Balloon Racing

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Not to be confused with Balloon Race.
Balloon Racing

Balloon Racing is a one-to-four-player Action minigame in New Super Mario Bros.

Gameplay[edit]

The player must blow into the Mic to make Yoshi float with his balloons and get on the airship. An obstacle there are many Fly Guys moving horizontally to stop Yoshi's ascension. If Yoshi is hit by a Fly Guy, one of his balloons will pop. The minigame ends if time runs out, both balloons are popped, or Yoshi falls below the bottom screen. The goal of the game is to reach the top in the shortest time possible.

In multiplayer, the goal of the game is to reach the top before the player's opponents. Losing all balloons results in elimination from the contest. If no one gets to the top, whoever is closest wins. If everyone's balloons pop, the minigame ends in a draw. This minigame has adjustable difficulty. The harder it is, the more Fly Guys there will be.

In-game instructions[edit]

  • Single player: "Blow into the Mic to send Yoshi flying skyward. Yoshi's balloons will burst if he hits a Fly Guy. If all the balloons pop, Yoshi will fall. Can you reach the goal before time runs out?"
  • Multiplayer: "Blow into the Mic to send Yoshi flying skyward. Yoshi's balloons will burst if he hits a Shy Guy. If all the balloons pop, Yoshi will fall. Who can reach the goal before time runs out?"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バルーン・レーシング
Barūn Rēsingu
Balloon Racing
French Course en ballon Balloon course
German Ballonflug Balloon flight
Italian Corsa all'ultimo fiato Run on the last breath
Korean 풍선 경주
Pungseon gyeongju
Balloon Race
Spanish Carrera de globos Balloon Race