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Stay Tight! Big Balloon! is a mini-game in Party Mode from Sonic and the Secret Rings.


Hold the Wii Remote sideways and shake up and down to pump.


The objective of the game is to pump a balloon full of air without being the one to pop it. The game starts with the first player at an air pump. The player must pump the balloon full of air, but not pump so much that the balloon pops. After three seconds, the player's turn ends, and the next player moves to the pump. The game continues until the balloon pops, and the player who popped the balloon loses. It takes 22 pumps to pop the balloon. (not counting the one that automatically happens right before the game begins)


  • If you're the first player, pump as much as you can. It's almost impossible to pop the balloon on the first turn.
  • When the balloon's nearly popping, pump it only once, or allow the timer to drop to zero. It'll pump automatically.


Name Artist(s) Length Music track
"Purple Pants" Fumie Kumatani 1:26