Drag Race

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Drag Race
Drag Race Title.jpg
Title card for Drag Race.
Details
Type(s) Drag Racing
Levels 4
Players 1-4
Appears in Kirby Air Ride
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Drag Race is a Stadium mode in Kirby Air Ride, having a chance to appear at the end of City Trial on default settings. It tasks the racers to take 1st on a long and straight course.

Overview[edit]

When a Drag Race begins, the contestants are placed at the start of a long straight course, with the objective being to reach the goal first. Depending on the course, there will be a number of different obstacles on the path, though none of them are dangerous. Contestants can attack each-other, and if a racer is KO'd, they will be forced to retire. Naturally, vehicles selected and patched for sheer speed will do well here.

Stages[edit]

There are four distinct Drag Race courses, with the fourth requiring a Checklist objective met before it is unlocked. All four courses borrow their aesthetic from the Checker Knights course. They are as follows:

Stage 1[edit]

The first course is a straightforward affair, with no obstacles save a few Copy Chance Wheels and a few Boost Panels.

Checklist objectives[edit]

  • "Stadium: DRAG RACE 1 Finish in less than 00:20:00!" (Reward: Music: Rowdy Charge Tank)
  • "Stadium: DRAG RACE 1 Finish in less than 00:24:00!"
  • "Stadium: DRAG RACE 1 Finish under 00:17:00 on Formula Star!"
  • "Stadium: DRAG RACE 1 Finish under 00:26:00 on Warpstar!"

Stage 2[edit]

The second course has a split path near the start which bends a little before returning back to the main course. From there, further in are a couple grind rails which move back and forth.

Checklist objectives[edit]

  • "Stadium: DRAG RACE 2 Finish in less than 00:20:00!"
  • "Stadium: DRAG RACE 2 Finish in less than 00:24:00!"
  • "Stadium: DRAG RACE 2 Finish under 00:27:00 on Wagon Star!"
  • "Stadium: DRAG RACE 2 Finish under 00:29:00 on Winged Star!" (Reward: Color: Brown Kirby)

Stage 3[edit]

The third course has a couple retractable walls which can be triggered using floor switches. After that, the path leads through some narrows, then off a ramp.

Checklist objectives[edit]

  • "Stadium: DRAG RACE 3 Finish in less than 00:27:00!" (Reward: Stadium: Drag Race 4)
  • "Stadium: DRAG RACE 3 Finish in less than 00:35:00!"
  • "Stadium: DRAG RACE 3 Finish under 00:28:00 on Swerve Star!"
  • "Stadium: DRAG RACE 3 Finish under 00:31:00 on Wheelie Bike!"

Stage 4[edit]

The fourth course contains several elevated and lowered paths side-by-side. It also leads through a building, urging caution for flying machines.

This course is initially locked. To unlock it, the player must finish Drag Race 3 in less than 27 seconds.

Checklist objectives[edit]

  • "Stadium: DRAG RACE 4 Finish in less than 00:19:00!" (Reward: Music: Drag Race (theme))
  • "Stadium: DRAG RACE 4 Finish in less than 00:24:00!"
  • "Stadium: DRAG RACE 4 Finish under 00:24:00 on Rex Wheelie!"
  • "Stadium: DRAG RACE 4 Finish under 00:33:00 on Turbo Star!"