In Kirby's Wave Ride, the four Kirbys are Warp Star racing on the ocean. By pressing A, Kirby jumps and by jumping from the tip of a wave, Kirby gains speed. Depending on how well timed the jump is, the words good, great or excellent will appear on screen, with excellent giving Kirby the most speed. The first Kirby to cross the finish line wins. Once a player passes the finish line, so long as any of the other players/CPUs are still in the race, pressing the L or R buttons allows the player to view the Yellow, Red, and Green Kirbys (in that order) en route to the goal.