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                                    T H E
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                               By Brandon Begg
                                Version: 2.50
                             brandonbegg@me.com
                      
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                             |TABLE OF CONTENTS|
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||               Name                 ||                 Code                ||
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 || Introduction                      || ABFD                               ||
 || Version History                   || FNXS                               ||
 || Game Info                         || GUHJ                               ||
 || Controls                          || TYRV                               ||
 || Characters                        || CGFX                               ||
 || Story                             || SDTY                               ||
 || Before You Start                  || BFYU                               ||
 ||===================================||====================================||
 || Walkthrough                       || OCQU                               ||
 || Pop Star                          || SDGC                               ||
 || Rock Star                         || RYTZ                               ||
 || Aqua Star                         || JAHD                               ||
 || Neo Star                          || NDSU                               ||
 || Shiver Star                       || SFSX                               ||
 || Ripple Star                       || RBSM                               ||
 || Dark Star                         || DKRS                               ||
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 || Mini Games                        || MGBV                               ||
 || 100 Yard Hop                      || HBVR                               ||
 || Bumper Crop Bump                  || BCVD                               ||
 || Checker Board Chase               || CBGC                               ||
 || Bosses                            || BYOP                               ||
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 || Contact                           || CNTV                               ||
 || FAQ                               || FAQP                               ||
 || Credits                           || CFDS                               ||
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( ABFD                         Introduction                                 )
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Hello and welcome to my Kirby 64 FAQ/Walkthrough. It has everything you can
think of from lists, to mini games, and more. Please note that this guide is 
fairly large, so I have put in a 4 letter code for every section. If your on
windows, then Press CTRL + F and type the code of the section. If you're on a
Mac, then press Command + F.

Keep in mind that you can do whatever you want with this FAQ, print it, put
it on other web sites, as long as you give me credit and don't claim it as
your own work. This could get you in legal trouble and I will not tolerate
it. No, I don't have lawyers, or money, or--- well, you get the picture.

Anyway, I hope this guide helps you, and I look forward to getting feedback
or questions about it. Never hesitate on sending me an email. Thank you!

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( FNXS                        Version History                              )
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1.00 - Completed the guide.

1.25 - Added more info and changed the look of the guide a little.

1.50 - Fixed a bunch of typos.

2.00 - Fixed more typos. I also added more info and made it a little easier
to read.

2.50 - The last of the typos are gone! It no longer looks like it was
written by a 10-year old.

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( GUHJ                           Game Info                                 )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
Name: Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Year Published: 2000
Developer: HAL Laboratory
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: Nintendo 64, Virtual Console (Wii)
Genre: Platformer

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( TYRV                            Controls                                 )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
D-Pad: Move
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- UP: Swims up
- DOWN: Swallows if mouth is full 
- LEFT: Moves Kirby Left
- RIGHT: Moves Kirby Right

START: Pauses Game

A: Jump, Fly
------------

- A: Jump
- A X2: Flies if pressed in the air

B: Inhale, Use Ability
----------------------

- Inhale if there is no ability equipped
- Use ability (if you have one)

C Buttons:
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- CUp: Places enemy or ability on top of Kirby
- CDown: Same as CUp
- CLeft: Throws enemy or ability toward the left
- CRight: Throws enemy or ability toward the right

Analog stick: N/A

L N/A
R: N/A

Z: N/A

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( CGFX                          Characters                                 )
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Kirby
-----

The star of the game! He is able to suck up enemies and eat them 
and use their power. It is unknown of what he is and where he came 
from. He has been in several games before this one and this is one of his
first games in 3-D.

Ribbon
------

A little Fairy from Ripple Star. Her World is in dire need of help after
Dark Matter invaded it. She carries around the crystal on their journey while
Kirby collects it's shards.

Waddle Dee
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A friend of Kirby's. He finds a shard shortly after the first level but 
then gets possessed by Dark Matter. Kirby must fight him to return him
to normal and get the shard.

Adeleine
--------

A painter girl who's paintings can come to life. Like Waddle Dee, she
also gets possessed by Dark Matter, whom Kirby has to fight to save her.
She sometimes can be found in levels painting 1UPs or maxim tomatoes for
Kirby, or she could be making a puzzle for Kirby to solve for a shard.

King DeDeDe
-----------

If you played other Kirby games, or ever watched Kirby Right Back at Ya!
You will think that DeDeDe is here to stop you. Actually quite the 
contrary in this case. He helps you through out the game after you save
him from Dark Matter.

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( SDTY                            Story                                    )
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In the Galaxy, there is a distant heart shaped planet called Ripple Star. 
It is the home to serene and peaceful fairies, and a Crystal with great 
power. That power has attracted the attention of Dark Matter. The black 
blob came to steal the crystal for it's own evil purposes.

As the fairies see that the dark cloud is enveloping their home, they begin 
to panic. The Queen, sends a Fairy named Ribbon to take the crystal and get 
away. As she rides off she gets into space and Dark Matter notices. It sends
three pieces of itself to get the crystal. 

As the chase begins it starts to attack the crystal. It blows it up into 
75 pieces that flew everywhere and got scattered on the nearby worlds.
As for Ribbon, she starts to fall after the impact and lands on a Planet
called Pop Star. 

Meanwhile, Kirby is looking at stars on a clear night when a piece of the
crystal lands on his head. Then Ribbon falls and she notices the Crystal 
has shattered. Kirby gives her the shard that landed on his head and the 
two morph together. Then they run off into the Horizon at the morning's 
first light. The adventure begins!

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( BFYU                      Before You Start                               )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
Before you start, I suggest you read this section to learn the basics and know
what everything is.

