- Not to be confused with Balloon Race.
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 pops. The minigame ends if time runs out, both balloons are popped, or Yoshi falls below the bottom screen. The goal of the minigame is to reach the top in the shortest time possible.
In multiplayer, the goal of the minigame 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 are.
- 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
|French||Course en ballon||Balloon race|
|Italian||Corsa all'ultimo fiato||Run on the last breath|
|Spanish||Carrera de globos||Balloon Race|