History VideoGame / Kirby64TheCrystalShards

23rd May '16 9:06:13 PM NoUsername
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One day, the [[SugarBowl beautiful world of]] Ripple Star was overshadowed by a great darkness--specifically, [[EldritchAbomination Dark Matter]] (who, in this appearance, is depicted similarly to the Hyper Zone mass from the previous title). To prevent Ripple Star's [[PowerCrystal Crystal]] from falling into the wrong hands, the Queen launches it into outer space with one of her fairies, Ribbon. But Dark Matter sends three small orbs of itself in space to chase and attack the crystal, causing it to shatter into several pieces.

...Meanwhile, Franchise/{{Kirby}} is watching a meteor shower when Ribbon [[CrashIntoHello lands on him]] holding what's left of the Crystal. A second shard falls on Kirby shortly thereafter; when he offers it to Ribbon, the Crystals recombine. Ribbon then explains to Kirby (via pantomime) that those shooting stars are the other Crystal shards, which must be collected in order to save Ripple Star. Kirby is more than happy to help, so he sets off with Ribbon on a quest across several planets.

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One day, the fairy planet of [[SugarBowl beautiful world of]] Ripple Star Star]] was overshadowed by a great darkness--specifically, a mass of [[EldritchAbomination Dark Matter]] (who, in this appearance, is depicted similarly to the Hyper Zone mass from the previous title).Matter]]. To prevent Ripple Star's [[PowerCrystal Crystal]] from falling into the wrong hands, the Queen launches it into outer space with one of her fairies, Ribbon. But Dark Matter sends three small orbs of itself in space to chase and attack the crystal, causing it to shatter into several pieces.

...Meanwhile, Franchise/{{Kirby}} is watching a meteor shower when Ribbon [[CrashIntoHello lands on him]] holding what's left of the Crystal. A second shard falls on Kirby shortly thereafter; when he offers it to Ribbon, the Crystals recombine. Ribbon then explains to Kirby (via pantomime) that those These shooting stars are the other Crystal shards, which must be collected in order to save Ripple Star. Kirby is more than happy to help, so he sets off with Ribbon on a quest across several planets.
planets, meeting up with his friends along the way.



This game is the third and final part of the "[[FanNickname Dark Matter Trilogy]]", the previous entries being ''[[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2 Kirby's Dream Land 2]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3 Kirby's Dream Land 3]]'', and thus inherits their more slow paced, simplistic gameplay and more whimsical, dream-like art direction and music.

Included as part of ''[[CompilationRerelease Kirby's Dream Collection]]'', for Kirby's [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]].

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This game is the third and final part of the "[[FanNickname Dark Matter Trilogy]]", the previous entries being ''[[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2 Kirby's Dream Land 2]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3 Kirby's Dream Land 3]]'', and thus inherits their more slow paced, simplistic gameplay and more whimsical, dream-like art direction and music.

Included
music. Along with its predecessors, it was included as part of ''[[CompilationRerelease Kirby's Dream Collection]]'', for Kirby's [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]].



* AutoScrollingLevel: In the form of rapid currents on Aqua Star and conveyor belts on Shiver Star (though you could go against the "scrolling" if you were determined enough), as well as the MinecartMadness examples below.

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* AutoScrollingLevel: AutoScrollingLevel:
**
In the form of rapid currents on Aqua Star and conveyor belts on Shiver Star (though you could go against the "scrolling" if you were determined enough), as well as the MinecartMadness examples below.



** The boss of Shiver Star is a giant robot who chases you across a crumbling bridge.

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** The HR-H, the boss of Shiver Star is Star, transforms into a giant robot who chases tank called HR-E to chase you across over a crumbling bridge.



* BarrierChangeBoss: Miracle Matter, His weakness is the ability he's copying.

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* BarrierChangeBoss: Miracle Matter, His Matter can mimic Kirby's abilities, but his weakness is the ability he's copying.



* BlowYouAway: When Kirby jumps after his initial jump, then you press the attack button, this happens. Also, some of his ice powers.

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* BlowYouAway: When After Kirby jumps after his initial jump, then you press the puffs up, he can exhale to attack button, this happens. Also, some enemies with a puff of smoke. Some of his ice powers.powers also works this way.



* BossRush: Available as a bonus mode. Also comes with a twist: even if you manage to swallow things that could give you powers, you won't get any, so you're forced to fight as normal kirby until the final boss.

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* BossRush: Available as a bonus mode. Also comes with a twist: even if you manage to swallow things that could give you powers, you won't get any, so you're forced to fight as normal kirby Kirby until the final boss.



