Kirby Air Ride 2, known in Japan as Kirby's Airride 2 (カービィのエアライド 2 Kābī no Earaido Tsu), is a 2018 racing video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Wii-U video game console starring Kirby, one of HAL's characters.
Modes of play
Grand Prix is the mode where the human player plays against other CPU players. There are 8 places, and any where past 3rd place is considered bad.
There are 5 cups to choose from, 2 which must be unlocked: Pop Star Cup, (beginner) Rock Star Cup, (easy), Aqua Star Cup, (normal), Neo Star Cup, (intermediate), Shiver Star, (hard), and Ripple Star (very hard).
The concept of Time Trial is to see how fast you can go through a track without any items to stop you or any other racers to slow you down. However, this does not include the obstacles made for the specific track.
Before you start Time Trial mode, the game will ask you for 3 letters that you choose. Then, if you get a new record or save a ghost, those 3 letters will be next to your time.
The character is automatically given 2 power-speed at the start, one for both characters on the kart. With strategy, the power-speeds can help finish the track faster.
Once a track is finished, you can choose if you want to save Ghost Data. Ghost Data saves your previous race, so you can race against a Ghost racer, which is really just your previous record. This can help you figure out how to beat your previous record.
After beating a specific time for any of the tracks, you will unlock a Staff Ghost, which are supposed to be very hard to beat, for the Staff Ghosts are tremendously quick.
It is multiplayer only, and up to 4 players can play.
In this mode, only human players play, with no CPU players. For example: If 2 players are playing, it's a race just between them. VS Mode cannot be played by only 1 player, and there must be at least 2 players to play VS Mode.
Unlike Grand Prix, you are able to choose a single track from any of the 4 Cups in VS, whereas in Grand Prix you pick one whole entire cup.
|Image||Name||Unlocked by||Winning pose||Losing pose|
|Kirby||Already unlocked||Does the Kirby Dance||Sadly looks down|
|Waddle Dee||Already unlocked||Holding the spear and raising for victory||Says "Oh, man!" and sighs|
|Waddle Daa||Already unlocked||Says "I win! Yay!" and laughs||Hides eyes and cries|
|Meta Knight||Already unlocked||Says "Victory... is my destiny."||Sighs and shakes head|
|King Dedede||Already unlocked||Looks both sides and laughs in victory||Looks down saying "That's not good."|
|Ribbon||Already unlocked||Twirls and makes a victory pose||Looks down and shakes head|
|Lololo and Lalala||Already unlocked||They both makes a victory pose||They both sobs|
|Bonkers||Already unlocked||Beats his chest and saying "I'm winning!"||Eats a banana|
|Adeleine||Already unlocked||She paints her picture||She claps at the opponent|
|Iron Mam||Already unlocked||Looks around and makes her victory pose||Looks down and shakes head|
|Knuckle Joe||Already unlocked||Punches two times before doing a victorious uppercut, while saying "Winning is all too easy!"||Crosses arms stubbornly|
|Tayo and Proko||Already unlocked||Tayo does a hula dance while Proko sways from side to side||They both cry|
|Yota and Kopro||Already unlocked||Yota does a hula dance while Kopro sways from side to side||They both cry|
|Floyd||Already unlocked||Roars and does a victory pose||Looks down and shakes head|
|Fabio||Already unlocked||He flexes his arms, saying "Stronger than you are, huh?"||He bangs his head on the steering wheel|
|Maxwell||Already unlocked||He dusts off his hands and laughs||Shuddering in fright|
|Sheldon||Already unlocked||Plays his electric guitar||He stroking his chin with his right hand|
|Kamikari||Already unlocked||Flaps his wings two times, then saying "Glad I win."||Sadly looks down, saying "How did I lose?"|
|Earlene||Already unlocked||Does a spin, then gives the V sign, saying "Looks good."||Sits down and drawing the paper with her pen|
