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* ''This article is about the floating object. For other uses, see [[Balloon (disambiguation)]].
  
 
A '''balloon''' is a common object found regularly in the [[Rayman (series)|''Rayman'' series]].
 
A '''balloon''' is a common object found regularly in the [[Rayman (series)|''Rayman'' series]].
  
[[File:La bouingue.jpg|thumb|316px|[[Rayman]] and [[Bzzit]] in [[le bouingue]]]]
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==In [[Rayman 1|''Rayman'']] and its spin-offs==
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In [[Rayman 1|the original ''Rayman'' game]], balloons themselves cannot be found; however, in the PlayStation and [[Rayman (Atari Jaguar)|Atari Jaguar]] versions, an enormous present-shaped balloon can be seen on the map of [[the valley]]. No reason is ever given for its presence, and it appears merely as a decoration on the world map screen.
  
In [[Rayman 1|the original ''Rayman'' game]], balloons themselves cannot be found; however, in the PlayStation and Jaguar versions, an enormous present-shaped balloon can be seen on the map of [[the valley]]. No reason is ever given for its presence. Balloons appear much more frequently in the spin-offs based on the original game: in ''[[Rayman Designer]]'', purple balloons bearing the white letter ‘R’ – thus giving them a resemblance to [[Rayman's symbol]] – often appear in the new areas, and the played can also add them to their own custom levels. These balloons levitate in one spot; Rayman can inflate them by punching them with his [[telescopic fist]]. When he stands of them, they deflate within a fraction of a second, creating new platforming challenges not present in the original game. These balloons also appear in ''[[Rayman Collector]]'''s [[le bouingue]] minigame, where Rayman must pop them with the help of [[Bzzit]].
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R1PS1WorldMap.png|The mysterious present-shaped balloon in [[The valley|the world map]].
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Balloons do not appear in ''[[Rayman 2: The Great Escape]]''; however, two hot air balloons does appear in its remake, ''[[Rayman Revolution]]''. It is found in [[Rainbow Creek]], and takes [[Rayman]] to [[the Precipice]]. The second hot air balloon appears at the end of the first phase of [[the Iron Mountains]] and takes Rayman to the second phase. Since the two hot air balloons are identical, it is possible that they are the same one.
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===In ''[[Rayman Designer]]''===
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Balloons appear in ''[[Rayman Designer]]'' and its spin-offs as core gameplay elements in several levels. They appear as purple balloons bearing the white letter ‘R’ – thus giving them a resemblance to [[Rayman's symbol]] – often appear in the new areas, and the played can also add them to their own custom levels. These balloons levitate in one spot; [[Rayman]] can inflate them by punching them with his [[telescopic fist]]. When he stands on them, they deflate within a fraction of a second, creating new platforming challenges not present in [[Rayman 1|the original game]].
  
[[File:Balloons-Arcade-R3HH-PC-TitleScreen.jpg|thumb|right|320px|The title screen of [[Balloons]]]]
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These balloons also appear in ''[[Rayman Collector]]'''s [[le bouingue]] minigame, where [[Rayman]] must pop them with the help of [[Bzzit]].
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Designer balloons.png|[[Rayman]] charging his [[Telescopic fist|fist]] to punch a balloon.
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La bouingue.jpg|[[Rayman]] and [[Bzzit]] in [[le bouingue]].
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==In ''[[Rayman 2]]'' and ''[[Rayman Revolution]]''==
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[[File:Hot_air_balloon_in_the_Iron_Mountains.jpg|thumb|right|320px|The hot air balloon at the end of the first phase of [[the Iron Mountains]].]]
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A hot air balloon also appears at the end of the first phase of [[the Iron Mountains]], where it takes [[Rayman]] to the second phase. Another one can also be found in its remake, ''[[Rayman Revolution]]'', in [[Rainbow Creek]], where it takes [[Rayman]] to [[the Precipice]]. Since the two hot air balloons are identical, it is possible that they are the same one.
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==In ''[[Rayman 3]]''==
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In ''[[Rayman 3]]'', balloons make a much more prominent appearance than they do in any other game in [[Rayman (series)|the series]], both [[Rayman]] and the [[Hoodlum]]s use balloons as a means of traversing various kinds of otherwise impassable territory.
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Large balloons known as [[Hoodlum Zeppelin]]s carry various [[Hoodlum]]s from one place to another. On their sides they bear crude insignia depicting [[Black Lum]]s. Sets of smaller balloons are used by individual [[Hoodlum]]s as a means of quickly moving across reasonably large gaps and are usually found deep within their territory. The [[Hoodlum]]s like this method of travel because they believe "it’s exotic, it’s sporty and it weeds out the clumsier soldiers". A single [[Hoodlum]] holding one of these balloons is capable of flight, but if they are attacked while holding a balloon, the [[Hoodlum]] inflates and is immediately defeated; if the [[Hoodlum]] is standing on the balloon then the [[Hoodlum]] falls to the ground and attacks. [[Rayman]] often finds their chains of balloons unattended, and can use them as platforms; touching one will cause it to pop, sending [[Rayman]] bouncing high into the air. They quickly re-appear so that they can be used as platforms once more. One minigame, simply titled ‘[[Balloons]]’, revolves solely around this type of type of travel; [[Rayman]] must use chains comprising hundreds of balloons to cross a series of ships and icebergs in [[the Looming Sea]].
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The [[cage]]s in which the [[Teensie]]s are imprisoned are usually found suspended in the air by a floating balloon, and disappear when the [[cage]] is broken.
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Balloon R3.png|A small balloon, as seen in ''[[Rayman 3]]''.
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Balloons-Arcade-R3HH-PC-TitleScreen.jpg|The title screen of [[Balloons]].
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Hoodlum_Zeppelin_R3.png|A [[Hoodlum Zeppelin]] in ''[[Rayman 3]]''.
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Cage_R3_1.png|A [[cage]] suspended in the air via balloon.
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===In [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|''Rayman 3'' (Game Boy Advance)]]===
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[[Image:Balloon_R3_GBA.PNG|frame|left|class=sprite|A balloon in [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|the Game Boy Advance version of ''Rayman 3'']].]]
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Balloons in [[Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|the Game Boy Advance version of ''Rayman 3'']] are of yellow and green colouration, and will automatically inflate upon [[Rayman]]'s approach, they burst immediately after [[Rayman]] has bounced off of them, but will reinflate soon after.
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In ''[[Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc]]'', balloons make a much more prominent appearance than they do in any other game in [[Rayman (series)|the series]]. [[Rayman]] and the [[Hoodlum]]s both use balloons as a means of travel. Large balloons known as [[Hoodlum Zeppelin]]s carry various Hoodlums from one place to another. On their sides they bear crude insignia depicting [[Black Lum]]s. Smaller balloons are used by individual Hoodlums as a means of travel and are usually found deep within their territory. The Hoodlums like this method of travel because ‘it’s exotic, it’s sporty it weeds out the clumsier soldiers’. A single Hoodlum holding one of these balloons is capable of flight. The [[cage]]s in which the [[Teensie]]s are imprisoned are usually found suspended in the air by a floating balloon. Rayman often finds chains of balloons unattended, and can use them as platforms; touching one will cause it to pop, sending Rayman bouncing high into the air. They quickly re-appear so that they can be used as platforms once more. One minigame, simply titled ‘[[Balloons]]’, revolves solely around this type of type of travel; Rayman must use chains comprising hundreds of balloons to cross a series of ships and icebergs in [[the Looming Sea]].
 