-----
Stars
-----

Stars are used for getting extra lives. They come in yellow, blue, red and
green. They all give different amounts. Once the bar of stars is full you
will get an extra life. If you ask me they look like the stars from Super
Mario 64. Note: Blue stars only appear in spots were a collected crystal
shard was.

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Food
----

Food is health, obviously. It comes it several forms such as cake, meat, and
more. Food can be found throughout the various stages, but it is much less
common than stars. They all give one piece of health each, except for the
maxim tomato, which restores all of your health. Oh yeah speaking of health…

------
Health
------

You have a total of six pieces of health. Doesn't seem like very much at
first, but when you get good at the game you will see that you have plenty.
It can be found at the bottom of the screen above the star meter.

---------------------
File Selection Screen
---------------------

In Kirby 64, you can create a total of three files. Each file has a big 
number and a percent sign (%) on it, indicating how far you are in the game. 
However even if you beat the last level, chances are it still won't be 100% 
because you probably didn't collect all of the crystal shards. Get 100% and 
beat the last boss again to receive something special…

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( OCQU                         Walkthrough                                 )
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Finally we have made it to the heart of the guide, the Walkthrough. The
Walkthrough focuses on beating the game (of course). It goes in order from
World to World, containing all of the Stages in between. If you found some
errors or missing information, send me an email via contact me section.

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| SDGC                           Pop Star                                  )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
Welcome to Pop Star! Here you will go through a forest, a castle, and fight
a tree with quite the temper. This world is a good starting point because
it shows you all of the basics, and you also rally up your crew here.
Let's begin!
 
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                        WORLD 1: POP STAR - STAGE 1
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: You can't miss it!
#2: Blow up the black rock at the end of the level via bomb power.
#3: Defeat Waddle Doo.

Okay, once you can move, keep running until you see a black enemy. You can 
eat it, or suck it up and spit it out as ammo. Here you can get an ability.
I suggest you suck up the fire enemy and swallow him. Next you will see two 
wooden platforms in the air. There are two fire enemies here so I suggest 
you suck one up and spit it out at the other one and eat the double fire 
ability. Just for the record it's one of my favorites.

Shortly after you should see your first crystal shard in mid air on the path.
Just jump into it to grab it. After going through the ditch of water you 
Should be in front of a cabin with a maxim tomato. Grab it if you need health
and run in the cabin to face your first mini boss! This guy is basically a 
giant black enemy. All mini bosses in Kirby 64 are always bigger versions of 
enemies. Suck up his little friends and use them as ammo on him, or use your 
fire ability on him if you took it. 

After the battle, if you have any abilities right now, get rid of them via
C-Up. Kill the throwing enemy, then eat the bomb throwing enemy and swallow
him. Now you should find yourself by two cannons. Destroy the blocks there
standing on, and jump across when the time is right. Okay you should be in a 
ditch of water now. There is a black rock in the middle of the ditch that 
can be blown up with bomb power. Grab the shard that's under it, and prepare 
for another battle…

-----------
Waddle Dee?
-----------

One of Kirby's good friends, Waddle dee, is just minding his own business,
when he finds a shard. He picks it up, but Dark Matter comes and possesses 
him. Kirby must fight him to save him…

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Vs. Waddle Doo       
--------------

Ok this fight is easy. If you have an ability you can just use that on him
until the fight is done. If you don't, then when he bumps the ground, or
smashes the wall, use the stars as ammo. Easy.

----------
Waddle On!
----------

After the fight, Waddle Dee wakes up and agrees to help Kirby and Ribbon with
there little Quest. So he joins them.

After that you will play the picnic game. This is at the end of every level
excluding bosses. It's at a mat with prizes on it such as food and stars. 
Kirby has to jump to the prizes. If his arms are extended, he'll jump slow. 
If his arms are down, then he'll jump far. You can get various things such
as stars, 1UPs, and enemy cards.

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                       WORLD 1: POP STAR - STAGE 2
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: In the gap when you go across the gap with Waddle Dee.
#2: Beat the Mini Boss.
#3: Defeat Adeleine.

Go right and kill the mole enemy. Jump over the Bomb enemy, or swallow it, and
proceed. Here you should see some moving spike balls that are trapped under
some blocks. Destroy the blocks, let them fly away and go. You should be 
inside a giant tree now. Jump into the suspended tree platforms to go through 
them. Watch out for the enemies on the way up and go through the door.

Waddle Dee will be on top of a big log platform attached to a rope. When you
jump on he will start to move it. On the way when you see three stars going
downward, jump down to get a shard, and fly back up. After the ride, go into 
the next room and jump down the hole to face a mini boss. Eat the little 
spring enemies and shoot them at the larger one. Collect the shard afterwards.

----------
Art Attack
----------

So you see a little painter girl named Adeleine. She's just painting a picture
when a crystal shard lands nearby her. She turns away from her painting to 
pick it up. Dark Matter appears in her painting and as soon as she notices, 
she gets tackled! Kirby must fight her for the shard…

------------
Vs. Adeleine
------------

This fight is a tad harder than Waddle Doo, but it's not hard. Destroy all of
the paintings she sends out. She will eventually send out a large frog-like
thing. Her last painting will be an eye. Destroy it quickly before it swoops
down on you. Adeleine will get so angry she'll jump down and try to kill you
herself. One hit and you win. Grab the shard.

---------------
Adding Adeleine
---------------

Adeleine regains her body and she wakes up. Like Waddle Dee, she aggress to
assist Kirby and Ribbon. We need to get one more person to help us on Pop
Star, and if you are a Kirby fan, you will be shocked on who it is.

