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Mine Cart Ride.png
Type Device
Function Ride safely through enemies and hit stakes
Found The Great Cave Offensive and Milky Way Wishes
Game(s) Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
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This article is about the object. For the game mode in Kirby: Canvas Curse, see Cart Run.

A Cart (referred to in Kirby Super Star as a Trolley, and in the game's North American instruction booklet as Handcar[1]) is an object that Kirby can interact with in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. It is first encountered in The Great Cave Offensive and is the main method of travel between the various areas in that game mode, and also appears on the planets Hotbeat and Halfmoon in Milky Way Wishes.

Kirby can hop into a cart by jumping into it. While inside, Kirby can nudge the cart forward when the player presses forward on the +Control Pad. From there, it will ride along the track or the floor on its own, and defeat any enemy it collides with along the way. While riding the cart, Kirby cannot take damage, but he can be thrown out of the cart if it hits a wall, and he could still potentially fall with it into a bottomless pit and lose a life. To jump out of the cart, Kirby merely has to jump again.

While rolling, carts are capable of pounding Stakes.

In the Kirby novel series[edit]

Kirby runs from the mine cart as it rapidly approaches in Kirby Meets the Squeak Squad!

In the Kirby novel series, a cart makes an appearance in Kirby Meets the Squeak Squad!, where it is found in the underground area of an ancient temple. Its track leads down a long slope, eventually off a cliff into Wham Bam Gaia's room. The cart is operated by a lever on the inside that someone can easily be hit with their foot by accident. The cart moves slow at first, but once it goes down a slope, it rolls down at immense speeds.

In Kirby Meets the Squeak Squad!, Kirby and co. fall into the temple's underground. After Kirby gets the Circus ability and tests out its skills, he notices a mine cart nearby. He is curious where the track leads, and follows it while balancing on a ball. King Dedede, Storo, Spinni, and Doc are fascinated by it too, and they climb into the cart. King Dedede orders Waddle Dee to get on too. Meta Knight and Daroach want them to get out, but they do not budge. Dedede accidentally kicks a lever inside, and it starts accelerating slowly. Once it reaches the slope, the cart rolls down at an intense speed with all of them in it.

As Kirby walks down the track, he notices a loud sound behind him. The mine cart approaches quickly, and Kirby runs from it as fast as his ball can carry him. The track eventually ends off a cliff, and everyone falls. The mine cart is smashed to atoms when it hits the ground, throwing everyone on board out of it. After Kirby makes sure everyone is okay, Wham Bam Gaia appears to fight them.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トロッコ


  1. Jump in the handcar and press the Y Button. It'll take you to your destination. --Kirby Super Star Instruction Booklet (North American print), page 33