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| KIRBY SUPERSTAR |
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| DYNABLADE Walkthrough |
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v2.0
Written by Snow Dragon (C) 2001-2002. All rights reserved.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
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I. Updates
II. Intro and Notes
III. Basic Concept
IV. Walkthrough
V. Credits and Copyrights


UPDATES
=======
4-7-02: This is one of the last of my walkthroughs to need updating, so
        it's also getting the renovation treatment. Only a few things have
        been treated here, such as the last section and a few other touch-
        ups in selected areas. Still, it's nice to have that look of
        togetherness in all my FAQs.


INTRO AND NOTES
===============
Before we start the second of my Kirby Superstar walkthroughs, you 
ought to know a few things about it:

** Notice that I said that this is the second of my Kirby Superstar
   walkthroughs. That's because I'm breaking them down into chunks,
   giving a separate guide to each mini-game and combining them when
   one game is too short. This will help you find what you are looking
   for easier, but it is sort of more work for me. Trying to work right
   now goes slow since I'm in the middle of band camp and learning
   marching drills and whatnot.

** This walkthrough is one of my step-by-step walkthroughs. This should
   help you out more than typing out a few paragraphs that are hard to
   follow.

** I don't use the names of the monsters that you get powers from. It's
   simpler to associate them with their power rather than their name
   (for example, I will say "Parasol monster" or something similar
   instead of calling him by his real name, Waddle Dee). I want to make
   this as easy for those unfamiliar with the game as possible.

** The walkthrough goes level by level. Secret levels are listed after
   the level from which you access them (for instance, the walkthrough
   for the first secret level comes after the second level).

** Other than that, have fun playing Dynablade! Be sure to play the
   remaining mini-games as well!


BASIC CONCEPT
=============
If you wait a second at the Dynablade title screen, you'll see a movie 
come up. It shows Kirby sleeping peacefully under a tree, when all of a 
sudden Dynablade comes ripping through the sky and wakes up Kirby. A 
lone feather falls from the sky, and Kirby immediately associates it 
with the bird responsible for his rude awakening. I guess Kirby is just 
out to get revenge for being so abruptly awakened; I can't think of 
anything else. If you know why Kirby's wasting his time killing a bird, 
e-mail me at the address at the top of this guide.
  Here are some controls that are good to know:

Y inhales and exhales monsters. 

Press Down while a monster is in your mouth to gain its power (if it 
has one).

Tapping forward twice enables you to run.

Press Start to see what your power does and some moves you can perform 
with that power.


WALKTHROUGH
===========

Level 1
-------
+ Swallow the Cutter and gain his ability.
+ Go through the door to the lower right.
+ Since there is nothing excessively noteworthy in this area, kill all
  the Beam, Cutter, and Parasol monsters you come across. The brown
  bricks will break when you step on them. Go in the door to the far
  right; you should have no trouble finding it.
+ Use whatever power you possess to bust the bomb blocks. To get the
  1-up that is up the ladder and to the right, you will need the Beam
  ability. Only get the 1-up if you feel as though you must.
+ Once you have the 1-up, get rid of Beam and press A to turn your
  Cutter ally back into a swallowable item.
+ When you go up the next ladder, break the bomb block to obtain the
  food items.
+ Go in the first door you find to earn a Tomato and the Sword ability.
  For this level, I recommend Sword over Cutter.
+ Take out the blocks at the top and go in the next door.
+ Get Crash in here if you want it, although you can only use it once.
+ At the top you will see a bomb block wedged firmly between the two
  plateaus. With the Sword, jump in the air, hold Down, and press Y to
  trigger the explosion. While there are few useful items here, this
  place serves well as a shortcut around harder enemies.
+ When you fall down the large hole at the very top, a Tomato will land
  on the ground to your left. Get it if you need it, then go to the
  right and fight the Cook.
+ Sword is highly effective against the Cook. Dash and jump, then press
  Y to pull off a twirling technique with great finesse. The main thing
  to watch out for is his magical stretching frying pan. He will flip
  you around in it while irritatingly draining your energy, and it is
  very hard to wiggle free by mashing buttons. This is easily avoided
  though, as you can tell when he is about to deploy it. Don't bother
  getting his power when he dies; you're at the end of the level.
+ Float upward against the wall to the right to avoid all the enemies
  and go in the door. 
+ Whenever you beat a level (secret ones not included), you can blast
  yourself out of a cannon for extra lives. Obviously, you want to
  shoot yourself out when the meter in the upper left corner is at its
  peak. Doing this will net you three 1-ups, and is sure to give you
  enough chances to pass through harder areas if you can score the
  extra lives consistently.

