Kirby Air Ride (GameCube)

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Kirby's adventures takes him into new territory in this race through the stars. Control Kirby and various other characters from the franchise through the tracks (ranging from star fields to Mario like kingdoms) simply by using the analog stick. As Kirby accelerates himself, all you need to do is guide Kirby and be careful not to hit any obstacles on the track. Kirby can also use various special moves, such as attacks on the other racers to slow them down. 4 players can take to the track at any time, controlling a different colored Kirby.


Kirby Air Ride GameCube Air Ride: Magma Flows
Kirby Air Ride GameCube Kirby's spin attack
Kirby Air Ride GameCube Air Ride: Machine Passage
Kirby Air Ride GameCube Air Ride: Celestial Valley

Alternate Titles

  • "Kirby's Air Ride" -- Development title
  • "Kirby no Air Ride" -- Japanese title
  • "KAR" -- Common abbreviation
  • "カービィのエアライド" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

One of the best Game-cube games I've played Jason Hodges (3) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Super Play (Sweden) Feb, 2004 8 out of 10 80
PGNx Media Nov 07, 2003 7.3 out of 10 73 Feb 02, 2004 72 out of 100 72
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Game Freaks 365 2003 5.7 out of 10 57 Feb 26, 2004 11 out of 20 55
GameSpot Oct 15, 2003 5.1 out of 10 51
The Next Level Nov 04, 2003 C 50
Diehard GameFan Mar 24, 2004 3.8 out of 9 42
1UP May 09, 2004 4 out of 10 40


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Kirby Air Ride was originally supposed to be a Nintendo 64 title and was one of the first titles announced for the system. It was eventually dropped from release lists, only to be brought back to life in 2003 for the GameCube.

Related Web Sites

  • Kirby Air Ride (Official US website)
  • Kirby's Rainbow Resort (Fantastic megasite with everything you ever wanted to know about Kirby.)
  • Warp Pipe official site (Use Warp Pipe in conjunction with a broadband adapter and a copy of Kirby Air Ride,1080' Avalanche,Or Mario Kart:Double Dash!! To play online.)
Kartanym (10751) added Kirby Air Ride (GameCube) on Oct 13, 2003