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    Kirby's Return to Dream Land:
    A Complete Walkthrough and Guide to Unlockables
    By: Alice Kojiro (MotherKojiro(AT)gmail(DOT)com)
    
    Note: This work is mine exclusively.  I've spent several hours writing it.  If
    you don't believe me, try writing one yourself.  Anyway, if you need to contact
    me, just send me an e-mail.  E-mails have 3 main criteria.  First of all, they
    need a subject line that tells me that the message is about my walkthrough.
    Another important criterion is that it needs to be suggestions about the
    walkthrough.  I don't appreciate invitations to blogs, invites to chat rooms,
    flaming, or anything like that.  Your suggestions can be anything from spelling
    and grammatical errors to new sections you think I should add.  The only other
    reason you should be writing to me is to ask me to use this guide on your
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    to do is ask and it is highly unlikely that I will deny you the use of this
    guide.  You also have to give me credit for writing this.  Failure to do so is
    plagiarism.  I appreciate your cooperation.  Thanks for choosing this guide.
                                                                            ~Kojiro
    
    
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    History
    =======
    
    Version 1.0 - A full walkthrough, written before having completed Extra Mode or
                  either arena.
    
    Version 2.0 - Apparently, I was waaaay off as far as Extra Mode is concerned.
                  New EX boss attacks added in Extra Mode section.
                  Basic outline and strategy for Arena added.
                  Basic outline and strategy for True Arena added.
                  Boss straregy added for True Arena exclusive boss.
                  Medal scores for Challenge Rooms added for both modes.
                  Updated Parameters for Hammer.
                  Added new forms for Stone.
    
    Version 2.1 - Added new forms for Stone; thanks, Autumn Aura!
                  Added new strategy for Landia; thanks, Tan Kian Chong
                  Removed stupid number line; whoops.
    
    
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    Table of Contents
    =================
    I.     Intro
    II.    Thanks
    III.   FAQ
    IV.    Abilities
        A. Main Abilities
        B. Super Abilities
        C. One-Shot Abilities
    V.     Walkthrough
        A. Cookie Country
        B. Raisin Ruins
        C. Onion Ocean
        D. White Wafers
        E. Nutty Noon
        F. Egg Engines
        G. Dangerous Dinner
        H. Another Dimension
    VI.    Energy Spheres
        A. Cookie Country
        B. Raisin Ruins
        C. Onion Ocean
        D. White Wafers
        E. Nutty Noon
        F. Egg Engines
        G. Dangerous Dinner
    VII.   Bosses
        A. Minibosses
        B. Level Bosses
    VIII.  Lor Starcutter Unlockables
        A. Copy Rooms
        B. Minigames
        C. Challenge Rooms
    IX.    Extra Mode
    X.     Arena
    XI.    True Arena
    XII.   Conclusion
    
    
    ========
    I. Intro
    ========
    
    Energy Spheres are marked [Energy Sphere] for your convenience.  Due to line
    breaks, it would be best to just search for a square bracket ([ or ]), since
    they are not used elsewhere in this document.
    
    I've written this guide because the game is so new (as of this writing), and I
    haven't had the opportunity to write a walkthrough for a new game before (and,
    due to my financial situation, I may never again).  Please bear with me,
    because it's the first Platformer for which I've written a walkthrough, and I
    struggled a bit with constantly writing "Move forward, follow the path, walk
    right, etc."  I tried to spruce it up, but I'm really more accustomed to
    writing walkthroughs for RPGs and Action-Adventures.
    
    You won't find much in the way of boss strategies in the main walkthrough.
    Mainly because of the Arena, I felt that it would be more useful to give them
    their own section, so look there if you have any trouble with them.
    
    Be forewarned; there are some unavoidable spoilers within the walkthrough, so
    scroll with caution.  As such, Extra Mode bosses are in the Extra Mode section,
    and the True Arena exclusive boss is in the True Arena section; you have been
    warned.  Then again, it's a Kirby game, so you're probably playing more for the
    awesome gameplay and pretty colors than for the story, as was I.
    
    
    ==========
    II. Thanks
    ==========
    
    Nintendo for making this game and the Wii.
    Hal Laboratory for making the game and many other classics.
    My lady for playing the stages a second time as I wrote this.
    My grandparents for giving this game to me as a gift.
    Autunm Aura for the information about the Stone forms.
    Tan Kian Chong for an alternative strategy for Landia.
    GameFAQs for hosting this guide.
    You, the reader.
    
    
    ========
    III. FAQ
    ========
    
    Q: I had an item, but then it started flashing and blew up in my hands!  What
       gives?
    A: All items except the key and candle wear out after a while, so move quickly
       when holding them.  The candle will be snuffed out if it enters water (but
       not ice for some reason), or if you enter a well-lit area with it.
    
    Q: I feel like the game keeps dropping me subtle hints about taking abilities.
       Should I give in to my suspicions?
    A: If you're given an ability, take it; chances are that you'll need it very
       soon.  This is almost always the case with minibosses.
    
    Q: I missed an Energy Sphere near the beginning of the stage; can I just exit
       the stage from the menu?
    A: If you go back for an Energy Sphere, you have to finish the stage to keep
       it; choosing Exit Stage from the menu will cause you to lose what you've
       collected.
    
    Q: Does this game save the number of lives you have?
    A: No, quitting the game causes your number of lives to reset.
    
    Q: What's the point of the stars I keep finding everywhere?
    A: The different colored stars you grab have different values.  The yellow
       stars are worth 1, the red stars are worth 10, and the blue stars are worth
       30.  Obtaining 100 stars nets you an extra life.
    
    Q: How do I tell what a cannon is going to do when I jump into it?
    A: Cannons are clearly marked in this game.  The orange ones with the burst
       pattern will fire automatically, whereas the green ones with the arrow must
       be fired manually.
    
    Q: What's the Goal Game all about?
    A: The goal game at the end of each stage is just as it was in Kirby's
       Adventure, but this time, it blinks when you're supposed to hit the button.
       The prizes are as follows:
       1 - 30 Stars
       2 - 15 Stars
       3 - 10 Stars
       4 -  5 Stars
       5 -  3 Stars
       6 -  1 Star
       7 - Nothing
    
    Q: Should I go through this game hardcore (without using abilities)?
    A: Well, every boss has attacks that you can inhale and spit back, so it's
       possible.  The only advantage is that those attacks do more damage than the
       typical ability move.
    
    
    =============
    IV. Abilities
    =============
    I'm not going to give a list of controls and moves here, since that's all in
    the pause menu; you can look at that yourself.  What I have here is a list of
    every ability, its properties, and an assessment of its usefulness.  Unlike
    most Kirby games, I didn't find any one ability to be better than all of the
    others.  Some are good, while others suck, but many are situational, making it
    easier to give them relatively equal playtime.
    
    The following parameters will be used in my assessments:
    
    Combo - Does the ability have a combo attack?
    Dash - A dashing attack that thrusts forward, and can tear through an enemy
           without damaging you.
    Aerial - Is the ability good for flying enemies?
    Slam - Does this ability have a downward attack?
    Projectile - Does the ability have a ranged attack?
    Underwater - Can the ability be used underwater?
    Grapple - See note below.
    Parameters - Properties of the ability; see note further below.
    
    Grapple attacks are ones that require a small object to use; anything that you
    can inhale qualifies.  Grapple attacks are great, because they do more damage
    than normal attacks, though they are harder to execute against bosses.
    
    Parameters
    ----------
    Sharp - Cuts ropes that suspend platforms.
    Strong - Destroys metallic blocks and pounds stakes.
    Burn - Lights cannon fuses and melts ice.
    Extinguish - Cools magma blocks.
    Light - Throws its own light in dark areas.
    
    A. Main Abilities
    =================
    These are the standard abilities that you get from swallowing enemies, and they
    never wear out.  These will be the bulk of your ability experience.
    
    Beam
    ----
    Combo: No
    Dash: No
    Aerial: Yes
    Slam: No
    Projectile: Yes
    Underwater: No
    Grapple: Yes
    Parameters: Light
    
    This one's a classic, and it's just as great in this game.  It's good for long
    range attacks, and can attack above and below you relatively easy.  The grapple
    is a little awkward for attacking bosses, but the ability to indefinitely
    suspend yourself in the air while spinning an energy whip around you is a big
    help.
    
    Bomb
    ----
    Combo: No
    Dash: No
    Aerial: So-So
    Slam: No
    Projectile: Yes
    Underwater: No
    Grapple: Yes
    Parameters: Light
    
    This one takes some getting used to, even if you're accustomed to how it works
    in Kirby Super Star.  The ability to throw the bomb straight without having to
    produce one first is a definite improvement, but it just seems a bit awkward
    to use to me.  I got used to it after a while, but it's definitely best used
    on slow enemies.
    
    Cutter
    ------
    Combo: Yes
    Dash: Yes
    Aerial: Yes, but requires practice
    Slam: Yes
    Projectile: Yes
    Underwater: No
    Grapple: Sort of
    Parameters: Sharp
    
    New to the Cutter ability is the ability to guide your whirling blades of death
    vertically after throwing them.  This ability was made for me because my
    favorite weapon in the entire Mega Man cannon is Spinning Blade, which launches
    two spinning blades, which curve behind you.  For some reason, I'm awesome at
    backwards arc physics, so I face away from my target and throw them, then curve
    them right into my enemy.  You can also charge your cutters now, which makes
    them even deadlier.  At close range, you perform an insane combo that does a
    lot of damage.
    
    Fighter
    -------
    Combo: No
    Dash: No
    Aerial: Yes
    Slam: Yes, but it's diagonal
    Projectile: Yes
    Underwater: No
    Grapple: Yes
    Parameters: Burn, Light (only with Giga Force Blast for both)
    
    I liked this one a lot better in Kirby Super Star.  There are a lot of new
    moves for it, many of which travel far and do a lot of damage, but it seems
    like it's been nerfed a great deal.  The ability to perform combos is now
    gone, which I think might be the problem for me.  However, it is excellent at
    performing air combos with its Moon Somersault Kick.
    
    Fire
    ----
    Combo: No
    Dash: Yes
    Aerial: No
    Slam: No
    Projectile: No
    Underwater: No
    Grapple: No
    Parameters: Burn, Light
    
    This ability is lacking in useful moves, and the main attack (its fire breath)
    does very little damage.  Other than its utility purpose, I couldn't find too
    many instances in which this ability was useful.
    
    Hammer
    ------
    Combo: No
    Dash: Yes
    Aerial: No
    Slam: No
    Projectile: Yes, but it sacrifices the ability
    Underwater: Yes
    Grapple: No
    Parameters: Strong, Burn, Light (Burn and Light are exclusive to Hammer Flip)
    
    As you might expect, this ability is powerful, but has lousy range.  It isn't
    as awkward as it was in Kirby's Adventure; it's on par with where it was in
    Kirby Super Star.  I didn't find too many fights in which this was useful to
    me.
    
    Hi-Jump
    -------
    Combo: No
    Dash: No
    Aerial: Yes
    Slam: Yes
    Projectile: No
    Underwater: No
    Grapple: No
    Parameters: None
     
    I don't like this ability; I didn't like it from its introduction in Kirby's
    Adventure, and I haven't grown much more fond of it in the passing years.  All
    it gives you is the ability to jump really high and blow through enemies on the
    way.  It's practically useless in combat, and is only good for a few puzzles
    here and there.
    
    Ice
    ---
    Combo: No
    Dash: Yes
    Aerial: No
    Slam: No
    Projectile: Only upon grapple or kicking frozen enemies
    Underwater: No
    Grapple: Yes
    Parameters: Extinguish
    
    This one isn't bad, but the breath has little range, and the attacks don't fare
    too well in combat.  The dash attack works better than in Kirby Super Star, but
    overall, it's kinda meh against bosses.  It works reasonably well in regular
    stages, though.
    
    Leaf
    ----
    Combo: Sorta; the main attack can hit continuously
    Dash: Yes
    Aerial: Yes
    Slam: No, but you can shoot downward
    Projectile: No
    Underwater: No
    Grapple: No
    Parameters: Sharp
    
    This is actually a decent ability.  Your main attack, if you hold down the 1
    button, works well against aerial foes, and can throw enemies around.  You also
    have an uppercut attack, which works well against flying enemies.  You can even
    jump while the leaves are swirling about.
    
    Needle
    ------
    Combo: No
    Dash: Yes
    Aerial: Yes
    Slam: No
    Projectile: Yes
    Underwater: No
    Grapple: No
    Parameters: None (it can stick to walls and ceilings, though)
    
    This one's a big improvement over its previous incarnations, too.  You can
    still cover yourself in spikes, but you can also shoot those spikes, make a
    giant spike upwards, like those traps in Needle Man's stage in Mega Man 3, or
    even turn into a spiky wheel and dash forward.  It's pretty decent, even in
    a boss fight, though it's best used in areas in which you're main goal is
    moving upward.
    
    Ninja
    -----
    Combo: Yes
    Dash: Yes
    Aerial: No
    Slam: Yes, but it's diagonal
    Projectile: Yes
    Underwater: No
    Grapple: Yes
    Parameters: Sharp
    
    This ability is excellent, especially against earthbound enemies.  You can
    throw kunai very quickly, which racks up damage unbelievably.  You can now
    disappear in response to being attacked when you're guarding, which helps a
    great deal.  Its only real weakness is against aerial enemies, unless you're
    able to attach yourself to a wall, from which you can throw kunai.
    
    Parasol
    -------
    Combo: No
    Dash: Yes
    Aerial: No
    Slam: Yes
    Projectile: No
    Underwater: Yes
    Grapple: Yes
    Parameters: Extinguish
    
    This one's not terrible, but not great, either.  You can use it to float, which
    is useful at times, and really irritating at others.  Its attacks are pretty
    weak, and it's difficult to use in a fight.  Its best attributes are that it
    shields you from above, and that it can be used in water.
    
    
    Spark
    -----
    Combo: No
    Dash: No
    Aerial: Yes, especially if you're good at Mega Man
    Slam: Yes
    Projectile: Yes
    Underwater: No
    Grapple: No
    Parameters: Light
    
    This is more like the Plasma Ability from Kirby Super Star combined with the
    traditional Spark ability.  You can now shake the Wiimote to charge up, which
    actually works better than just running around like an idiot.  You can also
    shoot long bolts of lightning up or down.  It's a great twist on a previously
    lousy ability.
    
    
    Spear
    -----
    Combo: Yes
    Dash: No
    Aerial: Yes
    Slam: Yes
    Projectile: Yes, but it doesn't travel far
    Underwater: Yes
    Grapple: No
    Parameters: Sharp
    
    This is probably the best of the new abilities.  You can thrust the spear in
    any of the cardinal directions, and it's great in a fight, even against flying
    enemies.  It's excellent all around, and its only real weaknesses are its lack
    of dash attack, and the awkward nature of its projectile attack.
    
    
    Stone
    -----
    Combo: No
    Dash: No
    Aerial: Yes
    Slam: Yes
    Projectile: No
    Underwater: No, but if you turn to stone above water, you'll remain in stone.
    Grapple: No
    Parameters: Strong
    
    This ability isn't much different from before, except that you now have an
    uppercut, which is great for fighting.  When you're turned to stone, you're
    basically invincible, so it's a cheap way to beat bosses, if you're patient
    enough.  The forms are interesting, too; these are the ones I've seen:
    
    Kirby Statue
    Flexing Muscleman
    Star Block
    Kine/Coo/Rick Statue
    Kirby's Adventure Rock
    Star Stone
    8t Weight
    Fist
    Mt. Fuji & Sign (or crates or city)
    Angry Face & Fist (Possibly Wham Bam Rock)
    Dragoon from Kirby's Air Ride
    Marx on a Ball
    Golden Hal Logo
    Golden 8-Bit Kirby
    Golden Ultimate Weapons (Star Rod, 3-Star Hammer, Power Paintbrush)
    Metaknight/Galacta Knight masks/wings
    
    *The last three on the list were brought to my attention by Autumn Aura, who
    also confirmed that any form can be seen in any mode.
    
    Sword
    -----
    Combo: Yes
    Dash: Yes
    Aerial: Yes
    Slam: Yes
    Projectile: Yes, if your health is full
    Underwater: Yes
    Grapple: No
    Parameters: Sharp
    
    This is an old favorite of mine, largely because I'm good with a sword in real
    life.  Anyway, it has great combos, and now it has a spin slash (as if it
    wasn't enough of a Link rip-off already), which is quite fun to use, though
    difficult to implement in combat.  It's great in most fights, but unless your
    health is full, you can't fight from afar.  The upward slash is pretty great,
    too.  This is still one of my favorite abilities.
    