|Stella||Already unlocked||She gives a kiss and saying "Guess I win."||Shakes head|
|Willow||Already unlocked||Jumps twice, then does a backflip and does a victory pose||Sighs|
|Penelope Bronto||Already unlocked||Buzzing around, laughing happily||Looks down disappointingly|
|Tula||Already unlocked||Trumpeting in victory, saying "Better leads to victory."||Sighs and looks down|
|Melissa||Already unlocked||Does a ninja pose||Reads a book and saying "Hmm..."|
|Carly||Already unlocked||Jumps twice and does a victory pose||Looks down and shakes head|
|Giselle||Already unlocked||Twirls and saying "I win! I win!"||Scratching her wing|
|Sir Crocky||Already unlocked||Says "Winning is a little bit easy!||Says "That's ridiculous."|
|Ester||Already unlocked||Juggling her balls||Looks down and sighs|
|Striper||Already unlocked||Striper sways his tail from side to side||Sleeps|
|Hypnogon||Already unlocked||He flapping his wings uncontrollably|
|Skylar||Already unlocked||Shrugs her arms and shakes head|
|Sirica||Already unlocked||Sadly looks down and shakes head, saying "It's worst!"|
|Shea||Already unlocked||She floats around, laughing happily||Sadly looks down|
|Queen Sectonia||Already unlocked|
|Stegokirby||Already unlocked||He using his tail and whip in victory||Furiously shakes his head, then sadly looks down|
|Apatokirby||Already unlocked||Sways it's neck back and forth||Shakes head and looks down|
|Utahrapkirby||Already unlocked||Sadly looks around and kicks its feet|
|Acrocanthorby||Already unlocked||He raising a hand to his forehead in disbelief|
|Gigantorby||Already unlocked||Shrugs his arms disappointingly|
|Pteranokirby||Already unlocked||Flying around in victory||Sadly looks down|
|Velocikirby||Already unlocked||Rests his head on one of his hands|
|Tyrannokirby Rex||Already unlocked||Looks around, then sighs, then looks down|
|Tricerakirby||Already unlocked||Looks down and sighs|
|Bipedragon||Already unlocked||Looks around and punch the steering wheel with his one paw|
|Justin||Win the 50cc Ripple Star Cup||Cackles||Saying "Impossible!"|
|Colton||Win the 50cc Ripple Star Cup|
|Chester||Win the 50cc Ripple Star Cup||Saying "No, no! No, no! That's not good!"|
|Neal||Win the 50cc Ripple Star Cup|
|Tad||Win the 50cc Ripple Star Cup|
|Spikewing||Win the 50cc Ripple Star Cup||Saying "I have an utterly disappointed to me. Oh, well...", then sighs|
|Galacta Knight||Win the 100cc Ripple Star Cup|
|Stargazer Knight||Win the 100cc Ripple Star Cup|
|Vipypno||Win the 100cc Neo Star Cup||He bows and "Winning is my success."||Confused|
|Romilda||Win the 150cc Rock Star Cup||Saying "Now that would be a mistress serpent of all wicked!", then cackles|
|Nicholas||Win the 150cc Rock Star Cup||Shrugs his arms, saying "Why me?"|
|Violti||Win the 150cc Rock Star Cup||Saying "Oh, what?!" Looks up furiously, then sighs disappointigly. "How could this even happen?"|
|Kaori||Win the 150cc Rock Star Cup||Saying "No! That's too awful!", then looks down|
|Cameron||Win the 50cc Shiver Star Cup||He chuckled, then saying "I guess I win after all."||He facepalms, saying "I lost!"|
|Paxton||Win the 50cc Shiver Star Cup||He flexes his arms in victorious|
|Ivan||Win the 50cc Shiver Star Cup||Looks down and shakes head|
|Bryson||Win the 50cc Shiver Star Cup||He faints on a steering wheel|
|Sienna||Win the 50cc Shiver Star Cup||Saying "Oh, such a lovely first place.", then she giggled||She looks down and sighs|
|Kamihino||Win the 150cc Ripple Star Cup||Saying "Now I win that easily!", then cackles||Groaned and saying "How could you win this time?"|
|Pop Star Cup||Rock Star Cup||Aqua Star Cup||Neo Star Cup||Shiver Star Cup||Ripple Star Cup|
|Green Greens||Mahalo Beach|
|Sand Canyon||Gahara Jungle|
|Okauike Ocean||Crystal Mines|
|Dedede's Castle||Okanui Volcano|
Hawaiian word means "thank you", "my science" and "the amount".
Hindi word means "deep".