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Smash Ride
KRtDLD Smash Ride preview.png
Preview image for Smash Ride, from Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.
Type(s) Arcade whack game
Levels 3
Players 1-4
Appears in Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Theme music

Clip of "Smash Ride" from Kirby: Squeak Squad

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Ram your rivals and send 'em flying!
— in-game description of the game

Smash Ride is a Sub-Game playable in Kirby: Squeak Squad and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe. In the former, it can be accessed from the main menu, while in the latter, it is accessible in Merry Magoland and the Lor Starcutter (though to play it in the Lor, 90 Energy Spheres need to be collected first).


Kirby faces off against Spinni, several red Squeakers and/or other players in multiplayer mode while riding on a Smash Star. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Doc and Storo are added as well. The main goal of the game is to gain points by pushing the player's opponents off the stage by ramming the Smash Star into them, which gives the player 1 point if done successfully.

The Smash Star can move forward in one direction by sliding the stylus in the desired direction the player wishes to go. By holding the stylus on the Smash Star for a while before moving, the player can stop in place and charge up a Smash Attack, which can be used to push opponents off the stage while boosting forward in one direction. If Spinni, the Squeakers, or any players fall off the stage (whether by being pushed off or by dashing off the stage), they will respawn after a few seconds at their original starting positions. There is a timer of 60 seconds for this Sub-Game, and if it runs out, the player with the most amount of points will be declared the winner on the Rankings screen.

There are three difficulty levels for this Sub-Game. On higher levels, the number of Squeakers will increase, and the opponents may resort to more erratic movements to make it more difficult for the player to stay on the stage without falling. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Doc will appear starting on level 2 and Storo will appear as an opponent on level 3.


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Character Points
Players and Squeakers 1 point
Spinni 2 points (1 point in Kirby: Squeak Squad)
Doc (KRtDLD only) 2 points
Storo (KRtDLD only) 3 points


In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, there are nine Missions for this Sub-Game. They are as follows:

  • Beginner Rider - Play Smash Ride for the first time.
  • Single Smash, Double Hit - Cause two or more rivals to fall using a single Smash attack.
  • Squeak Squad Impersonator - Play while wearing the Daroach dress-up mask.
  • 20-Second Survival - Battle without falling for at least 20 seconds after the game starts.
  • 20-Point Victory on Level 2 - Win with 20 or more points on Level 2.
  • Defeat the Squeaks on Level 3 - Make all of the thieving mice known as the Squeaks fall during a single game on Level 3.
  • 70 Total Rival Drops - Cause rivals to fall a grand total of 70 or more times.
  • Clear All Difficulties - Win on all difficulty settings. (Level 1 / Level 2 / Level 3)
  • Triple-Star Rider - Complete all other missions for Smash Ride.

Once all 100 regular missions are completed, two final missions related to this Sub-Game are unlocked, as part of the "True Extra Missions" category:

  • Don't Fall in Smash Ride - Win a game of Smash Ride without falling.
  • Riding to a High Score (Level 3) - Win with a score of 20 or more points on Level 3 of Smash Ride.

Tutorial transcript (Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe)[edit]

  • "Control your Smash Star by aiming it with (analog stick), then moving forward using A/B!"
  • "Bump your rivals out of the ring to earn points. Just hold A/B to charge up an attack, then SMASH!"
  • "Defeat your formidable rivals from the band of thieves known as the Squeaks for extra points!"


Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スマッシュライド
Sumasshu Raido
Smash Ride
Traditional Chinese 猛擊騎乘
měng jī qí chéng
Smash Ride
Simplified Chinese 猛击骑乘
měng jī qí chéng
Dutch Crashkometen Crash comets
French Course crash Crash course
German Scooter-Jagd Scooter-Hunt
Italian Scontri volanti Flying collisions
Korean 스매시 라이드
Seumaesi Raideu
Smash Ride
Portuguese Estrela Batente Combination of "estrela cadente" (shooting star) and "bater" (to beat).
Spanish Estrellas de choque Bumper Stars