    
    Tornado
    -------
    Combo: No
    Dash: Sorta
    Aerial: Yes
    Slam: No, but you can shoot a tornado downward
    Projectile: No
    Underwater: No
    Grapple: No
    Parameters: None
    
    I've always hated this ability because it's nearly impossible to control.  You
    now have moves that shoot straight up and down, but the main attack is still
    way too erratic for me to use, except when it's absolutely necessary (which is
    rare).  If you liked this ability before, you'll love it now, but otherwise,
    stay away.
    
    
    Water
    -----
    Combo: No
    Dash: Yes
    Aerial: Okay
    Slam: No
    Projectile: Yes
    Underwater: Enhanced water gun
    Grapple: No
    Parameters: Extinguish
    
    This is another great new ability.  You can surf by dashing, which allows you
    to slide right across the surface of the water.  You can also raise the water
    beneath you while dashing, making it a nearly unstoppable dash.  It is a little
    difficult to fight flying enemies, but if you stand beneath them, there are two
    decent moves to use against them.
    
    
    Whip
    ----
    Combo: Yes
    Dash: Yes
    Aerial: Not really
    Slam: No
    Projectile: No
    Underwater: No
    Grapple: Yes
    Parameters: None (can grab items, though)
    
    This is a neat new ability that allows you to grab items with your whip.  It's
    pretty decent during stages, though it falls flat during boss fights.  You can
    whip upwards, but that's your only real defense against flying enemies.  It's
    fun to use, but not great in a tough situation.
    
    
    Wing
    ----
    Combo: No
    Dash: Yes
    Aerial: Yes
    Slam: Yes
    Projectile: Yes, but with limited range
    Underwater: No
    Grapple: Yes
    Parameters: Sharp
    
    This isn't much different than its incarnation in Kirby Super Star; it's just
    tweaked a bit.  You can fly very quickly, and your wings hurt enemies as they
    flap.  You can now guide the direction of your feathers, as well.  It's better
    than its previous incarnations, but still nothing terribly special.
    
    
    B. Super Abilities
    ==================
    Super abilities are acquired by inhaling the sparkly enemies that make a big
    production when they appear.  If you defeat said enemies, they'll leave the
    star behind, which can be acquired that way, if you prefer.  When you have one,
    there'll be a rainbow bar by Kirby, which decreases over time.  When it runs
    out, your ability disappears.  Unlike the standard abilities, ejecting them
    will cause the star to burst almost immediately, rather than bounce for a
    while.
    
    The primary purpose of super abilities is to destroy large objects with sparkly
    stars on them.  Most of these are obstacles, though there are a few enemies, as
    well.  When you see a super ability, you'll know for sure that there is a very
    large object to destroy nearby in order to reveal a star gate, which will warp
    you to some weird area where a purple wave chases you and, you'll have to fight
    some incarnation of a Sphere Doomer for 2 Energy Spheres.
    
    Flare Beam
    ----------
    This powered up version of the Beam ability allows you to create large spheres
    of energy, for which you control the path.  In addition to breaking things,
    this one also allows you to light up transparent blocks bearing stars, but you
    have to light all of the blocks in an area with one sphere, or they'll go out.
    
    
    Grand Hammer
    ------------
    This is a beefed up version of the Hammer ability, which allows you to swing a
    large hammer.  You can make it larger and stronger by shaking the Wiimote after
    whipping it out; there are three different levels.  Swinging your hammer will
    also produce a shockwave in either direction.
    
    
    Monster Flame
    -------------
    This ability summons a serpentine dragon made of fire.  It's a bit difficult,
    but you can guide the dragon in a particular direction by pressing up or down,
    albeit not very much.  It's not as much fun to use as some of the other super
    abilities, but it does look very cool.
    
    
    Snow Bowl
    ---------
    This souped-up Ice ability turns you into a giant snowball that can be "thrown"
    further by shaking the Wiimote.  The obstacle courses they give you with this
    ability tend to be a lot of fun to go through.  Upon breaking, you will scatter
    snow and enemies everywhere, much like the double-Ice combination from Kirby
    64.
    
    
    Ultra Sword
    -----------
    This ramped-up version of the Sword ability is the simplest to use, but one of
    my favorites, nonetheless.  You swing a giant sword that takes up the entire
    screen.  You have the standard sword, a cutlass, Meta Knight's sword, a meat
    cleaver, and a fan, each of which shows up randomly.
    
    
    C. One-Shot Abilities
    =====================
    These are abilities that can only be used once (or in the case of Mike, three
    times).  They aren't common, but when you find one, it's usually advantageous
    to take it, except Sleep, obviously.
    
    Crash
    -----
    This is the same as ever was, but now, if you hold the attack button and shake
    the Wiimote, you can charge it up.  You can tell just from the charge that
    something is going to die.  That is, unless there are multiple enemies on the
    screen; then everything's going to die.
    
    
    Mike
    ----
    This one's a bit more focused than in the past, since the enemies have to be
    in the path of the sound waves to be damaged.  Technically a three-shot
    ability, this one does a slightly different attack each time.  Press and hold 1
    on the third and final attack while shaking the Wiimote for a bigger blast.
    
    
    Mix
    ---
    This isn't technically an ability, but it shows up as one.  If you inhale 3 or
    more enemies with abilities at the same time (much easier with that super
    inhale), you'll get this.  It's like a big slot machine in that it cycles
    through every ability in the game, then lands on one and gives it to you.  You
    can stop it early, if you like, but it's still fairly random, since they're
    cycling so quickly.
    
    
    Sleep
    -----
    Sleep is as useless as ever; you just fall asleep.  It doesn't heal you, but
    if you shake the Wiimote, you can wake Kirby up more quickly.
    
    
    ==============
    V. Walkthrough
    ==============
    This is the meat of the guide.  I'll walk you through the stages, guiding you
    to every Energy Sphere.  I will NOT, however, detail every single star and
    piece of food that is to be found.  Most things in the game aren't that
    difficult to find, anyway.  Let's do it!
    
    
    A. Level 1: Cookie Country
    ==========================
    It's your typical grass level, done Kirby style.  There's nothing terribly
    noteworthy about it, though it IS pretty.  In some stages, you'll see rainbows
    flowing through the background.
    
    Stage 1
    -------
    Charge to the right, following the instructions of the cute little signs.
    Doing so will add a checkmark.  It's not a bad tutorial method, really, since
    it's non-intrusive.  Anyway, just keep on going, plowing through enemy legions
    until you reach a door; enter it.
    
    Follow the path until you reach a key.  Touch it to pick it up, but beware: you
    cannot use abilities or fly while carrying it.  Pressing 1 will throw the key;
    the longer you hold it, the higher the arc.  Carry it to the locked gate and
    either touch it while holding the key or throw it and try to hit the gate;
    either will work.  Anyway, on the other side, you'll encounter your first
    [Energy Sphere].  Grab it and continue on until you reach a stone block.
    Discard your ability and do the super inhale to eat the stone block to gain
    access to the 1-up.  Now, take the upper path and follow it to a bridge.  Press
    down to drop below it, then grab the stars and food and follow the path up a
    ladder to the door at its end.
    
    Charge forward and eat the big sparkly guy.  You now have a super ability!
    This allows you to destroy things with glowing stars on them.  Keep pushing on,
    destroying the landscape.  Once you reach a large rock formation with Waddle
    Dees all over it, smash the thing to open a star gate.  When you're ready, hop
    in and get ready for some auto-scrolling.
    
    Keep running to the right.  The purple stuff won't hurt you, but will push you.
    You can spit stars at it to temporarily dissuade it, but the main strategy is
    to keep moving.  A good general strategy for these areas is to get a big object
    in your mouth, then spit it out and chase it; it will clear the path ahead of
    you, making your life a lot easier.  This one's pretty simple, so just keep
    moving, following the strategy I gave you, then enter the door at the end.
    
    Here, select either Fire or Sword (I prefer sword), and move on, preparing for
    a miniboss.  You'll encounter a Sphere Doomer.  Blast him to bits to get 2 
    [Energy Spheres], then move on, grabbing the tomato, and jump into the gate.
    After resurfacing from your monochromatic swim, continue on, then go through
    the final door to finish the stage.
    
    Stage 2
    -------
    Walk forth and climb the ladder, then continue on.  The little plant guys give
    you the Leaf ability, if you want it.  Get to the end and jump on the Warp Star
    to move on.
    
    To the left are some stars, if you want, and to the right is the Cutter
    ability.  Once you reach the platforms suspended by ropes, you can sever them
    with your Cutter or any sharp ability.  One nets you a blue star!  Go into the
    door at the end.
    
    Go down the steps and grab the shiny red cannon and run.  Keep going, hit the
    switch to activate a bridge, and run until you see a ceiling made of the metal
    blocks.  Hit it with the cannon to get an [Energy Sphere], then proceed right
    to the door.
    
    Grab the Needle ability (it's quite useful here) if you want, and move up the
    tree.  Drop it for the Beam ability from the one-eyed guy, then proceed upward.
    At the top, go to the upper-right to find an [Energy Sphere] in the tree, then
    exit.
    
    Pick your weapon (I prefer the Beam), and march forth.  Battle Gigant Edge,
    then swallow him for the Sword ability.  Jump up on the little platform and
    slice the rope through the wall, then go up to grab the last [Energy Sphere]
    and go through the door at the end.
    
    Stage 3
    -------
    Grab the little Spark guy for his ability right at the beginning, then move on.
    Hit the bomb block to reveal the door and go through it.
    
    Follow the path, grabbing the Spark ability if you want it, then take either
    path; left has more stars, but right is easier.  Continue to the door, but
    don't go through it.  Press down to drop down and grab the first [Energy
    Sphere], then go back up and into the door you just ignored.
    
    Keep going, taking caution that some pillars move up and down as you go.
    Inhale the stone block and use it to break the blocks if you want some food and
    stars, then hit the switch at the end and go through the door.
    
    Grab the beam, and use it to hit bomb blocks and drop cannons as you go.
    You'll eventually reach a locked gate; go right from there to find the key.  Go
    back to the gate and unlock it for the second [Energy Sphere], then back along
    the path and enter the door at its end.
    
    Beware the spikes and proceed.  Once you hit the switch, RUN LIKE CRAZY to make
    it to the end before the little guy with the key, then beat him and take the
    key, taking it to the gate to get your last [Energy Sphere].  Now, proceed to
    the exit.
    
    Stage 4
    -------
    Proceed down and to the right, carefully watching the background.  In addition
    to the pretty rainbow winds, you'll also notice rock pillars that look like
    they're about to fall; they are, so get near, then run away or just dash past
    them.  Continue on until there's a hole in the wall in front of you.  Walk into
    the opening to grab your first [Energy Sphere], then move on to the door, and
    go through it.
    
    Move to the right until you reach a switch.  Hit it and grab the lollipop to
    become invincible, and run like a madman/woman to the door and enter it.
    
    Proceed through the cave until you find the trumpet, which shields you from
    above until it wears out.  You can also use it as a weapon, with a little
    creativity.  Move to the right until you find a switch, step on it, then grab
    the nearby [Energy Sphere], shielding yourself if you still have the trumpet.
    Next, proceed up the ladder to the door and go through it.
    
    The star blocks contain food and stars.  Move right and grab the sparkly guy
    for another super ability.  Use it to destroy starred objects as before, like
    the nearby trees.  Continue on, enraging Smokey the Bear, until you reach a
    large tree.  Reduce it to cinders to reveal a star gate, and enter it.
    
    Don't waste time fighting all of the spiders here, just jump through the webs,
    since they won't hurt you.  Keep inhaling large objects to make starry
    steamrollers to pave the way, until you reach the door.
    
    Choose either Leaf or Spark (Leaf works better for me), and battle the Sphere
    Doomer for the last 2 [Energy Spheres], then exit through the star gate.  Move
    to the stage's exit.
    
    
    B. Level 2: Raisin Ruins
    ========================
    This is a desert stage with ruins.  There's nothing special about this one,
    either.
    
    Stage 1
    -------
    Proceed to the right, inhaling the first enemy you see for the Whip ability.
    Go until you reach some gray bridges near a big yellow chompy guy.  Drop down
    through the bridges and enter the door at the bottom.  Whip the 1-up to grab
    it, then go back out and continue on to the next bridge, and grab the star and
    food, if you wish, then proceed to the door and go through it.
    
    Grab the Fire ability, then move to the right, light the fuse, then jump into
    the cannon for your first [Energy Sphere], then go back through the door.
    Inhale the large block to get some stars, food, and the Needle ability, if you
    wish, then proceed to the door and enter it, taking a moment to admire the big,
    sandy beach ball in the background.
    
    Hit the bomb block to release the boulder, then outrun it.  Proceed to the
    switch, step on it, then let the rock go ahead of you, clearing the path of
    enemies.  At the next switch, let the first rock go in front of you, then, run
    to avoid being smashed by the one that follows.  At the end of the path, stay
    down, letting the rock smash the obstacles in front of you, revealing the
    second [Energy Sphere], grab it, then jump to avoid the second boulder and go
    through the door.
    
    Enter the alcoves as you go to avoid the boulders coming your way, then go
    through the next door.  Grab the lollipop and go nuts, plowing through enemy
    legions, then drop down and enter the door at the end.
    
    Grab the Parasol to defend you from everything falling on your head, then go
    right, then pick either Whip or Sword (or not), and go on to fight Bonkers.
    Make sure to eat him to get the Hammer ability.  Crush the metal blocks with it
    further on to get the last [Energy Sphere], then keep going to the exit.
    
    Stage 2
    -------
    Move to the right, grabbing the Water ability from the little blue dragon.  Go
    right, dashing right over the surface of the water, and hit the tall enemy to
    knock him down to size.  Do this to the next one as well, then enter the hole
    behind him for some food and stars, then go into the door along the main path.
    
    Grab the Stone ability and proceed, sliding down the hills as you go, and
    pound the stake on the way to destroy the blocks and enter the door.  Pound the
    stake, then rush to the [Energy Sphere] before your path is blocked.  If you
    mess up, just exit and reenter.  When you're ready, just keep sliding until you
    reach a door and enter it.
    
    Swim right, then jump out and enter the door on the way for a 1-up if you'd
    like, but you'll need Water to get it.  Moving along, swim along the bottom
    until you find a door, and enter it.  In here, look at the channels closely.
    If that doesn't help, just hit the block on the ceiling and grab the [Energy
    Sphere], then exit.  Continue on through the cool ring trees and grab the Warp
    Star at the end.  Jump up and grab the overhead lever to open the gate, then go
    into the door.
    
    Climb up, avoiding the fire-breathing statues, and inhale the sparkly guy for
    the Flare Beam ability.  Blast through the pillars, and make your way upward.
    You can go back down for the others, if you so desire, but all you'll get is
    stars.  There's a Maxim Tomato in a statue head off to the left, if you care,
    and once you reach an octagon of statues, destroy the left side of them to open
    a star gate, so enter it.
    
    Get a running start to make yourself swim a little bit faster, at least to
    start.  You can get away with flying for a while, too.  Just remember the usual
    stellar weed whacker strategy, and make your way to the door at the end.  Grab
    either the Parasol or Whip here (I don't care for either, but usually go with
    the Whip), and go forth to battle a Fire Sphere Doomer.  This one's a little
    different from the previous ones, and can use fire attacks, so be careful.
    After beating him, grab the 2 [Energy Spheres], and go through the star gate.
    Back in the real world, go up a bit to reach the exit.
    
    Stage 3
    -------
    Head to the right, enjoying the funky music, and proceed upward until you reach
    the door, and enter it.  Head up the right side, then the left side for the
    most bonuses, then enter the door at the top.  Keep going up and to the right
    until you reach a large stone; inhale it and go through the passage.  Use
    Tornado to break the blocks and get your first [Energy Sphere].  I hate
    Tornado, so I usually ditch it right afterwards, though you can keep it a bit
    longer to reach some food.  Proceed to the door and enter it.
    
    Grab Hi-Jump from the enemy, and continue upward until the path branches in 3
    directions.  Go up the middle for the second [Energy Sphere], then continue on
    to the top, and go into the door.  Choose your weapon, then throw the box, and
    it will break open to reveal a Maxim Tomato.  Proceed to fight King Doo, then
    inhale him for the Beam ability.  Go forward and jump into the cannon, then hit
    the bomb block a bit further on with the Beam to get the third [Energy Sphere],
    and proceed to the door and enter it.
    
    Jump into the cannon and fire it, eventually making your way to the upper-right
    to find the last [Energy sphere].  Now, go up the middle to reach the exit.
    
    Stage 4
    -------
    As you enter, grab the key and make your way up the pyramid, but beware.  All
    of the scarfies will go all Phanto on you while you're holding it.  Luckily
    for you, scarfies can be killed, so do so, and make your way to the locked
    gate.  Inside, inhale the little guy for the Bomb ability and enter the nearby
    door.
    
    Keep moving to the right, holding on to your bomb ability, though it sucks for
    this part.  Drop a bomb to break the blocks over the door when you reach it,
    and enter.  In here, kill the guy, then set a bomb near the switch, and run
    like crazy to grab the [Energy Sphere] before the gate closes, then exit.
    Continue on right and enter the door at the end.
    
