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Balloon Hunt

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Walkthrough and Guide by Paul (vhayste)
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Balloon Hunt

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There are several tours players can take which will allow them to collect medals. These medals can be exchanged for various island-exclusive items by talking to Granny. At first, players can only choose one-star challenges. Stars determine the difficulty of the challenge. Higher difficulty challenges are worth more medals. You can unlock higher difficulty challenges by completing the lower ones. After unlocking all challenges, Leilani will only offer 12 random challenges of varying difficulties that change every day. Each tour has a ranking system. If you exceed the minimum score required, you’ll be given more medals.

This mini-game automatically equips players with slingshot. The objective is to shoot as many balloons as you can within the time limit. To shoot a balloon, stand under its shadow and press A. There are two types of balloons:

  • regular balloons - worth 1 point

  • bunny balloons - worth 3 points

The wind direction will also change often so it will be good to refer to your mini-map often to catch up to them.

Easy Balloon Hunt

5 minutes
20 balloons – 1 medal
26 balloons – 2 medals
32 balloons – 4 medals
40+ balloons – 6 medals

Normal Balloon Hunt

5 minutes
Notes: Balloons are much faster. Obstacles such as pitfalls and trees are added in the map.

20 balloons – 2 medals
26 balloons – 3 medals
32 balloons – 5 medals
40+ balloons – 8 medals

Elite Balloon Hunt

5 minutes
Notes: Number of pitfalls in the map is tripled

20 balloons – 3 medals
26 balloons – 5 medals
32 balloons – 7 medals
40+ balloons – 12 medals

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