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                        WORLD 1: POP STAR - STAGE 3
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: Below the Green box that can be destroyed via Big Boomerang.
#2: After the room with Adeleine, Jump above the door were you came from to
find it.
#3: Defeat King DeDeDe.

First, run along the path killing all enemies in your way, and get power ups
if wanted. Walk inside the castle, then run up the stairs and go through the 
door. Stand at the edge of the platform, and it will begin to move. CAUTION: 
There are several Flying enemies here. You should be in a narrow room with 
spikes moving back and forth. Jump above them one at a time and make your way 
to the top  and jump through the hole. If you have lost some health, then run 
to the left to get some.

You are now on the castle walls. Avoid the enemies and watch out for the
falling ones. Jump through the hole at the other side. After the fall, you
will see a big green box on the floor. This requires the Boomerang + Boomerang 
ability to destroy, and it has a shard under it.

In the next room, you will find Adeleine, where she will paint a Maxim Tomato
if you need health, or a 1UP if you already have full health. After that, jump
above the door where you just came from to find another shard! Make your way
up the stairs and avoid the Knights. After you get to the top, jump on to the
chains to get across them and climb up the one with a light coming from the
top. 

-----------
Dark DeDeDe
-----------

King DeDeDe is watching over Pop Star on the top of his castle. A crystal
shard lands near him, and he refuses to give it to Kirby and his friends.
Dark Matter then comes down and possesses DeDeDe, and Kirby must fight him.

---------------
VS. Kind DeDeDe
---------------

Suck up the stars he shoots at you and shoot them back. After his health bar
runs out, he will resurrect himself and start shooting particles of Darkness.
Lather, rinse, repeat until he dies and grab the shard.

----------------
A Reluctant Ally
----------------

Kind DeDeDe will pretend that he is mad and tells them to leave. They go, 
except for Waddle Dee. The King looks back to see if they"re gone, but sees
Waddle Dee and looks away. Waddle Dee leaves and DeDeDe jumps down the castle
to join them.

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                   WORLD 1: POP STAR - STAGE 4 - WHISPY WOODS
 ==========================================================================

TIPS:
- When Whispy Woods makes apples come out, try to suck up two. This will do
  twice as much damage to him!
- The Jrs. jump so shoot them right after they jump.

Before you can hurt Whispy Woods himself, you have to take out the Whispy 
Woods Jrs. You can do that by shooting the apples that Whispy Woods at them.
There's three and they each take two hits. After they all die, you can really
start the fight.

When all three of the Whispy Woods Jrs. die, Whispy woods gets really angry.
He'll make a bunch of apples come out of him that can hurt you if you touch
them, so suck them up! He can make four big roots come out of the ground, 
shoot the apples you suck up at them. Don't worry, you don't have to hit them
each a certain amount of times, like the Jrs. Collect the shard when he dies.

---------------
On to Rock Star
---------------

Now that we have our posse ready and cleared Kirby's world, it is time to
leave and start the next one. Rock Star will be more difficult, and no small
fights at the end of every level. Let's move on!

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( RYTZ                           Rock Star                                 )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
This world is a Desert. It has temples, caverns, and a UFO?! This world is
pretty hot, so make sure you wear a T-Shirt and shorts!

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                      WORLD 2: ROCK STAR - STAGE 1
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS: 
#1: Where the Eyeball blocks are, float up to find it.
#2: Defeat the mini boss.
#3: Break striped wall via Rock + Electric ability.

Off to the Desert! Kill the Parachute enemy and move on. Ahead destroy the two
boxes and collect the star that's in one of them. Kill the Cactus and eat all
of the food. Kill another Cactus and destroy the boxes. Keep this up until you
go through an opening in a building ahead.

A few eyeball anvils, how interesting. Float up above one of them to find the
first crystal shard. To get across them safely, I suggest you get close to 
make them drop, then run across when there floating back up.

You will face a Cactus mini boss. Shoot the smaller cacti at it a few times
and get the crystal shard afterwards. The next room will begin to fill with 
sand. Get as high up as possible and avoid being below the blocks because the
sand will come up and smash you, killing you. After getting to the top, 
Waddle Dee will make a hole in the ceiling so you can escape.

Jump down the cliff and on the wall you will see a brown and yellow rock. The
third crystal shard is in there but it requires the Rock + Lightning power.
Make it to the top of the hill and avoid the enemies. At the bottom there are
a few giant Cacti that will try and smash you. Run at the right time and exit.

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                       WORLD 2: ROCK STAR - STAGE 2
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: In the center of the rock structure, Stand right above the shard to fall
through the floor.
#2: In the room with fire throwing enemies, it's down in the pit.
#3: In the maze with King DeDeDe.

First, kill the cacti enemies. Then kill the Scarfy. There will be towers that
fall when you go under them. Careful because it will kill you if crushed.
You will find yourself at a rock structure. There is a shard at the bottom.
Stand on the floor above it to fall and get it.

Next there is a big room with a pit. The second shard is at the bottom so fly
to get it then fly back up. There will be gray blocks in the water. If you 
step on them they smash the ceiling so fly over them. Cannons, yay. Run 
across the room while avoiding the enemies and cannons. 

This last room involves Kirby on King DeDeDe. Destroy the brown walls with B.
The last shard is also here in the upper left corner of the room.

 ==========================================================================
                       WORLD 2: ROCK STAR - STAGE 3
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: In the big skeleton's mouth. Get Rock power and use it on the brown spot
of the skeleton.
#2: Defeat the mini boss.
#3: In the water filled room with falling bones, swim above the door to find
it.

Get to the ground. You will see a big skeleton. In the mouth of it is the 
first shard. You can get it by breaking the brown bone in the back via rock
power. Kill the skulls, but watch out, they fly. Watch out for enemies on the
way. Jump into the funnel of sand and land on another pile of sand at the
bottom. 

