Warp Star/Kirby Air Ride
|This machine has a good balance of basic capabilities.|
— Kirby Air Ride North American instruction booklet, page 32
- This article is about the Warp Star as it appears in Kirby Air Ride. For Warp Stars in a more general context, see Warp Star.
The Warp Star (also referred to as a Warpstar) is a ride-able machine in Kirby Air Ride . It is considered to be the most balanced and basic of all vehicles in the game, with no major strengths, or flaws, and is the first one available for use in the Air Ride mode, with all others needing to be unlocked first.
The Warp Star, as it appears in this game, is flat, and lays parallel with the ground; hovering only a few inches in the air. Its five pronged points are relatively round, in comparison with varied other machines. The two points nearest the rear are equipped with five small propulsion units, which appear to give the machine its forward thrust, expelling what appears to be some form of white-blue gas.
The Warp Star is classified as a "star". As such, it hovers above the ground during normal movement, and is capable of gliding when airborne. It also must be braked to touch floor switches and other panels.
In terms of the Warp Star's abilities, it is basically balanced in every area, being able to adequately perform all necessary functions of an Air Ride Machine. Compared to the entire roster of machines, however, it has a slightly lower-than-usual top speed of about 25 mph, and slightly better-than-usual gliding and handling capabilities.
How to Unlock
In Air Ride, this is the only machine available from the start, and does not need to be unlocked through the checklist.
In City Trial, the Warp Star can occasionally be found randomly throughout the city, and mounted like most other air ride machines. It is always available in Free Run as well.
- Compact Star - Looks and behaves similarly to a Warp Star, though it trades speed and durability for much better handling.
- Flight Warp Star - A modified Warp Star with mostly the same traits, but with significantly improved gliding ability.