* ContinuityNod: Kirby's various Stone + Cutter forms are those of his animal companions from ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' and ''3''.

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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
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Kirby's various Stone + Cutter forms are those of his animal companions from ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' and ''3''.



** [[spoiler: 0[[superscript:2]] has a large bandage on the top of his head. Considering his '''eyeball popped out in Dream Land 3'''...]]

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** [[spoiler: 0[[superscript:2]] has a large bandage on the top of his head. Considering his '''eyeball ''eyeball'' popped out in Dream ''Dream Land 3'''...3''...]]



* DressingAsTheEnemy: Bomb + Needle turns Kirby into a the series' standard InvincibleMinorMinion, the Gordo for a few seconds, before launching its spikes.

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* DressingAsTheEnemy: Bomb + Needle turns Kirby into a the series' standard InvincibleMinorMinion, the Gordo Gordo, for a few seconds, before launching its spikes.seconds. He'll launch his spikes after a while.



* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: Ribbon combines all the collected Crystal shards into a crystal gun.]]

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* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: Ribbon combines all the collected Crystal shards into a crystal gun.gun to defeat 02.]]



* FairyCompanion: Ribbon

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* FairyCompanion: RibbonRibbon.



* FinalBossNewDimension: The game pulls this twice, both with the presumed final boss Miracle Matter, and the true final boss, 02.

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* FinalBossNewDimension: The game pulls this twice, both with the presumed final boss Miracle Matter, and Matter's battle zone doesn't look like anything seen in the game before. [[spoiler: For that matter, neither does the arena of the true final boss, 02.02]].



* GirlOfTheWeek: Ribbon (for Kirby) is a variation, not appearing after this game, but never getting a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute either. The closest thing to a ''cameo'' of her, let alone a reappearance, is appearing ''once'' in the character gallery in the 20th ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' anniversary artbook.

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* GirlOfTheWeek: Ribbon (for Kirby) is a variation, not appearing after Ribbon, despite being something of an implied love interest, only appears in this game, but never getting a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute either. The closest thing to a ''cameo'' of her, let alone a reappearance, is appearing ''once'' game. She's only received cameos in the character gallery in the Kirby 20th ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' anniversary artbook.Anniversary art book and ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot''.



* GrievousHarmWithABody: Cutter ability consists of Kirby throwing his face at enemies.

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* GrievousHarmWithABody: The Cutter ability consists of Kirby throwing his face at enemies.



* MegaManning: It's a Kirby game, what do you expect?



* MoodWhiplash: It's a Kirby game, what did you expect? Well, many didn't think anything of it. You go from fighting cute little animals with your adorable companions (stopping to have picnics along the way) to fighting [[spoiler: '''a giant bleeding eyeball who embodies all evil in the universe''']] to stop Dark Matter from taking over the rest of the universe as it did Ripple Star. Sleep tight!

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* MoodWhiplash: It's a Kirby ''Kirby'' game, what did you expect? Well, many didn't think anything of it. You go from fighting cute little animals with your adorable companions (stopping to have picnics along the way) to fighting [[spoiler: '''a ''a giant bleeding eyeball who embodies all evil in the universe''']] universe'']] to stop Dark Matter from taking over the rest of the universe as it did Ripple Star. Sleep tight!



* {{Ninja}}: Cutter + Bomb gives Kirby exploding shurikens.
** That you can't see until they land.
* NoArcInArchery: Averted with Needle + Burn.

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* {{Ninja}}: Cutter + Bomb gives Kirby invisible, exploding shurikens.
** That you can't see until they land.
* NoArcInArchery: Averted with Needle + Burn.Burn, which takes the form of flaming arrows.



* ThePhoenix: Burning + Burning.

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* ThePhoenix: Burning + Burning.Burning upgrades Kirby's standard attack into a wide-ranged winged inferno.



* PsychoStrings: Stage 6-3, named ''Ripple Star Catacombs'' on the soundtrack features almost exclusively a minimalist string pattern that gives the stage a frantic, claustrophobic atmosphere.
* PuzzleBoss: Rock Star's boss, which takes more damage [[spoiler: if you shoot each crystal with the same color bullet]].
** Also Miracle Matter. [[spoiler: It can only be hurt by the same power element as it's using at a given time. For example, it uses the Spark ability to fire lasers all over the area. Only way to hurt it is to use an electric based power (solo or mix, whichever works) or simply suck up the excess power and shoot it back at MM.]]
* RedHerring: In the [[http://www.kirbysrainbowresort.net/games/kirby64/instruction/page22and23.jpg instruction manual for this game]], King Dedede's cast description says the following: "Longtime rival King Dedede finds one of the missing Crystal Shards on his castle grounds. Whatever will he do with it?" If it weren't for Dedede's [[EnemyMine willingness to work with Kirby this time around]], this lore could make some people believe that Dedede is still an antagonist in Kirby's adventure that must be stopped, despite being on the side of good for a change. Dedede's refusal to give Kirby the aforementioned shard he found somewhat helps support this red herring, as does some Japanese commercials not showing his presence, instead showing Kirby's team up too Adeleine.
* RibcageRidge: Seen in a stage on Rock Star and [[spoiler: "hides" a Crystal Shard in its mouth]].

