History VideoGame / Kirby64TheCrystalShards

3rd Jul '16 3:04:44 PM bowserbros
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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: This game notably gives the formula of Shimomura-directed titles a complete overhaul. The Animal Friends are dropped in favor of the ability to combine Copy Abilities, the visual presentation switches from a [=2D=] format to a [=2.5D=] one, the setting covers multiple planets rather than being limited to Pop Star, and the game's cast is much more diverse and sees more elaborate characterizations, due to the game putting a greater focus on storytelling. This game is also the only Shimomura title where Dark Matter is explicitly shown to be the main villain from the beginning; Dark Matter was discussed in ''Dream Land 2'' and ''Dream Land 3''[='s=] manuals, but didn't show up in-person until the very end of those games, and when Dark Matter ''did'' appear in ''Dream Land 3''[='s=] opening, the fact that it ''was'' Dark Matter was only implied and not outright shown or stated.



* MonsterCompendium: In the form of enemy cards Kirby can earn only in the jump game after levels. They just show the enemies' names, their animated models, and which power (if any) they give Kirby, and there are eighty-one cards in all. Oh yeah, and the card that Kirby gets is random every time, meaning it's possible to get duplicates. [[FakeLongevity Good luck trying to]] [[GottaCatchEmAll get them all...]]

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* MonsterCompendium: In the form of enemy cards Kirby can earn only in the jump game after levels. They just show the enemies' names, their animated models, and which power (if any) they give Kirby, and there are eighty-one cards in all. Oh yeah, and the card that Kirby gets is random every time, meaning it's possible to get duplicates. [[FakeLongevity Good luck trying to]] [[GottaCatchEmAll get them all...]]all]] (though there's a bit of humor to be found in this, as the fact that the card you get is randomized means that it's possible for to get [[spoiler:[[TrueFinalBoss 02]]]] as your first card).



* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Cutter + Needle turns Kirby's arms into a giant set of jaws.

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* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Cutter + Needle turns Kirby's arms into a giant set of jaws. Additionally, King Dedede's battle is directly carried over from ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'', meaning that his toothy belly-mouth makes a reappearance.
28th Jun '16 12:12:18 AM SenorCornholio
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** Rock Star: ShiftingSandLand > RuinsForRuinsSake > UndergroundLevel > BuildLikeAnEgyptian

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** Rock Star: ShiftingSandLand > RuinsForRuinsSake > UndergroundLevel > BuildLikeAnEgyptianBuildLikeAnEgyptian[=/=]FuturisticPyramid
12th Jun '16 2:07:58 PM Luigifan
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* BeatTheCurseOutOfHim: When Waddle Dee, Adeleine and Dedede are possessed by Dark Matter, Kirby has to beat the crap out of them to free them.

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* BeatTheCurseOutOfHim: When Waddle Dee, Adeleine Adeleine, and Dedede are possessed by Dark Matter, Kirby has to beat the crap out of them to free them.



* ButThouMust: Your pause screen has two choices, "Continue" or "Try again"; the latter lets you try on a different level. During [[spoiler:the battle with the TrueFinalBoss]] they become "Continue" and "Tough it out!". They both do the exact same thing.

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* ButThouMust: Your pause screen has two choices, "Continue" or "Try again"; the latter takes you to the map and lets you try on a different level. During [[spoiler:the battle with the TrueFinalBoss]] TrueFinalBoss]], they become "Continue" and "Tough it out!". They both do the exact same thing.



* CrapsaccharineWorld: What Ripple Star is mostly turned into when Dark Matter takes it over; though it's undone by the end.

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: What Ripple Star is mostly turned into when Dark Matter takes it over; over, though it's undone by the end.



* DefeatMeansFriendship: Waddle Dee, Adeleine and Dedede become your allies after they are freed of the Dark Matter orbs that possessed them.

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: Waddle Dee, Adeleine Adeleine, and Dedede become your allies after they are freed of the Dark Matter orbs that possessed them.



* DressingAsTheEnemy: Bomb + Needle turns Kirby into a the series' standard InvincibleMinorMinion, the Gordo, for a few seconds. He'll launch his spikes after a while.
* EasterEgg: If you inhale an enemy and push R to hold them above your head--without digesting them--many of them have unique effects. Bronto Burts, for example, will carry you into the air, and Glunks will shoot a steady stream of pellets into the air that will take out airborne enemies.
* EasyLevelsHardBosses: While typical of the Kirby series, Miracle Matter is infamously difficult--especially considering that Ripple Star is mostly a BreatherLevel.

