Kirby Air Ride

released on Aug 11, 2003

Kirby Air Ride is a 2003 racing game video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube video game console. The game has the players and computer-controlled racers ride on Air Ride Machines. The game supports up to four players, and was the first GameCube title to support LAN play using broadband adapters and up to four GameCube systems. Players take control of Kirby or any of his multicolored counterparts to compete in races or other minigames. The game consists of three different game modes: Air Ride, Top Ride, and City Trial.

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this game is fun for the city trial running around mode, but honestly the vehicles dont control well and half of the modes are annoying to play

one of the very best multiplayer games of its generation. frantic and fun gameplay. city trial in unforgettable

i cant say i get the appeal but it isnt bad

I still dont know why this game was so much fun at times but it was. Always played this with friends growing up and it was so cool and enjoyable. really good game to mess around on and play with friends.

as far as the 3 main modes go,

the main mode has some really bizarre (and not in a good way) handling that takes a bit of time to get used to. it's definitely an alright racer once you get it down but it just doesn't feel all that notable to me besides its weird control scheme. it's perfectly serviceable, not much else

top ride is cool but it's a really small idea, wish they did more with it

and city trial mode felt too long and aimless when i played it imo, but im definitely in the minority when it comes to that one. maybe it's because i played smash run first

overall it's an alright package, probably better if you're a completionist or have friends to play with lol. could def see a younger me playing the shit out of this but idk how much id revisit it nowadays