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Sand is a Top Ride course in Kirby Air Ride. It is located in a sandy desert of Dream Land, like its Air Ride counterpart, Sky Sands (also called Sandoola). Its alternate music is a remix of the Rock Star music from the game Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.

General Information

The first turn features a large worm creature in a pit called "Ant Doom." The worm will eat the racers if they get too close and spit them back towards the starting line, but will very occasionally spit them ahead to the top bridge instead. Falling into the pit and getting caught by the worm count as different events, and both are required by the Checklist. The worm will periodically go berserk and toss boulders which makes racers spin out of control if they get hit. Above the Ant Doom pit is a golem constructed from a cluster of rocks. It may occasionally collapse, pushing away any racers nearby and limiting their abilities to avoid the worm.

The top stretch has two bridges, the lower one providing a faster route, but crumbles after several racers pass over it. Against CPU racers, it usually crumbles after the first lap as they almost always take the bottom route. The final turn is quite large, and a well-timed boost can shave a whole second off the lap, but a sinkhole appears after several passes over it and forces a large detour around it.

The lower bridge in the top stretch doesn't crumble when playing in Free Play Mode.

Checklist Tasks

There are 14 tasks that must be completed on Sand.

Mode Course Task Reward
Top Ride Sand Finish 7 laps in under 00:52:00! None
Top Ride Sand Take 1st place without using items! None
Top Ride Sand Take 1st place without using Boost! Sound Test: Sand
Top Ride Sand Take 1st place 10 times or more! None
Top Ride Sand Finish 1st 5 seconds faster than #2! None
Top Ride Sand Finish 1st with CPUs set to level 5! None
Top Ride Sand Race more than 100 laps! None
Top Ride Sand Take 1st and catch the worm 3 or more times! None
Top Ride Sand Drop into Ant Doom 20 times in one game! None
Top Ride Sand Drop into Ant Doom 50 times or more! Check off an empty box of your choice!
Time Attack Sand Finish in under 00:35:00! None
Time Attack Sand Finish in under 00:29:00! Music: Sand (Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards: Rock Star)
Free Run Sand Do one lap in under 00:06:50! None
Free Run Sand Do one lap in under 00:05:00! None

Music

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Sand is the second Top Ride course in Kirby Air Ride. It has few turns, but part of its track are not always available, and the west part is dominated by an unpredictable sand worm. Its alternate unlockable track is one of the tracks that plays in Rock Star from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.

See also