Extra Life Balloon
|Extra Life Balloon|
Extra Life Balloon, as seen in Donkey Kong Country
|First Appearance||Donkey Kong Country|
|Latest Appearance||Donkey Kong Country Returns|
Extra Life Balloons are items used throughout the Donkey Kong Country series which will grant the Kongs varying amounts of extra lives when picked up. Depending on the color on the balloon, the Kongs can gain 1 to 3 lives at a time. A red balloon is worth one life, green balloon is worth two lives and blue balloons are worth three.
They can be found in hidden areas of a level or as a reward from a bonus game. They can also be purchased from Cranky Kong's Shop in Donkey Kong Country Returns in which they undergo a redesign, now being completely red as opposed to the design featuring Donkey Kong's face.