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    Abilities Guide by CrazyMrLeo

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        Hoshi no Kirby: Kagami no Daimeikyuu - Abilities Guide
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    (aka Kirby's Magic Mirror)
    Written and Copyrighted by CrazyMrLeo 2004 
    Version 1.0
    25 April, 2004
    
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    I. SOME NOTES
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    The ABILITIES section is laid out as follows. First is the
    name of the ability. Followed by a rating of its usefulness
    out of five stars (my opinion, of course. You're free to 
    disagree.) Next, all of the different moves you can preform
    with the power, and how to preform them. Then, the Pros (+)
    and Cons (-) of each ability. Finally, there is a description
    of the hat which Kirby wears when he gains that ability.
    
    To TAP a button is to press it quickly.
    To PRESS a button is to hold it down for roughly 1 second
    To HOLD a button is to hold it down for 3 or more seconds
    
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    II. THE ABILITIES
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     ANGEL ***
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    B: Fire arrow
    B (hold): Fire three arrows
    +: You can fly with the arrow keys, and hover in mid air. Good
       range.
    -: Low power.
    HAT: Wings and a Halo.
    
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     BEAM ***
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    B: Kirby slices in front of him with an arc of electricity. 
    +: Beam is a simple to use ability, which deals decent damage.
    -: Sub par range. Beam is slow, and leaves you vulnerable to
       attack.
    HAT: Red and Yellow Jester's Cap
    
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     BOMB *
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    B: Produce Bomb - Kirby takes out and lights a bomb
       Throw Bomb - Kirby throws a lit bomb.
    Down + B: Set bomb - Drop bomb in place.
    +: Decent range.
    -: Hard to control, not too powerful. Bombs hurt you if you
       hold them for too long.
    HAT: Blue Cap
    
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     COOK ***
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    B: Kirby cooks up all the enemies on screen and turns them
       into food.
    +: Destroying all enemies is handy. 
    -: One use and it's gone. 
    HAT: Golden Helmet with a blade on top.
    
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     CUTTER **
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    B: Kirby throws a blade that boomerangs after a certain 
       distance
    +: Cuts rope, good range. You have a little control over the 
       direction
    -: Very weak. Even more so now that it no longer has Final 
       Cutter.
    HAT: Golden Helmet with a blade on top.
    
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     CRASH ***
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    B: Kirby destroys all enemies one screen.
    +: Destroying all enemies is handy. 
    -: One use and it's gone. 
    HAT: None.
    
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     FIGHTER *****
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    B (tap): Quick Punch - A series of Quick Jabs
    B (press): Star Shot - Kirby shoots a star forward.
    B (hold): Star Wave - Kirby shoots an energy ball forward.
    Forward + B: Leg Sweep - Kirby leaps forward and spins around
                 with his leg outstretched.
    Dash + B: Spin Kick - Kirby delivers an upward kick and does a
              sommersault.
    Up + B: Rising Break - Kirby dashes forwards and does an 
            uppercut.
    Down + B: Star Kick - A diagonally downward kick, with a trail
              of stars 
    +: A powerful and quick ability with a variety of long and 
       Short range attacks. 
    -: None
    HAT: Red Bandana
    
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     FIRE ***
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    B: Breathe fire.
    +: Strong, lights fuses.
    -: Weak range.
    HAT: Crown with Fire
    
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     FIREBALL *****
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    B: Turn into a fireball and shoot forward.
    +: Powerful. Goes through enemies. Breaks blocks. Lights 
       fuses.
    -: Can't stop in mid burn.
    HAT: Crown with Fire emblem
    
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     HAMMER *****
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    B: Hammer Nail - Kirby pounds the ground ahead of him with his
       hammer.
    Dash + B: Hammer Swing - Kirby spins around with hammer
              outstretched
    B (in air): Giant Swing - A sommersault attack with the hammer.
    Up + B: Hammer Flip - Kirby takes a swing with the hammer with
            such force that it bursts into flames.
    +: Very Strong. Breaks blocks, pounds posts, moves stone.
    -: No range.
    HAT: Blue and White Bandana
    