    In the darkness, follow the path until you reach the candle, and pick it up.
    You can set it down by ducking, then pressing 1, and I'd recommend doing so
    to fight enemies.  Continue on the path until you notice the [Energy Sphere],
    then go around to the left to grab it.  Now, continue along the path until you
    find the door, then go through it.
    
    Discard your candle, if you haven't already, and move forth, avoiding the magma
    blocks, but remembering their location.  At the junction, pick Cutter or Beam,
    or keep what you have (I prefer cutter), and battle Water Galboros, then
    swallow him.  Remember those magma blocks?  You can cool them off with the
    Water ability, making them breakable.  The ones before only have stars, so grab
    them if you want, and move on.  When you get to the wall of magma blocks, break
    them, and proceed forward a bit, stopping short of the spiky enemies.  Fire a
    shot to hit the bomb block, dropping them into the abyss, then grab your 1-up,
    then proceed to the next door and enter it.
    
    Keep moving to the right until you find a crystal.  This will make you blink
    out of existence, but it WILL break after holding it long enough, so grab it
    and run as fast as you can to some blocks that look like your crystal, through
    which you can pass.  Go in and notice the door on the other side of the wall.
    Get to and through that door, then through the blocks in this new room to grab
    the third [Energy Sphere], and exit.  Now, continue on to the right and through
    the door at the end.
    
    Take the sword, then slice the ropes, grabbing stars and imprisoning cannons.
    Go down the ladder and inhale the sparkly guy to get Ultra Sword.  Slice
    through the giant rope in front of you, and continue on, slicing everything to
    ribbons as you go.  Once you reach two ropes in the same place, slice them
    both, and enter the star gate that was behind the left one.
    
    In here, bust it to the right, then double back and run to the left.  Drop
    cannons where possible, and beat back the purple wave when it gets close,
    since this place is full of steps, so the 5-pointed wheat thresher method won't
    do much good in most places.  At the end, you'll drop down and have to run back
    to the right a bit to reach the door, so make haste!  In the next room, you're
    given Sword and Cutter (I prefer Cutter), and you'll encounter a Fire Sphere
    Doomer.  Be cautious about the breakable blocks that lead to pits.  After
    beating him, grab the last 2 [Energy Spheres], and jump in the star gate.
    After that, just go down the ladder and into the exit.
    
    
    C. Onion Ocean
    ==============
    This is where the game gets very pretty.  This aquatic area has such beautiful
    shades of blue and purple, complimented by white.  It's somewhat reminiscent of
    Poseidonia in Rygar: The Legendary Adventure/Battle of Argus.
    
    Stage 1
    -------
    Travel to the right, grabbing the Parasol ability to shield you from coconuts,
    and shimmy across the rope.  Keep going, grabbing Ice if you want it (it can
    also extinguish magma blocks), and continue to the Warp Star and grab it.
    
    Grab the Parasol and float down to the bottom.  Along the way, there's a
    concrete block to the left that conceals several stars, but nothing else is
    noteworthy.  Enter the door at the bottom, but beware of the nasty fish.
    
    Move on to the right, grabbing Parasol if you don't have it to shield you from
    the giant exploding coconuts, unless you're really sweet on Tornado.  At the
    end, travel up and enter the door.
    
    Inhale the bee for the Spear ability, and move on to the right.  Travel along
    two rafts and across a breakable bridge.  Jump on the third raft, making sure
    to thrust your spear upward to hit the bomb block along the way.  Enter the
    door that it reveals.  Go down and grab the key, then quickly run across the
    two switches and jump up the bridges to unlock the gate and grab your first
    [Energy Sphere], then go back out.  Now continue on to the right and through
    the door.
    
    Move along to the right until you reach a sparkly guy, and eat him.  Use your
    new super ability to bowl over flaming statues and sand castles as you go.
    Go into the door at the end, making sure your ability bar is well charged.
    On this next screen, destroy the giant sand castle, and enter the star gate
    that appears.
    
    This time, the curtain comes from above, so just keep making your way down and
    stepping on the switches to make the pillars fall.  Enter the door at the
    bottom.  Choose either Tornado on Sword (believe it or not, Tornado works very
    well on these guys), then fight the Fire Sphere Doomer.  Be advised that there
    is water on either side of the battlefield.  After winning, grab the 2 [Energy
    Spheres], then jump in the gate.  Move along to the exit after resurfacing.
    It's a bit like having a nice big lunch of pizza and sparkling lemonade after a
    long morning's swim, eh?  Well, maybe that's just me.
    
    Stage 2
    -------
    Dive in and swim to the right, heading up through the breakable blocks if you'd
    like a sword, then keep moving on, and enter the door at the top of the ladder
    at the end.
    
    Move along the bridge until you encounter Kibble Blade.  Defeat him, then
    swallow him, unless you have another sharp ability, and move on to the rope
    platform, slice the rope, jump in, and head left to grab the first [Energy
    Sphere].  Head back right and across the bridge, then enter the door.
    
    Grab the Spear immediately, then dive in to the right and keep on swimming.
    In the third tide pool, you'll notice a large rock formation in the center.
    Hit the switch on the right side, then enter the door that's been revealed.
    Kill all of the enemies you can reach with your spear, then destroy the 3
    levels of barriers and grab the [Energy Sphere], then go back out.  Continue
    on to the right and into the door.
    
    Jump into Kiriboo's Shoe (huh, huh).  It will break over time, but you can hop
    over spikes, stomp stakes, and bounce on any enemy with it.  To bounce higher,
    hit the jump button as you land on the enemy's head.  You'll have to do this
    to get across gaps here.  You can mess around with the first boot, but the
    second one is required to get a hidden item.  Crush the golden block for a
    1-up, then keep going until you find 3 pink flying enemies.  Hop across them
    and crush the golden block at the top and go into the door behind it.
    
    Now, swim up, grab the [Energy Sphere], then pull on the lever at the top.
    Swim through the passage, heading to the bottom, then swim along the passage,
    staying near the top.  Above the fifth eel you see, there are breakable blocks
    and an [Energy Sphere] behind them, so grab it and continue on to the exit.
    
    Stage 3
    -------
    Blow up the bomb block and swim along the passage, getting shot straight down.
    Go to the left and jump out of the right side of the waterfall for some stars.
    Now move to the right to the next bomb, then jump out the left side of the
    waterfall and inhale the concrete block for Hammer, which can be used
    underwater.  At the bottom, go into the door.
    
    Hit the switch, and move forward, being careful because the current is very
    strong here.  When you reach an area with stars lining the top of a crusher,
    wait for a door to be revealed.  If you want a 1-up, go into the door, then
    jump into the water and blast the bomb block on your way, then jump into the
    top to grab it (there's no current in there), then go back out and continue on.
    Go on the underside of the next crusher, since there are no enemies and you
    can get some stars, then go into the door.
    
    Swim to the top, then hit the middle switch, following the path for some
    goodies, then through the door at the bottom.  Swim up and break the box for a
    Maxim Tomato, then continue along the path, grabbing Water if you want it, and
    fight Moundo further up, making sure to swallow him for Stone.  Stand on the
    star blocks and activate Stone to smash through and break the current to get
    your first [Energy Sphere], then proceed right to the door.
    
    Now, swim up to the top and hit the right switch, and follow the path for your
    second [Energy Sphere], then go through the door at the bottom.  Blow up the
    bomb block and get ready for an insane jumping challenge, as both the water
    AND the air have strong currents.  You can fly to an extent, but it's easier
    if you jump rhythmically through the water as you need to.  Enter the door at
    the end.
    
    Proceed to the right and swallow the sparkly guy for Monster Flame.  The weird
    statues can only be destroyed when their mouths are open, showing their stars.
    Just keep moving along until you reach a shipwreck.  Study it closely, and
    attack as the octopus lifts it up enough for you to hit him, revealing a star
    gate, then enter it.
    
    Get a running start to begin swimming a bit faster, and employ the celestial
    bulldozer technique as usual, entering the door all the way at the right.
    Choose either Spear or Parasol (I prefer Spear) and fight the Fire Sphere
    Doomer, utilizing the water columns on either side of the battlefield if you
    wish.  After winning, grab the 2 [Energy Spheres] and hop into the star gate.
    Back in the real world, drop below the nearby bridge and continue to the exit.
    
    Stage 4
    -------
    Dive right in, swim to the bottom, and hit the switch for some underwater
    terraforming, then move on and enter the door.  Break through the bomb block,
    and carefully navigate the passage until you head left and reach the end of the
    passage, which then turns downward.  Go up through the bomb blocks and into the
    door.  Hit the switch, then pull the lever once the bridge closes, jump over
    the switch, grab the key, and use it to grab the [Energy Sphere], then exit.
    Continue down the path until you reach the door at the bottom, and enter it.
    
    This part's pretty straightforward; just keep hitting switches to open paths,
    grabbing Water along the way, if you wish.  You'll eventually see a door that
    leads to a lollipop.  Grab it, then swim quickly around the rock formation,
    enter the door concealed by the seaweed, and blast your way to the [Energy
    Sphere] and exit.  Now continue on, jumping out of the water for some meat and
    stars, if you wish, then proceed to the door at the end and enter it.
    
    Now, proceed along the path, avoiding the large, spiky shell, but making sure
    to grab the Spear ability along the way.  Hit the pink switch, then, when
    you're ready, hit the blue one and outswim the giant shell, then keep going.
    Once you reach the next pink switch, repeat the process, ducking into the
    alcove to let it pass over you, and it will clear the path to your third
    [Energy Sphere], then proceed upward to the door and enter it.
    
    Go down the left side, since it's easier, and continue down to a rotating
    sphere with stars and a skull on it.  Run like crazy, clinging to the walls
    when you fall from platforms to save some times, then throw it at the blocks
    along the way for a 1-up and trying to stay out of the way, because it will
    hurt you when it blows up (and it's a big explosion).  Please note that the
    bomb will not explode until it's flashing, and that putting it down will stop
    it from ticking until you pick it back up.  Keep going until you find another,
    then repeat the process, making sure to hit the switches to extend the bridges
    because you can't fly while you're carrying it.  Keep clinging to the insides
    to slip through the cracks, and throw the bomb at the gold blocks at the end
    to reveal your fourth [Energy Sphere].  If the Waddle Dee's a problem, just
    put your bomb down, deal with him, then go back for your bomb.  Once you're
    finished, go back to the platform before the gold blocks and slide down the
    ladder underneath it and through the door at the bottom.  
    
    Get ready for Eel City.  Watch them closely before trying to get by them, and
    time your movements accordingly.  When you see a place to pop out of the water,
    do so, and grab the Spear ability if you don't have it, then continue on.  Once
    you get through the bomb blocks, head to the top of the new chamber, and use
    your spear to hit the bomb block above the upward facing eel to get the last
    [Energy Sphere], then continue to the right, through the bomb blocks, and take
    the exit.
    
    
    D. White Wafers
    ===============
    This is one of the most wondrous ice levels I've ever experienced.  The
    backgrounds are breathtaking, especially in the later stages, even though the
    auroras look kinda cheesy (I think they have too many different colors).  The
    music in certain areas compliments the stark winter's night very well.
    
    Stage 1
    -------
    Note: You can't melt all the neat-looking ice stuff, even with the Fire
    ability.  Yes, I spent several minutes trying.
    
    Proceed to the right, grabbing the Fighter ability, if you wish, then keep
    moving on until you find a Fire enemy; eat him, unless you want to keep Fighter.
    If you can't find him, he's in an igloo next to the one blocked by ice.  Now,
    you guessed it, use Fire to or Fighter's Giga Force Blast to break into the
    igloo that's frozen shut, then blast down through the floor to find your first
    [Energy Sphere], then continue on, and go through the door at the end.
    
    March forth, grab the cannon, and run like mad, blasting everything in your
    path.  If you run fast enough, you can take out the ceiling, netting you a 1-up
    and some other goodies, but nothing else.  Go through the door when you're
    ready.
    
    Note: For this part, I'm only giving instructions for the manual cannons, which
    are green and have an arrow on them.  You can't control the orange cannons, so
    I'm not going to even mention them.
    
    Hop into the cannon, then blast to the upper-right, then to the lower-right,
    then right, then up into the hidden alcove and up again for your second [Energy
    Sphere, then back down, blast right through the spiky guys, right again.  Now,
    blast to the lower-right twice in a row, then to the well-hidden cannon in the
    lower-left to get to a door, then go through it.
    
    Keep moving to the right, grabbing the last [Energy Sphere] along the way,
    which you can only do if you took the path I recommended with the cannons.  You
    can grab the Mike ability for some added fun, and pull on the rope to open the
    gate, then go through the door.
    
    Keep moving onward, and fight Gigant Edge, grabbing his ability if you want it
    (it lets you get the Whip ability, and the nearby 1-up), then proceed to the
    exit.
    
    Stage 2
    -------
    Move to the right, keeping in mind that the snowmen will fall forward when you
    get near them.  You can grab the Ninja ability if you want (it's a lot of fun),
    then continue on to the door and enter it, going up for some food and an extra
    guy, if you want it, though you need Ninja to get it (stick to the wall and
    throw kunai at the rope).
    
    Continue to the right in this next area, making sure to grab the Fire ability
    as you go, and keep going until you reach the cannon, clearing yourself a path
    for the ensuing mad dash, though it's not as frantic as some of the cannons in
    Kirby's Adventure.  Once you're ready, light the fuse with Fire, then run to
    the cannon and jump in, and it will fire you into a secret area.  Run over the
    switch and do your Burn attack to get through the gate before it closes, and
    grab your first [Energy Sphere], then exit.  Continue to the right and enter
    the door at the end.
    
    Proceed along the path, until you reach the boot.  Make your way to the next
    boot, stopping to crush the gold blocks for some food if you need it.  Hop into
    the second boot, go through the door behind the gold blocks, then hop across
    the enemies to reach the high platform.  Crush your way through, grabbing the
    second [Energy Sphere] on your way down, then exit, and get back to where you
    found the boot, wait for yours to explode (stay in it), then hop in the new one
    and continue on to the door at the end and go through it.  
    
    Grab the Stone ability, then slide your way down the slopes, stopping before
    you fall into any pits.  If you do, wait for the cannons to fire their 3 shots
    before coming back out.  Slide to the end and go through the door.  Use Stone
    to pound the stake in the next area for some food, select Sword or Beam, if
    you wish, then continue on to battle Super Bonkers.  Beat him and grab the
    Grand Hammer ability that he leaves behind.  Run through, pounding stakes as
    you go.  You can only kill the jack-in-the-box guys when they're popped up and
    you're on top of them, but destroying one takes out the whole group.  Smash the
    group of giant ones to reveal a star gate, then jump into it.
    
    This one's tricky, since you have to keep grabbing keys to progress.  Slide to
    break the bomb blocks, since you can do so while holding the key.  When you
    reach the mini Waddle Dees, you can either drop your key and inhale/spit them
    to crush the blocks, or, if you're fast enough, like me, just keep sliding as
    fast as you can.  You'll eventually reach a cannon, which you'll use to clear
    your path of bomb blocks, breakable blocks, and large enemies.  Don't be afraid
    to lag a bit to make sure your path is clear before proceeding.  Just keep
    going until you reach then end, then go into the door.  Pick either Ninja or
    Fire (believe it or not, I don't take either), and go on to battle an Electric
    Sphere Doomer.  I usually swallow one of his projectiles and use Spark on him.
    After beating him, grab the last two [Energy Spheres] and hop into the star
    gate.  Now, just go right and up the ladder to reach the exit.
    
    Stage 3
    -------
    Grab the rope to make a path, then follow it down, avoiding the giant ice
    cannons.  Fire is helpful here, to drop some of the cannons into pits, but not
    necessary.  You can also use it to get some food and an extra guy along the
    way.  Make sure to grab the Spear ability from the knight guy, and proceed to
    the end and enter the door.
    
    Swim to the right, avoiding the large shells, and hit the blue switch with your
    spear when you reach it to reveal some stars and an [Energy Sphere], then go
    through the nearby door.
    
    Proceed forth, avoiding the giant balls of ice trying to give you the Pancake
    ability.  On the second tier, ignore crystal for now, and grab the Fire ability
    to break the ice on the nearby ladder.  Now, go back, grab the crystal, head up
    the ladder with it, run through the blocks, slide into the bomb block, and keep
    the crystal so that the giant ice boulder passes harmlessly through you.  After
    it's gone, grab the [Energy Sphere] that's behind where it was, then go through
    the nearby door.
    
