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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.

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 (MPH) Stats
Warp Star KAR Mini Warpstar.png 200 25.22
Top speedBoostWeightGlide emphasis
Flight Warp Star KAR Mini FlightWarpstar.png 200 25.47
Top speedBoostWeightGlide emphasis
Compact Star KAR Mini CompactStar.png 100 18.01
Poor HPPoor offenseCharge emphasisDefenseTurn emphasis
Poor top speedBoostLightweightGlide
Wagon Star KAR Mini WagonStar.png 250 26.09
HP emphasisOffensePoor chargeDefenseTurn emphasis
Top speed emphasisPoor boostWeightPoor glide
Swerve Star KAR Mini SwerveStar.png 140 31.18
Poor HPOffenseCharge emphasisDefensePoor turning
Top speed emphasisBoostWeightPoor glide
Winged Star KAR Mini WingedStar.png 150 23.29
HPPoor offenseChargePoor defenseTurn
Poor top speedBoostLightweightGlide emphasis
Shadow Star KAR Mini ShadowStar.png 140 19.88
Poor HPOffenseChargeDefensePoor turning
Top speed emphasisBoost emphasisWeightPoor glide
Bulk Star KAR Mini BulkStar.png 280 38
HP emphasisOffense emphasisPoor chargeDefense emphasisPoor turning
Top speed emphasisPoor boostWeight emphasisPoor glide
Rocket Star KAR Mini RocketStar.png 220 15.53
HP emphasisOffensePoor chargeDefenseTurn emphasis
Poor top speedBoost emphasisWeightGlide emphasis
Jet Star KAR Mini JetStar.png 200 20.50
HPOffensePoor chargeDefenseTurn emphasis
Poor top speedBoostWeightGlide emphasis
Turbo Star KAR Mini TurboStar.png 160 28.57
HPOffenseChargeDefensePoor turning
Top speed emphasisBoostWeightGlide
Slick Star KAR Mini SlickStar.png 200 27.02
HPOffenseChargeDefensePoor turning
Top speed emphasisBoostWeightGlide
Formula Star KAR Mini FormulaStar.png 140 42.86
Poor HPOffenseChargeDefensePoor turning
Top speed emphasisBoost emphasisWeightPoor glide
Hydra KAR Mini Hydra.png 400 124.86
HP emphasisOffense emphasisPoor chargeDefense emphasisTurn
Top speed emphasisBoost emphasisWeight emphasisGlide emphasis
Dragoon KAR Mini Dragoon.png 230 37.28
HP emphasisOffense emphasisChargeDefense emphasisTurn emphasis
Top speed emphasisBoost emphasisWeightGlide emphasis
Wheelie Bike KAR Mini WheelieBike.png 180 26.83
HPOffense emphasisChargeDefenseTurn
Top speedBoostWeightPoor glide
Wheelie Scooter KAR Mini WheelieScooter.png 140 21.12
Poor HPPoor offenseCharge emphasisPoor defenseTurn emphasis
Poor top speedPoor boostLightweightGlide emphasis
Rex Wheelie KAR Mini RexWheelie.png 210 31.36
HPOffense emphasisPoor chargeDefense emphasisPoor turning
Top speed emphasisBoostWeight emphasisPoor glide
King Dedede KAR Mini KingDedede.png 200 27.48
HPOffense emphasisChargeDefense emphasisPoor turning
Top speedBoostWeight emphasisPoor glide
Meta Knight KAR Mini MetaKnight.png 170 26.40
HPPoor offensePoor chargeDefenseTurn
Top speedPoor boostLightweightGlide emphasis

Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Kirby must learn to fly not just Warp Stars, but other battle vehicles as well.
— Kabu explaining his reasons for sending dream training to Kirby and Tiff • Air-Ride-in-Style - Part II

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 eNeMeE from the Star Warriors that fell in the battle in the great war. 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).

How to Unlock

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.