Kirby Air Ride

Published by Nintendo, Developed by HAL Laboratory, Inc

Genres: Racing (4 players)

US release date: Oct 13th, 2003 | EU release date: Feb 27th, 2004

Kirby Air Ride

Kirby arrives on Nintendo GameCube at warp speed in his first-ever racing game. Based on the same principles as games like Super Smash Brothers and past Kirby titles, Kirby Air Ride offers an entirely new approach to the racing genre. The simple controls that define all Kirby games give Kirby Air Ride instant playability no matter how skilled the players may be.


  • Break and slide around corners with a unique "push" action. "Charge-up" as you slide, then release for break-neck acceleration!
  • Kirby wouldn't be Kirby without stealing enemy abilities and using them to his advantage. Copy enemy abilities with a single button.
  • Three distinct play modes push the racing genre in new directions. The Air Ride and Top Ride modes offer 3-D and 2-D racing, respectively, while the City Trial mode takes the battle action from the Air Ride mode and turns it into a race for power-ups before launching players into full-on tournament battle.
  • Establish your racing dominance and win races by mastering corner slides and gliding through the air with no acceleration button.
  • Race different types of warpstar vehicles, each with different racing properties.
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wiifan said:

Man I hated this game. The first time I played it I wanted to get rid of it. I thought it was worth nothing but I got $5 for it anyway.


Yoshi-1up said:

I enjoyed it for a few hours. Good thing it was like $9!


Sonic Fan said:

This game was a best seller.


Captain Jamesman said:

This game rocked! What the hell are you saying wiifan? If you don't like Kirby Air Ride, then you're not a true Kirby Fan.


WiiNinja said:

Between this and Crystal Shards, I can't say which kirby game is better. Although Air Ride offered more multiplayer options, Kirby 64 had better party mini-games (there were only three, but the checkerboard one was the best). Wiifan, this game pwns on Gamecube.

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Juan said:

This game is good, City Trial is awesome. The controls are simple, yet fun.


TruBlu said:

This is the only Kirby game I like, save Cyrstal Shards. I love Air Ride, and still do.


Nintendoof said:

I loved this game. They brought the hidden box challenges from here into Brawl. Did you know that?


#1 Mario Fan said:

City Trial was the best, so many events, and you could also get the legendary air ride machines.

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