Artwork of Banana Balloons
|First appearance||Donkey Kong 64 (1999)|
Banana Balloons are objects found in Donkey Kong 64. They are balloons with a picture of a banana on each of them; they appear in a variety of five colors. In the game, they float through the air in several different patterns. When a Banana Balloon is shot with one of Funky Kong's weapons, the Kong shooting it will receive ten bananas. However, the color of the balloon must match the corresponding Kong's main character: yellow for Donkey Kong, red for Diddy Kong, blue for Lanky Kong, purple for Tiny Kong, and green for Chunky Kong. Banana Balloons are located in most levels of the game, and because of their flight paths, some are more difficult to find and destroy than others, with a few reachable only by using Funky Kong's Sniper Scope.