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Panic Spin

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Panic Spin
Panic Spin KAR artwork.jpg
Artwork of the Panic Spin from Kirby Air Ride.
Use Perform a continuous Quick Spin
Obtained Boxes and out in the open in City Trial.
Game(s) Kirby Air Ride
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Makes you Quick-Spin.
— Kirby Air Ride North American instruction booklet, page 28

Panic Spin[1] is an item which appears exclusively in City Trial, in Kirby Air Ride. It can be found out in the open, inside Green Boxes, or occasionally inside the Castle Hall secret chamber. Panic Spin can also be found in Destruction Derby.

When Kirby picks up a Panic Spin, he will immediately drop any other item he may have, and start Quick Spinning for an extended period of time. While spinning, Kirby can steer and glide as usual, but will be unable to get off his machine until the spin concludes. The spin also allows Kirby to quickly break boxes open and send unmanned vehicles flying. If Kirby hits an opponent while spinning, he will send them flying similarly to the Tornado ability. If Kirby is hit while spinning, the spin will end early.

Kirby can collect other items and use them while spinning. Notoriously, if he picks up a Fireworks cone, he will be unable to shoot straight with it.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パニックスピン[2]
Panikku Supin
Panic Spin


  1. Name taken from Kirby Air Ride North American instruction booklet, page 28
  2. 20th Anniversary Kirby Pupupu Encyclopedia, page 78