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     ICE **
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    B: Breathe Ice.
    +: Turns enemies into ice cubes, which you can then kick into
       other enemies.
    -: Weak range and power.
    HAT: Crown with Ice Crystals
    
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     LASER ***	
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    B: Kirby fires a laser beam forward.
    +: Fast. Bounces off of corners. 
    -: Limited use.
    HAT: Laser doohickey.
    
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     MAGIC ***
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    B: Star a roulette spinning. A cherry turns all the enemies 
       into food. Candy makes Kirby invincible. 1up turns all 
       enemies on the screen into 1ups. ? gives Kirby a random
       ability. The sword makes Meta Knight swoop in and kill
       everything on screen. 
    +: Very cool. You win with every option
    -: One use and it's gone. 
    HAT: None
    
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     MINI *	
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    +: Kirby becomes small while he has this power, allowing him
       to get through small tunnels
    -: You lose the ability to attack and fly while small. It is
       only useful two or three times in the game.
    HAT: None
    
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     MISSILE ***	
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    B: Turn into a missile and fly around.
    +: Fun. Powerful. Breaks blocks. Flies through boxes.
    -: Stops whenever you collide with an enemy. Difficult to
       control
    HAT: Yellow Helmet with Red Stripe.
    
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     PARASOL **
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    B (tap): Parasol Swing - Kirby hits enemies with the parasol.
    B (hold): Parasol Shield - A small rotating umbrella sheild.
    +: Attacks underwater. Allows you to float in mid air.
    -: No range. Sheild is pretty ineffective. Weak.
    HAT: None.
    
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     SMASH *****
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    B: Quick Punch - A series of Quick Jabs
    B (in air) Spin Chop: - Kirby spins around with his sword.
    Forward + B: Hammer Swing - Kirby takes a swing with the 
                 hammer
    Forward + B (in air): Giant Swing - A sommersault attack with
                          the hammer.
    Down + B: Stone Smash - Turn into stone and fall to the ground
    Up + B: Final Cutter - Kirby leaps up into the air, and slams
            his sword into the ground, producing a shockwave that
            travels forwards.
    +: Varied, strong, and useful attacks that do everything 
       except for lighting fuses.
    -: None 
    HAT: None
    
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     SLEEP *
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    +: None
    -: Kirby sleeps when you have this ability. You can't wake up
       (and can't move) until a certain amount of time is up, or 
        you get hit. Either way, you lose the ability (thankfully)
    HAT: Green Spotted Cap
    
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     SPARK ***
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    B: Kirby is surrounded by electricity
    +: Limitless and strong attack, which protects you from all 
       sides and goes through the floor.
    -: You can't move while using it.
    HAT: Crown with Green Fire and Sparks
    
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     STONE ***
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    B: Turn into stone and fall to the ground
    +: You are invincible while stone, and can roll down slopes.
    -: Besides rolling, you can't move, and have no range.
    HAT: Purple Helemet with Red tassel.
    
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     SWORD *****
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    B: Chop - Kirby takes a swing with the sword
    B (in air): Spin Chop - Kirby spins around with his sword
    Up + B: Final Cutter - Kirby leaps up into the air, and slams
            his sword into the ground, producing a shockwave that
            travels forwards.
    BBB: Ultra Slice - Kirby makes a series of rapid, quick cuts.
    +: Fast, Quick, and Deadly. You can use it underwater. Cuts 
       ropes. Has a ranged attack
    -: None
    HAT: Green Cap
    
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     THROW **
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    B (hold): grab Enemy - Kirby inhales and then holds an enemy
    B: Throw enemy - Tosses grabbed in enemy in direction of your
       choosing
    +: Thrown enemies go through other inhalable objects
    -: Essentially regular inhaling with a bit more oomph. You 
       can't move while you have something in your grasp.
    HAT: Blue Bandana
    
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     TORNADO ****
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    B: Kirby turns into a near invincible tornado and spins around 
       the screen. 
    +: Very powerful offense and defense at the same time. Fast.
    -: Hard to control.
    