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* PowerCopying: This time around, Kirby can combine any two Copy Abilities for extra firepower.
* PsychoStrings: Stage 6-3, named ''Ripple "Ripple Star Catacombs'' Catacombs" on the soundtrack soundtrack, features almost exclusively a minimalist string pattern that gives the stage a frantic, claustrophobic atmosphere.
* PuzzleBoss: PuzzleBoss:
**
Rock Star's boss, which Pix, takes more damage [[spoiler: if you shoot each crystal with a bullet of the same color bullet]].
color.
** Also Miracle Matter.Matter, as well. [[spoiler: It can only be hurt by the same power element as it's using at a given time. For example, it uses the Spark ability to fire lasers all over the area. Only The only way to hurt it is to use an electric based power (solo or mix, whichever works) or simply suck up the excess power and shoot it back at MM.back.]]
* RedHerring: In the [[http://www.kirbysrainbowresort.net/games/kirby64/instruction/page22and23.jpg instruction manual for this game]], King Dedede's cast description says the following: "Longtime rival King Dedede finds one of the missing Crystal Shards on his castle grounds. Whatever will he do with it?" If it weren't for Dedede's [[EnemyMine willingness to work with Kirby this time around]], this lore could make some people believe that Dedede is still an antagonist in Kirby's adventure that must be stopped, despite being on the side of good for a change. Dedede's refusal to give Kirby the aforementioned shard he found somewhat helps support this red herring, as does some Japanese commercials not showing his presence, instead showing Kirby's team up too to Adeleine.
* RibcageRidge: Seen in a stage on Rock Star and [[spoiler: "hides" a Crystal Shard in its mouth]].mouth.



* ShoutOut: Spark + Cutter looks like [[ThePhantomMenace Darth Maul's]] double-bladed lightsaber.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Spark + Cutter looks like [[ThePhantomMenace Darth Maul's]] double-bladed lightsaber.



* TheSpiny: Gordo; one of the few monsters that Kirby can't eat.
** Also the Scarfies, which explode if Kirby attempts to inhale them, and spider-like Mariels, which damage Kirby [[IAteWhat if he digests them.]]

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* TheSpiny: Gordo; TheSpiny:
** Gordo is
one of the few monsters that Kirby can't eat.
eat; it simply won't budge no matter what.
** Also the The Scarfies, which look cute at first, turn monstrous and eventually explode if Kirby attempts to inhale them, and spider-like them,
** And the Spider-like
Mariels, which damage Kirby [[IAteWhat if he digests them.]]



%%* SuperTitle64Advance

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%%* SuperTitle64Advance* SuperTitle64Advance: The game's named after the UsefulNotes/Nintendo64, of course. The original Japanese release was simply called ''Hoshi no Kirby 64'', while the English release added a subtitle.



* UnexpectedShmupLevel: [[spoiler: The TrueFinalBoss plays rather like VideoGame/StarFox]]. Although considering [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand how many of]] [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure these things we've]] [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar been through already]], it's hardly 'unexpected'.

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* UnexpectedShmupLevel: [[spoiler: The TrueFinalBoss plays rather like VideoGame/StarFox]]. ''VideoGame/StarFox'']]. Although considering [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand how many of]] [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure these things we've]] [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar been through already]], it's hardly 'unexpected'."unexpected".
22nd May '16 8:00:43 AM Wingnut
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* RedHerring: In the instruction manual for this game, King Dedede's cast description says the following: "Longtime rival King Dedede finds one of the missing Crystal Shards on his castle grounds. Whatever will he do with it?" If it weren't for Dedede's [[EnemyMine willingness to work with Kirby this time around]], this lore could make some people believe that Dedede is still an antagonist in Kirby's adventure that must be stopped, despite being on the side of good for a change. Dedede's refusal to give Kirby the aforementioned shard he found somewhat helps support this red herring, as does some Japanese commercials not showing his presence, instead showing Kirby's team up too Adeleine.

