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Kirby Melee

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Kirby Melee
Kirby Melee Title.png
Title card for Kirby Melee.
Type(s) Battle - Horde
Levels 2
Players 1-4
Appears in Kirby Air Ride
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This article is about the Stadium mode in Kirby Air Ride. For Kirby in "Melee", see Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Kirby Melee 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 dispatch as many foes as possible within a minute and a half.


Contestants are placed in an arena, where enemies spawn continuously and in great number. The objective is to defeat as many of them as possible before time runs out. To this end, several enemies which yield Copy Abilities are available, which can make the process easier. Racers can also attack each-other, and if KO'd, will be forced to retire. Once time is called, the racer who dispatched the most enemies is the winner.

At first glance, it might seem logical to desire a machine specifically built for combat, like the ones in Destruction Derby. However, as the goal is to dispatch enemies - who go down in one hit regardless - a more suitable machine might be one with good maneuverability instead.


There are two stages in Kirby Melee. They are as follows:

Stage 1[edit]

Screenshot of stage 1
I feel that you'll be fighting numerous enemies...
— Stadium Prediction for Kirby Melee 1 in Kirby Air Ride

This stage takes place in a small circular field, absolutely crowded with enemies. Fighting alone, it's possible to take out over 100 enemies before time runs out, if the right abilities are used.

Enemies and Abilities[edit]



Stage 2[edit]

Screenshot of stage 2
I sense countless enemies awaiting you at the castle...
— Stadium Prediction for Kirby Melee 2 in Kirby Air Ride

This stage takes place in a castle, with several floors, and an interior hallway encircling a courtyard. Where the enemies spawn is not always consistent, though sometimes a Walky appears, who can make dispatching enemies easy.

This stage is initially locked. To unlock it, the player must dispatch at least 75 enemies alone in Stage 1.

Enemies and Abilities[edit]



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バトルロイヤル
batoru roiyaru
Battle Royale
French Kirby Melee -
German Kirby Melee -
Italian Kirby Melee -
Spanish Kirby Melee -