|Gather ore and toss it into the containers!|
— Collection Lists description of Ore Express.
Ore Express is one of the ten Battle types in Kirby Battle Royale. Contestants are tasked with chasing a train through a dynamic area, and tossing pieces of ore into its cargo as it moves.
Rules and gameplay
The game takes place out along a path next to a train track. As the train moves, the screen will scroll along with it, revealing more of the path. Along the way, several pieces of green crystal ores can be found on the ground, which the contestants will fight over. Contestants have to pick up these ores, in stacks if they can, and toss them into the train's cargo holds as they open. As the train is constantly moving, the contestants will have to scramble over all manner of terrain and hazards to keep up with it. There are also rare golden ore pieces which are worth 5 points each. At the end of the path, the contestant (or team) who deposited the most ore is the winner.
There are some areas in stages where the train can come careening into the area of play. It will destroy any ores it runs over, and instantly KO any contestants it hits. Sometimes the train will have a special cart open. Ores tossed in this cart are worth double the usual points.
There are two checkpoints along the way in each stage, where the contestants will be given their current score. It is not displayed to them during the rest of the round.
Like most other battle modes, contestants have stamina, and if KO'd will be removed from the playing field for a short time.
There are three stages for Ore Express. They are as follows:
The path is relatively straightforward, though it moves upward after the first checkpoint. Along the way are fences, many of which can be broken.
As the name implies, this path is underground. It is lined with spikes in places, and also has UFOs carrying ore.
UFOs appear at the beginning of this stage, carrying ore on the train tracks. The path itself is very sparse, giving ample opportunity for the train to hit the contestants.
The following Battle Bonuses can be awarded in Single Player or local Multiplayer Battle Mode:
- Ore Collector - Carried the most ore at once!
- Ore Hauler - Dropped ore the least!
- Ore-Throwing Pro - Hit rivals with the most ore!
- UFO Buster - Defeated the most UFOs!
- Contestants can also be KO'd if they are caught between an obstacle and the scrolling screen.
- No more than 20 pieces of Ore can be on screen at any given time. As such, if contestants are holding 20 pieces, no additional ore will appear.
- Scores for Ore Express are capped at 99 points.
Names in other languages
Poi poi Torein