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KPR Susie artwork.png This article is about the Top Ride course in Kirby Air Ride. For the Copy Ability, see Water. For the recurring environmental element, see Water (environment).

Water is a race course found in Top Ride mode in Kirby Air Ride. It is constructed out of a tidal pool near the ocean and is frequently flooded by the water coming in. Its alternate music is a remix of the Float Islands theme from Kirby's Dream Land.

General Information

Water is the longest track in Top Ride. It does not have as many interactive features as the other courses, but has many bends and U-turns so timing the machine's boosts and handling the curves well is key. Moving into any one of the two waterfalls causes the racer's machine to be snagged onto the rocks, before flying back onto the course a short while later. The player character's machine also turns automatically while in midair. Moving along the river from the first waterfall slows the racer down, only slightly if the player character's machine is angled right, and moving along the river from the second waterfall speeds the racer up since it flows in the right direction.

At the home stretch, the tide at the bottom occasionally rises and slows any machine moving at the bottom of that length of track. Sometimes, it can even reach the top of the stretch.

A large stone statue of Kabu stands on the right side of the course. It closely resembles Kabu's appearance in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, instead of his usual design from the Kirby series. It does not move or interact with the racers, and is purely a decoration.

The shape and position of the stone walls in the center of the course are seemingly meant to suggest the body, legs and tail of a dragon. The connecting red wall has a design that clearly represents the neck and head of a dragon breathing fire.

Checklist Tasks

There are 12 tasks that must be completed on Water.

Mode Course Task Reward
Top Ride Water Finish 5 laps in under 01:02:00! Sound Test: Water
Top Ride Water Take 1st place without using items! None
Top Ride Water Take 1st place without using Boost! None
Top Ride Water Take 1st place 10 times or more! None
Top Ride Water Finish 1st 5 seconds faster than #2! Music: Water (Kirby: Float Islands)
Top Ride Water Finish 1st with CPUs set to level 5! None
Top Ride Water Race more than 100 laps! None
Top Ride Water Take 1st and enter the falls 5 times or more! Extra Rule: Device Quantity
Time Attack Water Finish in under 01:06:00! None
Time Attack Water Finish in under 00:56:00! Extra Rule: Attack Item Set
Free Run Water Do one lap in under 00:12:00! None
Free Run Water Do one lap in under 00:10:50! Extra Rule: Side Camera Angle


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Water is one of the Top Ride courses in Kirby Air Ride. The course is long and meandering, with many bends, but it does not have as many features as the other courses. Its alternate unlockable track is the theme of Float Islands, first heard in Kirby's Dream Land.