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Ore Express

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Ore Express
KBR Ore Express Stage 1 Gameplay.png
Gameplay screenshot of Ore Express
Type(s) Collecting - Chase
Levels 3
Players 4
Appears in Kirby Battle Royale
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Gather ore and toss it into the containers!
— Collection Lists description of Ore Express.
KBR Ore Express icon.png

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[edit]

There's a battle in a mine full of shiny rocks. I LOVE SHINY ROCKS!
— Waddle Dee in Kirby Battle Royale

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. Scores for Ore Express can be as low as 0 to as high as 99 points.

There are some areas in stages where the train can come careening into the area of play. It will destroy any ore chunks 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 health, and if KO'd will be removed from the playing field for a short time. Contestants can also be KO'd if they are caught between an obstacle and the scrolling screen.


There are three stages for Ore Express. They are as follows:

Stages in Ore Express
Name Intro Gameplay Description
Wayward Plains KBR Ore Express Stage 1.png KBR Ore Express Stage 1 Gameplay.png The path is relatively straightforward, though it moves upward after the first checkpoint. Along the way are fences, many of which can be broken.
Twisty Tunnels KBR Ore Express Stage 2.png KBR Ore Express Stage 2 Gameplay.png As the name implies, this path is underground. It is lined with spikes in places, and also has UFOs carrying ore.
Logjam Pass KBR Ore Express Stage 3.png KBR Ore Express Stage 3 Gameplay.png 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.

This stage is only used for the Gold League Qualifier Battle in the Cake Royale.

Battle Bonuses[edit]

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!


  • 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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Ore Express[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ぽいぽいトレイン
Poi poi Torein
Tossing Train
Dutch Erts-expres Ore express
European French Minerais sur rails Ores on rails
German Erzexpress Ore Express
Italian Treno minerario Mining train
Korean 휙휙 트레인
hwighwig teulein
Tossing Train
Polish Ore Express[1] -
Spanish Tren de joyas Train of jewels

Wayward Plains[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese はじまりのこうや
hajimari no kōya
Beginning Wilderness
Korean 시작의 광야
sijag-ui gwang-ya
Beginning Wilderness

Twisty Tunnels[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese くねくねトンネル
kunekune ton'neru
Twisty Tunnel
Korean 구불구불 터널
gubulgubul teoneol
Winding Tunnel

Logjam Pass[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese はさまれ山道さんどう
hasamare sandō
Sandwiched Mountain Trail
Korean 샌드위치 산길
saendeuwichi sangil
Sandwich Mountain Trail


KBR Ore Express Animated.gif
Small sequence from an Ore Express round.