Phase 1 of Vs. Balloon Fight is one of the simplest levels in the game.
The starting ground is to the sides, with water in the middle on the bottom of the screen. There is a Platform over the water with two pink Balloon Birds on it, and there is one pink Balloon Bird on the right Scoreboard Platform. There are no Flippers in the stage. A Giant Cloud is in the middle of the stage, and there are smaller Clouds scattered around the stage.
- The NES Balloon Fight's first phase is very similar to this, except with only the bottom half of the stage and with the one Balloon Bird moved down.
- This stage does not repeat, just like the other first 12 levels.