    If you inflate yourself before entering the downward currents, you won't
    descend as quickly, but watch the bubbles closely to see which way they go.  Be
    sure to grab the Cutter ability, then keep going until you reach a platform
    suspended by a rope.  Charge up a Hyper Cutter, then throw it upward, and it
    will bounce back and forth, severing the rope.  DO NOT do this from underneath
    the platform, or you'll be crushed to death instantly.  Go into the door, then
    down the ladder and hit the switch with your cutter to make the ice boulder
    drop, then fly up the shaft for your third [Energy Sphere], then exit.
    Continue to the right and through the door at the end.
    
    Note: You can skip the bombs in the upcoming area, if you wish.
    Rush forward, grabbing the bomb, and throw it onto the pillar, then hit the
    switch to raise it, pick it up again, then keep going until you reach the gold
    blocks and use it to blow them up.  Now you have a clear path, so grab the key
    and unlock the gate further on for... ANOTHER BOMB!?  Ugh, grab it, then jump
    up the platforms and continue on to the right and throw it at Water Galboros
    when he appears, then grab the Water ability and the key, and place the key on
    the pillar.  Standing on the pillar next to the key, shoot the switch with
    Water, then grab it and run to the gate to grab the last [Energy Sphere], then
    proceed to the exit.
    
    Stage 4
    -------
    Grab Sword if you like, and prepare for another crazy high-wind jumping spree.
    Just let your reflexes do the talking, and enter the door at the end.  Now, on
    this screen, keep your eyes peeled for a cannon, and be ready to jump into it.
    The cannon is right after the Waddle Dee riding a boar, so jump into it to get
    your first [Energy Sphere], then go into the cannon to the right to resume the
    stage, after going through the door.
    
    Here, pull the rope and proceed with caution.  The trumpet will shield you, but
    move quickly.  The updrafts will keep you afloat over the large pits.  You can
    pull on the ropes to release enemies, but grab your trumpet back quickly or get
    out of the way.  The third one is activated by a switch, but your trumpet will
    likely have broken by now, so run over it, turn around, and super inhale to
    grab all three large enemies.  Now, proceed to the door and enter it.
    
    Go down the ladders, grabbing Water, and hit the switch, then outrun the little
    guy and steal his key before he lets the Scarfies out, then drop down and use
    it to grab the second [Energy Sphere] instead, then go through the door at the
    top.
    
    Inhale the sparkly guy for Snow Bowl, then use it to knock over all the bowling
    pins.  Some of the ramps go up and down, so time your bowls carefully.  When
    you reach the giant snow ball, roll on top of it as a snow ball to make a
    snowman, which will explode, revealing a star gate, then hop in.
    
    The wave descends from the top this time, so keep running and hitting switches
    as you go.  Use your shots to break the icicles hanging overhead and make your
    life easier.  When sections of the ceiling start breaking, pause until they
    drop completely, so you don't get crushed under them, then run over the tops.
    Go into the door near the end of the second section of falling ceilings, then
    pick either Bomb or Cutter (I use Cutter), then descend the ladder and hit the
    switch to fight an Electric Sphere Doomer.  Parts of the floor will move up and
    down as you fight.  Once you win, snag the 2 [Energy Spheres] and hop into the
    star gate down the ladder to exit.  Back in the land of reality, head a bit
    right to the exit.
    
    Stage 5
    -------
    Grab the Ice ability if you want, then go into the door at the bottom.  In the
    next room, head to the left and through the door.  Grab the key in here and go
    back through the door and head to the right this time, going through the door
    at the end.  Go through the next door as well, grabbing the food if you want.
    
    Head to the right, being careful not to get crushed, and grab the cannon when
    you reach it, then run to the right and into the door between the glaciers a
    bit after the breakable blocks overhead.  Inside this area, use the cannon to
    clear the path of metallic blocks to make a path to the first [Energy Sphere].
    Now, exit and continue on your way to the right, making sure to grab the Fire
    ability as you go, then enter the door at the end.
    
    Make your way through, breaking the ice as you go, and enter the door you find.
    Now, hit the bomb block and run as fast as you can, because walls will fill in
    along your path, so you have to beat them.  Jump at the first nub to avoid the
    first wall, then drop under the bridge and run to beat the second, then fly
    like crazy at the next little nub to avoid the last, then rush forward to grab
    the [Energy Sphere], ride the cannons back, then exit.  Now move on, climb the
    ladder, and enter the door at the top.
    
    Go to the right this time, entering the door at the end, and grab the key,
    killing the Scarfies as you go, and head back through the door.  Run to the
    left, open the gate, and go through the door.  Go through the next door as
    well.
    
    Move through the darkness, making sure to grab the candle as you go.  Pull the
    rope when you reach it for some stars, then go to the point where you have to
    go up.  STOP!  Now, use the candle (or Fire, if you have it) to break the ice
    to the left by throwing it (don't worry; it won't go out), then enter the door
    behind it.  In here, grab the Ice ability, freeze one of the cloud enemies that
    drop, then kick it up the spike-lined hill to hit the switch to unveil the
    [Energy Sphere], then exit.  Continue down and to the right, grabbing the
    candle, and use it to break the ice and hit the switch for more path-lining
    stars, and enter the door at the end.
    
    Clear the path ahead of Scarfies, then hit the switch, grab the key, and unlock
    the left door for your last [Energy Sphere].  Now, grab the key and unlock the
    right door this time, and proceed to the exit.
    
    
    E. Nutty Noon
    =============
    This sky world is also quite breathtaking, particularly the sunset areas.
    There are floating islands, lots of vines (I'm a big fan of vines), and orange
    clouds.  When I'm cynical about beautiful visuals in newer games, just remind
    me of this area and I'll shut up.  Leave it to Kirby to create stunning visuals
    in a world of either brown and gray or overly saccharine anime-clones.
    
    Stage 1
    -------
    Climb up the mountain, grabbing the Parasol on the other side if you wish, and
    grab the Warp Star.  Proceed to the right; enter the door along the way for a
    1-up if you want, but you'll need Whip.  I like Wing for this part, which you
    can find shortly after the 1-up, but go through the door at the end when you're
    ready.
    
    Fly up, grabbing the Parasol if you want to protect your head, and break the
    blocks to reveal a door that has your first [Energy Sphere], then go back out
    and continue up and through the door at the top.
    
    Grab a sharp ability here (I like Wing, which I've kept from earlier), and move
    on, being careful not to kill yourself by severing your own cord.  You'll
    notice an opening in the clouds above you near a suspended platform.  Go up
    there and sever the platform above the door and enter.  Grab the [Energy 
    Sphere] in here, then exit, go back down, and proceed to the right and enter
    the door at the end.
    
    Move along, grabbing Tornado if you want it (NO WAY!).  Along the way, after
    two cloud enemies right next to each other, you'll notice a hidden alcove in
    the clouds.  Go in and fly up for your third [Energy Sphere], then continue
    along the path and go through the door at the top.
    
    Beware of spiked balls here.  At the first switch, hit it and outrun the ball.
    At the second one, hit it, then try to fly over the little one ahead of you, if
    possible.  At the end of the path, the balls will hit bomb blocks, which will
    create walls in front of the [Energy Sphere], so you'll have to at least outrun
    the big one behind you.  The little one makes a low wall, and the big one makes
    a high wall.  Once you've gotten it, continue on to the exit.
    
    Stage 2
    -------
    Pull on the rope ahead, and enter the castle, pulling on the next rope as well
    as you move along the path.  Pull on the next rope for some stars, then inhale
    the large concrete block for stars and food, if you want.  Keep going and pull
    on both ropes, then enter the door at the end.
    
    Grab the Bomb ability right away, then continue on, and grab the bomb and run
    forward.  Put it down when you can't jump to conserve time.  Blow up the big
    gold block at the end to reveal a door, and go into it.  Grab Bomb if you don't
    have it.  Now, stand on the switch and throw a bomb at the bomb block to get
    the [Energy Sphere], remembering that bombs can be aimed.  For some reason, I
    can't stop saying "bomb".  Now exit, and continue, pulling on the two ropes,
    and entering the door at the end.
    
    Now, at the first area, pull on the left rope.  At the second, pull the right
    to grab some food, and the middle to move on.  At the third, pull the second to
    move on, and the far right one for a sammich.  Further up, hit the middle
    switch under the blocks to move on, and enter the door at the top.
    
    Blast your way through, pulling on the rope to fight Moundo, making sure to
    swallow him after you win.  Pull on the rope, then pound the stake further on,
    then the next, but NOT the one on the far right, then run underneath to grab
    the [Energy Sphere], then pull the rope and enter the door at the end.
    
    Move on until you find the sparkly guy, then swallow him for Flare Beam.  Hit
    every transparent block in one shot to light them up and open gates.  Most will
    net you a bunch of stars or food, but the third one will let you reach a giant
    face, which in turn will reveal a star gate when lit; enter it.
    
    Inhale blocks to hit bomb blocks and proceed, some of which are tricky to time.
    Just watch how the stage moves before firing, and enter the door at the end.
    Select Stone or Parasol (or not) and move on to fight the Electric Sphere 
    Doomer.  You're on a moving platform this time.  I usually grab Spark from his
    projectiles and use that instead, though it's tricky to do.  Grab the 2 [Energy
    Spheres] and hop into the star gate.  Climb up the ladder to your right, enter
    the cannon, and exit the stage.
    
    Stage 3
    -------
    Climb up the ropes, dealing with the strong winds as you go.  If you grab the
    Beam ability along the way, you can get a 1-up.  Just make your way to the top
    and enter the door.  Continue upward through the beautiful sunset, grabbing the
    cannon along the way to make your life easier.  If you reach the top with it,
    you can get some goodies.  Enter the door to the next area.
    
    In here, you'll want either the Needle or Stone ability (or anything that can
    crush things underneath you as you're falling).  Hit the switch when you're
    ready, and blast down through the blocks, making sure to beat the little guy
    and grab the key before they fall into the abyss, then open the gate, grab the
    [Energy Sphere], and enter the door to the left.
    
    Climb to the top once again, avoiding the giant lightning cannons and munchers.
    Stick to the ladders, since the wind is strong here.  At the second set of bomb
    blocks, use the Beam ability (found here) to blast through and enter the door.
    In here, climb the ladder and make your way through this labyrinth of pain,
    pull the rope, grab the [Energy Sphere], and exit.  Continue your ascent and
    enter the door at the top.
    
    Grab Hi-Jump and crush your way to the pink switch.  Stand on it, charge your
    jump, then release to get through, then pull the rope to move on.  At the next
    switch, do the same, but drop from the rope, charge another jump while falling,
    then release upon landing, but angle as far to the right as you can to grab the
    [Energy Sphere].  Continue upward to the door and enter.
    
    Hit the switch and defend yourself from the para(sol)troopers.  Continue
    upward, repeating the process where necessary, ascending to the cannon and
    jumping in.  In this next area, grab the [Energy Sphere] hidden in the clouds
    just above the flying enemy, then exit.
    
    Stage 4
    -------
    Jump in the boot if you wish, proceeding to the right until you reach the
    second boot, which you will need to enter.  From this second boot, proceed to
    the end of the bridge, smash through, then back left to grab the [Energy
    Sphere], then enter the door at the very end.
    
    Climb the ladder, then shimmy along the rope, then up the next ladder, across
    another rope, up another ladder, then drop from the next rope for the second
    [Energy Sphere], then continue moving upward to the top, pull the rope at the
    top, and enter the door.
    
    Climb up, grab either Fire or Ice, if you want them, then climb up and beat the
    tar out of Super Bonkers and grab the Grand Hammer ability.  Enter the nearby
    door.
    
    Charge forth, smashing everything in your path, particularly making sure to
    smash the big whack-in-the-boxes and the stake beneath them.  At the top, slam
    the giant spring to eventually reveal a star gate.  Dive into it.
    
    Blocks here will move back and forth, so be careful not to get crushed.  Your
    lawnmower of death tactic will work fairly well here, so remember it.  Really,
    though, you can fly over most of the stage, but be careful at the end, since
    the door is trapped in the middle of two crushing blocks.  Pick Whip or Spear
    (I prefer Spear), then move on to fight the Electric Sphere Doomer.  The
    platforms will separate, then come back together periodically, so have fun with
    that.  After beating the feathers out of the thing, grab the 2 [Energy Spheres]
    and jump into the star gate to head back.  From here, enter the door in the
    upper-right.  Climb the ladder, pull the rope, then head right to the exit.
    
    Stage 5
    -------
    Climb up the ladder and enter the door.  Pick from Fire, Bomb, Beam, or Stone
    (or keep what you have), open the crate for a Maxim Tomato if you need it, then
    enter the door at the end.  Defeat Gigant Edge, then swallow him for Sword and
    enter the door.  Sever the rope to grab the first [Energy Sphere], then enter
    the door.
    
    Run up the ramp, grabbing Spear if you wish, then enter the door.  Defeat
    Moundo, then swallow him for Stone and enter the door.  Crush the blocks for
    second [Energy Sphere], then enter the door to the right.
    
    Charge up the ramp, grabbing Beam if you like, and enter the door.  Defeat
    Water Galboros, then swallow him for the Water ability and enter the door.
    Douse the magma blocks and break them for the third [Energy Sphere] and enter
    the door to the right.
    
    Dash up the ramp, grabbing Sword if it suits you, then enter the door.  Defeat
    Dubior, then swallow him for Spark and enter the door.  Charge up your power to
    full, then blast the bomb block to nab the last [Energy Sphere] and enter the
    door.  Proceed right to the exit, grabbing a much needed Maxim Tomato on the
    way.
    
    Note: If you fly above the door to the tower on the first screen, you can enter
    a secret door covered by bars, which will start you at the Water Galboros.
    This will take you on an alternate route through the tower, which is a bit more
    difficult.
    
    
    F. Egg Engines
    ==============
    This is your typical machine world; a gray steampunk paradise.  I'm not a fan
    of steampunk and I sigh a little bit whenever a platformer goes mecha (which
    they invariably do).
    
    Stage 1
    -------
    Head to the right, running past the hazards in the background and hitting the
    switches to clear your path.  Make sure to grab Fire along the way.  Light the
    fuse, then run like crazy to enter the cannon and blast to a secret area with
    a 1-up if you want it.  Continue right and enter the door.
    
    Move across the breaking bridges, avoiding the Sleep and grabbing Water from
    the enemy, if you want it, then enter the door at the end.  Jump into the
    cannon, then time your shots to get through the crushers.  At the fourth set of
    crushers, you'll see a door.  You want to fire yourself into them when they're
    closed to bounce off, then enter the door.  Shoot yourself into the wall in
    here to gain access to the [Energy Sphere] and other goodies, then exit.
    Continue blasting on through the crushers.  The long chain is tricky; shoot
    right as they're opening up.  Once you're through it, enter the door.
    
    Proceed to the right.  Once you reach the long runs with the cannons, run right
    behind their shots to keep from getting hit.  Enter the door at the end.  Hit
    the switch, grab the lollipop, then go berserk, running as fast as you can
    through everything.  You can grab the Sword and enter the door for a 1-up, but
    there's nothing else there.  Enter the door, after grabbing the Maxim Tomato if
    you want it.  If you DO decide to grab it, fly up the left side on your way out
    to avoid getting shocked.
    
    Move along a bit, then grab Monster Flame and light the fuses on the weird bomb
    things to destroy them.  Just keep moving on until you reach a gigantic bomb;
    light its fuse to destroy it, and dive into the star gate that it reveals.
    
    Inhale the blocks quickly and spit them at the wave to push it back, then make
    a mad dash to the left, using air puffs or baddies to hit the bomb blocks to
    clear a path.  Slide through the walls of star blocks, and keep in mind that
    you'll have to double back a bit to get into the door.  Grab Ninja or Bomb, (I
    go with Bomb) then go fight the Ice Sphere Doomer.  You can inhale its shots
    for Ice, if you want.  Defeat it for 2 [Energy Spheres], then jump through the
    star gate.  The exit is right next to you, so go through it.
    
    Stage 2
    -------
    The music is kickin' in here!  Enter the door right there.  Watch the death
    boxes closely before proceeding, and enter the next door.  Grab Fire in here,
    then fight your way to the door and enter it.  Move along the path, fighting
    the tough enemies along the way, and enter the door at the end.
    
    Use the death sled above you to shield you from spikes.  Along the way, grab
    Ice, Parasol, or Water, since you'll need one of them, then enter the door.
    Extinguish the magma blocks to make a safe path for yourself.  Once you reach
    the first piston pumping upward (the fourth and last one), extinguish the
    magma blocks at the top and break them to grab your first [Energy Sphere] and
    head through the nearby door.
    
    Be careful of the cannons, grabbing Stone as you make your way up through the
    death shaft and enter the door at the top.  Swim through the passage, avoiding
    the spiky turbines, until you reach the third set of them.  There's a readily
    visible [Energy Sphere] in here.  Swim into the air bubble above and turn to
    stone to smash in and grab it.  Move on to the left to find the door to the
    next area; enter it.
    