There will be two funnels of sand. one goes to a mini boss, one skips
it, but no crystal shard for you if you take the wrong one. If you take the
wrong hole, fly back up and take the right one to the mini boss.

Destroy the arrow via spitting smaller ones at him. Once defeated, jump down
the funnel to get the shard. Make your way across the bridge and you will see
another funnel of sand. But wait! Jump on the platforms above it and get
across if you don't want to get eaten!

Jump into the pond with three stars in it and swim through the tunnel. You 
will now be completely under water. Go down while avoiding the arrow enemies 
and go through the hole. 

You will now be in a similar room except you're going up, and there's giant 
bones falling. Beware, because these things can kill you in one blow. At the 
dot at the top, go even higher and go left to get the last shard.

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                       WORLD 2: ROCK STAR - STAGE 4
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:  
#1: Climb up moving blocks and get the piece in the center.
#2: Use Bomb + Electric power in room with Adeleine and press the correct
switches
#3: Defeat the mini boss.

Eat the rocket enemy and swallow him (keep the ability it gives.) Run across
the bridge and watch out for the pig enemy. Go towards the UFO and jump on
the platform to go inside.

The platform will rise up into the UFO. Cannons will shoot at you on the way
up so be careful. Once inside, you have to jump on platforms coming out of
the wall. Careful not to get smashed and get the shard in the middle of the
room. Take out your bomb ability and throw it at one of the diamond enemies 
to get the light bulb ability. Use it in the next room with Adeleine. 

You will see three pictures on the wall. In the next room press the switches 
of the pictures to get a shard. This next room is huge, but I have a huge
shortcut. Fly up and you will land on a platform with a tomato. Fly more after
that to get to the last platform. Stand on it and it will go up.

You will now face the mini boss. Discard your light bulb ability as it won't
do anything here. Shoot the smaller enemies at it until it dies and snag the
shard. Climb the ladder. There will be two poles, but these weird enemies will
chase you up them. Jump off every few seconds so they go away and fly through
the hole in the ceiling to finish the level.

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                     WORLD 2: ROCK STAR - STAGE 5 - VS. PIX
 ==========================================================================

TIPS:
- Once at the top, don't stand on the larger blocks, because that's where the
ammo appears.

These guys are basically three floating orbs. You are at the bottom of a 
statue on a platform that's going up. First, the red one will come and attack,
then the green one comes too, and finally the blue one. They will keep 
attacking until you get to the top, then the fight really begins.

Blocks will appear once you get to the top. This is what you shoot at Pix.
They will always do different attacks. When they fly together, don't bother
trying to hit them. Each one takes about 2-3 hits. Once one dies, it cannot
attack anymore. Get the shard when they blow up.

---------------
Desert Desserts
---------------

The gang is in the middle of the Desert and Kirby is starving. Adeleine paints,
yes she paints food and they eat it. Gross? Not really. The portal to Aqua
Star opens up, and everyone jumps in except for Kirby, who hasn't noticed.
King DeDeDe pulls him in and they fly away.

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( JAHD                            Aqua Star                                )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
This is quite the opposite of Rock Star. You will go through a beach, a brook,
a trench, and face an orca? Put on your swim trunks and head to Aqua Star!

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                       WORLD 3: AQUA STAR - STAGE 1
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: Room with green bubbles.
#2: Defeat the mini boss.
#3: Destroy black and blue box via bomb + ice power.

Destroy the rock enemy. Watch out, when you jump over the holes, fish will pop
out of them. Eat the meat on the platform if you need it, and kill the 
boomerang enemy. Go through the opening, and then jump into the green bubble 
with a face. You will also find a shard to the left on the way up. On the wall, 
there will be a couple of holes. Jump over them unless you want to be swallowed
by a big green toad.

You will now face the mini boss, a giant tick enemy. Eat the smaller ticks
below him and spit them at him. After he dies, go below again and grab the 
shard. Adeleine will give you a tomato, or 1UP depending on your health in
the next room. I hope you have the Bomb + Ice power. Go to the bottom of all
of the pathways by pressing D-Down. Blow up the black and blue box with your
ability to get the third shard. Watch out, the holes have enemies in them, 
so jump over them.

 ==========================================================================
                       WORLD 3: AQUA STAR - STAGE 2
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: Defeat mini boss and blow up block via Rock + Fire power.
#2: In mid air above waterfall with Waddle Dee.
#3: After big drop behind a waterfall.

Kill the electric enemy. Note that this level has streams and waterfalls that
can have currents that can move you. Watch out for the spike balls and run 
across when the time is right. Go through the tunnel, there will be a bridge
made of rocks. Run fast, it falls apart. Kill the penguin enemy after it.
You will face a giant crab mini boss. I hope you have the Rock + Fire power,
because if you don't you can't get the shard. Kill the boss and go through the
door.

Waddle Dee will be in a crate. Hop in and prepare for a rough ride. Note that
you will come across more of these rides later in the game. Jump over the 
rocks when you see them or you'll lose health. The second shard will be above
a waterfall so get prepared for that. After a while, they will come across a
huge drop. Grab the lollipop at the bottom to become invincible! Don't get
carried away, because there is a shard inside a waterfall on the way down. 
There will be a ton of enemies chasing you. Now you're gonna be going up 
waterfalls. Careful on the way up there are a bunch of spiky logs. Make your 
way to the top and exit the level.

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                       WORLD 3: AQUA STAR - STAGE 3
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: Break green and black rock via Boomerang + Bomb power in mountain.
#2: Defeat mini boss.
#3: Break green and brown wall and climb up to it.

