Green Balloon

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This article is about the green-colored balloons from the Donkey Kong Country games. For the green-colored balloons from Diddy Kong Racing and Diddy Kong Racing DS, see Weapon Balloon.
Green Balloon
Green Balloon - Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze.png
Description
Original: Grants two extra lives.
New: "Automatically saves you from falling to your doom up to three times! (But not all the time.)"

First appearance

Donkey Kong Country (1994)

Latest appearance

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
“Pitfalls got ya down? Way down? This balloon will really lift your spirits!”
Funky Kong, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
A Green Balloon from Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

The Green Balloon is an item in the Donkey Kong Country series. It is identical to a Red Balloon, except, as its name indicates, it is colored green. In the first three Donkey Kong Country games, it serves as a type of Extra Life Balloon[1] and grants two extra lives.

It is retooled with a different purpose in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, where it can be obtained at Cranky Kong's Shop for three Banana Coins or at Funky's Fly 'n' Buy for seven Banana Coins, respectively. If Donkey Kong (or Funky Kong in the Nintendo Switch version of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze) equips a Green Balloon, it brings him back to the stage after falling into a bottomless pit. However, Green Balloons cannot be used in stages which require Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong to keep moving, or when falling into pits is impossible (such as when riding a Mine Cart or a Rocket Barrel). Green Balloons cannot be used during multiplayer.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グリーンバルーン
Gurīn Barūn
Green Balloon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Extra Life Balloons come in three great flavors. Red Balloons give you one extra life, Green Balloons give you two and the elusive Blue Balloons give you three extra lives!" - The Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Player's Guide, page 15.