Balloon (Donkey Kong Barrel Blast)
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.
Descriptions from the manual.