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* DressingAsTheEnemy: Bomb + Needle turns Kirby into a the series' standard InvincibleMinorMinion, the Gordo, for a few seconds. He'll launch his spikes after a while.
* EasterEgg: If you inhale an enemy and push R to hold them above your head--without head -- without digesting them--many them -- many of them have unique effects. Bronto Burts, for example, will carry you into the air, and Glunks will shoot a steady stream of pellets into the air that will take out airborne enemies.
* EasyLevelsHardBosses: While typical of the Kirby series, Miracle Matter is infamously difficult--especially difficult -- especially considering that Ripple Star is mostly a BreatherLevel. BreatherLevel.



* EdibleAmmunition: Ice + Spark power turns Kirby into a refrigerator that throws food at the enemy, destroying them. The food can then be eaten to regain health.

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* EdibleAmmunition: Ice + Spark power turns Kirby into a refrigerator that throws food at the enemy, destroying them. The Any food that doesn't hit enemies (or walls) can then be eaten to regain health.



* ElementalPowers: [[HavingABlast Bomb]], [[AnIcePerson Ice]], [[BattleBoomerang Cutter]], [[PlayingWithFire Burning]], [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice Needle]], [[ElementalShapeshifter Stone]], [[ShockAndAwe Spark]], and they can all be combined for varying levels of awesome.

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* ElementalPowers: [[HavingABlast Bomb]], [[AnIcePerson Ice]], [[BattleBoomerang Cutter]], [[PlayingWithFire Burning]], [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice Needle]], [[ElementalShapeshifter Stone]], and [[ShockAndAwe Spark]], and they can all be combined for varying levels of awesome.



* TheEndOrIsIt: Fail to get OneHundredPercentCompletion and the ending cinematic suggests that [[spoiler:the ruler of Ripple Star is still possessed]].

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* TheEndOrIsIt: Fail to get OneHundredPercentCompletion OneHundredPercentCompletion, and the ending cinematic suggests that [[spoiler:the ruler of Ripple Star is still possessed]].



** TheHero: Kirby

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** TheHero: KirbyKirby, natch.



* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Miracle Matter is unique in being one of the few major Kirby antagonists with no foreshadowing whatsoever. However, he does appear as a shadowy mass just as the level leading up to it ends.

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Miracle Matter is unique in being one of the few major Kirby ''Kirby'' antagonists with no foreshadowing whatsoever. However, he does appear as a shadowy mass just as the level leading up to it ends.



* GuideDangIt: In general, most of the hidden Crystals do have clues on how to find them, but some of them will still make you go running for [=GameFAQs=], (or in the 90's, a copy of Magazine/NintendoPower magazines).
** The worst is probably the level 3--3 shard in Aqua Star, where the shard was placed far above Kirby's maximum flight cap, (even with powers). In order to get it, you need to realize that Rick's form from the Stone + Cutter power can climb walls. The number of times this ability is mentioned in the game, manual, or anything besides a guide or walkthrough? Precisely never. It's an ability from ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' and ''3'', and if you've never played either, your only hint is the green-and-brown breakable terrain that stands in your way - and considering Stone + Cutter has six different forms that show up at random, good luck with trial and error.
** While on the topic of [[NoticeThis that breakable multicolored terrain]], there are notably a couple of these Crystal-concealing obstacles that do ''not'' follow the "use these ability colors" rule you've been following for most of the game. The first is a conspicuous rock in 4-4 that requires, of all things, [[spoiler:an Ice ability of any kind to break - this is despite that the rock in question is ''[[ViolationOfCommonSense inside of a volcano and can withstand high explosives]]]]''. The second is an ice stalactite in 5-1 that requires [[spoiler:any Burning ability to destroy; while this ''actually'' makes sense, it's still a sharp departure from the established formula, with your only other possible hint being if you somehow managed to get the 4-4 Crystal beforehand]].

