About the Product
- Simple controls combine with fun racing action for great racing excitement
- Charge up your racer and slide, or jump into breakneck acceleration by tapping a button
- Use Kirby to copy enemy abilities and use them for wacky transformations -- transformations that get you across the finish line!
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Top Customer Reviews
There are 3 basic modes---a standard racing mode, a overhead view racing mode and City Mode, which takes more explaining! The standard mode uses Kirbys riding on different vehicles, going VERY fast on different kinds of courses. Kirby can eat enemies and take their powers for a while. You can race each other, or the computer. All you really do is steer and slow down in order to power up for a boost. It's very simple to control Kirby, and you get a great feeling of being half out of control while still in control!
The overhead mode is kind of retro looking. You race a little Kirby around and around a small track (there are several different ones). The track looks like those little car tracks from the 70s. There are bonus items you can eat up as you race, some boost you, some hurt others.
The City Mode is what we play the most. It's WEIRD but fun! It's a city full of odd things---a section of trees, a section of run down buildings, a waterwheel, a castle, a subway, lots of underground areas---all sort of minimalistically portrayed! The real goal is to break open all kinds of boxes and get power up items, like better turning or better speed. In the standard mode, you have 5 minutes to do this. You can find different vehicles lying around, and ride them instead of your starting one. Then, after the 5 minutes, you compete in a random pick of one of 20 or so stadium events---a long jump, a race, a melee match, etc.Read more ›
There are three modes to this game-
Air ride- Normal racing
Top Ride- Mini-racing
City Trial- Upgrade your machine in a limited amount of time, and see how good it does in a random challenge
I've noticed this game getting quite a few bad reviews. Don't listen to them. If you're a Kirby fan or a fan of Racing games, get this game.
Remember kids, just because a game is E rated, dosn't mean it's kiddy!
Now skip ahead to a different idea, an idea such as people are tired of playing video games with too many confusing buttons and such.
Not saying I have a problem with this stuff, but let's just say my Dad won't play any of my 2-player games with me because the "controls are too confusing". Well, he should get a load of this game. Control stick and the 'A' button. What, are you asking if that's a trick to perform in a video game? No, that's all you need to remember to use on the controller when you play Kirby's Air Ride. But don't think it's all just simple foolish kiddy stuff, as I will explain now.
There are three different game modes:
Air Ride, the racing part.
Top Ride, a mini-racer game that's a blast to play.
And last but not least, City Trial, which is basically exploring a large city and powering up your vehicle to prepare for a random minigame.
The levels you race in in Air Ride are amazing. They have an incredible sense of speed and they deliver some of the coolest effects seen in any game.
When you first start each race, you automatically accelerate. You'll quickly forget the automatic acceleration after about five seconds. The 'A' button is used to help make tight turns, then gives you a boost. Use it to your advantage. The 'A' button also can suck up enemies. Pressing 'A' again will help to use the enemy's special power. But basically when you're going through a race, you're gonna end up sucking up everything, and not really choosing what you want to suck up.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Terrific game for couch play with your friends. Very simple controls and easy to get the hang of. City Trial is the best mode by far. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Keande
Came on time, been playing it for months and it's still working perfectly finePublished 3 months ago by Jessica Gunn
I bought this game to relive childhood memories, but found that the disc was unable to be read. My return is still being processed. Very disappointed.Published 4 months ago by Robin
The shipping was fast and the game looks brand new, not a scratch in sight. I havent tried it yet because its a gift for my little sister and I dont want to open it before her, but... Read morePublished 7 months ago by penny
2003 was an interesting year for racing game. Few of them were F-Zero GX, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, and this game. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Vincent Ramirez
One of my kids favorite game...works well in their Wii..Arrived on time...excellent gift...Published 8 months ago by nitabk1