The Warp Star has appeared in several Kirby video games, first appearing in Kirby's Dream Land for the Game Boy. The Warp Star can be used to get around levels and is commonly used in Kirby mini games. In Kirby's Air Ride it was a vehicle (and appeared on the cover of the game's box).
Super Smash Bros. series
The Warp Star has appeared as an item in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In Super Smash Bros. and Brawl, Kirby entered a stage via a Warp Star. A trophy of a Warp Star has appeared in both Melee and Brawl. Kirby is seen riding the Warpstar in CG movies featured in Melee and Brawl's Subspace Emissary. The following are the trophy descriptions for the Warp Star:
Super Smash Bros. Melee
- "The Warp Star originated as Kirby's ride: it helped the ponderous puffball get around at high speed. Hop on the Warp Star in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and your character will rapidly launch up and off the screen. You'll return in a flash, causing an explosion as you hit the ground. Try holding a direction to alter your landing."
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- "A warp-speed item. In the Kirby series, Warp Stars are used to move between stages. In Smash Bros., they're ultrafast attack items that zoom up and down to devastate anyone they hit. You can shift your landing spot by moving the Control Stick left or right during your descent. Choose your target and hang on! Don't overshoot the mark and plummet off the stage, though."