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     UFO *****
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    B (tap): Beam Whip - Kirby slices in front of him with an arc
             of electricity. 
    B (press): Star Shot - Kirby shoots a small energy ball 
    B (hold): Star Wave - Kirby shoots an large energy ball
    +: Attacks underwater. Allows you to float in mid air. Breaks
       blocks.
    -: Disappears after you finish the level.
    HAT: UFO.
    
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     WHEEL ***
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    B: Kirby turns into a wheel and rolls ahead.
    +: Fast. Allows you to blast through enemies and over water.
    -: You jump lower while using it. It's hard to control.
    HAT: Backwards Red Baseball cap.
    
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    III. THE DOORS
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    In each level, there are large red switches hidden. If you
    find and press one of these switches, you'll open a door back
    to the Rainbow Route. If you need an ability in a hurry, these
    doors are handy, because each one has two powers besides it.
    
    Twigs - Beam, Stone
    Beige Stone - Laser, Cutter
    Purple Diamonds - Bomb, Fighter
    Shells - Sword, Missile
    Purple Veins - Fighter, Spark
    Columns - Fireball, Stone
    Face - Tornado, Stone
    Water - Bomb, Parasol
    Trees - Parasol, Spark
    Castle - Cutter, Bomb
    Ice Blocks - Ice, Angel
    Ice - Fire, Fireball
    Gray Rocks - Beam, Tornado
    Red Rocks - Fire, Missile
    Stars - Laser, Angel
    
    Once you find all of these doors, a new Golden door will 
    open. Inside, there will the following powers:
    Beam, Fighter, Spark, Hammer, Fireball, Bomb, Missile, 
    Parasol, Laser, Tornado, Smash, Sword, Fire, Wheel, Throw,
    Cutter, Stone, Ice, and Angel.
    
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    IV. MASTER
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    Once you beat the game, Meta Knight will drop his sword in
    the Rainbow Route. You'll be able to grab this sword whenever
    you're there, and use it as you would a regular ability. When
    you drop this ability, instead of becoming a star, the sword
    itself bounces about the screen. If it is destroyed, it falls 
    down a hole, or you die with it, you have to return to Rainbow
    Route to pick it up again.
    The Moves are:
    B: Chop - Kirby slices with the sword. Like the Sword ability
    B (hold): Sword Wave - Kirby fires a Beam of Energy from the 
              sword. Like the Fighter ability
    Dash + B: Sword Dash - Kirby dashes forward with the sword,
              like the Fireball ability.
    B (in air): Spin Chop - Kirby spins around with the sword,
                like the Sword ability.
    Down + B: Sword Smash - Kirby pounds the ground with the sword
    Up + B: Sword Jab - Kirby stabs upwards with the sword.
        This is a very handy ability to have. The only time you'll
    need to drop it is if you need to go mini or light a fuse.
    
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    V. CREDITS AND HEARTFELT THANKS
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    HAL, Nintendo, And Flagship - For a great game
    
    Daa - For telling me about the game, and for giving me the 
    move list for Master.
    
    GameFAQs - For being an awesome site in general.
    
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    VI. CONTACT
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    If you see anything wrong or missing here, just contact me
    at leo@soleil.zzn.com. Naturally, don't ask me for the ROM, 
    because then you'll be totally lame. And you don't want to be
    LAME, do you?
    
    If you need more Kirby information, head on over to KRR:
    http://www.classicgaming.com/kirby/ They've pretty much got it
    covered. ;D
    
    Once more, this FAQ is copyrighted. So don't be naughty.
    
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