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|This article is about the vehicle in Kirby Mass Attack. For other uses, see Balloon (disambiguation).|
Kirby Mass Attack screenshot
|“||When you ride in the Balloon Bobbleship, run along the bottom of its basket to steer the ship into the floating question marks. I'm sure there's got to be something great hidden in one of those.”|
|— Daroach • Kirby Mass Attack|
The Balloon Bobbleship is a massive orange and yellow basket with rounded handles on its outer rim. Its interior has cross-hatched walls and a small star logo (possibly a reference to the heroic heart) at the top. Long gray ropes fasten ten giant balloons to the basket. Of the balloons, three are red, three are blue, two are yellow, and two are green.
The Balloon Bobbleship is a major component in Stage 5 of Sandy Canyon, which is the only stage it appears in. After riding a moving platform up a tower, the Kirbys inflate the balloons with a massive pump and board the vessel. The heroes can steer the it left or right by moving in the respective direction. As it ascends the sky, prizes and hazards pass by. If the Kirbys steer the Balloon Bobbleship into a '?' icon, a reward of fruit or a Medal will appear in the basket. Skull icons will steer toward the ship; if they make contact, one or more enemies will ambush the Kirbys.
The Balloon Bobbleship's balloons are not indestructible. Big Gordos thrive high in the atmosphere, and touching one will pop a balloon. If all the balloons pop, the Bobbleship falls from the sky, KO'ing all Kirbys.
At the end of the stage, the Kirbys dismount the Balloon Bobbleship in the clouds and the craft drifts away.