Ringing the bell at the first Rest Island will start the game. You can ring it multiple times, but this will not cause any different effect besides the sound of the bell ringing. There is also a bell at the last Rest Island which does not have any effect on gameplay.
Bells are golden and are reflective. They are suspended on very tall white poles, which are curved 180 degrees at the top, where the bell connects. The bell itself is about the size of the player themselves.
|Vs. Balloon Fight/Balloon Fight (NES)||Clouds - Pipes - Platforms - Propellers|
|Dangerous||Arrow - Sparks|
|Balloon Kid/Balloon Fight GB||Bumper - Game Boy - Loose Ground - Moving Platforms - Ultra Hand|
|Dangerous||Big Chestnut - Boulders - Crusher - Icicles - Light Bulbs - Oil Drums - Snowflakes - Stalactites|
|Balloon Trip Breeze||Bell - Block - Buoy - Brick Block - Rest House - Rest Island - Podium|