    Run and slide through the blocks, or use Stone to protect yourself from the
    blasts, then enter the door at the end.  Fly carefully along the path, making
    sure not to touch anything as you go, and enter the door at the end.  Move to
    the right and fight Dubior.  Inhale him and take Spark, then enter the nearby
    door.
    
    Hit the switch, and use Thunderbolt to destroy all of the bomb blocks,
    especially the last one as the box moves you along.  If you hit the last one,
    it will reveal an [Energy Sphere].  Grab it, then head through the door.
    
    Pull the rope, then grab the key and take it through this obstacle course.
    Don't bother fighting the red guy, since you're likely to make him respawn
    anyway.  Hit the switch to flip over the spike platform, then wait for the
    series of pistons to open, then run across them right away.  Once safely on the
    other side, unlock the gate, grab the last [Energy Sphere], and exit the stage.
    
    Stage 3
    -------
    Pull the rope and get ready for a conveyor belt fury with high winds.  Dodge
    everything the best you can and enter the cannon at the end.  In this second
    area, go until you reach a high hill with one of those helmet head guys on it.
    After descending, there will be a rope to pull.  Run against the conveyor to
    slow your progress and grab it to net your first [Energy Sphere], then move on
    to the door at the end and enter it.
    
    Grab the much needed Maxim Tomato from the crate, and run along the belts,
    grabbing a Spear if you want/can, and fight both King Doo and Moundo at the
    same time.  Swallow either one of them to get some food and stars.  With Stone,
    turn into stone and pass through the spikes; with Beam, shoot a charged blast
    at the bomb block.  When you're done, go right and through the door.
    
    Hit the switch to raise the platform, grab Water, and return to the left.  When
    the switch rises again, hit it, then surf like crazy across it until you reach
    the gap, which has an [Energy Sphere].  If you miss it, go back, hit the
    switch, and try again.  When you're done, go through the door at the end.
    
    Climb the tower until you can get the Flare Beam, then continue upward until
    you reach an area with thinner blocks on either side that move up and down;
    it's through the door at the top of the current area.  Light them all with one
    shot to reveal a star gate.  If you plow through and only get one side, just
    get the other side on the way back.  Jump into the star gate.
    
    Run to the right and time your movements carefully to avoid being hit.  The
    cannon balls cannot enter water, so use that to your advantage, and enter the
    door at the end.  Grab either Hammer or Spear (I prefer Spear), and go on to
    battle the Ice Sphere Doomer.  There is water in the middle if the platform,
    so watch out.  After winning, grab the 2 [Energy Spheres] and jump through the
    star gate.  Jump into the cannon to the right and exit the stage.
    
    Stage 4
    -------
    Swim around the spiral and enter the door in the center.  Move along through
    the darkness, grabbing Fire to help you see, and the candle, as well.  When you
    see the sword enemy, go up through the breakable blocks and grab Hammer, then
    continue on.  Once the path splits below you, go to the right, using the Hammer
    to crush the blocks and grab your first [Energy Sphere].  Now, go to the left
    and stop at the door.  Smash the blocks behind it, go through the water, and
    enter the door at the end of that path instead.
    
    Now swim through, grabbing the [Energy Sphere] in plain sight, and either
    Parasol or Fighter if you want, and go through the door.  In here, head to the
    right, beat Kibble Blade, and take Cutter.  Just to the right, shoot the switch
    from the left side of the waterfall to break the blocks and reveal your third
    [Energy Sphere], then enter the door beyond.
    
    In here, enter the chamber.  Head down, then right, through the passage, right,
    grab the milks if you need them, then down, down again, grab the [Energy
    Sphere], through the passage, down, then right and through the door.
    
    Now, swim through the passage until you reach the sixth eel (facing right).
    Behind him is a door; proceed with caution (swimming along the top helps) and
    enter it.  Swim up onto land, then head right, grab Spark, shoot the lighted
    bomb block for the candle, then use it to figure out which one has the key
    (second from the left), then blast it free, unlock the gate, grab the [Energy
    Sphere], and exit.  Continue on your way, waving up and down to avoid eels and
    grab stars, then exit the stage.
    
    Stage 5
    -------
    Move to the right, being careful not to get crushed.  You'll have to wait in
    the gaps to avoid being crushed by the long crusher.  Pull the rope at the end
    to crush the enemies and score a 1-up, then enter the door and get ready.
    
    The ceiling will come down with different patterns 5 times to crush you.  For
    the first round, run to the right.  Second, run to the left.  Third, stay where
    you are.  Fourth, avoid the spikes and duck.  For the fifth and final crush,
    run to the left and jump up to grab the [Energy Sphere].  Enter the door that
    appears.
    
    Move forward, grabbing Wing as soon as you can.  Flap along until you reach two
    bow enemies.  Not long after you pass them, a Maxim Tomato will fly down the
    belt.  A little further on, you'll reach a door; enter it.  Inside, grab the
    key, throw it onto the belt, then fly over to the other side and grab it, then
    unlock the gate and grab the [Energy Sphere].  Wing helps a great deal, since
    it lets you fly faster.  Exit when ready.  Continue right and enter the door at
    the end.
    
    This is another crush puzzle.  For the first drop, go to the left.  For the
    second, go to the right and duck.  For the third, stay near the center and fly
    up the middle to grab the third [Energy Sphere].  For the fourth, go to the
    left.  For the fifth and final drop, pass the enemies and head to the right.
    Enter the door that appears.
    
    Hit the bomb block and head along the path.  Pull the rope and duck under the
    Gordos.  Now, pull the next rope, grab the crystal and run through the crystal
    blocks.  Pull the rope and grab the [Energy Sphere], then proceed through the
    door after pulling the rope.
    
    This crushfest is a little different.  Head kinda right, then jump on top and
    run left, then run back through it as it ascends.  Round 2: head left, then
    jump on top and run to the right, then back through it all.  Round 3: run
    right, jump up, then run to the left, then back through it all again.  Finally,
    avoid the large towers crushing down from the right, making sure to grab the
    [Energy Sphere] under the third one, and enter the door at the very left before
    getting crushed to exit the stage.
    
    
    G. Dangerous Dinner
    ===================
    Despite my love of fire and all things red, I don't usually care for fire
    worlds, but this one has wowed my like no other.  What did it for me, I think,
    is the use of purple and black.  I think this might even dethrone the Blaze
    Area from Maze Hunter 3D on the Sega Master System and Scorch from Ristar on
    the Sega Genesis as my favorite fire areas ever.
    
    Stage 1
    -------
    Move along, being careful about the lava spouts, which bubble a bit before
    erupting.  The enemies, curiously, will get burned by the lava, too, so you can
    use them as shields at times.  At any rate, enter the door at the end.
    
    Outrun the giant lava ball and hit the switch to make it drop below, then jump
    into the cannon and do it again.  When you see the lava balls above, run like
    crazy, because the blocks are going to explode, and they're going to fall at
    you.  Grab the key along the way and jump over the enemy, then unlock the gate
    to get the [Energy Sphere], then continue on to the right and enter the door.
    
    Charge forth, grabbing Fire if you want, and battle Water Galboros while
    dodging the stupid cannon, then swallow him for Water.  Grab the key and surf
    over the lava (just dash with Water), unlock the gate, and enter the door.
    Here, you want to cool all of the blocks on the surface, then grab the key and
    jump up the steps, unlock the gate, grab the [Energy Sphere], and exit.  Head
    right and through the door.
    
    Stay along the top, pausing when you see bubbling lava.  Wait a few seconds to
    find out why.  Hit the bomb block to reveal a door and enter it.  Now, in here,
    you want to run along the path but only hit certain switches.  Hit 1, hit 2,
    then jump over 3, hit 4, hit 5, jump over 6, wait until the right time to hit
    7, and hit 8 once he's at the gate.  Beat him, grab the key, unlock the gate,
    grab the [Energy Sphere], jump into the cannon, and exit.  Now, head right and
    enter the door.
    
    Acquire Snow Bowl and blast your way through the obstacle course, knocking over
    flaming bowling pins and crushing enemies as you go.  At the part where the
    pillars crush down, transform, wait until they're going up, then shake the
    Wiimote to dash through.  You can also smash giant lava blocks and roll over
    lava with impunity.  When you reach the volcano, put your giant snow ball in
    the crater to freeze it over and reveal a star gate, then jump inside.
    
    Inhale the blocks and spit them at the wave to push it back, then use the usual
    technique to make your way through, dropping cannons as you go.  Move quickly
    at the breaking bridges, especially when inhaling a block while on one.  Pull
    the ropes and quickly drop down, but be careful, because the recoil from the
    cannon fire will cause the rock to come crushing down on you.  Inhale the large
    block at the end and use it to push the wave back so that you can enter the
    door.  Grab the Whip or Sleep (real tough decision there) and go fight the Ice
    Sphere Doomer.  This arena has a large fire cannon in the middle... goodie...
    Upon victory, grab the 2 [Energy Spheres] and dive through the star gate.  Head
    left and exit the stage.
    
    Stage 2
    -------
    Hit the switch and stick to the center, battling enemies as they come.  You'll
    see a blue star on the right and an [Energy Sphere] on the left, but they're
    guarded by the helmet head enemies.  It's right after the bomb section, and
    they blend in very well (I jumped right into them my first time through!).
    After that, lava balls will roll through.  Just persevere, and you'll reach
    the bottom; enter the door.
    
    Grab Ninja and head in a generally downward direction, avoiding getting crushed
    as you go.  After descending the third ladder, break through the star blocks,
    hit the bomb block, and go down the next ladder.  Halfway down, fly right
    through the lava (it's just part of the foreground) and enter the door behind
    it.  Now, stick to the wall one block below the ceiling and throw a kunai
    through the opening that the lava pillar makes to sever the rope and release
    the [Energy Sphere], then exit.  Fly back through the lava, then continue down.
    Drop into a gap, proceed slowly, and enter the door.
    
    Grab Hi-Jump, then proceed upward (kinda counter-productive, eh?).  Move
    quickly to prevent a smooshy demise.  Now, as bad an idea as it may seem,
    Hi-Jump along the right side where the fast-moving crusher is to reach the
    little alcove with the red stars.  From there, Hi-Jump again, guiding it to the
    left to grab the third [Energy Sphere], then continue up, hit the cannon, and
    enter the door at the top.
    
    Grab Spark to help you see in the darkness, making your way to the right.  Grab
    the candle, and swim along the surface to keep it lit.  Dodge the sea creatures
    as you go, and watch out for the spikes from above.  Throw the candle into the
    ice to get stars, a Maxim Tomato, and a 1-up, then enter the door nearby.
    
    Run quickly to avoid getting smooshed; don't even stop to grab an ability.
    Grab the cannon to help you clear the path as you run along, then enter the
    door at the end.  Grab an ability if you need one, then battle Super Bonkers
    and take the Grand Hammer.  Charge forth, crushing everything in your path.
    You'll encounter some strange gray blocks with lines through them.  The idea is
    to line them up with the various strengths of Grand Hammer.  For the first one,
    just hit the middle block with Grand Hammer.  You can also smash the Mario-style
    pipes that spew flames to break them.  For the next block puzzle, hit the second
    block with Grand Hammer and the third with Hammer Plue.  For the third puzzle,
    hit the rightmost one and the middle one with Grand Hammer and the second from
    the left with Super Hammer Plus.  At the end, hit two pipes on either side of
    the strange mural to break the ice around the large pipe in the center, then
    smash it as well to reveal the star gate and dive in.
    
    This time, the wave comes from above again.  Navigate the obstacles flying at
    you as you make your way to the other side to drop down.  Hitting switches will
    make the terrain move, and you'll have to dodge more quickly.  When you see
    breakable blocks, the sides will slam inward, crushing the blocks and you too,
    if you're not careful.  The exit is at the bottom, but you'll have to wait for
    the wall to recede to see it.  Pick Leaf or Sleep (oh yeah; definitely Sleep!),
    then drop to hit the switch and battle the Ice Sphere Doomer.  The ground
    beneath you keeps moving back and forth, so have fun with that.  Luckily, Leaf
    is a good anti-aerial (remember that you can jump while the leaves are
    swirling), so stomp him, grab the 2 [Energy Spheres], and head through the star
    gate.  Head right and through the door.  Battle the three ninjas and exit.
    
    Stage 3
    -------
    Jump into the cannon and blast downward.  Fire the second one just as the slabs
    are opening.  Grab Fighter if you want, then get to the bottom and enter the
    door.
    
    Proceed forth watching out for the FLAMING DEATH SPHERES OF DEATH!  They'll
    start to come diagonally and break the blocks, so watch your step.  Enter the
    door at the end, which will be revealed by the aforementioned meteors.
    
    Move forward, noting the [Energy Sphere] beneath you as you go.  Crush the
    blocks near the end of the bridge, then head to the left across the crumbling
    blocks to grab it.  Now, go back to the right, watching out for the giant lava
    cacti in the background that will fall at you.  Go down the diagonal bridge and
    enter the door at the end.
    
    Head along the scrolling floor, then battle Dubior.  Don't worry if he falls;
    for the first time ever, you don't really need him, though Spark would be quite
    helpful.  If you wait a while, other abilities will scroll by.  Enter the door
    when you're done.
    
    In this area, follow the platforms, going up at the first split if you feel
    like risking your current life for an extra one.  When you reach the door,
    DON'T enter it!  Go back a bit left and fly above the giant ball of fire.
    Behind it is a door; enter it.
    
    In here, grab the boot and hop along the path, crushing blocks on your way.
    Note that you CAN bounce on the lava geysers.  Head up and crush the blocks to
    get to the second boot.  Bounce on the meteors to get across the gap, then
    crush the gold blocks to get the second [Energy Sphere] and exit.  Now, enter
    the door I told you to ignore earlier.
    
    Hit the switch and grab the trumpet and use it to shield yourself from enemies
    falling on your head.  Get under the key guy at the end with it to beat him,
    then grab the key and go through the door.
    
    Head to the top, keeping in mind that everything is out to kill you.  There are
    large meteors, flaming eels, scarfies, helmet heads; you name it.  At the top,
    unlock the gate and grab the third [Energy Sphere], then go through the door.
    
    Pull the rope and go up the ladder, then grab Ultra Sword and take your revenge
    on all of the minibosses for the suffering that they've put you through.
    Destroy pillars to make the floor drop down and reveal some stars, and just
    have a great time (I sure did!).  The second set of pillars will cause the
    ceiling to drop, so stand in the gap when swinging your sword.  At the end,
    you'll see a volcano; slice it in half to reveal the star gate and dive into
    it.
    
    Inhale the concrete blocks and proceed with caution, since there are meteors
    EVERYWHERE.  If you're strapped for time, just slide through blocks, since it's
    a quick way to get through them.  You'll also need to hit switches, but note
    that big stars can go through meteors.  Later on, there will be a swimming
    section.  After it, hit the switch to make the ground and ceiling fall away to
    reveal the path to the door.  Select Sleep or Water (or both for Waterbed),
    then proceed to simultaneously fight a Sphere Doomer and a Fire Sphere Doomer.
    Upon your victory, grab the 2 [Energy Spheres] and dive into the star gate.
    Grab the Warp Star just to the right.  Now, just exit the stage.
    
    
    H. Another Dimension
    ====================
    This is a beautiful rendition of outer space, albeit a short one.  You
    eventually land on a dark star of sorts, which is also very pretty, with its
    flaming blue surface.
    
    Get ready for a Horizontally-Scrolling Shooter stage.  Blow through the popcorn
    enemies (it's a Shooter term) as you learn your moves.  The walls don't hurt
    you, so don't worry about that; you'll still have to worry about the structures
    closing to crush you, though.  Once you pass the 1-up, you'll have 3 large
    enemies attack you.  Fight them one at a time to keep a wall of post-death
    projectiles from crushing you.  Shoot said projectiles to break them if you
    can't avoid them.
    
    In the second area, beware the giant stained glass stars, beat the large
    enemies, and be sure to hit the switches to open the paths as you go.  When you
    reach the crusher section, hide in alcoves when they come together.  On the
    other side, dodge the even more gigantic stained glass stars.
    
    In the third area, you'll fight the boss.  If you need help, refer to the boss
    section, as always.
    
    After the boss, you'll arrive at the final battle.  Again, if you need help,
    refer to the boss section.
    
    
    ==================
    VI. Energy Spheres
    ==================
    This is a quick reference to where all of the Energy Spheres throughout the
    game are located, and likely the real reason that you're reading this guide.
    Naturally, this will be a bit less detailed than their descriptions in the main
    walkthrough, so consult that section for further details if necessary.  As a
    side note, Energy Spheres will show up as red stars in spheres if you've
    already collected them.  I've marked each entry with {parameter/ability} if you
    need something specific to get it.
    
