In Kirby Air Ride, he was an available default character that was selectable as a palette swap. In both Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, he was playable via multiplayer. In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Dark Meta Knight attacked Kirby, splitting him into four separate beings, one of which was Red Kirby. After obtaining the Red Spray Paint in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby: Squeak Squad, the player can recolor Kirby to resemble Red Kirby. He appears in Kirby Super Star Ultra in the multi-player sub-games.
- If Red Kirby gets the Fighter ability, he gets a white bandanna instead of a red one like the one that the Green, Yellow, and Pink Kirbys wear, most likely to make his bandanna visible on his red body.
- In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and the sub-games in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, player three controls Blue Kirby instead of Red Kirby.