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3D Warp Star

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3D Warp Star
KTD Kirby 3D Warp Star artwork.png
Artwork of Kirby riding a 3D Warp Star
Type Device
Function Travel between planes.
Found Various places in stages or on a level hub.
Game(s) Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (cameo)
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
Kirby's Dream Buffet (reference)
Similar to Warp Star
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A 3D Warp Star (or 3D Warpstar) is a variant of Warp Star that first appeared in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. It is visually defined by its fragmentary nature, consisting of a small central star surrounded by a wider but thinner star-shaped brace. Unlike normal Warp Stars, 3D Warp Stars quickly take Kirby to a nearby area on a different plane to where he was previously, allowing the pink puffball to traverse the third dimension to a limited capacity. 3D Warp Stars are not used to travel to new rooms or other areas, like a Warp Star would be. 3D Warp Stars are differentiated in the same way as doors: those with yellow stars are one-way, and those with orange stars are round-trip.

To activate a 3D Warp Star, the user must touch it. When this is done, the rider will automatically grab on to the star, and after a brief pause, will be taken to a new predetermined area in a different plane of the stage. The rider cannot disembark from the 3D Warp Star until the trip is complete, whereupon the star vanishes. What happens after that point depends on which of the two types of 3D Warp Star was ridden. The first type has a yellow center and will not reappear after being used. The second type - with an orange center - will spawn a new orange-centered 3D Warp Star nearby the point where the rider lands, allowing him to travel back from whence he came. The rider can use a 3D Warp Star while carrying any hold-able item, such as a key or Timed Dynamite.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Screenshot featuring a round-trip (orange-centered) 3D Warp Star in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

3D Warp Stars first appear in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and transport their rider between the foreground and background. 3D Warp Stars also appear in Kirby: Planet Robobot, where they serve the same purpose.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

In this game, a 3D Warp Star appears as an icon in the Music Room that represents the Kirby: Triple Deluxe music tracks.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, 3D Warp Stars appear as transport in Jambastion's level hub. They do not appear in regular stages.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

3D Warp Stars do not appear as objects in Kirby's Dream Buffet. However, a Character Treat depicting Kirby riding one can be collected, using the artwork from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.


  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe electronic manual: "Jump on this to travel between the foreground and background. Orange stars can be used to travel back and forth, but yellow ones are one-way only, so be careful!"
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot American English electronic manual: "Ride these to travel between the foreground and background of the stage."
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot British English electronic manual( archive): "Ride this to travel between the foreground and background of the stage"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 3Dワープスター
3D Wāpu Sutā
3D Warp Star
Traditional Chinese 3D 傳送之星
3D Chuán sòng zhī xīng
3D Warp Star
Simplified Chinese 3D传送之星
3D Chuán sòng zhī xīng
Dutch 3D-warpster 3D warp star
European French Étoile Warp 3D 3D Warp Star
German 3D-Warp-Stern 3D Warp Star
Italian Stella Warp 3D 3D Warp Star
Korean 3D 워프스타
3D Wopeu Seuta
3D Warp Star
Portuguese Estrela via 3D 3D Warp Star
Spanish Estrella Remolque 3D 3D Towing Star