    
    A. Cookie Country
    =================
    
    Stage 1
    -------
    1) It's right along the path on the other side of the locked gate; you can't
       miss it... unless you're trying, that is.
    2) Once you get the Ultra Sword ability, destroy the large pile of rocks (it's
       the fourth destructible object) to reveal the star gate.  Fight the Sphere
       Doomer for this one.
    3) Same as above.
    
    Stage 2
    -------
    1) When you find the cannon, grab it and run as fast as you can.  Use it to
       break the ceiling of metallic blocks, which conceal this sphere.
    2) In the area where you first get Needle, get to the top, then go to the
       upper-right to find this "hidden" in the leaves of a tree.
    3) After beating Gigant Edge, sever the rope above the platform to grab this
       one. {Sword}
    
    Stage 3
    -------
    1) In the cave where you get Spark, it's below the door; just drop below the
       bridge to grab it.
    2) You'll encounter a locked gate that contains this sphere.  Go to the right
       across the chasm to find the key.  You know what to do.
    3) You'll notice a little red and yellow guy with a key.  Race him to the end
       and beat him to take his key, then unlock the gate to grab this one.
    
    Stage 4
    -------
    1) In the very first area, keep going until you reach the door.  Right under it
       is a hole in the wall; walk through it for this one.
    2) In the cave where you get the trumpets, break some bomb blocks to get this
       one in plain sight.
    3) Once you get the Monster Flame ability, keep going until you find a gigantic
       tree that's as wide as the screen, then blow it up to find a star gate.
       Fight the Sphere Doomer for this sphere.
    4) Same as above.
    
    
    B. Raisin Ruins
    ===============
    
    Stage 1
    -------
    1) Once you come across a cannon, light the fuse and hop in. {Burn}
    2) When you get to the boulders, there are some blocks at the end that the
       boulder will destroy for you.  After it does so, run in and grab the sphere.
    3) Pound the stake after fighting Bonkers. {Strong}
    
    Stage 2
    -------
    1) In the second area, pound the stake to reveal a door.  Inside, pound the
       stake, then rush to grab the sphere before your path is blocked. {Strong}
    2) In the third area, swim along the bottom until you find a door.  Inside, hit
       the top bomb block to get this sphere.
    3) Once you get the Flare Beam, go until you see an octagon of statue heads.
       Destroy the left side of them to reveal a star gate, then fight the Sphere
       Doomer within to grab this sphere.
    4) Same as above.
    
    Stage 3
    -------
    1) When you reach a large concrete block, inhale it and use Tornado to blast
       upward through the blocks to grab this sphere.
    2) In the room where you get Hi-Jump, head up the middle path, when it splits.
    3) After beating King Doo, find a bomb block and hit it to reveal this sphere.
       {Beam}
    4) When you're in the large area with lots of cannons, always shoot up and to
       the right, and you'll eventually be able to blast straight up through some
       blocks to grab this sphere.
    
    Stage 4
    -------
    1) In the area with all of the conveyors, break through some blocks to enter a
       door.  Inside, set a bomb near the switch, then run through the gate before
       it closes again. {Bomb}
    2) You'll see this walking through the darkness.  Go past it, then up, and back
       to the left to grab it.
    3) Using the crystal, run left through the crystal wall and into the door, then
       through the crystal wall within.
    4) When you get Ultra Sword, you'll eventually reach an area with a giant rope
       on either side of you.  The left conceals a star gate.  Defeat the Fire
       Sphere Doomer within for this sphere.
    5) Same as above.
    
    
    C. Onion Ocean
    ==============
    
    Stage 1
    -------
    1) At the part with the rafts that move when you step on their switches, the
       third raft passes under a bomb block.  Hit it with a long ability, such as
       Spear, which is available earlier in the stage.
    2) When you get the Snow Bowl ability, go to the next area and destroy the
       giant sand castle to reveal a star gate.  Defeat the Fire Sphere Doomer to
       net this sphere.
    3) Same as above.
    
    Stage 2
    -------
    1) After defeating Kibble Blade, sever the rope above the platform to find this
       sphere. {Sharp}
    2) In the third tide pool, hit the switch on the right side of the rock
       formation to enter the door behind which this is found. {Spear}
    3) When you reach the second boot, take it to the 3 pink flying enemies, hop
       across them to reach the upper level, crush the gold block, and enter the
       door, and the sphere should be just above you.
    4) In the eel infested area, break the blocks above the fifth eel to reach it.
    
    Stage 3
    -------
    1) Defeat Moundo, take his Stone ability, then stand on the star blocks above
       the water nearby.  Turn to stone, crushing through them, and sink to the
       bottom to grab this sphere. {Stone}
    2) When you reach the top of an area and are given 3 switches, choose the one
       on the right, then follow the path to this sphere.
    3) When you get the Monster Flame ability, be on the lookout for a shipwreck.
       It will lift up, revealing an octopus; hit it to reach the star gate, then
       enter and defeat the Fire Sphere Doomer for this sphere.
    4) Same as above.
    
    Stage 4
    -------
    1) At the first downward bend, break the blocks above you and enter the door.
       Hit the switch to dunk the baddies, then pull the rope to net this sphere.
    2) You'll find a door that leads to a lollipop on the other side of this
       sphere.  Go around to the other side of where the door was, then enter a
       door hidden behind the seaweed to get this sphere.
    3) When you're being chased by the second giant shell, duck into the alcove and
       let it roll overhead, then follow it to let it crush some blocks, revealing
       this sphere.
    4) The second bomb you reach is critical; rush it to the gold block wall and
       destroy it to reach this sphere.
    5) In the large room with tons of eels, head to the top, then hit the bomb
       block above to get to this sphere. {Spear}
    
    
    D. White Wafers
    ===============
    
    Stage 1
    -------
    1) There's an igloo with its openings blocked by ice blocks.  Burn your way
       through them, then down through the floor to get this sphere. {Burn}
    2) When you're in the cannons, look for a hidden alcove above you, then blast
       into it.
    3) At the large open area with multiple cannons, look for one that's toward the
       bottom of the screen.  Entering it will get you to the door that leads to
       this sphere.
    
    Stage 2
    -------
    1) Light the fuse and hop into the cannon to reach this one. {Burn}
    2) At the second boot, crush the nearby gold block and go through the door
       behind it.  Stomp across the rising cloud enemies to reach the upper level
       and stomp through the blocks to grab this one on the way down.
    3) Using the Grand Hammer, crush the giant smack-in-the-box to reveal the star
       gate.  Defeat the Electric Sphere Doomer within for this sphere.
    4) Same as above.
    
    Stage 3
    -------
    1) In the second area, hit the blue switch to find this one. {Spear}
    2) Pass the invisible crystal, melt the ice on the ladder, then grab the
       crystal and rush up the ladder and along the path until you reach a bomb
       block; slide into it, then grab the sphere after the ice boulder passes
       through you. {Fire}
    3) Use a Hyper Cutter to sever the rope over the big metal platform from the
       left, or you'll get crushed.  Enter the door and hit the switch, then fly up
       to grab the sphere. {Cutter}
    4) Grab Water after beating Water Galboros, then grab the key, place it on the
       pillar, and stand on the pillar yourself.  Shoot water at the switch, then
       grab the key and run to unlock the gate to grab the sphere. {Water}
    
    Stage 4
    -------
    1) In the second area, watch out for a cannon and jump into it to get this.
    2) Outrun the guy with the key, then grab it and unlock the lower gate for it.
    3) When you get the Snow Bowl ability, roll onto the giant snowball to make a
       snowman and reveal a star gate.  Defeat the Electric Sphere Doomer for it.
    4) Same as above.
    
    Stage 5
    -------
    1) In the room where the glaciers slam together, grab the cannon and enter the
       door that is between two of them.  Blast through the metallic blocks for it.
    2) In the area after the glaciers, break the ice, enter the door, and make it
       through the obstacle course for this sphere. {Burn}
    3) In the dark area, when you head upwards, throw the candle at the ice to the
       left and enter the door.  Inside, grab Ice, freeze a cloud enemy, and kick
       it up the hill to hit the switch and release the spheres. {Ice}
    4) Near the end, grab the key and unlock the left gate for this one.
    
    
    E. Nutty Noon
    =============
    
    Stage 1
    -------
    1) In the area where you get Parasol, break the blocks around the door, then
       enter to grab this sphere.
    2) In the area with many rope-suspended platforms and sharp abilities (a bad
       combination), look for a platform under a tall opening.  Fly up there, sever
       the rope above the door, then go in and grab it. {Sharp}
    3) In the area where you can get Tornado, look for an opening in the clouds to
       the left near two cloud enemies.  Head in and fly up to nab it.
    4) At the second large spiked ball, run as fast as you can, trying to even
       outrun the little one ahead of you.  The little one makes a low wall, and
       the big one completes it, so get into the little area and grab it quickly.
    
    Stage 2
    -------
    1) When you find a bomb, use it to blow up the gold block and enter the door.
       Inside, grab the Bomb ability, stand on the switch, and lob a bomb in an arc
       through the gate to hit the bomb block.  Now, grab your prize. {Bomb}
    2) After defeating Moundo, pound the stake, then pull the next two ropes, but
       NOT the last one (left and middle ONLY) to make a path to this one. {Strong}
    3) With the Flare Beam, light the third formation of transparent blocks, and
       you'll reach a new area with a face.  Light the face to reveal the star gate
       and defeat the Electric Sphere Doomer for this sphere.
    4) Same as above.
    
    Stage 3
    -------
    1) In the second area, grab either Needle or Stone, then race the little guy to
       the bottom, beat him, and take his key to unlock the gate and grab this one.
    2) In the area with the electric cannons, use Beam to blast through the second
       set of bomb blocks and enter the door.  The sphere is in this area. {Beam}
    3) In the area where you get Hi-Jump, stand on the second pink switch you see,
       then charge a jump.  Release it to grab the rope, then drop quickly,
       charging another on the way down, then release it upon landing and angle as
       far to the right as you can to make it to the sphere. {Hi-Jump}
    4) In the last area, this is hidden in the clouds above the Wing enemy.
    
    Stage 4
    -------
    1) Jump into the second boot, rush to the end of the bridge, smash through,
       then head back left across the Gordos to reach this sphere.
    2) This one's in plain sight between two flame cannons in the second area.
    3) Crush the large whack-in-the-boxes and the stake between them with the Grand
       Hammer to reach a giant spring.  Smash that as well to reveal the star gate.
       Defeat the Electric Sphere Doomer within to earn this sphere.
    4) Same as above.
    
    Stage 5
    -------
    1) After Gigant Edge, sever the rope to grab this sphere. {Sharp}
    2) After Moundo, crush the metallic blocks to nab this sphere. {Strong}
    3) After Water Galboros, extinguish and break the magma blocks for it. {Water}
    4) After Dubior, use a fully charged shot on the bomb block for it. {Spark}
    
    
    F. Egg Engines
    ==============
    
    Stage 1
    -------
    1) At the cannon section, there's a door in plain sight; shoot into the crusher
       when it's closed to bounce off of it, then enter the door.  Inside, shoot
       into the moving wall to reach this sphere.
    2) With the Monster Flame, light the fuse of the large weird bomb enemy by the
       exit to reveal the star gate, then beat the Ice Sphere Doomer within for it.
    3) Same as above.
    
    Stage 2
    -------
    1) At the top of the fourth piston (the one that moves upward), extinguish the
       magma blocks and break them for this sphere. {Extinguish}
    2) In the underwater area, move along until you reach an area with 3 grinders.
       In here, hit the stake to reach this sphere. {Heavy; Stone will work}
    3) In the moving gearbox, you will pass under 3 bomb blocks.  Hit the last one
       to reveal this sphere. {Spark}
    4) In the last area, pull the rope to reveal the key, then unlock the gate at
       the end to net this sphere.
    
    Stage 3
    -------
    1) In the second area, watch for a hill with a helmet head enemy at the top.
       At the bottom of that hill, there is a rope above to pull to release it.
    2) After the double miniboss, hit the switch to make the platform rise.  On it,
       there will be a Water enemy; grab it.  Now, raise it again and surf like
       crazy to reach this sphere in the gap before it descends again. {Water}
    3) With the Flare Beam, light all of the blocks that split apart from each
       other in one shot to reveal the star gate.  Inside, defeat the Ice Sphere
       Doomer for this sphere.
    4) Same as above.
    
    Stage 4
    -------
    1) In the dark area, go right at the path split and crush the metallic blocks
       to reach this sphere. {Strong}
    2) In the dark area, don't enter the first door you see.  Instead, break the
       blocks to the left of it, swim through the passage, and enter THAT door to
       put yourself on the right path to grab this sphere in plain sight.
    3) After Kibble Blade, hit the switch on the other side of the waterfall to
       reveal the sphere. {Anything with a long-range air attack}
    4) In the current maze, don't go right to the area with the door; go down
       instead to find this sphere.  It's two paths down from the room with milk.
    5) In the area with tons of eels, wait near the sixth eel.  When he retracts,
       you'll notice a door.  Carefully enter it, then grab Spark in the dark area
       and use it to shoot up and get the candle.  With the candle, jump around to
       see which bomb block will give you a key, hit it, then unlock the gate.  If
       you don't want to do that, it's the second from the right. {Spark}
    
    Stage 5
    -------
    1) In the first room with things coming down to crush you, wait until the fifth
       crush and stick to the left.  Jump when it comes down to get the sphere.
    2) In the conveyor room, there is a door behind a large enemy; enter it.  In
       here, throw the key onto the conveyor belt, then fly around to the other
       side, grab it, and unlock the gate. {Wing; might not be necessary}
    3) In the second room with crushing ceilings, stick toward the middle during
       the third drop, then fly up the middle for it. {Wing; might not need it}
    4) When you get the crystal, run like crazy, dash through the crystal blocks,
       then pull the ropes to reach this sphere.
    5) In the third and final crush station, the fourth set will have 4 towers
       coming down on you.  The third one will have the sphere under it.
    
    
    G. Dangerous Dinner
    ===================
    
    Stage 1
    -------
    1) At the part where the lava balls fall on you, there is a key underneath the
       third one.  Run, grabbing it on the way, jump over the baddie in the next
       section, then unlock the gate for this sphere.
    2) Grab Water from Water Galboros, then grab the key nearby and surf over the
       lava and unlock the door to the left.  Inside, cool all of the magma blocks
       on the surface, then carry the key to the gate and unlock it. {Water}
    3) Hit the bomb block near the fire eels to reveal a door and enter it.  In
       here, hit the first two switches, jump over the third, repeat the process
       for 4-6, then wait at 7.  Hit it to time the little guy's run so he doesn't
       fall into the abyss, then hit 8 when he reaches the wall.  Jump down, beat
       him, take the key, then unlock the gate to net the sphere.
    4) When you get Snow Bowl, roll into the crater of the volcano to reveal the
       star gate.  Defeat the Ice Sphere Doomer within for this sphere.
    5) Same as above.
    
    Stage 2
    -------
    1) In the first area, you'll descend past this one on the left side in plain
       sight.  Watch out for the helmet heads; they blend in very well.
    2) In the second area, there will be some lava that's only in the foreground
       along the fourth ladder.  Fly through it and enter the door.  Inside, stick
       to the wall one block below the ceiling and throw a kunai through the gap
       that periodically opens to release the sphere. {Ninja}
    3) In the area where you get Hi-Jump, use it to jump into the alcove with the
       red stars.  From there, Hi-Jump again, angling to the left to get this one.
       {Hi-Jump}
    4) With the Grand Hammer, pound all of the pipes on the big stone mural (the
       middle one's ice breaks after the others are done) to reveal the star gate.
       Defeat the Ice Sphere Doomer within to win this sphere.
    5) Same as above.
    
    Stage 3
    -------
    1) On the bridge with the meteors, you'll notice the sphere beneath you as you
       proceed.  Go to the end, break the blocks, then head to the left under the
       bridge to get the sphere.
    2) In the fifth area, there will be a giant meteor near the door.  Enter the
       door behind the large meteor, then go through the boot shenanigans, bouncing
       on lava geysers and meteors to reach the top left, then stomp through the
       gold blocks for the sphere.
    3) In the trumpet area, get under the key guy with it to beat him and take the
       key through the door.  Carry the key upward through fiery death land and
       unlock the gate for it.
    4) Slice the volcano in half with Ultra Sword to reveal the star gate.  Defeat
       both Sphere Doomers (one is of the Fire variety) to earn this sphere.
    5) Same as above.
    
    
    ===========
    VII. Bosses
    ===========
    If you need help with the bosses, this is where to go.  I have laid out every
    attack that I've seen, whether or not you can grab a star from it, and what
    kinds of abilities work best.  The format will be as such:
    
    Name
    ----
    Ability (Minibosses Only): What ability you get from swallowing it upon defeat.
    Abilities (Level Bosses Only): Abilities given right before battling the boss.
    Weakness: What abilities work best on it.
    Strategy: Suggestions for beating the boss.
    
