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Kirby Dreamy Racing is a racing game in the Kirby series. It was released on the Nintendo Wii-U and Nintendo 3DS in November 11th, 2016.

In the game's story, Nightmare teleports Kirby and the others to his citadel along with King Dedede and his cronies. Through word of mouth he reveals to have heard about their racing skills thanks to Bugzzy. The cruel emperor threatens his captors with they refuse to race in the Dream Championship.

Gameplay

Kirby Dreamy Racing features six modes of racing gameplay. Some modes are free-for-all, while other can be played as a team.

Adventure Mode

The "Adventure Mode" is a single-player game in which the player must race through all of the tracks and arenas in the game, collecting as many Trophies, and Boss Keys as possible. The main objective of the Adventure Mode is to win all the races in the five different worlds and win the freedom of the playable characters from the tyrannical Nightmare. The hub world of the game is Nightmare's Coliseum, otherwise known as Nightmare's Citadel, from which the player can access any of the five other worlds through special gates. Most of these gates are initially locked; the player must complete the races of one world to gain access to the next world. When inside a world, the player may access a race by driving the selected character onto the port. By winning a race, the player will receive a Trophy. When the player receives all four Trophies in a world, the player will be able to race against that world's champion, who acts as a boss character. If the player manages to defeat the world's champion, the champion will relinquish a World Key, which allows the player to engage in the special modes of that world and enables access to the next world.

The cups are accessible through a special gate at Velo's Coliseum which leads to Nightmare's Vault. If one of these cups is won, a star is awarded.

When the player collects all the Trophies and World Keys, the player will be able to race against Nightmare on his personal racing track. If the player manages to defeat Nightmare in this race, the game is won, the game being completed upon winning.

Grand Prix Racing Modes

The "Race Grand Prix" is a single-player mode where the player attempts to set the best time on any of the tracks in the game. There are no other racers to hinder the player, but no item-bearing crates to aid the player either. When the three-lap race is finished, the player can save a "ghost", a replay of that race. The next time that track is accessed in this mode, the player can load the ghost, allowing the player or others to compete with the ghost in a race. If the player finishes each of the tracks in a set time, the player will be able to compete against the ghosts of the game's boss characters. The "Lap grand prix" plays like the Race grand prix except that the player races to get the best prix for a single lap around the track. When one lap is finished, the player's "ghost" (a replay of the lap that was just completed) will appear. Whenever a better time on the lap is accomplished, the old ghost will be replaced by the faster one.

In the "Prix Race", the player simply selects a character, selects a track and races. The player can also adjust the computer's skill level and the number of laps. In the "Team Race", the player joins forces with a computer-controlled partner to win a race. When the player and the partner are in close proximity of each other, the "Team Meter" will rise. When the Team Meter is full, the player may activate the "Team Frenzy", in which the player and partner have temporary access to unlimited weapons and power-ups. In the "Special Tournament", the player competes against other racers on three different tracks. At the end of a track, the racer in first place gets nine points. The second place racer is awarded six points. Third place gets three points, and fourth place gets one point. The rest get no points. When all three tracks are completed, the racer with the most points wins.

Battle modes

In the battle modes, instead of racing on tracks, the player speeds around battle arenas collecting weapons and attacking opponents. There are five battle modes in Kirby Dreamy Racing. Each mode can be played by four players.

In the "Limit Battle", the objective is to attack opponents with weapons and traps while avoiding attacks unleashed by the opponents. Offensive and defensive weapons can be collected by smashing through special crates. A point and time limit can be set by the player preceding gameplay. Whoever earns enough points or has enough points when time runs out is the winner. This mode can be played free-for-all or with teams. In "Last Kart ring", the contestants compete until they run out of lives. A contestant loses a life every time they are hit by a weapon or hazard or fall into a pit. A contestant who runs out of lives will be eliminated. As the title suggests, the last kart driving wins. This mode can be played free-for-all or with teams. In "Star temple", the contestants must fight to collect all the stars in the arena. When a contestant is attacked, they will drop any stars they've gathered, allowing opponents to steal them. This mode can be played free-for-all or with teams. In "Capture the Flag", two teams attempt to capture each others' flag and bring it back to their respective flags. Players must race to their opponents' side of the map and drive over their flag to grab it. They must then drive over their own flag's base to score a point from the flag they have captured. A flag that has been stolen can be dropped if the thief is hit with any weapon. Stolen flags that have been dropped can be returned back to their respective bases. Due to the weight of the flags, any kart carrying one will be slowed down. The game ends when time runs out or when one of the teams has gotten enough points. This mode can only be played in teams. "Steal the bacon" is a variation of "Capture the Flag" in which three teams fight over one flag that is situated in the middle of the arena. The teams must attempt to take the flag and bring it to their team then return it to their base.

Codes

In the Wii Version, Press - and + at the same time at the Main Menu to display the code entry screen. Then enter one of the codes listed below and move up or down to choose numbers from 0-9. A star sound will confirm correct entry. When you turn off your Wii-U, the codes will be enabled.

Code Effect
592471 All Characters Unlocked
875109 All Tracks Unlocked
259621 All Cutscenes Unlocked

Characters

Name Image Unlockable
Kirby
250px-Kirby SSB4
Available at beginning
King Dedede
King Dedede
Available at beginning
Escargoon
Escargoon
Available at beginning
Tiff
Tiff Kirby
Available at beginning
Tuff
Tuff
Available at beginning
Meta Knight
Meta Knight KRTDL1
Available at beginning
Sir Ebrum
Sir Ebrum
Available at beginning
Lady Like
Lady Like
Available at beginning
Chef Kawasaki
Chef Kawasaki KDL3D
Available at beginning
Fololo and Falala
Lololo Lalala 3D Model
Available at beginning
Knuckle Joe
Knuckle Joe
Available at beginning
Coo
Kirby Coo
Available at beginning
Rick
KStSt Rick
Available at beginning
Kine
Kine Anime
Available at beginning
Bonkers
Bonkers
Available at beginning
Phan Phan
Phan Phan in 3D Model
Available at beginning
Mr. Frosty
Mr.Frosty3KA3D
Win Shiver Cup in Adventure Mode
Efreeti
Efreeti 3D Model
Available at beginning
Haboki
Haboki 3D Model
Available at beginning
Iron Mam
Iron Mam 3D Model
Available at beginning
Master Green
Master Green 3D Model
Win Aqua Cup in Adventure Mode
Poppy Bros. Sr.
Poppy Bros Sr KDL3D
Available at beginning
Bugzzy
Bugzzy(new)
Win Rock Cup in Adventure Mode
Blocky
Blocky 3D Model
Available at beginning
Tornadon
Tornadon
Win Ripple Cup in Adventure Mode
Slice n' Splice
Slice n' Splice
Win Neo Cup in Adventure Mode
Nightmare
Nightmare in 3D Model
Complete Adventure Mode with 25 characters
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