Red balloon (object)
A red balloon is an item found in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its reissue. Red balloons appear in the stages Don't Look Back! and Ride Like The Wind. A red balloon starts off as a small one, and a Yoshi must stand on an air pump to fill the balloon with air. It can be filled only a certain amount, then the air pump compresses on itself. After the Yoshi inflates the balloon fully, he can ride it through the sky until it runs out of air and falls off the screen. Once the Yoshi lands on it, air immediately starts leaking out the end, gradually deflating the balloon. It can be ridden at any size, but jumping on it before it is fully filled could possibly jeopardize chances of a 100% score. Red balloons cannot be popped and can be used only once.
Names in other languages
- Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Pages 75 and 81.
- Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Player's Guide. Pages 72 and 78.
- Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 81.
- 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオアドバンス3」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook - Super Mario Advance 3), page 9.