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The minigame takes place in the skies, where the stone towers appear in the background, along with moving clouds at the bottom and bright rainbows. The sky is entirely made up of bricks painted blue from dark to bright. The player is prepared as they are hovering with the balloon attached to them. As the player prepares to use the bow, gusts of wind are heard, and then the minigame starts.
The player's objective is to shoot one of the balloons that contains an item within the time limit of ten seconds. The row of balloons moves vertically at different speeds. The value of the item varies, with a rare item behind the row of balloons and a common item in front of the player. If the player pops a balloon with their arrow, they will receive the item from the balloon the player popped.
However, if the arrow is shot and misses the whole row of balloons, it will bounce off the stone tower and pop the player's own balloon. Baby Bowser will then appear in the window of one of the other stone towers and laugh at the player's loss (with a slight camera pan towards said stone tower). The player will get nothing. If the player runs out of time, the row of balloons will disappear and the arrow will automatically be shot, with the rest being the same.
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