Compact Star

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Air Ride Machine InfoBox
The Compact Star as it appears in Kirby Air Ride.
Flavor Text "Good acceleration, good cornering, but a tad slow."
Unlock for Air Ride Unavailable in Air Ride
Emphasis Turning
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The Compact Star is a rideable machine in Kirby Air Ride. It is best known as the machine all participants start on at the very beginning of City Trial, and possesses a rather fundamental design.


This vehicle is arguably the smallest machine in the game. It appears much like a smaller, and paler, version of the standard Warp Star, the Compact Star consisting of more subdued points, and smaller propulsion jets, than its larger counterpart. However, its propulsion units are green, rather than its cousin's blue-white propulsions.


This machine is at a glance very unimpressive. It has an incredibly low top speed of only 18.01 km/h, the second-worst in the game. On top of that, minuscule amounts of HP, low offense and low defense. However, it does have amazing turning, as well as good charging capability. This allows it to maneuver quite well, which can be very useful for collecting patches and other items in City Trial, as well as navigating efficiently through certain Stadiums. Surprisingly, it is one of the better gliders in the game in terms of flight distance, but can only reach low altitudes and does not accelerate while airborne like most notably good gliders.

How to Unlock

This machine cannot be used in the game's Air Ride mode, a trait shared only with the Flight Warp Star, and the two legendary machines.

In City Trial, this is the default machine on which all participants begin riding. In addition, it can occasionally be found at random throughout the city, like most other vehicles in the game.

Instruction Booklet Description

"While this machine is slightly slower, it's easy to control. This is the first machine you'll ride in City Trial."

Other Appearances

  • The Compact Star makes a cameo in Paint Panic, as one of various pictures the Paint Roller creates, and the player must mimic.