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Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

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Kirby's adventure for the Nintendo 64 is a polygonal side-scroller similar to Klonoa - however, unlike Klonoa, the game only follows one set path instead of multiple branching paths. In this game, Kirby can still copy the abilities of his foes - but in addition to this, he can combine these abilities with others to make unique combinations (For one example, combining electricity and ice will turn Kirby into a fridge that spits out food).

The story begins with Dark Matter assaulting a faraway land for their special crystal. A young fairy called Ribbon takes the crystal and escapes to save it. She lands in Dream Land, but pieces of the crystal have shattered and landed all across the world. Kirby volunteers to help and together they go to find all the missing pieces.

Kirby will encounter his friends, who have been controlled by Dark Matter. He'll have to battle them to rescue them. From there, they travel together to other different worlds, including Rock Star, Water Star, and Ripple Star, Ribbon's home world, where Dark Matter is lurking. To properly finish the game, players must find all the hidden crystal shards tucked away in the various levels. Only then will Kirby and his friends truly save Ripple Star.


Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Nintendo 64 Bump opponents out of the way and try to catch the most fruit!
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Nintendo 64 Level Select screen - the blue diamond shows how many crystal shards are in the level
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Nintendo 64 A pretty looking autumn scene
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Nintendo 64 ...but combine it with a bomb and you can send needles everywhere!

Alternate Titles

  • "星のカービィ64" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Hoshi no Kirby 64" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Kirby's first 3-D adventure hits the Virtual Console! Wii Megawolf (18)
I expected more from a Kirby game Nintendo 64 Pixelspeech (955)

The Press Says

The Next Level Nintendo 64 Aug 01, 2000 A- 91 Nintendo 64 Sep 29, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Jun, 2000 79 out of 100 79
Game Freaks 365 Nintendo 64 2002 7.2 out of 10 72
Digitally Downloaded Wii May 10, 2012 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamekult Nintendo 64 Jul 23, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Mag'64 Wii Sep 01, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Super Play Nintendo 64 Jun, 2001 7 out of 10 70 Nintendo 64 Jul 12, 2001 14 out of 20 70
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Apr 14, 2000 6.9 out of 10 69


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