Level 2
-------
+ Go in the castle to the right.
+ If you go in the small door to the right, you can fight some mini-
  bosses. I don't really see the point in this, but it might help you
  attain 100% on your file.
+ If you got rid of it or just don't have it anymore, swallow Sword and
  gain his ability.
+ Go all the way to the right and use the downward stab to go through
  the star blocks. One is a bomb block and will open up a wall to the
  right.
+ Inside the door is a Ninja. Kill him and drop into the water below,
  where you will find a 1-up. (BTW, Sword is one of the few abilities
  that works in water.)
+ Destroy the bomb block and go back in the door. The Ninja will have
  respawned, so kill him again.
+ Clear out the wall so you can move on.
+ Go up the ladder and to the left. Make Sword your ally and steal
  Mirror's power so you can hit the hard-to-reach bomb block.
+ There is a very large pink switch in this door that will reveal the
  path to a new level. You will be able to access that level once you
  beat this one.
+ Get the orange and the Popsicle to the left of the ladder if you need
  them, then go up.
+ Kill the Bomb and Cutter monsters and hang on to your Mirror power
  the next room.
+ This room scrolls to the side automatically, and you will lose a life
  if you are crushed between the walls. Keep moving to the right and
  slashing/mirroring through destructible walls. DO NOT TAKE THE SLEEP
  ENEMIES' ABILITY! You will leave yourself very vulnerable to death if
  you do. Use whatever means necessary to reach the star at the end.
  You will end up in a new area. Kill the Mirror monster in front of
  you.
+ Go in the door to the right.
+ Get two Wheels - one for your ally and one for you.
+ Hop on the CPU-controlled Wheel and cruise to the right. Hold Y to
  run over any enemies in your path.
+ When you drop off the wall with the Wheel icon, go to the left to get
  a 1-up and a Tomato.
+ After a while you will find the Hammer boss. To beat him with Wheel,
  press Y and then turn around as soon as you make contact with him. If
  Wheel dies, there is a possibility that he could turn into the Hammer
  ally. Whether he does or doesn't, take the Hammer power for yourself
  and go in the door to the right.
+ When you fall off of the castle, pound the stake into the ground to
  reveal a door.
+ Along with three 1-ups, the level's exit is also here. With the
  cannon game, you could conceivably score three MORE 1-ups! Good deal!
+ If you do not have the hammer or cannot pound the stake into the
  ground, leave the level through the normal exit to the right.

Interlude: That Weird "E" Symbol on the Map
-------------------------------------------
About this time an "E" inside an octagon should appear on the map. You 
should really go to it, as all it is is a boss level. You will fight a 
small Munchkin who will give you the power of Fighter if you beat him 
and swallow him. If you don't find this symbol, it will find you. The 
hammer is a useful weapon against this foe. When you beat him, you can 
do as you please.

Secret Level 1
--------------
+ All the secret levels are is a room where you can pick from several
  powers and be on your merry way. The powers available in this nifty
  area are:
     Beam
     Fire
     Mirror
     Fighter
     Cutter
     Hammer
     Sword
     Bomb
     Plasma
     Ninja
+ I recommend Sword for yourself and then taking Bomb as an ally. The
  door in the middle will lead you back to the world map. If you want,
  you can drop down to the lower level and get two Tomatoes.