A day at the beach… Too bad you're not here to play. Keep killing the enemies
as you go and watch out for the claw enemy that comes out of the sand funnel.
There are enemies that pop out of the sand and they are the same color as the
sand so be careful. Exit the area at the big sand castle to the next screen.
You will see cannons in the background. Don't worry, there not for show.
Avoid them while avoid the enemies at the same time.

Coming across bridges? Some parts are loose and water will shoot from below.
Step on one of the last pieces to get to the top of a big mountain. Jump
through the hole. Break the green and black rock with the Boomerang + Bomb 
power. Get the shard and stand on the big pile you landed on to get back.

There will be spike balls above the next bridge. The bridge pieces below them
will fly up from water so run fast. You will find King DeDeDe. Stand on the
rock or whatever it is next to him and he'll make you go flying. Big logs? Yes.
If you stand on one, it starts to fall. Move quick and avoid the water because
it moves left. Fly to the top of the mountain and drop through the hole.

Defeat the mini boss. Make sure you're not right next to him, he stands where 
the hole appears and if you fall, you'll miss the shard. After, you will fall 
down a big drop. At the bottom of the wall to the left, there is a green and 
brown wall. Destroy it via Rock + Boomerang ability. Keep changing forms with 
the power until you turn into a little hamster. Hold down left and keep 
pressing A against the wall until you get the shard. Watch out for the spike 
logs on the way up. They can do a lot of damage. Drop down at the top and 
exit the level.

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                       WORLD 3: AQUA STAR - STAGE 4
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: Room with currents and spike balls, it's on the ceiling.
#2: Bottom of pole in current tunnel.
#3: In a ditch on floor in last room.

Start swimming down into the ocean. Swim downward will avoiding the enemies 
and  bombs and make it to the bottom. Go right, and eat the small school of 
fish and proceed. Giant rocks will start falling. They may be bigger, but 
you can still suck them up! The next room has a lot of currents and spike 
balls. Try to stay as much to the left as you can on the way up, as it will 
increase your chances to get the shard. Go right when you get to the ceiling.

This is a tunnel with a very strong current. There are enemies everywhere and
the tunnel is narrow height-wise. When you get to a pole, climb down to the
bottom of it and grab the second shard. Proceed through the narrow tunnel.
Ah, a giant blowfish mini boss with currents. How fun. Inhale the enemies on
the big rock in the center and shoot them at him.

This last room has fast rocks and a strong current. Stay on the floor to avoid
them and hide in ditches. The third shard is also in a ditch on the floor. At
the end of the room swim up through the door.

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                    WORLD 3: AQUA STAR - STAGE 5 - VS. ACRO
 ==========================================================================

TIPS:
- He sometimes shoot spike balls that you can't inhale, so don't stay
extremely close to him.

This orca, whale, whatever you want to call it, shoots stuff from his mouth.
It also shoots spike balls, so avoid those. Inhale what it shoots at you and
shoot it back. After a few hits, it falls and plays dead. The floor then starts 
to fall apart. Swim up into the big gap in the ceiling. 

Acro comes back. This time he shoots bombs from his mouth. The screen keeps
moving up, so don't fall below it or you'll have to start over. After he
dies for good, grab the Crystal Shard and call it a fight!

-------------
All Washed Up
-------------

Kirby and the gang are skipping rocks on the beach. Kirby closes his eyes and
winds up his arm for a long one. Everyone else runs due to a giant wave that
Kirby does not notice. Kirby gets hit by the wave, then they teleport to Neo 
Star.

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( NDSU                           Neo Star                                  )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
Welcome to Neo Star! This place goes from a Jungle to a Volcano! Shall we 
get going?

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                       WORLD 4: NEO STAR - STAGE 1
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: In area with large stumps, it's under a trap between some stumps.
#2: Drop down off cliff in second room.
#3: Above first collapsing platform.

First kill the stone enemy. There are a bunch a traps here so be careful. The
traps usually have yellow spots on the ground where they are. One trap has
a shard under it. In the second room with the cliffs, fall below the first 
cliff your on to get another shard. Climb the vines and fly while avoiding
the flying dinosaur enemies. Hop from rope to rope and don't look down.

The ropes farther ahead will move back and forth. Just jump into them to hang
on to them. This mini boss is a giant fire enemy. Shoot the spear enemies at
it until it dies, and only shoot them when it's sleeping. This is a high danger
area. One drop and you die. You will come across thin logs attached to vines.

These logs collapse with weight on them. The first one has the third shard
above it. After that, go through the door and finish the level.

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                       WORLD 4: NEO STAR - STAGE 2
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: When you first start the level, go left while your falling to find it.
#2: Jump on to the higher track on the ride with Waddle Dee.
#3: Break Brown and Black wall via rock + bomb power.

While falling, fly to the left and fall to get the first shard. You will then
fall through a big pit. Hop into the mine car with Waddle Dee. Jump over the
rocks when an exclamation mark goes over their heads. When you have a chance
to go on a lower or upper track, go on the upper track to get another shard.
At the end of the track, the cart crashes, causing Kirby to fall in a pit.

Jump over the holes in the walls so the frogs don't swallow you. Go almost
directly under the eyeball anvils so they fall but don't crush you, then run
under them. Try to get the 1UP near the blocks. This next area isn't fun, nor
is it easy. The ground is wet so you can fall easier, these drop enemies hang
on the ceiling, and there's cannons above the pits.

Keep killing the cloud enemies, while collecting the food in the holes. At the
bottom you should find a brown and black wall. Use the Rock + Bomb ability
to blow it up and get the third shard. This mini boss is a bunch of enemies,
rather than just one big enemy. After you kill them all proceed to a dangerous 
room. You can die here real easy, so watch out. Try not to get smashed, because
it will KO you. Don't risk the 1UP, it's a trap. Go through the door and finish
the level.