    Move - Description of the move.  This move will not yield something to spit
           back at the boss.
    Move* - Description of the move.  This move will yield something to spit back
            at the boss.
    
    Note: If a move will give you an ability when swallowed, I'll mark it as
          {Ability} after the move description.
    
    
    A. Minibosses
    =============
    These are the guys that show up within stages.  Swallowing these upon defeat
    will give you an ability, which you will usually need to get a nearby Energy
    Sphere.  They appear repeatedly throughout the game, so their listings will
    be alphabetical.  Sphere Doomers will be listed separately at the bottom.
    
    Bonkers
    -------
    Ability: Hammer
    Weakness: Long-range attacks
    Strategy: Keep your distance and fire projectiles at him.  If he comes near
              you, fly over him or, if your ability permits it, dash through him.
    
    Coconut Toss* - He'll toss one or three coconuts at you.
    Hammer Spin - He'll spin in circles with his hammer out.
    Hammer Swing* - He'll approach you and swing his hammer.
    Stomp* - He'll leap into the air and stomp down.
    
    Super Bonkers
    -------------
    Ability: Grand Hammer
    Weakness: Long-range attacks
    Strategy: Keep your distance and fire projectiles at him.  If he comes near
              you, fly over him or, if your ability permits it, dash through him.
              He's not too different from regular Bonkers.
    
    Coconut Toss* - He'll toss one or three coconuts at you.
    Hammer Flip - He'll perform a flaming uppercut with his hammer.
    Hammer Spin - He'll spin in circles with his hammer out.  He's invincible
                  during this move.
    Hammer Swing* - He'll approach you and swing his hammer.
    Stomp* - He'll leap into the air and stomp down.
    
    Dubior
    ------
    Ability: Spark
    Weakness: Anti-aerial abilities
    Strategy: Try to stay underneath it, but a bit off to the side, and strike
              upwards.
    
    Lightning Bolt - It shoots a lighting bolt straight down.
    Dash* - It'll surround itself in an electrical barrier and charge forward.
    Summon* - It calls upon two small drones that zigzag across the screen. [Spark]
    
    Gigant Edge
    -----------
    Ability: Sword
    Weakness: Long-range attacks
    Strategy: Keep your distance and fire at him, but watch him closely; his shield
              will block attacks when held up, and his Sword Wave will hit you from
              afar.
    
    Block -  He'll hold his shield up to block incoming attacks.
    Dash* - He'll charge across the screen with his sword pointed right at you.
    Swing* - He'll swing his sword.
    Sword Wave* - He'll create a ground wave with his sword, much like Final
                  Cutter does.
    
    Kibble Blade
    ------------
    Ability: Cutter
    Weakness: Very long-range attacks
    Strategy: Stay far away and fire at him.  He might seem tough, but his slow
              speed is a great weakness to him.
    
    Cutter: He throws a cutter.
    Curve Cutter*: He throws a cutter and curves it toward you.
    Dash*: He runs across the screen.
    Down Cutter*: He leaps into the air and throws a cutter diagonally down at you.
    Kojiro Cutter*: I named this one after myself, because it's something I would
                    do.  He throws the cutter in the wrong direction, then curves
                    it so that it turns around and flies right at you.
    
    King Doo
    --------
    Ability: Beam
    Weakness: Very long-range attacks or combos if you're fast enough
    Strategy: If you're quick, dash in, land a combo, then dash back before getting
              hit.  If not, spam projectiles like a n00b.
    
    Charge Shot* - He'll charge up a blast and fire it at you.  He can do this
                   twice in rapid succession.
    Dash* - He'll rush from one end of the screen to another.
    Whip - He'll swing his ability's trademark energy whip.  He'll sometimes do
           this while jumping.
    
    Moundo
    ------
    Ability: Stone
    Weakness: Long-range attacks or combos
    Strategy: He's very sluggish, so it's easy to land several combos without
              taking a hit, even when he's dashing.  As with most of the others,
              he's easy to kill with projectiles.
    
    Dash* - He'll "run" across the screen at you.
    Spin - He'll spin in circles.
    Stomp* - He'll leap in the air and slam down.  What did you expect from Stone?
    
    Water Galboros
    --------------
    Ability: Water
    Weakness: Long-range attacks
    Strategy: Stay back, since this guy sends water along the ground, and can shake
              off many short-range projectiles at once.  Study him closely and
              strike accordingly.
    
    Dash* - He'll slide across the room at you.
    Ground Shot - He'll send a water ball along the floor.
    Shake Off - He'll shake like a wet dog, sending short-range projectiles all
                over.
    Stomp* - He'll leap into the air and come down hard.
    Water Shot - He'll lob a medium-range water ball.
    
    
    Sphere Doomer (Normal/Purple)
    -------------
    Ability: None
    Weakness: Anti-Aerial
    Strategy: Your strategy will change depending upon the stage, since the terrain
              on which you battle will be different in each one, as will the
              available abilities.  The main strategy is to try to pick something
              that works well on flying enemies and stay beneath it, but not
              directly.  Study how they move closely, then strike.  This variant
              isn't too dangerous.
    
    3 Spheres* - It will fire 3 spheres at you.
    Dash - It will fly horizontally at you.
    Sphere Mortar* - It will fire 3 spheres at you from the background; one lands
                     on the left, one on the right, and one in the middle.
    Swoop - It will dive down at you in a perfect arc; stick to the sides.
    
    Sphere Doomer (Fire/Red)
    -------------
    Ability: None
    Weakness: Anti-Aerial
    Strategy: Your strategy will change depending upon the stage, since the terrain
              on which you battle will be different in each one, as will the
              available abilities.  The main strategy is to try to pick something
              that works well on flying enemies and stay beneath it, but not
              directly.  Study how they move closely, then strike.  This variant
              isn't too bad, but can be tricky.
    
    3 Spheres* - It will fire 3 spheres at you. {Fire}
    Fire Shower* - It will launch 4 fire spheres at you from the background, which
                   will burn for a while after hitting the ground. {Fire}
    Flaming Dash - It will light itself on fire and fly horizontally at you.
    Swoop - It will dive down at you in a perfect arc; stick to the sides.
    
    Sphere Doomer (Electric/Green)
    -------------
    Ability: None
    Weakness: Anti-Aerial
    Strategy: Your strategy will change depending upon the stage, since the terrain
              on which you battle will be different in each one, as will the
              available abilities.  The main strategy is to try to pick something
              that works well on flying enemies and stay beneath it, but not
              directly.  Study how they move closely, then strike.  This variant
              has some nasty tricks, so fight cautiously.
    
    Homing Sphere* - It fires several spheres that will fly right at you. {Spark}
    Lightning Storm - It will pass overhead horizontally, firing 4 lightning bolts
                      straight down at specific moments.  Time them carefully, and
                      run underneath when it won't be firing one.
    Sphere Drop* - It drops 4 spheres on the ground, which shoot lightning upward.
    Swoop - It will dive down at you in a perfect arc; stick to the sides.
    Wave Cannon - It will charge up energy and fire a large ball of lightning.
    
    Sphere Doomer (Ice/Gray)
    -------------
    Ability: None
    Weakness: Anti-Aerial
    Strategy: Your strategy will change depending upon the stage, since the terrain
              on which you battle will be different in each one, as will the
              available abilities.  The main strategy is to try to pick something
              that works well on flying enemies and stay beneath it, but not
              directly.  Study how they move closely, then strike.  This variant
              can be pretty rough, depending on the situation; watch carefully and
              move quickly.  Try to keep your distance, if possible.  The best way
              to fight it without an ability is to suck the spheres off of it
              during Sphere Shield.
    
    Dash - It will fly horizontally at you.  It will only do this during Sphere
           Shield.
    Homing Sphere* - It will release its Sphere Shield, firing the shots right at
                     you individually. {Ice}
    Ice Mine* - It will leave small ice bombs around the arena, which will later
                explode. {Ice}
    Ice Storm - It will surround itself in an icy barrier, as with the Ice ability.
    Shotgun - It will fire its spheres at you from the background simultaneously.
              It will only do this during Sphere Shield.
    Snowburst - It will repeatedly explode snow everywhere with itself as the
                epicenter.  It has a very small blast radius.
    Sphere Flurry* - It will shake violently, throwing short-range spheres all
                     around. {Ice}
    Sphere Shield* - It will gather several spheres and have them orbit it like a
                     shield. {Ice}
    Swoop - It will dive down at you in a perfect arc; stick to the sides.
    
    
    B. Level Bosses
    ===============
    These are the bosses at the end of each level.  They will have their own stage,
    which is essentially a short lead-up with a few abilities along the way.  The
    break in the middle of the moves signifies a split; when a boss loses half of
    its health, its moves change.  This split reflects the divide between the two
    modes.
    
    Whispy Woods
    ------------
    Abilities: Cutter, Fire, Spark
    Weakness: Combos; Leaf works best
    Strategy: If you have Leaf, just walk right up to him and hold the attack
              button, retreating only when he begins to inhale during the second
              half.  If not, you can do much the same with Fire's Fireball Inferno
              technique.  Otherwise, just wail away at him, avoiding all of the
              things he drops on you.  Halfway through, he gets bigger and can
              inhale you, so run, and shake the Wiimote like crazy if you're caught
              in his mouth.
    
    Apple Drop* - He shakes his branches, dropping apples that bounce at you.
    Breath - He exhales puffs of breath at you.
    
    Breath - He exhales large puffs of breath at you.
    Inhale - He tries to inhale you.  Run away, but if you're eaten, shake the
             Wiimote like crazy to extricate yourself.
    Monster Drop* - He shakes his branches, unleashing enemies, and even Gordos.
    
    
    Mr. Dooter
    ----------
    Abilities: Hi-Jump, Water, Whip
    Weakness: Something with a dash attack (I use Sword)
    Strategy: He throws all sorts of different attacks at you.  The best thing you
              can do is come in with an ability that lets you dash through an enemy
              and use that when he corners you.  It's best to attack him only when
              he's on the ground, and watch carefully and evade when he's not.
    
    Juggle* - He juggles small objects for a bit, then tosses them at you.
    Stomp* - He'll leap into the air and come down hard.
    Tornado Stomp* - He'll spin around in the air for a while, then come down hard.
    Turban Surprise* - Like a magician, he pulls off his hat and creatures come out
                       of it.  I've seen bats and snakes come out.
    
    Juggle* - He juggles small objects for a bit, then tosses them at you.  Now,
              he'll sometimes put Gordos in the mix.
    Punch Combo - He'll punch out a 3-hit combo, knocking you across the room if
                  you're hit.
    Tornado Stomp* - He'll spin around in the air for a while, then come down hard.
                     Sometimes, he'll stay low, smashing into you with his tornado.
    Triple Stomp - He'll come flying down out of nowhere and slam into the ground
                   3 times in a row.
    Turban Surprise* - Like a magician, he pulls off his hat and creatures come out
                       of it.  I've seen bats and snakes come out.
    
    
    Fatty Puffer
    ------------
    Abilities: Ice, Parasol, Spear
    Weakness: Long-range attacks or dash attacks
    Strategy: It can be a bit tricky, but if you have something that can dash
              through an enemy, that will help.  Otherwise, shoot it from afar.
              When it puffs up, either dash through it or fly over it, and just
              keep your distance to give yourself enough time to evade its attacks.
    
    Babies* - It spits out little fish.
    Roll* - It will puff up and roll across the screen at you.
    Stomp* - It will leap into the air and slam down.
    Water Ball - It lobs a water ball at you.
    
    Bounce - It puffs up to an enormous size, then bounces around the screen at a
             diagonal.  Find the safe spots and run between them to avoid it.
    Roll* - It puffs up almost as big as the screen and rolls at you.  Believe it
            or not, you CAN fly over this thing, but you have to be against the
            ceiling.
    Stalactite* - 4 stalactites form on the ceiling and drop down on you.
    Water Cannon - It shoots a huge stream of water at you; fly over it.
    
    
    Goriath
    -------
    Abilities: Fighter, Fire, Ninja
    Weakness: Anti-aerial or Ninja
    Strategy: He loves to stick to walls, so anything that's good against flying
              enemies will also work here.  Alternatively, use Ninja and stick to
              the opposing wall and throw kunai at him.  You'll want to keep your
              distance as much as possible, since he's pretty quick.  Your terrain
              isn't exactly flat, either, and he will periodically break it from
              under you, leading you to a different terrain set.
    
    Snowball* - He throws snowballs down at you from the wall. {Ice}
    Stomp* - He comes down hard to the ground.
    Stretch Punch* - He punches with his extendo-arms, which reach across the
                     entire screen.  Duck under them.
    
    Hyper Wall Jump - He jumps back and forth between the walls very rapidly.
    Snowball/Ice Star* - He throws snowballs and ice stars down at you from the
                         wall. {Ice}
    Stomp* - He comes down hard to the ground.
    Stalactite* - Stalactites form on the ceiling and drop down on you.
    Stretch Punch* - He punches with his extendo-arms, which reach across the
                     entire screen.  Duck under them.
    Triple Fireball* - In a move that doesn't rip off Dragon Ball Z at all (much
                       like his transformation), he shoots 3 blue fireballs at
                       different angles.
    
    
    Grand Doomer
    ------------
    Abilities: Cutter, Fighter, Whip, Wing
    Weakness: Anti-aerial (I use Cutter)
    Strategy: This is like fighting a really beefed-up version of the Sphere
              Doomer, so the same basic strategies apply.  It has some really
              nasty tricks, so keeping your distance is definitely a plus.  Right
              before you beat it, it becomes invincible, and its energy bar has
              segments and stars.  You know what breaks stars, right?  So, when it
              summons enemies with Ultra Sword, you grab them and smash it!
    
    Clone Bomb* - It will drop 4 spheres as large as its main body, which explode.
    Sphere Shot* - It will fire spheres at you.
    Swoop - It will dive down at you in a perfect arc; stick to the sides.
    Warp - When dark energy swirls at the bottom, avoid it.  This thing will come
           screaming out of it, and if you're caught in it, it will grab you and
           continue chewing until you shake the Wiimote hard enough.
    
    Heavy Vulcan - It will paint the ground in rapid-fire spheres from the
                   background.  Just stay off the ground and you'll be fine.
    Homing Sphere* - It will fire 4 homing spheres at you.
    Sphere Shot* - It will fire spheres at you.
    Spin Shot* - It will go berserk, spinning in a circle and spraying spheres in
                 many different directions.
    Swoop - It will swoop much lower this time; fly above it.
    
    Bounce - It will bounce around.
    Summon - It will summon enemies, one of which has the Ultra Sword ability.
    
    
    Metal General
    -------------
    Abilities: Beam, Hi-Jump, Ninja, Sword
    Weakness: Long-range attacks (Ninja is excellent)
    Strategy: If you want to do this the easy way, just use Ninja and throw kunai
              as fast as you possibly can.  If not, watch him closely, then rush in
              and score as many hits as you can when you get a clear shot.  When he
              whips out his rocket, just keep running back and forth, then guard
              right before it's about to hit you.  That way, even if you don't
              evade it, you'll take minimal damage.  Watch out for his laser
              attacks, too; try to find a safe spot from them.
    
    Broken Laser - He'll fire a segmented laser in 4 simultaneous directions, then
                   a second time, rotating the axis 45 degrees.
    Dash* - He'll rush from one side of the screen to the other.
    Rocket Launcher* - He fires off a few rockets, which follow a very erratic
                       movement pattern.
    Sword Combo* - He performs a sword combo, just like the Sword ability's.
    
    
    Big Rocket* - He'll whip out a giant rocket, then fly into the background.
                  From here, he'll fly at you once or twice, then land it, creating
                  a large fire on the ground, which burns for a while.
    Broken Laser - He'll fire a segmented laser in 4 simultaneous directions, then
                   a second time, rotating the axis 45 degrees.  Now, he'll fire a
                   third time in all 8 directions!
    Dash* - He'll rush from one side of the screen to the other.
    Drones* - He'll summon small drones to attack you.  They can fire sparks.
    Proximity Mines* - He tosses out a few small mines that explode when you step
                       on them.
    Spiral Swoop - He leaps into the air, spins like a drill, then air dashes at
                   you, though the range is relatively short.
    Sword Combo* - He performs a sword combo, just like the Sword ability's.
    
    
    Landia
    ------
    Abilities: Bomb, Cutter, Leaf, Ninja, Wing
    Weakness: Anti-aerial (Leaf works wonders)
    Strategy: With Leaf, stay underneath him; with Cutter, fire cutters behind you
              and keep your distance.  He has a lot of nasty attacks to throw at
              you, so staying back will give you more time to react.  During the
              second half of the battle, hit whichever you like, and attack quickly
              to keep them from bringing out the really ugly attacks.  The first
              half is actually harder, in my opinion.
    
