Trivia / Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Whoever wrote the Virtual Console description must have skipped over Dream Land 2 and 3, as it claims this is Kirby's first time fighting Dark Matter.
  • Fan Nickname: Spark + Cutter gives us Darth Kirby.
    • The Fairy Queen is "Queen Ripple".
    • Fans of Nack289-LP's Let's Play of this game may take a liking to referring the only Waddle Dee to appear as "the ULTIMATE Waddle Dee".
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Rather than just being being playable in mini-games, Waddle Dee, King Dedede, and Adeleine were, at one point, all fully playable in actual levels.
    • The game's sound check contains the classic "Victory" song, but it's not used in the game proper, nor does Kirby do his classic "victory dance" animation. This is because the victory dance was replaced by the picnic minigame at the end of levels.

In this game, Kirby has the following powers (the effects described here and in all subsequent sections only occur when active; none of the powers have passive abilities):
  • Bomb - Color-coded black; generates a Cartoon Bomb.
  • Burning - Color-coded red; Kirby turns into a fireball and shoots forward.
  • Cutter - Color-coded green; part of Kirby becomes a small Battle Boomerang. Kirby can only jump once when Cutter is deployed.
  • Ice - Color-coded blue; Kirby stands in place and exhales a circle of freezing air all around himself.
  • Needle - Color-coded orange; Kirby stands in place and becomes spiky all over.
  • Spark - Color-coded yellow; Kirby is surrounded by a small electrical force-field that zaps enemies.
  • Stone - Color-coded brown; Kirby turns into stone, but he can slowly walk as a golem and the stone covering can be shot off as a short-ranged projectile.

The above can be combined as follows (and the order of powers acquired doesn't matter):
  • Bomb + Bomb = Shoot guided missiles from Kirby's mouth.
  • Bomb + Cutter = Throw exploding ninja stars.
  • Bomb + Burning = Kirby "explodes", generating fireworks. Can be done up to three times in succession.
  • Bomb + Ice = Turns into an animate snowman that explodes on contact with the enemy.
  • Bomb + Needle = Turns into Gordo, floating in the air for a while, and then sends the needles flying.
  • Bomb + Spark = Turns into a lightbulb that burns out quickly.
  • Bomb + Stone = Throws dynamite that explodes (also harming Kirby unless he hides under the hardhat that comes with this power), either on contact, or after the fuse runs out.
  • Burning + Burning = Becomes a giant phoenix that flies forward.
  • Burning + Cutter = Draws a giant Flaming Sword that can be thrown.
  • ''Burning'' + ''Ice'' = Turns into an ice cube that melts rapidly, sending steam out in a circle around Kirby. It's entirely useless, though what did you really expect to happen?
  • Burning + Needle = Turns into a bow that can shoot Arrows on Fire in an arc.
  • Burning + Spark = Uses static electricity to set Kirby's head on fire, at which point he runs forward and destroys enemies on contact.
  • Burning + Stone = Turns into a rock-spewing volcano.
  • Cutter + Cutter = Bigger boomerang.
  • Cutter + Ice = Becomes an ice-skater capable of quadruple axles.
  • Cutter + Needle = Extends the arms, now covered in teeth, which are then clapped together.
  • Cutter + Spark = Generates a yellow double-bladed Light Saber.
  • Cutter + Stone = Carves Kirby into a statue of one of his previous animal companions, some of whom have special abilities (Pitch and Coo fly for a short amount of time, and Rick has Wall Jump). Kine is totally useless though, even underwater. At least the weight, carving and breaking animation are still helpful?
  • Ice + Ice = Turns into a self-propelling Human Snowball.
  • Ice + Needle = Turns into a giant snowflake that freezes enemies on contact.
  • Ice + Spark = Turns into a refrigerator that crushes enemies underneath it and shoots food that hurts enemies as well as heal when eaten.
  • Ice + Stone = Turns into a curling stone that shoots forward and freezes enemies on contact.
  • Needle + Needle = Becomes immobile and turns into a Swiss Army knife full of sharp implements.
  • Needle + Spark = Turns into a lightning rod that gets struck with a bolt of lightning.
  • Needle + Stone = Turns into a self-propelling drill; can also shoot an infinite number of drill bits forward.
  • Spark + Spark = Creates a bigger force-field than regular Spark; it slowly shrinks down to nothing unless re-generated.
  • Spark + Stone = Creates a boulder tethered to Kirby via electricity, which bounces around, destroying obstacles until the line breaks.
  • Stone + Stone = Turns into giant stone, with the same basic ability.

And Kirby has one more super special Eleventh Hour Superpower if he can collect all of the titular Crystal Shards.
  • Ribbon + Crystal = Unlimited flight and ammunition.
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