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Description

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.

Screenshots

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Nintendo 64 Combining Cutter and Needle turns Kirby into a massive clamp!
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 ...but combine it with a bomb and you can send needles everywhere!
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Nintendo 64 Watch out for the Bronto Burts in the background - they'll fly towards you!

Promo Images

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Screenshot
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Screenshot
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Screenshot
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Screenshot

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

I expected more from a Kirby game Nintendo 64 Asinine (1006)
Kirby's first 3-D adventure hits the Virtual Console! Wii Megawolf (21)

Critic Reviews

The Next Level (USA) Nintendo 64 Aug 01, 2000 A- 91
Mag'64 Nintendo 64 Oct 14, 2000 88 out of 100 88
The Game Hoard Nintendo 64 Dec 07, 2018 6 out of 7 86
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Jul 25, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo 64 Jul 12, 2001 14 out of 20 70
Super Play (Sweden) Nintendo 64 Jun, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Nintendo 64 Sep 30, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nintendo 64 Sep, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameCola.net Nintendo 64 Nov, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 26, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50

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