Kirby 64 Ability Guide By: Mike Shaw (Folx Numeroso is my nickname) I. Version History Version 1.0: 7/01/00 I created this guide Version 1.1: 7/14/00 I added the statue's abilities and rated all of the skills Version 1.2: 8/17/00 I fixed the dynamite power and added the enemy list. II. Basic Abilities Copy- Kirby's most basic attack. He basically sucks his enemy into his mouth (button B), as in all Kirby games. He can do a few things while the enemy is in his mouth. 1) Kirby can Swallow the enemy (down on D-pad) and gain it's power (if it has any). 2)Kirby can Spit the enemy out (button B) and hit other enemies with it. 3)An added feature (probably based on the Suplex power from Kirby Superstar for SNES) Kirby can lift the enemy on top of his head (L,R, and C buttons). While lifted, the enemy can be thrown upward (L,R, and C buttons) or forward (button B). Some enemies will do special things while you hold them (Ex. Bumber slows your descent, like the Parasol power in other Kirby games, and Fishbone shoots while you hold him). Rating: 9: great, can't fly with an enemy, though (aside from a few that fly themselves on top of your head) Burn- A.k.a. Fire. Kirby basically turns into a fireball and flies forward (button B), destroying anything in his path. The attack lasts longer in air than on the ground. Surprisingly, you can use it underwater! Rating: 4: fair, but it leaves you vulnerable after the attack Stone- Kirby turns into a rock (button B). Unlike other Kirby games, he rolls if he was moving and can even walk (left/right on d-pad) while in a petrified state! Rating: 7: pretty nice, but you can't jump or go up hills and it slows you down considerably. Ice- A.k.a. Freeze. Kirby Spins and blows cold air (button B), freezing all enemies that the cold air touches. He can then knock the frozen enemy into another enemy, destroying them both. Rating: 9: great, but it slows you down Needle- A.k.a. Spike. Kirby basically covers himself in spikes (button B). If Kirby is in the air while he uses this attack, he spins. Rating: 9: only drawback is that it slows you down Bomb- BOOM! Kirby throws a bomb (button B), then it explodes and destroys all enemies that the explosion touches. The longer you hold B, the farther the bomb goes. Simple enough. Rating: 9: this skill is hard to master, but once you do… Spark- Surrounds Kirby with a barrier of electricity (button B). Kirby can move while using this attack, but it's really slow, and that barrier gets smaller. Rating: 9 (almost 10): slows you down Cutter- Kirby sends a boomerang (button B) which is actually part of himself! Simplest explanation I've had to do yet. Rating: 4: you can only send out 1 cutter, it slows you down, can't fly, can't go up ledges, and leaves you very vulnerable III. Combining There are a four ways to combine abilities. I'll explain. 1)Swallow two enemies with special powers. 2)Spit one enemy with a special power into another enemy with a special power. 3)Throw an enemy with a power into another. 4)Throw a power star into an enemy with a power. (push L/R/C buttons while you have a special power or get hit enough) VI. Combined Powers (I made up all of these names) Burn + Burn = Big Burn- Same as burn, only bigger and longer lasting. Rating: 7: leaves you vulnerable. Burn + Stone = Volcano- Kirby shoots stones out of his head (button B). The stones go straight up unless you redirect it (d-pad) Rating: 5: short range + leaves you vulnerable, annoying to use sometimes (slows you down considerably) Burn + Ice = Steam Spin- As the name suggests, Kirby shoots steam out of his sides and spins as he melts a block of ice. Rating: 1: short range, vulnerable, low chance of hitting enemy, slows you down, etc. Burn + Needle = Fire Arrows- Shoots Flaming Arrows (button B). The longer you hold B, the farther it shoots. Rating: 10: hard to master, but once you do… Burn + Bomb = Fireworks- Kirby