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Heavystar
Kirby Air Ride artwork
Bulk Star
Name (JP) ヘビースター (Hebīsutā)
- Meaning for "Heavy Star"
IconKAR Mini BulkStar
Stat outline
KAR Patch HPKAR Patch OffenseDown ChargeKAR Patch DefenseDown Turn
KAR Patch TopSpeedDown BoostKAR Patch WeightDown Glide
ClassificationAir Machine
FuelYes
HP280 / 1120*
AvailabilityAir Ride (must be unlocked), City Trial
Course Unlocked atCelestial Valley
How to UnlockTime attack: Finish in under 03:20:00
Charging gives it fuel! It can take a beating.
— Bulk Star's Flavor Text • Kirby: Air Ride

The Bulk Star (Heavy Star in Japan) is one of the playable Air Ride Machines in Kirby Air Ride. It is known for having to use its charging gauge as "fuel".

The Bulk Star is different from the other stars in appearance, with a larger frame and an exposed engine, which makes a unique sound. Its appearance and mechanics seem to be based on certain parts of old American muscle cars or on the parts of real-world cars in general. The Bulk Star is the heaviest non-legendary Air Ride Machine, and has great HP, offense, and defense. These traits accentuate its usefulness in City Trial mode.

Its charge and boost have unique properties; when a player charges the Bulk Star's charge meter, it will run off of that boost gradually until it goes out, in which case it will need to be charged again.

The Bulk Star also has a high Top Speed and can drift decently, but it has poor acceleration, handling, and charging speed. It also has a poor Glide stat, but its large frame allows it to perform a glitch in the Air Glide event of City Trial mode which it can use to reach unprecedented heights.

Trivia

  • There is a fuel gauge on the back of the star that shows how much fuel it has left, but the available charge bar undermines this feature entirely.
  • On surfaces that would slow most stars down, such as the lava in Magma Flows, the Bulk Star actually speeds up.
  • On its underside it has the word "Heavy" and a yellow star in the background, reflecting its Japanese name, Heavy Star.

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