Balloonatic (minigame)

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This article is about the minigame from Mario Party 7. For the microgame from WarioWare: Twisted!, see Balloonatic (microgame).
Wario loses in Balloonatic in Mario Party 7
Appears in Mario Party 7
Type 1-vs.-3 minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track What a Mess!
Music sample

Balloonatic is a 1-vs.-3 minigame in Mario Party 7. The minigame's name is a portmanteau of the words "balloon" and "lunatic."


The opening clip shows the solo player flying towards a boat, while the team players are firing their cannons at the solo player, with no cannonball actually hitting the solo player.


The goal of the solo player is to survive the onslaught of cannonballs that are fired by the team of three. The goal of the team players is to hit the solo player's balloons with their cannons. The solo player flies a hot air balloon, while the team players fire their cannons from a boat at sea. The team players win if they shoot all three of the solo player's balloons. The solo player wins if they survive for 30 seconds.


If the solo player wins, they will land safely on a small island and celebrate, with the losing team of three nowhere to be seen. If the team players win, they will celebrate while the solo player is being carried off by the water.


Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Ascend

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move target
  • A Button – Fire

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"One player flies a hot-air balloon and tries to dodge incoming fire. The other 3 attempt to bring him down!"
  • Advice"Move the hot-air balloon up and down as much as possible to make yourself harder to hit."

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たいほうでねらって!
Taihō de neratte!
Aim by Cannons!
French Canonball Cannonball
German Ballon-Kanonade Balloon Cannonade
Italian Palloni e cannoni Balloons and cannons
Spanish Globomatic Balloonmatic