explodes (B). The explosions look like fireworks. You can push B up to 3 times in a row to make the explosions bigger. Rating: 9: use it above a cliff/ hole and you'll se the only reason that it's not a 10. Burn + Spark = Friction Burn- Kirby rubs his head with paper (hold B). Sparks fly until his head lights on fire. Then, he runs with his head on fire. That's it. Rating: 6: not very good, slows you down, but it is very efficient. Burn + Cutter = Flaming Sword- This one's cool! Kirby pulls out a big flaming sword (B) and swings it (B) at enemies. Push up and he'll hold the sword up. Press B while the sword's up, and he'll throw it! Rating: 9: he can't fly with it Stone + Stone = Big Stone- Big version of Stone. Rating: 9: fast, efficient, but you can't jump or go up hills Stone + ice = Hockey Puck- Kirby turns into a hockey puck (?) and slides around. Rating: 7: slows you down, leaves you kind of vulnerable, but it's efficient Stone + Needle = Drill- Kirby hangs on as a drill drags him behind it. Let go of B to shoot the drill. Rating: 10: master this and you're invincible! Stone + Bomb = Dynamite! - Kirby throws 3-sticks of dynamite. Probably THE Biggest explosion you'll ever see in the game! Hold down after you throw the bomb to put on a hard hat. Rating: 7: slows you down, don't use it in the air, Can damage you! Stone + Spark = Magnetic Boulder- Kirby plays tetherball with a magnetized rock. Rating: 8: master this and you have a pretty good skill. But it's hard to keep it moving and you can't control where it goes Stone + Cutter = Statue- Kirby turns into a statue. Each Statue can do different things. The cat can do flips to jump farther. Bouncy can jump. The owl (forgot his name) can fly. Kine just sits there. Here are the useful ones: the small bird can fly (quickly) and roll when it touches down. Rick can climb up walls (pressing a repeatedly while touching and facing the wall). Rating: 10: NICE!! The only drawback is that you have to wait for a good statue to come up, but that's not a problem! Ice + Ice = Snowball- Kirby turns into a giant snowball and rolls over enemies. Rating: 10: almost no drawbacks! Ice + Needle =Snow Flake- Kirby turns into a snowflake (hold B)that grows really big and freezes everything it touches. Rating: 7: REEEEEALY SLOW!! Ice + Bomb = Snowman Surprise!- Kirby puts a bomb on his head, turns into a snowman (B), and in a few seconds.. KABOOM!!! Rating: 4: can't set it off yourself, generally bad! Ice + Spark = Fridge- Kirby turns into a refrigerator and spits out food (B). The food Heals Kirby!!! =^D Rating: 10: the food kills enemies, too! Ice + Cutter = Ice Skates- Kirby gets some ice skates and goes skating (B). Stop (B) or change direction to attack. You can also jump to attack (WOW! Kirby can REALLY ice skate) (Triple axle X 21) Rating: 9: Short range Needle + Needle = Swiss army Knife- Basically, a bigger needle attack. Rating: 9: just a tiny bit better than needle. Needle + Bomb = Gordo- Kirby turns into gordo (B) and can move around a little. After a few seconds.. Bang! Rating: 8: REALLY SLOW! Needle + Spark = Lightning Rod- A spike sticks through Kirby's head and a bolt of lightning hits. Rating: 7: slows you down, is kind of annoying sometimes! Needle + Cutter = Antlion Attack- A pair of pincers chomp anything directly above or to the side of Kirby. Rating: 9: slows you down a bit, still, it's really good. Bomb + Bomb = Missile- Kirby shoots 1-3 heat seeking missiles. Rating: 10: Perfect attack!!! Bomb + Spark = Light bulb- Kirby turns into a light bulb and eventually explodes. Rating: 7: not very good, slows you down. Bomb + Cutter = Ninja Star- Kirby throws a black star. When it hits, it explodes. Rating: 10: master this for a deadly skill! Spark + Spark = Megavolt- A big version of spark Rating: 10: awesome attack! Slows you down a bit, though Spark + Cutter = 2-Sided Light Saber- just like Darth Maul's Saber, but it's yellow. Rating: 9: can't fly with it Cutter + Cutter = Big Cutter- Giant version of cutter. Rating: same as cutter V. Enemy list I'm going to tell you the enemy's name, special power, and what happens when you hold (L/R/C buttons while in mouth) or throw them (B Button while held) 1. Whispy Woods- Boss 2. Whispy Woods Jr.