 
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Revision as of 22:00, 26 September 2018

A balloon is a common object found regularly in the Rayman series.

In Rayman and its spin-offs

In the original Rayman game, balloons themselves cannot be found; however, in the PlayStation and Atari Jaguar versions, an enormous present-shaped balloon can be seen on the map of the valley. No reason is ever given for its presence, and it appears merely as a decoration on the world map screen.

In Rayman Designer

Balloons appear in Rayman Designer and its spin-offs as core gameplay elements in several levels. They appear as purple balloons bearing the white letter ‘R’ – thus giving them a resemblance to Rayman's symbol – often appear in the new areas, and the played can also add them to their own custom levels. These balloons levitate in one spot; Rayman can inflate them by punching them with his telescopic fist. When he stands on them, they deflate within a fraction of a second, creating new platforming challenges not present in the original game.

These balloons also appear in Rayman Collector's le bouingue minigame, where Rayman must pop them with the help of Bzzit.

In Rayman 2 and Rayman Revolution

The hot air balloon at the end of the first phase of the Iron Mountains.

A hot air balloon also appears at the end of the first phase of the Iron Mountains, where it takes Rayman to the second phase. Another one can also be found in its remake, Rayman Revolution, in Rainbow Creek, where it takes Rayman to the Precipice. Since the two hot air balloons are identical, it is possible that they are the same one.


In Rayman 3

In Rayman 3, balloons make a much more prominent appearance than they do in any other game in the series, both Rayman and the Hoodlums use balloons as a means of traversing various kinds of otherwise impassable territory.

Large balloons known as Hoodlum Zeppelins carry various Hoodlums from one place to another. On their sides they bear crude insignia depicting Black Lums. Sets of smaller balloons are used by individual Hoodlums as a means of quickly moving across reasonably large gaps and are usually found deep within their territory. The Hoodlums like this method of travel because they believe "it’s exotic, it’s sporty and it weeds out the clumsier soldiers". A single Hoodlum holding one of these balloons is capable of flight, but if they are attacked while holding a balloon, the Hoodlum inflates and is immediately defeated; if the Hoodlum is standing on the balloon then the Hoodlum falls to the ground and attacks. Rayman often finds their chains of balloons unattended, and can use them as platforms; touching one will cause it to pop, sending Rayman bouncing high into the air. They quickly re-appear so that they can be used as platforms once more. One minigame, simply titled ‘Balloons’, revolves solely around this type of type of travel; Rayman must use chains comprising hundreds of balloons to cross a series of ships and icebergs in the Looming Sea.

The cages in which the Teensies are imprisoned are usually found suspended in the air by a floating balloon, and disappear when the cage is broken.

In Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)

Balloons in the Game Boy Advance version of Rayman 3 are of yellow and green colouration, and will automatically inflate upon Rayman's approach, they burst immediately after Rayman has bounced off of them, but will reinflate soon after.