Level 3
-------
+ Unless you want the Fighter's ability, kill him.
+ Once inside, advance all the way to the right. Break the bomb block
  nearest the door you find and go in. You should find a 1-up and a
  Tomato.
+ The wind speed is high in the next room. You can get Stone in here,
  but I don't recommend it. Stone takes several hits to kill with just
  about any item you have, and its variety is severely impaired (how
  many things can you do with a ROCK?!?).
+ Avoid the two Stone enemies in the next room. They will not attack
  you unless you provoke them.
+ At the bottom of the first hill is the enemy with the power of Yo-yo.
  Take this power and destroy the bomb block he was standing on. Fall
  down the pit and go in the door.
+ You can get a 1-up and several healing agents in this room. When you
  leave, you will end up outside the door you came in through.
+ Destroy the block to the right and go down the remaining hills.
+ Float cautiously across the lava blocks. They hurt intensely when you
  touch them.
+ Kill the Ice monsters in the next room - their power is not worth
  your time.
+ When you climb down the ladder, you can move across some fun carts.
  They will get you where you need to go in good time.
+ Evade the cannon fire when you go up the ladder.
+ Ride the star out of the room. You will be offered the powers of Beam
  and Fighter before you fight the Suplex boss.
+ Beware of Suplex when he approaches you. The last thing you want is
  for him to grab you and slam you against the ground. That hurts a
  whole, whole lot. He can also send ladybugs after you (OOOOH, REAL
  THREATENING!). The thing to avoid most is when he flashes. He's
  getting ready to charge at you when he does this. Float to avoid it.
  Keep him at bay with the Yo-yo and all will be fine.
+ Kill the weaklings to the right and go in the door for another cannon
  game.

Level 4
-------
+ When you see the waterfall with five hot dogs in a "V" formation,
  swim down.
+ Avoid the urchins and cannon and go to the right.
+ Destroy the block to reveal a ladder. Kill the Sleep monster.
+ In the new room are several cannons that you can use to propel
  yourself upward. The first three will fire you automatically, but you
  will have to aim the fourth one by yourself.
+ Fire Kirby up to destroy the bomb block.
+ Rocket him into the sky again to reach the ledge.
+ At the top is a Fire enemy. If you want three extra men, take his
  power and destroy the star blocks in front of him.
+ Tap forward twice and press Y to charge forward in a brilliant blaze
  that will send you through the urchins without damaging you at all.
+ At the bottom left are the three 1-ups.
+ Backtrack through the urchins using the fireball technique.
+ When you go in the door to the right, kill the Wing bird.
+ Go up and to the left, then trek down the falls into the purple pool.
+ The pie will refill your life, but the lollipop will make you
  invincible to attack for a limited period.
+ After you get the lollipop, haul butt up.
+ Eradicate the bomb cube at the top to reveal the door to the next
  area.
+ In here you have two choices. You can:
   1) absorb the Fire monster's power and transport yourself to an area
      loaded with several handy power-ups, or
   2) you can go in the door to the right.
  Either way, you will go to the same area: a place with several
  fragile blocks. Do not hit any of the bomb blocks or they will reveal
  harrowing mazes of lava that you do not want to deal with.
+ When you get to this chamber of hidden lava, go in a door to the
  left. (Pretty well-hidden, ain't it? Not really, that was sarcasm :p)
+ The pink switch in here discloses another secret level. Do not bother
  getting the Copy icon to the left.
+ Watch out for all the Copy enemies running around. If possible, use
  attacks that can hit enemies above and below you.
+ Hit the bomb block at the top to get the encased extra life to the
  right.
+ The door to the next room is all the way to the right.
+ Watch out for the monsters that can follow you. Your weapon (whatever
  it is) ought to be able to take them out in one hit.
+ When you enter the next door, you'll hear boss music and you'll get a
  Tomato. Time for a big battle. Ignore the Stone in front of you.
+ The first boss is a walrus that will give you Ice if you defeat it.
  Do not take Ice when you kill it. Hit it repeatedly and watch out
  for the occasions when he tries to encase you in ice. You will have
  to mash buttons to escape your freezing-cold trap. Run forward when
  you defeat him. You'll get a bunch of bananas that does not heal for
  very much at all and you'll fight the Hammer boss.
+ Float up in the air when the Hammer boss appears ready to charge at
  you. When you're on the ground, go at him over and over. Hopefully
  you have a weapon that can keep him at bay *cough* *cough* FIRE!!! Or
  ICE!!! Non-elemental weapons do good against him.
+ Against the bomb brothers, basically any handheld weapon (Hammer and
  Yo-yo are excellent). The two objects in parentheses are especially
  effective when you use their dashing attacks. Once both of them are
  deceased, you can advance to the exit to the right and play another
  cannon game.

