Phase 1 is the first and simplest stage of Balloon Fight for the NES.
The stage is by far the simplest. There is one large platform over the water, covering the entire width of the water, and there are three pink Balloon Birds on top of the platform. There are no Flippers. This stage is similar and is likely based off of Phase 1 of Vs. Balloon Fight. Clouds are near the top of the stage.
- Since this is the first level of the game, it is included with the three beginning phases which never repeat and use the green grass palette.
- Tingle's Balloon Fight uses this stage as well for the first stage, largely unchanged besides the stage being more vertical due to the game's design.