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Kirby Air Ride
6.1 out of 10

Kirby Air Ride

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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 6
5.9
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 6
5.9
Replay value 6
5.9

Kirby Air Ride

Family Friendly Gaming
4 April 2015
  • Excerpt: Kirby Air Ride is a racing game like no other racing game in the history of Family Friendly Gaming. This is one quirky little title. Different colored Kirby's are racing one another on the most interesting of vehicles. As the box art from the game shows, players start on stars.
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Overall 8
8.0

Virtual Skipper 5: 32nd America's Cup - The Game review (PC)

HonestGamers
26 May 2007
  • Excerpt: Racing. It's all about speed, to get to the finish line first, you have to go fast . In a good number of recent racing games, this has become the dominating feature of gameplay. Games like F-Zero and Wipeout push the envelope by creating vehicles that blast along the track at 2,000 kilometers per...
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Kirby Air Ride (GameCube) Review

Cubed³
31 July 2004
Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
7.0

Kirby Air Ride

The Next Level
4 November 2003
  • Excerpt: Air Ride was originally intended as a Nintendo 64 launch title. Back then HAL was aiming for a mini-golf style game, which quickly turned into a racing game with a tilting table. Which then was scrapped in favor of a ‘true’ racing game. Which turned into...
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Overall 7
7.4
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
9.0
Control 4
4.0
Replay value 6
6.0

Kirby Air Ride

Project COE
13 October 2003
  • Conclusion: Kirby's Air Ride features some of the greatest videogame music the industry has seen in a long while. Classic Kirby tunes that every fan of the franchise loves make a triumphant return in Air Ride, and they are even touched up a bit with somewhat of a remix feel.
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
8.0
Control 9
8.5
Addiction 8
7.5

Kirby no Air Ride

Nintendo World Report
2 October 2003
  • Summary: Kirby, Kirby, Kirby, that’s the name of the show! Kirby, Kirby, Kirby, his new game is so-so!
  • Pros: Air Ride’s missions, especially in single player, A large assortment of vehicles, LAN gaming, Top Ride, both alone and with friends, Unlockable vehicles, music, and more!
  • Cons: Battle mode (City Trial) is a bust, LAN gaming only supports four players, Not enough tracks, Simplistic control scheme introduces inconveniences, Vehicle and attack imbalances stifle Air Ride’s multiplayer.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
6.5
Control 9
9.0
Addiction 10
9.5

Kirby Air Ride

Nintendo World Report
29 July 2003
  • Summary: Can a one-button racing game be fun? Kirby Air Ride answers the question with a resounding yes.
  • Pros: Colorful, cheery visuals and audio capture Kirby's world nicely., Fun multiplayer modes, particularly with gamers of varying skill levels, Good control, course design, and sense of speed, One-button control scheme works well and is easy to learn., Plenty of extras to unlock
  • Cons: A few more courses would have been nice., One-button control scheme works for many, but not all., Unlocking all the extras can be time-consuming.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 9
8.5

Expert Review

Kikizo
23 July 2003
  • Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Kirby Air Ride is a very love-or-hate affair. You're going to hail it game of the year or worst game ever. If you think you'll like it you probably will, if you're unsure give it a rent. This game certainly kept us occupied.
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Expert Review

Nintendo Life
22 May 2005
  • Summary: As we’ve learned from the casual gaming market in recent years, "simple" doesn’t always equate to a "dull" experience, and that mostly rings true for Kirby Air Ride as there's a fair amount of multiplayer fun to be had in each of its three game modes.
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Overall 7
7.0

Kirby Air Ride Review

PALGN
7 August 2004
  • Summary: We take a look at this much criticised game. But has all the criticism been justified?
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