Secret Level 2
--------------
+ The new abilities available here are:
   Wheel
   Yo-yo
   Wing
   Stone
   Parasol
   Jet
   Ice
   Suplex
   Copy
+ Most of the powers here are actually pretty sorry except for Wheel,
  Yo-yo, and Suplex. Wheel and Yo-yo are not very powerful for fighting
  Dynablade, and Suplex doesn't work against any boss at all, but it is
  fun to experiment with in each level.

Dynablade's Nest
----------------
+ Run up the hill to the doorway.
+ Here you can choose from Cutter, Beam, Fire, and Sword. Take Sword
  for yourself and, if possible, don't take an ally. It will be
  practically useless against him.
+ Touch the star to reach Dynablade.
+ Normal blows to Dynablade's face with the Sword will hurt him deeply.
  Don't let the white puffs he shoots hit you, and when he dives in
  from the background, float or move to the side depending on his angle
  when he's incoming. The Sword is the most effective weapon against
  Dynablade.
+ Once you destroy him, Kirby will walk over to the baby birds' nest.
  In a small, mildly humorous sequence, Kirby winces as though he wants
  the babies to shut up and he then pushes their nest away. From here
  you can watch the credits or press Start to skip them.
+ Once you have beaten Dynablade, Revenge of the Metaknight is unlocked
  for play.

Congratulations on beating Dynablade! Be sure to play all the other 
mini-games on Kirby Superstar!


CREDITS AND COPYRIGHTS
======================
Before I conclude this walkthrough, there are a few people I would like 
to thank who made this FAQ possible.

[gets teary-eyed as if giving an Academy Award-winning speech] :)

** The people who created Snes9x, a great Super Nintendo emulator. Your
   program has made my job zillions of times easier!

** Nintendo and Halken for creating this game.

** The sites who have permission to post this walkthrough.

** Anyone who developed my writing talent

If you want to add your site to my little black book (figurative - I 
don't really have a black book), you need to ask me nicely and make 
your letter short and sweet, like the one I got from Gamespot. I don't 
want to be entered into any special drawing or get any e-mail 
newsletters that I didn't sign up for, but if your site has a 
membership option THAT IS FREE, I may give in and sign up on your site.

This version of this walkthrough (2.0) is (C) April 7, 2002 by Snow Dragon. 
There are a few things that I don't want done with this walkthrough. I don't 
want you to sell it for a profit, although I allow free distribution to 
someone who may need it. I don't want you to change it if you post it on your 
website. It may only be used in its chaste, virgin form.
  I don't want you to take it without permission. I'll hate you forever 
for that. Don't link directly to the text, but to the page where the link is 
located.
  Above all, do not plagiarize and claim this as you own. Not only will 
I hate you forever, so will the moderators of the website this is on 
and he/she/they will kick your butt off of their site so fast your head 
will spin. This is mostly talking about GameFAQs, since CJayC has such 
a problem (understandably) with stealing people's original hard work.

Also, if you need to inform me of any corrections that need to be made to 
this guide, or you have a suggestion or a request of any sort, e-mail me at 
<eubanks1084@hotmail.com>. I answer all my mail in good time, so it can't 
hurt to send me just whatever! If you send me pertinent information on a game 
I've covered, you'll see your name and tip in a newer version of the 
walkthrough in question (unless you choose to remain anonymous, and some 
folks have).

The latest version of this walkthrough can always be found at GameFAQs.

Other than that, have a great day playing Kirby Superstar!