Light (course)

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Light Top Ride.png
View of the whole Light course from Kirby Air Ride.
Laps (default) 6
Hazard(s) Columns
Light rails
Theme Music

Top Ride: Light
Mid-Boss Room

Clips of the tracks that play on the Light course.

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This article is about the Top Ride course. For the Copy Ability, see Light.

Light is one of the seven Top Ride courses in Kirby Air Ride. It is a short course set in an outer space installation, which features light rails that can potentially be used to make massive shortcuts.


The track display of Light.

Light is the fifth course and features an open track built of hexagonal tiles. The path itself is fairly straightforward, with a layout similar to the Grass course but this time headed counterclockwise and with the finish line at the right. The default number of laps needed to complete this course is six.

The main feature of this course are the light rails, which have entry points at specific locations on the track. These rails can only be used when the light at the entry point is on, and switch on and off at random intervals. When used, the light rail activates, taking the racer to the predetermined entry point. Based on which rail is taken, this can result in a very large shortcut, and repeat successes with these rails can result in very fast races. In addition, at various points on the course, small hexagonal columns appear which serve as obstacles. Running into one breaks the column, but slows down the racer in the process.

In Free Play mode, the hazards of Light are disabled. This means that there are no breakable columns and the light rails do not activate.

Checklist objectives[edit]

The following are all of the checklist objectives that specifically pertain to Light:

Objective Reward Notes
Free Run: LIGHT Do one lap in under 00:07:50! Results Screen theme unlocked in the Sound Test
Free Run: LIGHT Do one lap in under 00:06:00! None
Time Attack: LIGHT Finish in under 00:38:00! None
Time Attack: LIGHT Finish in under 00:33:00! Mid-Boss Room music unlocked in the Sound Test The Mid-Boss Room theme is also unlocked for this course as an alternate theme.
Top Ride: LIGHT (No "Zero Items" rule) Take 1st place without using items! None
Top Ride: LIGHT Finish 1st 5 seconds faster than #2! None
Top Ride: LIGHT Finish 1st and bust 6 or more columns! None
Top Ride: LIGHT Finish 1st with CPUs set to level 5! None
Top Ride: LIGHT Finish 6 laps in under 00:43:00! None
Top Ride: LIGHT Race more than 100 laps! Top Ride: Light unlocked in the Sound Test
Top Ride: LIGHT Ride the grind rail 50 times or more! None
Top Ride: LIGHT Take 1st and grind the rail 5 times or more! One free box filler
Top Ride: LIGHT Take 1st place 10 times or more! None
Top Ride: LIGHT Take 1st place without using Boost! None


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gameplay screenshot showing off the light rails

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning

Kirby Air Ride
Air Ride courses Fantasy MeadowsCelestial ValleySky SandsFrozen HillsideMagma FlowsMachine PassageBeanstalk ParkChecker KnightsNebula Belt
Top Ride courses GrassSandSkyFireLightWaterMetal
City Trial Stadiums Air GliderDestruction DerbyDrag RaceHigh JumpKirby MeleeTarget FlightSingle RaceVs. King Dedede
Copy Abilities BombFireFreezeMikeNeedlePlasmaSleepSwordTornadoWheelWing
Air Ride Machines WarpstarCompact StarWinged StarShadow StarFormula StarWagon StarTurbo StarJet StarSlick StarSwerve StarBulk StarRocket StarFlight WarpstarFree StarSteer StarWheelie BikeWheelie ScooterRex WheelieKing DededeMeta KnightDragoonHydra
Enemies Balloon BomberBronto BurtBroom HatterCallerCappyChillyDaleFlappyGordoHeat PhanphanNoddyPichikuriPlasma WispScarfySword KnightWalkyWaddle DeeWheelie
Game Modes Air RideTop RideCity Trial