-Boss 3. Pix- Boss 4. Acro- Boss 5. Magman-Boss 6. HR-H-Boss 7. HR-E-Boss 8. Miracle Matter-Boss 9. O2-Boss 10. N-Z- None- Nothing 11. Rocky- Stone- nothing 12. Bronto Burt- none- He flies when held, taking you up with him. When thrown, flies upward after about 1 second. 13. Skud- Bomb- When thrown, he shoots like a missile. 14. Gordo- can't be killed or eaten. 15. Shotzo- can't be killed or eaten. 16. Spark-I- Spark- when held, shoots 3-way shots. 17. Bouncy- none- nothing 18. Glunk- none- when held, shoots upward at an accelerated rate. 19. Slushy- none- when held, swims (very slowly). 20. Chilly- Ice- when thrown, splits in 2 pieces. 21. Propeller- Ice- when held, flies straight up. 22. Glom- can't be killed or eaten. 23. Mahal- none- nothing 24. Poppy Bros. Jr.- Bomb- Nothing 25. Splinter- can't be killed or eaten 26. Gobblin- none- when thrown, falls to the ground and slides. 27. Kany- none- when held, pinches anything in the air above and in front/back of Kirby. 28. Bivolt- can't be killed or eaten 29. SirKibble- Cutter- nothing 30. Gabon- none- nothing 31. Mariel- none- nothing 32. I3- can't be killed or eaten 33. Snipper- can't be killed or eaten 34. Blowfish- bomb- when thrown, swims like a torpedo. When held, explodes after too long. 35. Bonehead- none- nothing 36. Squibby- none- nothing 37. Bobo- fire- nothing 38. Bo- none- when held, it disappears. 39. Punc- Spike- when thrown, curls up into a ball. 40. Mite- none- when thrown, goes a very short distance and then digs underground. 41. Sandman- none- when held, it dissolves. 42. Flopper- none- when held in water, it swims. 43. Kapar- cutter- nothing 44. Maw- can't be eaten 45. Drop- none- when held, it disappears. 46. Pedo- bomb- torpedo throw. 47. Noo- can't be eaten or killed 48. Tick- Needle- when held, attacks at an accelerated rate. 49. Carin- stone- when thrown, splits into 3 pieces. 50. Pompey- stone- nothing 51. Hack- stone- when thrown, he spins 52. Burnis- burn- when thrown, he flies in a straight 53. Fishbone- cutter- when held, he shoots at an accelerated rate 54. Frigis- ice- same as Burnis 55. Sawyer- cutter- when thrown, he spins 56. Turbite- spark- nothing 57. Plugg- spark- nothing 58. Ghost Knight- needle- nothing 59. Zoos- spark- nothing 60. Kakti- needle- when thrown, he spins 61. Rockn- bomb- when thrown, he flies like a missile 62. Chacha- none- nothing 63. Galbo- burn- when held, he attacks at an accelerated rate 64. Bumber- none- When held in the air, he acts as a parachute 65. Scarfy- can't be eaten 66. Nruff- none- nothing 67. Emp- ice- nothing 68. Magoo- burn- short arch throw 69. Yariko- none- nothing 70. Flutter- can't be killed or eaten 71. Wall Shotzo- can't be killed or eaten 72. Keke- can't be killed or eaten 73. Sparky- spark- nothing 74. Ignus- none- nothing 75. Flora- none- while held in the air, she acts as a parachute for a few seconds 76. Putt- none- nothing 77. Pteran- none- when held in air, he flies you at a slightly descending rate in the direction that you are facing. 78. Mumbies- can't be killed or eaten 79. Pupa- can't be eaten 80. Mopoo- none- nothing 81. Zebon- can't be eaten or killed That's all for now! Any Questions? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org VI. Legal Stuff This Guide is Copyright 2000 Mike Shaw (Folx Numeroso). All attempts at forgery will be considered criminal and are punishable in a court of law (or something like that)(Oh, great! I screwed that one up!). If you want to copy parts of this guide, ask me for permission first, and give credit where it is deserved.