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Several Kirbys on different Air Ride Machines.

Air Ride Machines are hoverboard-like flying vehicles featured in the racing game Kirby Air Ride. They respond to their rider's mental commands and have varying abilities; some can fly very well, while others can only hover off the ground. Kirby's Warp Star is the most famous and recurring Air Ride Machine.


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List and stats

A list of Air Ride Machines, along with recorded measurements of each machine's HP and top speed. Steer Star and Free Star have no measurable stats.

Name Icon HP Top Speed
Warp Star KAR Mini Warpstar 200 25.22 mph
Wagon Star KAR Mini WagonStar 250 26.09 mph
Swerve Star KAR Mini SwerveStar 140 31.18 mph
Winged Star KAR Mini WingedStar 150 23.29 mph
Shadow Star KAR Mini ShadowStar 140 19.88 mph
Bulk Star KAR Mini BulkStar 280 38 mph
Rocket Star KAR Mini RocketStar 220 15.53 mph
Jet Star KAR Mini JetStar 200 20.50 mph
Turbo Star KAR Mini TurboStar 160 28.57 mph
Slick Star KAR Mini SlickStar 200 27.02 mph
Formula Star KAR Mini FormulaStar 140 42.86 mph
Wheelie Bike KAR Mini WheelieBike 180 26.83 mph
Wheelie Scooter KAR Mini WheelieScooter 140 21.12 mph
Rex Wheelie KAR Mini RexWheelie 210 31.36 mph
King Dedede KAR Mini KingDedede 200 27.48 mph
Meta Knight KAR Mini MetaKnight 170 26.40 mph
Compact Star KAR Mini CompactStar 100 18.01 mph
Flight Warp Star KAR Mini FlightWarpstar 200 25.47 mph
Hydra KAR Mini Hydra 400 124.86 mph
Dragoon KAR Mini Dragoon 230 37.28 mph

Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Air Ride Machines also make an appearance in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, most notably in the final episode. In the final episode, they are used primarily by Nightmare Enterprises, but some are put into use by Kirby after their riders are defeated. The Air Ride Machines included in the anime are the Formula Star, the Rocket Star, the Winged Star, and the Shadow Star. All four Air Ride Machines in the anime are also in Kirby Air Ride, with more content in the game than in the Anime, contrary to most things in the Anime.

It can also be noted that the Air Ride Machines were said to have been stolen by Nightmare from the Star Warriors that fell in the battle between the Galaxy Soldier Army and Nightmare Enterprises. According to Kabu, from what he has learned from the other Kabus throughout the universe, Nightmare has been stealing these Air Ride Machines from all over the universe. Because he knew this, he knew that Kirby must learn to fly not just Warp Stars, but other battle vehicles like the Air Ride Machines as well. Therefore, he sent him and Tiff a dream where Kirby received his dream training, which later paid off in the final episode when he stole a Winged Star from a Winged Star rider as he fought to prove what a true Star Warrior he was to everyone (because King Dedede and Escargoon sent and told him to do so and open the gate leading into the main interior of Nightmare's Fortress).

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Air Ride

Mode Course Task Reward
Air Ride Checker Knights Finish 2 laps in under 03:05:00! New Machine: Slick Star
Air Ride Machine Passage Race over 4500 feet in 2 minutes! New Machine: Jet Star
Any Any In any mode other than Free Run, reach the goal a total of 3 times! New Machine: Wagon Star
Air Ride Sky Sands Finish 2 laps in under 02:05:00! New Machine: Swerve Star
Time Attack Frozen Hillside Finish in under 03:14:00! New Machine: Formula Star
Any Any Defeat 10 or more enemies using the Quick Spin! New Machine: Shadow Star
Air Ride Magma Flows Use all the volcano rails and finish in 1st place! New Machine: Turbo Star
Air Ride Any Finish in 1st place while flying through the air! New Machine: Winged Star
Time Attack Celestial Valley Finish in under 03:20:00! New Machine: Bulk Star
Free Run Machine Passage Finish 1 lap in under 01:05:00! New Machine: Rocket Star
Air Ride Any Race all of the standard Air Ride courses! New Machine: Wheelie Bike
Air Ride Any Start the final lap in 4th place and move to 1st to win. New Machine: Wheelie Scooter
Any Any Defeat 100 or more enemies with exhaled stars! New Machine: Rex Wheelie

City Trial

Mode Course Task Reward
Stadium High Jump Jump higher than 1000 feet! Dragoon Part A: Use 3 to complete Dragoon.
City Trial City During one game, fly through the rings in the sky 5 times or more! Dragoon Part B: Use 3 to complete Dragoon.
Stadium Air Glider Fly more than 1300 feet! Dragoon Part C: Use 3 to complete Dragoon.
City Trial City Destroy all of the dilapidated houses! Hydra Part X: Use 3 to complete Hydra.
Stadium Destruction Derby (All) KO enemies over 150 times! Hydra Part Y: Use 3 to complete Hydra.
Stadium Kirby Melee (All) KO over 1500 enemies! Hydra Part Z: Use 3 to complete Hydra.