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Kirby Air Ride (GameCube)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Kirby Air Ride GameCube Air Ride: Machine Passage
Kirby Air Ride GameCube Air Ride: Fantasy Meadows
Kirby Air Ride GameCube Kirby's spin attack
Kirby Air Ride GameCube Air Ride: Checker Knights

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

The Press Says

Super Play Feb, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Gamers.at Feb 02, 2004 72 out of 100 72
Jeuxpo.com 2004 6.7 out of 10 67
Gamesmania Mar 12, 2004 66 out of 100 66
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 26, 2004 11 out of 20 55
IGN Oct 13, 2003 5.2 out of 10 52
The Next Level Nov 04, 2003 C 50
Game Revolution Oct, 2003 C- 42
1UP May 09, 2004 4 out of 10 40
The Video Game Critic Jun 08, 2005 D 25

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Trivia

Development

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 (10772) added Kirby Air Ride (GameCube) on Oct 13, 2003