Red balloon

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red balloon
red balloon

This is a red balloon. If you and I went to a little toy shop, and bought a bag of balloons with the money we've got, that bag would contain a number of these. I think you know what that number is.

Type: off-hand item
Selling Price: 5000 Meat.
Gift Item

(In-game plural: red balloons)
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Item number: 1221
Description ID: 814985131
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Obtained From

The Gift Shop (after 26th ascension) (100,000 Meat)

When Used

From inventory (single use):

You release 1 balloon into the air.

Using X at once

You release X balloons into the air.

Using 99:

You release 99 balloons into the air.

You hear a roar as fighter planes scramble from a nearby air base. "This is it, boys. This is war."



  • The description of this item is taken from the 1983 song "99 Red Balloons" ("99 Luftballons"), available in English and German by the German band Nena. This song was first covered by the punk rock band 7 Seconds and also later covered by Goldfinger. The English version starts, "You and I in a little toy shop / buy a bag of balloons with the money we've got." There were 99 red balloons in the bag. However, the original German lyrics made no mention of a color; there were simply 99 balloons.
  • The 99 multi-use message also references the "99 Red Balloons" lyrics.
  • This may also be a reference to the phrase "the balloon's gone up," which means that a significant event has taken place (e.g., "The balloon's gone up - they've invaded Poland!").


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