|“||Tilt the Control Stick Left or Right to make your machine revolve that direction.”|
|— Control Type Differences • Kirby Air Ride Instruction Booklet|
The Steer Star is colored blue and white, and is longer in shape than the Free Star.
The Steer Star can only be used in the Top Ride mode of the game, one of the two machines that appear in that mode. It does not move up, down, left, and right by pressing the corresponding direction, so the player must steer it like a normal Air Ride Machine by moving the control stick side to side, despite the camera not following behind them. This setup is similar to the controls used in many other racing games with a fixed overhead view, such as Atari Games' Super Sprint.
|This section contains unused content that was cut, altered or otherwise does not appear in-game.|
- In Air Ride and City Trial modes, the Steer and Free Stars can only be accessed if the debug menu is employed via hacking. In these modes, both the Steer and Free Stars have the same statistics as the Warp Star, likely as a placeholder. It is unknown whether the Steer and Free Stars were at one point planned to be accessible in these other modes, or if their functionality in debug mode is merely a consequence of how the game's programming handles slots for machine/character selection.