Kirby Air Ride is a racing game that was made in 2003 for the GameCube. It is old I admit, but I was intrigued by a Kirby racing game, so I decided to check it out. It is now one of my favorite games ever! It is fast-paced and exciting fun and very challenging to complete.
Kirby Air Ride has three modes of gameplay: Air Ride, Top Ride, and City Trial. All of these modes have a list of achievements, unique differences, and sub modes.
Air Ride mode is a basic racing mode, except you only start with one car which is the Warp Star. Thankfully, most of the other cars are easy to unlock, but a few others are insanely hard to unlock. It has two sub-modes which are Free Run and Time Attack. In Free Run you have no enemies to obstruct you, so you can go for as long and far as you want until you quit. Time Attack is a mode to see how fast you can complete three laps.
Top Ride mode is a racing mode, but instead of playing at the regular view it is played at a bird’s eye view with shorter tracks. Top Ride has no unlockable cars; instead you have only the free star and the turn star. Its two sub-modes are also Time Attack and Free Run.
City Trial is a mode where you have no choice of car in the beginning. Instead you always start on the compact star, in a city where you gather power-ups and find new cars in order to win in the mini game that comes after time runs out. You also can thwart your enemies by attacking them and gathering the power-ups that they drop. It also has two sub-modes: Free Run and Stadium. In Stadium you can freely play any mini game that you have played in City Trial.
Buy this game! I’ll bet you enjoy it as much as I do.
Kirby Air Ride