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* GuideDangIt: In general, most of the hidden Crystals do have clues on how to find them, but some of them will still make you go running for [=GameFAQs=], [=GameFAQs=] (or in the 90's, a copy of Magazine/NintendoPower magazines).
** The worst is probably the level 3--3 3-3 shard in Aqua Star, where the shard was placed far above Kirby's maximum flight cap, (even with powers). In order to get it, you need to realize that Rick's form from the Stone + Cutter power can climb walls. The number of times this ability is mentioned in the game, manual, or anything besides a guide or walkthrough? Precisely never. It's an ability from ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' and ''3'', and if you've never played either, your only hint is the green-and-brown breakable terrain that stands in your way - -- and considering Stone + Cutter has six different forms that show up at random, good luck with trial and error.
** While on the topic of [[NoticeThis that breakable multicolored terrain]], there are notably a couple of these Crystal-concealing obstacles that do ''not'' follow the "use these ability colors" rule you've been following for most of the game. The first is a conspicuous rock in 4-4 that requires, of all things, [[spoiler:an Ice ability of any kind to break - -- this is despite that the rock in question is ''[[ViolationOfCommonSense inside of a volcano and can withstand high explosives]]]]''. The second is an ice stalactite in 5-1 that requires [[spoiler:any Burning ability to destroy; while this ''actually'' makes sense, it's still a sharp departure from the established formula, with your only other possible hint being if you somehow managed to get the 4-4 Crystal beforehand]].beforehand]].
** Then there's the rug hiding the second Crystal Shard in level 6-3. While it actually is red-and-orange, it only breaks to reveal the Crystal Shard if shot in the center with Burning + Needle. It's made of cencentric rings. Good luck figuring that out if you're a 10-year-old whose automatic response to facing a gauntlet of enemies is to go for the [[GameBreaker refridgerator]].
11th Jun '16 10:22:12 AM MissConception
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* OneHundredPercentCompletion: The only way to [[spoiler: fight 0[[superscript:2]]]] is to get all of the shards in each level.

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* OneHundredPercentCompletion: The only way to [[spoiler: fight [[spoiler:fight 0[[superscript:2]]]] is to get all of the shards in each level.



* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: It's painfully obvious 02 is a re-formed 0, despite not being explicitly said.]]

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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's painfully obvious 02 0[[superscript:2]] is a re-formed 0, Zero, despite not being explicitly said.]]



* BigBad: Depending on how one views the term and the completion percentage, either Miracle Matter [[spoiler: or 0[[superscript:2]].]]

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* BigBad: Depending on how one views the term and the completion percentage, either Miracle Matter [[spoiler: or [[spoiler:or 0[[superscript:2]].]]



* ButThouMust: Your pause screen has two choices, "Continue" or "Try again"; the latter lets you try on a different level. During [[spoiler: the battle with the TrueFinalBoss]] they become "Continue" and "Tough it out!". They both do the exact same thing.

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* ButThouMust: Your pause screen has two choices, "Continue" or "Try again"; the latter lets you try on a different level. During [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the battle with the TrueFinalBoss]] they become "Continue" and "Tough it out!". They both do the exact same thing.



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



* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: Ribbon combines all the collected Crystal shards into a crystal gun to defeat 02.]]
* TheEndOrIsIt: Fail to get OneHundredPercentCompletion and the ending cinematic suggests that [[spoiler: the ruler of Ripple Star is still possessed]].

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* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: Ribbon [[spoiler:Ribbon combines all the collected Crystal shards into a crystal gun to defeat 02.0[[superscript:2]].]]
* TheEndOrIsIt: Fail to get OneHundredPercentCompletion and the ending cinematic suggests that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the ruler of Ripple Star is still possessed]].



* EyeScream: Like his previous incarnation, 02 can be attacked through the eye, though it's not strictly required to win this time.

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* EyeScream: Like his previous incarnation, 02 0[[superscript:2]] can be attacked through the eye, though it's not strictly required to win this time.



* FinalBoss: Miracle Matter. [[spoiler: 02 acts as the TrueFinalBoss.]]
* FinalBossNewDimension: Miracle 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]].

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* FinalBoss: Miracle Matter. [[spoiler: 02 [[spoiler:0[[superscript:2]] acts as the TrueFinalBoss.]]
* FinalBossNewDimension: Miracle Matter's battle zone doesn't look like anything seen in the game before. [[spoiler: For [[spoiler:For that matter, neither does the arena of the true final boss, 02]].0[[superscript:2]]]].



