Balloon (Donkey Kong Barrel Blast)

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A sprite of a red balloon from Donkey Kong Barrel BlastA sprite of a blue balloon from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
A red balloon and a blue balloon

A balloon is an object in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. Balloons, when touched, grant the racers with items to attack their opponents or improve the racers' performance. Many balloons appear in every course in the game. When touched, the balloons break and disappear for a short amount of time, but appear soon after for another player to grab. There are two types of balloons: red balloons and blue balloons. The effects of a red balloons are boosted by Kongs, while the effects of a blue balloon are boosted by Kremlings.

These balloons can be seen as a spiritual successor to the Weapon Balloons from Diddy Kong Racing. They may also be based on the Extra Life Balloons from the Donkey Kong Country series.

Items[edit]

Descriptions from the manual.[1]

Red balloon
Image Name Description
Prop Monkey's icon from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Prop Monkey Hops on the opponent in front of you and tosses out their bananas. (Boost: The effect will last longer.)
Squawks's icon from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Squawks Hops on the opponent in front of you and prevents them from using Wild Moves. (Boost: The effect will last longer.)
Quawks's icon, in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. Quawks Attacks the player in first place and slows him or her down. (Boost: Also makes the player drop all bananas.)
Banana Fairy's icon from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Banana Fairy Allows you to pick up bananas in a wide range. (Boost: The effect will last longer.)
Icon of a Blazing Banana from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Blazing Banana Places flaming bananas around the course. Players who hit them will slow down. (Boost: Throws out extra Blazing Bananas.)
Icon of a Tasty Melon from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Tasty Melon Makes you invincible for a short time. (Boost: The effect will last longer.
Icon of a Crystal Coconut from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Crystal Coconut Makes you invincible and grants you unlimited Wild Moves.
Sprite of a Banana Bunch from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Banana Bunch Gives you 30 bananas.
Blue balloon
Image Name Description
Icon of a Mini-Necky from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Mini-Necky Chases and attacks the character behind you. (Boost: The targeted character will lose one Wild Move.)
Icon of a Whirlwind from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Whirlwind Takes bananas from all the other characters. (Boost: Takes more bananas.)
Icon of a Backward Barrel from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Backward Barrel Gives you a barrel to throw at a character behind you. (Boost: The barrel will become a TNT Barrel (p. 20)).
Icon of a Mini-Zinger from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Mini-Zinger Drops a swarm of Mini-Zingers on the course. Any character who touches them will slow down and must get rid of them by shaking the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. (Boost: The effect will last longer.)
Icon of a Pineapple Launcher from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. Pineapple Launcher Attacks the character in front of you with a pineapple. (Boost: Two pineapples will be launched.)
Icon of a Wild Elixir from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Wild Elixir Gives you an extra Wild Move. (Boost: Gives you two Wild Moves.)
Icon of a Mega TNT Barrel from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Mega TNT Barrel Launches powerful TNT Barrels at all other racers. Struck racers will lose their Wild Moves and slow down. In addition, their right and left directions might get reversed.
Sprite of a Banana Bunch from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Banana Bunch Gives you 30 bananas.

Trivia[edit]

  • In early versions, the red balloon had a "DK" emblem on it. In addition, a green balloon has artwork instead of a blue balloon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donkey Kong Barrel Blast instruction booklet, pages 17-18.