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* RedHerring: In the [[http://www.kirbysrainbowresort.net/games/kirby64/instruction/page22and23.jpg instruction manual for this game, game]], King Dedede's cast description says the following: "Longtime rival King Dedede finds one of the missing Crystal Shards on his castle grounds. Whatever will he do with it?" If it weren't for Dedede's [[EnemyMine willingness to work with Kirby this time around]], this lore could make some people believe that Dedede is still an antagonist in Kirby's adventure that must be stopped, despite being on the side of good for a change. Dedede's refusal to give Kirby the aforementioned shard he found somewhat helps support this red herring, as does some Japanese commercials not showing his presence, instead showing Kirby's team up too Adeleine.
7th May '16 4:46:32 PM Wingnut
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* RedHerring: In the instruction manual for this game, King Dedede's cast description says the following: "Longtime rival King Dedede finds one of the missing Crystal Shards on his castle grounds. Whatever will he do with it?" If it weren't for Dedede's [[EnemyMine willingness to work with Kirby this time around]], this lore could make some people believe that Dedede is still an antagonist in Kirby's adventure that must be stopped, despite being on the side of good for a change. Dedede's refusal to give Kirby the aforementioned shard he found somewhat helps support this red herring.

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* RedHerring: In the instruction manual for this game, King Dedede's cast description says the following: "Longtime rival King Dedede finds one of the missing Crystal Shards on his castle grounds. Whatever will he do with it?" If it weren't for Dedede's [[EnemyMine willingness to work with Kirby this time around]], this lore could make some people believe that Dedede is still an antagonist in Kirby's adventure that must be stopped, despite being on the side of good for a change. Dedede's refusal to give Kirby the aforementioned shard he found somewhat helps support this red herring.herring, as does some Japanese commercials not showing his presence, instead showing Kirby's team up too Adeleine.
1st May '16 6:55:46 PM Drope
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** Pop Star: GreenHillZone
** Rock Star: ShiftingSandLand
** Aqua Star: UnderTheSea + DownTheDrain
** Neo Star: JungleJapes + DeathMountain + LethalLavaLand

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** Pop Star: GreenHillZone
GreenHillZone > TheLostWoods > BigFancyCastle
** Rock Star: ShiftingSandLand
ShiftingSandLand > RuinsForRuinsSake > UndergroundLevel > BuildLikeAnEgyptian
** Aqua Star: PalmtreePanic + UnderTheSea + DownTheDrain
** Neo Star: JungleJapes + MinecartMadness + DeathMountain + LethalLavaLand
18th Nov '15 8:41:39 AM HighCrate
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* MightyGlacier: Most of the Stone-based powers turn Kirby into this, especially Stone + Stone, which makes Kirby into a giant boulder version of himself.

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* %%* MightyGlacier: Most of the Stone-based powers turn Kirby into this, especially Stone + Stone, which makes Kirby into a giant boulder version of himself.
11th Nov '15 4:07:07 PM MyTimingIsOff
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* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler: 0[[superscript:2]]]], unlocked after defeating Miracle Matter with all of the Shards. Also a PostFinalBoss.

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* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler: 0[[superscript:2]]]], unlocked after defeating Miracle Matter with all of the Shards. Also a PostFinalBoss.
10th Nov '15 6:38:10 PM Iwishtologin
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* BizarreWorldShapes: Pop Star is a five-pointed star, Rock Star is shattered into several pieces, Aqua Star is a drop of water with wave breaker shaped planet suspended in it, and Ripple Star is heart-shaped.


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* WorldShapes: Pop Star is a five-pointed star, Rock Star is shattered into several pieces, Aqua Star is a drop of water with wave breaker shaped planet suspended in it, and Ripple Star is heart-shaped.
22nd Oct '15 6:41:24 PM nombretomado
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** The file select music is very similar to that of ''OcarinaOfTime'''s.

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** The file select music is very similar to that of ''OcarinaOfTime'''s.''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'''s.
7th Oct '15 3:06:59 PM lastfridaybg
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* AwesomeButImpractical: There are quite a few, but special mention goes to Stone + Bomb, which lets you throw a stick of dynamite that pretty much kills anything. It also damages you unless you duck, which gives you a hard hat that blocks the damage. It's also on a timed fuse unless it makes contact with an enemy.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: There are quite a few, but special mention goes to Stone + Bomb, which lets you throw a stick bundle of dynamite that pretty much kills anything. It also damages you unless you duck, which gives you a hard hat that blocks the damage. It's also on a timed fuse unless it makes contact with an enemy.
2nd Oct '15 7:31:48 AM Wingnut
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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Dedede was REALLY hesitant to join Kirby's adventure.

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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Unlike ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', Dedede was REALLY hesitant to join Kirby's adventure.
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