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Episode 8: Roller Coaster Balloons

Ben Chard
Jarrod Garripoli
, &
Seren Morgan-Roberts


This page offers tips on how to complete Roller Coaster Balloons, which is the eighth episode in Pinna Park.

Pop the Balloons

To begin, you’ll need to follow the sand path all the way up past the Deku Tree and ferris wheel to reach a bridge across to the roller coaster. Then, speak to the tallest Pianta and he’ll let you go on the roller coaster! During the ride, you’ll need to shoot all 20 Balloons before the roller coaster completes three laps. You’ll need to use the water rockets to pop the balloons.

Speak to the Pianta near the ride to begin.

This is one of the more straight forward episodes in this world, as shooting the 20 balloons is quite easy. You’ll be picking up lots of water rockets along the track, so you don’t need to worry if you waste a rocket! You can also pop some of the balloons closer to the track using your normal spray nozzle.

When a rocket fires through a balloon, it’ll continue flying for a short while, meaning you could potentially hit multiple balloons at once when they line up. There are a few instances when three balloons will perfectly line up and you could shoot them all with one water rocket.

When you’ve popped all the balloons, the ride will end and you’ll have earned yourself a Shine Sprite.

(1 of 2) and when you've popped all 20 balloons, you'll earn a Shine Sprite!

and when you've popped all 20 balloons, you'll earn a Shine Sprite! (left), You can sometimes shoot more than one balloon with a single rocket, (right)

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  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Platformer
  • Guide Release
    24 September 2020
  • Last Updated
    8 February 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Seren Morgan-Roberts, Jarrod Garripoli, Ben Chard

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