* GuideDangIt: In general, most of the hidden Crystals do have clues on how to find them, but some of them will still make you go running for [=GameFAQs=], (or in the 90s, a copy of Magazine/NintendoPower magazines).

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* GuideDangIt: In general, most of the hidden Crystals do have clues on how to find them, but some of them will still make you go running for [=GameFAQs=], (or in the 90s, 90's, a copy of Magazine/NintendoPower magazines).



* 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'' 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 [[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!



** Miracle 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. 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.]]

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** Miracle Matter, as well. [[spoiler: It [[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. 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.]]



* ScaryShinyGlasses: [[spoiler: The fairy ruler in the bad ending.]]
* ShipTease: [[spoiler: Ribbon kisses Kirby in the true ending, causing a LuminescentBlush. Nobody else in the Kirby games, or even the ''[[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars anime]]'', has ever done this - [[IntimateHealing or at least romantically.]]]]

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* ScaryShinyGlasses: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The fairy ruler in the bad ending.]]
* ShipTease: [[spoiler: Ribbon [[spoiler:Ribbon kisses Kirby in the true ending, causing a LuminescentBlush. Nobody else in the Kirby ''Kirby'' games, or even the ''[[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars anime]]'', has ever done this - [[IntimateHealing or at least romantically.]]]]



** [[spoiler: The true ending]] also looks quite a bit like the destruction of the Death Star and the awards ceremony at the end of ''ANewHope''.

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The true ending]] also looks quite a bit like the destruction of the Death Star and the awards ceremony at the end of ''ANewHope''.''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]''.



* SmoochOfVictory: This is how [[spoiler: Ribbon's expresses her gratitude to Kirby for saving Ripple Star in the True Ending]].

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* SmoochOfVictory: This is how [[spoiler: Ribbon's [[spoiler:Ribbon's expresses her gratitude to Kirby for saving Ripple Star in the True Ending]].



* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler: 0[[superscript:2]]]], unlocked after defeating Miracle Matter with all of the Shards.
* 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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* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler: 0[[superscript:2]]]], [[spoiler:0[[superscript:2]]]], unlocked after defeating Miracle Matter with all of the Shards.
* UnexpectedShmupLevel: [[spoiler: The [[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".



** There's one Crystal Shard in Neo Star's own 4-4... Our hero finds himself in a room with a large rock in the center, with molten lava creating cracks in it. You see the red of the lava and the black of the stone, so surely this must call for Burning-Bomb! No? How about Burning-Stone? That doesn't work either? How about Bomb-Bomb? Burning-Burning? Stone-Stone? No, you destroy that seemingly impenetrable stone in front of you by using [[spoiler: Ice. Yes, your rock will practically shatter to pieces if Kirby either breathes some frosty gales in its direction or rolls himself a giant snowball into it. You scientifically inclined folks may try to use the fact that ice plays an integral part of rock decomposition as an explanation for this, but it can hardly stand to the fact that you just used every violent explosive Kirby has access to in this game...]]

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** There's one Crystal Shard in Neo Star's own 4-4... Our hero finds himself in a room with a large rock in the center, with molten lava creating cracks in it. You see the red of the lava and the black of the stone, so surely this must call for Burning-Bomb! Burning + Bomb! No? How about Burning-Stone? Burning + Stone? That doesn't work either? How about Bomb-Bomb? Burning-Burning? Stone-Stone? Bomb + Bomb? Burning + Burning? Stone + Stone? No, you destroy that seemingly impenetrable stone in front of you by using [[spoiler: Ice.[[spoiler:Ice. Yes, your rock will practically shatter to pieces if Kirby either breathes some frosty gales in its direction or rolls himself a giant snowball into it. You scientifically inclined folks may try to use the fact that ice plays an integral part of rock decomposition as an explanation for this, but it can hardly stand to the fact that you just used every violent explosive Kirby has access to in this game...]]



* WallJump: Stone + Cutter has a one-in-six chance of turning you into a statue of Rick the hamster, who can can ascend walls in this manner (and doesn't even need to alternate walls to do it). [[spoiler: This is vital for getting one Crystal Shard in Stage 3-3.]]

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* WallJump: Stone + Cutter has a one-in-six chance of turning you into a statue of Rick the hamster, who can can ascend walls in this manner (and doesn't even need to alternate walls to do it). [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This is vital for getting one Crystal Shard in Stage 3-3.]]
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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:
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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:
**
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.
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