- Vine Swing: You can swing on vines in the forest level, and on rope in the indoor level.