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                        WORLD 4: NEO STAR - STAGE 3
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: Break floor with Needle + Rock power.
#2: Make blocks equal to Adeleine's picture.
#3: Drop down after you climb structure with food filled holes.

Eat the spiky enemy. Then eat a rock enemy to get the Needle + Rock power.
You are going to need it up ahead. Proceed killing all of the enemies, then 
when you see an orange and brown block in the floor, break it with your 
power to get a shard. You are going to do ALOT of jumping and flying in this
level, just saying. Eventually, you will find Adeleine. This is probably
the hardest shard in the whole game. you have to look at her picture, then
make the blocks in the next room shaped like the picture. She can have the
following:

-Top Hat
-Umbrella
-Pizza

The top hat is the easiest. Not just my opinion, it really is the easiest.
Just pray that you get the top hat. Pizza is probably the hardest, and vice
versa. If you get it right, the shard will appear in the little space in
the center

There are floating platforms that will fall when you step on them. They look
like three thin stones stacked on each other. Get to a structure where there 
are holes in the wall filled with food. When you get to the top, drop down the
ditch to get a shard. You will start going on rocks that say "KIRBY" and the 
level will be complete after you go across them.

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                        WORLD 4: NEO STAR - STAGE 4
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: Break the top piece of rock with king DeDeDe.
#2: Break the large rock in ground with Ice + Ice power.
#3: Float up to the left in the room with rising lava.

Avoid the falling rocks while outside. They are big, but you can still eat
them. Go inside the Volcano, and look out for the flying fire birds. You 
will go across a few platforms that move across the lava. You should run into 
King DeDeDe, you will use him here to break rock structures to proceed. You 
can only break the bottom half, but in one of them, you can break the upper 
half too, and that half holds a shard.

You will come across several bridges with a lot of enemies. Then, one part
will have lava coming out of the walls. I recommend you fly over all three 
of them rather than jumping over them one by one. The next room has two 
enemies in the background and a big rock in the middle? Use the Ice + Ice 
ability to break it to get another shard. Walk to the right and a bunch of
lava will start to move towards you. Keep running away and exit the room.

In this last room, keep going up while staying to the left and grab the third
shard. Go through the hole in the ceiling and exit.

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                   WORLD 4: NEO STAR - STAGE 5 - VS. MAGMAN
 ==========================================================================

TIPS:
 - When Magman makes rocks fall, suck up as many as you can cause the more you
   have in your mouth the more damage it does!
 - When he's doing his big fire breath move, get close in to him so it won't
   get you!

For the first half of this fight, you're gonna have to shoot these little fire 
ball enemies at the piles of magma he shoots at you. Keep doing that until he 
gets brave enough to come out of the background and actually fight you!

His face is his weak point. Shoot the birds and rocks that he makes at his 
face until he dies. He will move from the left side to the right, the right
to the left, etc. in a lava puddle, so jump before it touches you. He will
also summon fire birds and make rocks fall from the ceiling, but use these
against him. Sooner or later you'll finish him off.

------------------
Hot Waddle Dwaddle
------------------

Kirby and friends are outside when the Volcano begins to erupt. The portal
to Shiver star opens up and everyone makes it in running. Except Waddle Dee
isn't fast enough to get in, so Kirby inhales him and they go to Shiver Star.

 .~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.
( SFSX                          Shiver Star                                )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
Brr! This place is cold! Hope you like shopping, there's a big Mall here.
As well as an evil Factory below it!

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                       WORLD 5: SHIVER STAR - STAGE 1
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: On top of the hill on the bobsled ride.
#2: Defeat mini boss and break chamber on ceiling with fire.
#3: In the rightmost frozen lake.

Kill the Ice bird enemy and proceed. Eat the fire enemy. Recommended you get
the stronger fire ability. Keep killing enemies. In the next section, climb up
a bunch of ladders and avoid the flying dinosaurs. Get on the Bobsled with
Waddle Dee. Jump on top of the big snow hills to find a crystal shard on one
of them. 

You will fight a mini boss. After destroying it, use your fire ability on the
chunk of snow on the ceiling to get the shard. A bunch of frozen lakes? Some
have holes that go into them but some don't. At the second to last one go in
it and go through the tunnel to the last one, where you will find a shard.
The last area has enemies that push boulders down at you. Jump over them
when they roll down and finish the level.

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                       WORLD 5: SHIVER STAR - STAGE 2
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: Below a cloud in second room.
#2: Third room. Shoot north-west with green bubble.
#3: Get the Needle + Electric ability and use it to get the mini boss shard.

Run to the top of the hill and jump into the green bubble. This level has a
bunch of places where you can fall and die so be careful. Kill the enemies
while jumping from cloud to cloud. In the second room, a shard is below a 
cloud. The next shard is in the third room. Aim the green bubble North-West
and press A to shoot yourself toward it.

This mini boss is a pain, primarily because it requires a power to get the 
shard. The Needle + Electric power is required to get the shard. The last 
room is also pain. Enemies coming from the ceiling and floor, gaps with 
pinchers in them, sheesh. Exit this boring and long level.

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                       WORLD 5: SHIVER STAR - STAGE 3
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: On a ledge to the left in the second room.
#2: Defeat mini boss.
#3: Color Adeleine's fruit with switches.

What the? A Mall? How fun. Enter the door in the Mall. Go up the escalators
and avoid the enemies, and keep checking the ledges above them to get a shard.
Basically you will be going up elevators, while getting through obstacles,
then going to the next floor. The mini boss is easy, just shoot him when he's
hanging down. Yet another puzzle from Adeleine that's one of the hardest 
shards in the game.

