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Giant Bubbles are a common item in the Balloon Fight series.


Function

In Balloon Fight's modes A and B, as well as Vs. Balloon Fight, Giant Bubbles appear when a Balloon Bird is knocked into the water. They are worth 500 points. In Mode C, however, they occasionally rise up from the sea and will freeze time when popped. In Balloon Kid, they act exactly the same way.

In Nintendo Land: Balloon Trip Breeze, Giant Bubbles will appear when Balloon Birds are knocked into the water, but popping it will not freeze time. Giant Bubbles also will occasionally rise from the ocean carrying items such as Erasers, Time Stoppers, Invincibility Stars, Capsules, and Question Marks. A large group of Giant Bubbles will come out of the ocean when the rain stops, with longer storms causing more bubbles to rise up when they end.

Appearance

They are large bubbles, about the size of the player. In Balloon Trip Breeze, they will occasionally contain items. In the original games, the bubbles have a blue outer skin. though they are colorless in Balloon Trip Breeze.

Other Names

  • シャボン玉 (Shabontama, Soap Bubble) (Famicom Balloon Fight manual, Balloon Fight GB online manual, VC Balloon Fight GB manual)
  • Bulle géante (Giant Bubble) (French NES Balloon Fight manual)
  • Bulle (Bubble) (French Balloon Kid manual)
  • Bubbles (Balloon Kid manual)
Items
Vs. Balloon Fight/Balloon Fight (NES) Balloons - Giant Bubbles
Balloon Kid/Balloon Fight GB Power-Up Balloon - Heart
Balloon Trip Breeze Package - Crate - Giant Present - Spike Ball - Eraser - Capsule - Invincibility Star - Question Mark - Time Stopper


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