Kirby Air Ride artwork
Balloon Bombers are enemies that have only appeared in Kirby Air Ride. They bear skull masks, and appear to be bombs themselves although they barely ever detonate. However, if Kirby attacks them directly, they will go flying away, but unlike other enemies, will visibly explode after a short distance.
Although they have not directly appeared in any game other than Kirby Air Ride, they have made various cameos in other games.
In Kirby Super Star Ultra, King Dedede is fought in an arena filled with spectators. Balloon Bomber is one of those spectators. They also appear as a card in Kirby Card Swipe. Balloon Bomber also appears in Kirby: Canvas Curse as one of Paint Roller's paintings.