You must press down the switches that match the fruit's color. Just for the
record the third one is always pink. You will arrive in a big circular room
with cannons. There are blocks to help protect you in some parts. Finish this
Mall and prepare for the worst level in the whole game...

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                       WORLD 5: SHIVER STAR - STAGE 4
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: Get Rock + Spike ability and break the boxes on the way down the hole.
#2: Break giant cage in mini boss room with Boomerang + Electric power.
#3: At a dead end in last room.

This level sucks. That's all I have got to say. There are a lot of parts where
you can die in one hit, and it's hard! Start by jumping down the hole to your
right.

Watch out for the spike balls on the way down. Go below a few floors and watch
out for bombs. King DeDeDe will come and Kirby will go on his back. King 
DeDeDe can destroy the doors blocking your path. But if the hammers smash you,
it's all over. Get around the annoyance of the conveyer belts and the eyeball
anvils. The mini boss here is a giant fire bird, and its shard is in a cage.
Go figure.

This is the dangerous part. Machines will go up and down and you have to run
and get some place safe where they can't touch you. The rest after this level 
is easy. Keep going back and forth and up while avoiding the yellow machines. 
The third shard is also here in a dead end. Finish this level to get to the
boss of this dreadful level.

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                   WORLD 5: SHIVER STAR - STAGE 5 - VS. HR
 ==========================================================================

TIPS:
 - Stay in the middle of the stage to reduce the chance of its laser hitting
   you.

A Robot? Nintendo sure is good at bosses. Inhale the missiles it shoots at you,
and fire them at it's arms when it swings them. After a few hits it will get
on the platform you're on. 

Shoot the black part of it and watch out for its clipper attack. You have
to be careful since it will also shoot a big missile in between using its 
clippers. It will also try to land on you sometimes. Keep shooting the ammo 
at it until it dies.

-------------
Ripple Rescue
-------------

The portal to Ripple Star opens up. Ribbon gets a sad look only to see that
Dark Matter has completely taken over her Home. Kirby falls and everyone uses
him as a trampoline to the portal, except Ribbon. She picks up poor unconscious
Kirby and takes him into the portal to Ripple Star.

 .~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.
( RBSM                          Ripple Star                                )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
A peaceful Planet. It has been engulfed by Dark Matter, so you've seen. It's
time to end Dark Matter's reign on the once peaceful planet!

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                       WORLD 6: RIPPLE STAR - STAGE 1
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: You can't miss it!
#2: Defeat the mini boss.
#3: Blow up the black and orange rock at the end of the level via bomb + spike
power.

This place is an exact replica of Stage 1 on Pop Star. Just slightly different
enemies, the mini boss is a different enemy, and the rock at the end of the 
level requires a different power to break. 

Kill all going enemies, get the shard on the way (you can't miss it) then enter 
the House and kill the mini boss to get another shard. Destroy more enemies,
then blow up the rock via bomb + needle power to get the third shard. That
was easy.

Your probably wondering, why is this level so happy? I thought Dark Matter
took over the Planet. It did, just not all of it…yet. It is only at the 
Castle right now. Well what are you waiting for? Go there now!

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                       WORLD 6: RIPPLE STAR - STAGE 2
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: In the second room, break the yellow block via electric power.
#2: In the very left side of water maze.
#3: Blow up the green pillar via boomerang power in the last room.

Now you are outside the Castle. It is covered with Darkness which makes it
impossible to get inside. But, you can get inside from underground. On the
grass there is a big hole that leads to the basement. Jump in and use the
electric power on the yellow box at the bottom to get a shard. Jump down a
few holes and kill the enemies and jump into the water.

A boulder will block your path, but then King DeDeDe comes in and breaks it.
You will be in another pit of water. Swim to the very left to get a shard.
Adeleine will make a invincibility lollipop. Eat and run through the blocks.
Don't get carried away because you get the third shard here via boomerang on 
the green pillar. Take the elevator up to the Castle.

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                       WORLD 6: RIPPLE STAR - STAGE 3
 ==========================================================================

CRYSTAL SHARDS:
#1: Defeat mini boss.
#2: Break red and orange carpet via Fire + Spike ability.
#3: Defeat another mini boss.

All this level consists of is ascending the tower. There are multiple
staircases and boss battles. Most of the crystal shards here will be found
automatically upon beating certain bosses, but one of them is pretty hidden.
Get to the top and prepare for the final battle, Ripple Star's future is
in your hands!

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             WORLD 6: RIPPLE STAR - STAGE 4 - VS. MIRACLE MATTER
 ==========================================================================

This guy has seven different forms which all resemble the powers you have 
obtained on your quest. Each form takes three hits, making a total of 21 hits.

Miracle Matter may seem hard at first, but is easy after you get used to his
attacks. I have a strategy for every one of his attacks on how not to get hit:

 -Fire: Don't face him in any of the four compass directions.
 -Needle: Stay in a corner.
 -Boomerang: Corner.
 -Ice: Say hi to the corner!
 -Bomb: Try to pop a bubble with your breath (or power if you have one).
 -Stone: Corner (after he starts rolling).
 -Electric: Stay in a corner and jump when he shoots.

Use these and your almost certain not to get hit! Notice that every time you 
hit him one of his eyes disappears. After you hit him three times in one form 
he can't use it again. After 21 hits he's eyeless and he blows up. Collect the
big and final Crystal shard when he does and watch the ending! Or endings…

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you got 74 Crystal shards or less you will get this ending:

-------------
Fare… Well?
-------------

The crystal repels Dark Matter and it flys away. The sun is out again and 
Kirby and friends start to dance. The Queen thanks them and Ribbon shakes
Kirby's hand and they fly back to Pop Star. Then the Queen looks at Ribbon
with an evil smile, signaling that the game isn't quite finished.

However, if you got all 75 shards, you will get this ending:

--------------
Darkness Calls
--------------

The Crystal repels Dark Matter into space and it blows up. When everything
looks good for two seconds, the crystal shoots a beam at the Queen, causing 
the Dark Matter possessing her to come out. The Dark Matter flies away and 
forms a Planet in the center of the ring of Planets. Kirby pulls out a cell 
phone with a star antenna. Adeleine and Waddle Dee exchange glances. A big 
star flies down and they ride it to Dark Star where the real final battle 
will be held!

 .~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.
( DKRS                           Dark Star                                 )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
There is only one stage here, and it's the smallest one in the whole game. You
don't even need a guide for this one, it's that easy. The enemies are simple,
and the whole stage is only two screens long. Now go get through it and face
the REAL final boss!

                              ______________
                             /-++++++++++++-\
  ___________________________|  FINAL BOSS  |_____________________________
 /==========================_|      02      |_============================\
 \_________________________/__________________\___________________________/
                           \_-|------------|-_/

You will be equipped with a special power. Ribbon is holding you and you have
a crystal gun. You must shoot them at 02's eye while avoiding his attack.
After a while his eye will shut from the crystals you've been shooting. That's
when you shoot his Halo. His halo will change colors as you shoot it. Shoot
the band-aide on his head when it disappears.

Now you have to shoot the cactus on his butt. Now you actually start hurting
him. Repeat this process 2-3 times and 02 will explode. But I warn you, this
fight can be VERY frustrating the first time. He shoots his beams every other
second, and it takes a lot of shooting just to get him to the point were you
actually hurt him. Like I said, it's hard the first time around but after you
beat him once, he's easy. Now sit back and watch the credits.

--------------
Crystal Clear!
--------------

Dark Star is about to explode! Just one second before the explosion, the gang 
flys away and barely makes it. Back on Ripple Star, Kirby and Company get 
medals (pieces of the crystal) and Ribbon gives Kirby a kiss. He blushes and 
falls down the stairs, and the game ends showing a picture of Kirby's friends 
trying to save him. Congrats on beating the game!

 .~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.
| MGBV                          Mini Games                                 )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
There are three mini games in Kirby 64. You can either play with computers,
or up to three friends. They include the following:

-100 Yard Hop
-Bumper Crop Bump
-Checker Board Chase

All of the mini games are for fun purposes only. You do not unlock anything
by playing them 500 times, etc. If you hear anything like that from a friend,
tell them to get a life. Seriously.

 .~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.
( HBVR                          100 Yard Hop                               )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
Controls:
 - A = Hop 2 spaces
 - B = Hop 1 space
 - D-Pad = Move

You have to hop 100 yards before anyone else. There are puddles and frogs 
which slow you down. This game will test on how fast you can think. Don't
just press the same button repeatedly. Eventually this will lead you into a
puddle or something like that. Don't go in a pattern either. E.G. A + B, A +
B. NO. Just act casual and think fast.

 .~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.
( BCVD                         Bumper Crop Bump                            )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
Controls:
 - A = Bump
 - D-Pad = Move

You basically have to catch fruit in your basket. Press A to bump someone.
I think after someone collects 25 the fruit falls faster, then the game ends.
My personal favorite. It fun to let a fruit fall, then bumping someone to
catch it.

 .~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.
| CBGC                       Checker Board Chase                           )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
Controls:
 - A = Drop Blocks
 - D-Pad = Move

Press A to high light blocks and make them drop. Anyone that's on the high
lighted blocks will fall and lose a life. You have a few lives. I think 5.
This was with four people. Personally all I do is press A repeat and move.
This works in some cases, but not with real people. Just run around and shoot
randomly rather than trying to knock off a certain computer / person.

 .~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.
( BYOP                            Bosses                                   )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
After completing Story mode, you can unlock a small extra called Bosses.
This is nothing more than a feature Nintendo put in so that we would have
something to do after beating the game. It concludes beating all seven
bosses with only six pieces of health, and no powers are provided. It's 
actually very hard. I have only beaten it once to this day with three 
pieces of health at the end.

If you have beat it, send it to me with your name and how much health you had
after beating all seven. I currently have one:

David Lee, beat it without losing a single life, and according to him it
took a whopping 45 tries. Good job David!

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( CNTV                            Contact                                  )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
You can send me an email at:
brandonbegg@me.com

I will NOT take any of the following:

- Spam
- Hate Speech

Any of those things above are in an email I will mark you as spam. So save
those for last if you were planning on sending me some of those. You have
been warned. I take questions or info on errors in the FAQ, and I will 
answer questions about the game as well.

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( FAQP                              FAQ                                    )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
Q: Were can I find the ROM to this game?
A: There are several ROM sites out there. Search it on google and it is bound
to come up. I won't provide any links myself since ROMs technically are
illegal. If you do own an actual copy of the game, however, none of that
should apply to you.

Q: I beat Ripple Star but I never got to Dark Star!
A: That means you didn't find all of the shards. On the level selection screen
in a World, hover over a level and you should see three blue triangles. If one
isn't filled in with blue, that means there's a shard in that level. After
finding the rest beat Miracle Matter again.

 .~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.
| CDFS                             Credits                                 )
 `~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'
 -HAL Laboratory for making this great game.
 -Nintendo for publishing this great game.
 -Me for writing this guide.
 -Everyone who has asked a question.

That's a rap!