    Fireball - Each of the 4 heads will shoot a fireball at you, one at a time.
    Flamethrower* - Two heads will sweep either side of the screen with a long
                    blast of flame.  Stay off the ground; the middle and sides are
                    unsafe, even though they look fine.
    Swoop - He swoops down at you; fly above if possible.
    Tail Whip* - He spins, whipping his tail at you 3 times in a row.
    Wind Cutter - Landia flaps his mighty wings, blowing you back and sending many
                  air blades all over the place.  Dodge carefully.
    
    Drill Swoop - The dragons will spin and swoop at you, one at a time.
    Energy Cross - The dragons will make a cross out of energy.
    Flaming Soccer* - The dragons will toss a fireball to each other.  First, it
                      gets passed along the borders, then in an X-shaped pattern.
    Ground Fire* - The dragons will each spit a fireball at the ground
                   simultaneously.  They will do this several times in a row.
    Spinning Cross - The dragons will perform Energy Cross, but move around the
                     battlefield, rotating the cross as they go.
    
    Alternative Strategy from Tan Kian Chong: 
    The Leaf form has a "guard", where you can hold A and it will protect you from
    attacks, even those that normally can't be protected from with the A button. It
    is seriously broken. Trust me.  Using Leaf, you generally have to just keep
    mashing 1 without touching the D-pad to attack and A to guard.  When the battle
    starts, immediately run to a corner of the screen and face left
    (when going right)/right(when going left).  When you do, just keep spamming 1
    (it can hit long range also when you only spam 1) and hold A to protect yourself
    from incoming attacks.  Here is how to dodge the attacks using this strategy:
    
    Fireball: The minute you see one, hold A. It WILL protect you, even though it
              sounds ridiculous.
    Flamethrower: Just keep mashing 1. It won't hurt you. If you think it will, just
                  hold A when it comes.
    Swoop: Just hold A when you see him coming.
    Tail Whip: Just hold A when he gets near you without doing anything first.
    Wind Cutter: Hold A when he flaps his wings. Hold A until the attack ends.
    Drill Swoop: Hold A when you see them coming towards you.
    Energy Cross: Mash 1 when you see them doing this. They won't hurt you.
    Flaming Soccer: Hold A when they get into the corners. They won't hurt you.
    Ground Fire: Spam 1. If they aim at you, hold A.
    Spinning Cross: When you see them coming towards you, hold A. Release and spam 1
    once one passes you, then hold A when you see another one comes towards you.
    Keep doing that until they stop.
    
    Author's Note: I've not attempted this strategy myself, but it seems legitimate,
                   as it echoes the way I used to use Mirror in Kirby Super Star
                   before I was any good at it.
    
    Lor Starcutter
    --------------
    Abilities: N/A
    Weakness: N/A
    Strategy: Just concentrate on dodging Lor's attacks while firing or charging.
              Don't worry so much about aiming as avoiding attacks.  If it looks
              like you can't dodge, just use the 2 button and dash through it,
              though it will NOT work on the tornado attacks.  Depending upon your
              playstyle, you may want to just shoot rapidly, or you might want to
              use charge attacks almost exclusively; either strategy can work.
    
    Dark Sphere - 4 dark spheres form behind Lor, then rush forward 2 at a time.
    Dark Star - Lor flies up and down, shooting dark stars forward.
    Emblem Cutter - Lor fires its emblem like a boomerang.
    Oarpedo (sorry) - The oars gather above the ship, then fire at you one at a
                      time.  They will aim at you, so keep moving.
    Spread Shot - Lor moves up and down, firing a 3-way star shot.
    Tornado Cannon - This creates a horizontal tornado that sucks you in, damaging
                     you repeatedly as Lor moves up and down.  You CANNOT dash
                     through this unharmed.
    
    Barrier Rush - Lor is shielded with an invincible barrier, then rushes forward.
    Dark Sphere - 4 dark spheres form behind Lor, then rush forward 2 at a time.
                  Sometimes, it will fire 6 instead.
    Emblem Cutter - Lor fires its emblem like a boomerang.
    Fire From Afar - Lor will pepper you with shots from the background.
    Homing Sphere - 4 red spheres form behind Lor, then fly directly at you.
                    Sometimes, it will fire 6 instead.  Dodge or dash.
    Oarpedo (so bad) - The oars gather above the ship, then fire at you one at a
                       time.  They will aim at you, so keep moving.
    Spinning Tornado Cannon - This is the same as Tornado Cannon, except instead of
                              moving up and down, Lor will rotate; outmaneuver it.
    Star Storm - After Barrier Rush, Lor will fire dark stars in many directions
                 from behind, leaving you to dodge them without counter-attacking.
    
    
    Magolor
    -------
    Abilities: Fighter, Spark, Spear, Sword, Water, Whip
    Weakness: Anti-aerial (Spear is a great choice; Fighter is better)
    Strategy: This guy is a total marathon.  The best way to tackle him is to
              either be really patient, hitting him from below with Spear, or to
              use Fighter's Rising Break, then follow up by chaining several Moon
              Somersault Kicks together.  Dodge his attacks the best you can, and
              be patient.  His orbs can be deflected, by the bye.  Also, at the
              end, he can only be damaged by super abilities.  After every 2 hits
              during this phase, he'll unavoidably dispel the ability, though it
              will not damage you when he does so.
    
    3 Orbs* - He throws 3 orbs at you in a spread pattern.
    4 Orbs* - He throws 4 orbs at you in a spread pattern.
    Orb Burst* - He throws 6 orbs in different directions around himself.
    Orb Juggle* - He juggles 3 large orbs, then throws them at you.
    Spikes - He'll create purple pools on the ground, which erupt into tall spikes.
             Watch carefully as they form, because they erupt in that order, and
             that way, you'll know where it's safe to stand.
    Swirling Fire - He fires several swirling balls of blue fire at you from the
                    background.
    Summon - He opens a gate, which summons a swarm of Sphere Doomers, which fly
             through.  It's more like a projectile attack than an actual summon.
    
    Big Blast* - He will charge up energy, Kamehameha style, then will emit a very
                 large beam.  The best way to avoid it is to duck.
    Orb Burst* - He throws 6 orbs in different directions around himself.
    Orb Ring* - 6 orbs swirl about, then fly in all directions.
    Spikes - He'll create purple pools on the ground, which erupt into tall spikes.
             Watch carefully as the form, because they erupt in that order, and
             that way, you'll know where it's safe to stand.
    Stellar Vortex - A large, star-shaped vortex is created, which tries to suck
                     you in.  If it succeeds, you are taken to a DIMENSON OF PAIN,
                     which will hurt you a lot.  It's like Marx's attack from Kirby
                     Super Star.
    
    Dispel - Instantly robs you of your current ability, though it does no damage.
    Orb Burst* - He throws 6 orbs in different directions around himself.
    Orb Juggle* - He juggles 3 large orbs, then throws them at you.
    Orb Wall* - Orbs will come in from both sides.
    Stellar Vortex - A large, star-shaped vortex is created, which tries to suck
                     you in.  If it succeeds, you are taken to a DIMENSON OF PAIN,
                     which will hurt you a lot.  It's like Marx's attack from Kirby
                     Super Star.
    Summon - He summons 3 enemies at a time, one of which has a super ability.
    
    
    Magolor (Second Form)
    -------
    Abilities: Fighter, Spark, Spear, Sword, Water, Whip
    Weakness: Anti-aerial (Spear is a great choice; Fighter is better)
    Strategy: If you die fighting him, you'll start at this form, so don't worry.
              This incarnation is pretty brutal, so bring your A-game.  You have to
              be able to watch his movements and react quickly, so pay close
              attention.  During the second half, he gets really nasty, pulling out
              his own versions of several super abilities.  When he's using Dark
              Arts, watch him closely to see where it's safe to be.
    
    
    Big Blast* - He will charge up energy, Kamehameha style, then will emit a very
                 large beam.  The best way to avoid it is to duck.
    Inward Spikes - 6 star-shaped openings will appear in an arc, each of which
                    will emit a long spire; stay on the outside.
    Juggle* - He juggles several baddies, then throws them at you one at a time.
              If you get lucky, you'll nab an ability; if not, he'll throw Gordos.
    Orb Rain* - Several orbs float high above you, then drop down.
    Orb Ring* - 6 orbs swirl about, then fly in all directions.
    Spikes - 6 star-shaped openings will appear in a zigzag along the floor and
             ceiling, each of which will emit a long spire.  Stand directly under
             a ceiling one to avoid damage, since they're not long enough to reach.
    Warp Dash - He'll warp, then create two openings and dash between them twice at
                varying heights.  He will do this twice in a row.
    
    Dark Arts (another bad joke) - He will draw a shape from the background.  Watch
                                   it closely, because it will tell you where you
                                   can safely stand (or fly).
    Dark Dragon* - His version of Monster Flame will have a black flaming dragon
                   fly across the screen several times.
    Dark Flare - His version of Flare Beam surrounds him in an invincible sphere of
                 dark energy as he bounces around at a diagonal.
    Dark Swords* - His version of Ultra Sword gives him 2 dark swords.  He'll swing
                   on the left side of the screen, then the right.  If you stand in
                   either of the very bottom corners, you should be able to avoid
                   them.
    Orb Ring* - 6 orbs swirl about, then fly in all directions.
    Orb Wall* - Orbs will come in from both sides.
    Warpdouken - He will charge up energy, Kamehameha style, then will emit a very
                 large beam into a vortex.  Several times in a row, you will see 2
                 vortices, which will be connected by the blast.  It's like connect
                 the dots... OF DEATH!  The last one will have only one vortex, and
                 will shoot straight down through the middle of the battlefield.
    
    
    ================================
    VIII. Lor Starcutter Unlockables
    ================================
    These are the different rooms you unlock by finding Energy Spheres.  Each item
    will be marked with (#), depicting how many spheres you need to unlock it.
    
    
    A. Copy Rooms
    =============
    These rooms have the crystal ball things that contain abilities; 5 in each one.
    These have been around in Kirby games as long as the abilities have, but this
    game's version has a new feature: practice dummies.  These dummies allow you to
    practice grapple techniques, as well as test out all sorts of other principles
    with the abilities without worrying about getting hurt.  For example, it was in
    one of these rooms that I discovered that the Spear Copter can pick up an enemy
    and juggle it on its spinning blade of death.  Every main ability shows up in
    one of the 4 copy rooms.  The abilities are listed in the order in which they
    appear in the room, from left to right.  The copy room numbers, however, go
    right to left.
    
    Copy Room #1 (20)
    ------------
    Sword
    Fire
    Needle
    Leaf
    Cutter
    
    Copy Room #2 (40)
    ------------
    Spark
    Beam
    Whip
    Parasol
    Stone
    
    Copy Room #3 (60)
    ------------
    Water
    Hi-Jump
    Tornado
    Bomb
    Spear
    
    Copy Room #4 (80)
    ------------
    Ice
    Hammer
    Fighter
    Wing
    Ninja
    
    
    B. Minigames
    ============
    These are the only 2 minigames in Kirby's Return to Dreamland, but they're
    actually quite fun, and that's coming from someone who hates minigames.  In
    true Kirby fashion, beating them doesn't give you anything more than stars, so
    it's not completely necessary to finish them.  Both have 3 levels and each
    level is unlocked by beating the one before it.
    
    Ninja Dojo [15]
    ----------
    You hold the Wiimote vertically, then flick it forward to throw a shuriken.
    The idea is to hit the bull's-eye, but hitting anywhere on the target counts as
    a hit.  If you miss one, your game ends.  Any score 80 or higher is a bull's-
    eye, and will split the target in half.  A bull's-eye will net you 30 bonus
    points, and the more you get in a row, the higher the bonus you'll get.  Later
    rounds will have non-target boards and Gordos, which deflect your star.  You
    can only throw one star per round, and every round has a random pattern, so
    you'll never get anywhere by memorization; it's all reflex!
    
    Scope Shot [30]
    ----------
    Ah, another reference to the Super Nintendo's Super Scope.  You shoot robots
    with tons of different destructible parts, like in Battle Clash, and the like.
    Once you've destroyed enough parts, the weak point is exposed; shoot it to win.
    There are background objects that you can shoot for bonus points, too.  You can
    fire rapidly, or charge for a stronger shot.  If you get hit by a missile,
    you'll be temporarily stunned, so blow them up first.
    
    
    C. Challenge Rooms
    ==================
    These are crazy obstacle courses, each of which you tackle with a specific
    ability, which you're given upon entry and cannot lose.  You'll need to know
    that ability's moveset inside and out in order to master these rooms.  In order
    to get 100% completion, you'll need to finish each one, but even a bronze medal
    will do.  If you so desire, though, you can go for gold in each challenge.
    Unless I get a real demand for it, I'm not going to give a detailed walkthrough
    for each course, since they're fairly straightforward, and the best advice I
    can give right now is just "play better".  It sucks, I know, but it's a
    visceral experience, and it's your reflexes that will serve you best here.
    I'll post the minimum scores for each medal later on.
    
    Sword [7]
    -----
    Bronze:   100
    Silver: 
    Gold:   
    
    Whip [25]
    ----
    Bronze:   100
    Silver: 
    Gold:   
    
    Hi-Jump [35]
    -------
    Bronze:   100
    Silver: 
    Gold:   
    
    Bomb [50]
    ----
    Bronze:   100
    Silver: 
    Gold:   
    
    Water [70]
    -----
    Bronze:   100
    Silver: 
    Gold:   
    
    Wing [90]
    ----
    Bronze:   100
    Silver: 
    Gold:   
    
    Item [120]
    ----
    Bronze:   100
    Silver: 
    Gold:   
    
    
    ==============
    IX. Extra Mode
    ==============
    It's just like regular mode, but with a few differences:
    
    + Your health bar is half of its original size.
    
    + The stars are now outlines of stars.  Suddenly, that white line in the middle
      of the blue stars makes a lot more sense.
    
    + There are many more enemies present.
    
    + Enemies come in a variety of sizes; the larger they are, the more punishment
      they can take.
    
    + Bosses of every kind have new palettes (Sphere Doomers are a bit redesigned
      instead), new moves, and the letters EX slapped on to the end of their names.
    
    + There is an entirely new boss fight tacked on to the end of the Metal General
      battle.
    
    + Challenge rooms are harder, have more coins to grab, and have higher scores
      to reach for their medals, except Bronze.
    
    + The Horizontally-Scrolling Shooter section has a completely different layout.
    
    Since the stage layout is identical, I'm not going to write another walkthrough,
    especially since the Energy Spheres are in the same places.  I will, however
    provide a list of the new moves that each boss possesses.
    
    
    A. Minibosses
    =============
    These will have the same layout as the other Miniboss section, but only new
    moves will be shown.  None of these are different enough to warrant a new
    strategy, but be advised that the Sphere Doomers are particularly nasty in Extra
    Mode, especially the Electric and Ice variants.  The minibosses still have their
    old moves, except where the new moves are upgraded versions thereof.
    
    Bonkers EX (Normal/Super)
    ----------
    Coconut Tornado* - Bonkers leaps into the air and does a stationary Hammer Spin,
                       tossing 3 coconuts as he whirls.
    Note: Normal Bonkers can now use Hammer Flip, as well.
    
    Dubior EX
    ---------
    Lightning Beam - It will move across the screen, emitting a bolt of lightning
                     straight down as it goes.  It will stop near the end, then back
                     up and go again, this time taking the other side of the screen,
                     but from the same direction.  Use this break to run underneath
                     it and avoid being struck.
    Loop - It'll surround itself in an electrical barrier and charge forward,
           looping around in the middle of its flight.
    Spark Ball* - It fires several balls of electricity at varying angles.
    Summon* - It new calls upon four small drones that zigzag across the screen.
              {Spark}
    
    Gigant Edge EX
    --------------
    Leaping Sword Wave* - He leaps toward you, performing his Sword Wave upon
                          landing.
    Sword Beam - He slams his sword into the ground, sending out a 3-way energy
                 blast that goes upward at varying angles.
    Sword Combo* - He performs a sword combo, much like your own with the Sword
                   ability.
    
    Kibble Blade EX
    ---------------
    Hyper Cutter* - He charges up a Hyper Cutter and tosses it at you.
    
    King Doo EX
    -----------
    Beam Shower - He'll leap into the air, firing 5 Charge Shots down at you at
                  varying angles.
    Triple Charge Shot* - He'll charge up energy and release 3 blasts, one right
                          after another.
    Triple Charge Snipe* - He'll perform Triple Charge Shot, but he'll aim them at
                           you, firing at different angles if you move around.
    
    Moundo EX
    ---------
    Heavy Smash* - He'll leap into the air, grow large, then slam down.
    Triple Stomp* - He'll stomp the ground 3 times in a row.
    
    Water Galboros EX
    -----------------
    Double Water Shot - He'll now lob 2 balls of water simultaneously.
    
    
    Sphere Doomer EX (Normal/Purple)
    ----------------
    Sphere Drop* - It'll drop 3 spheres on the battlefield.
    Vortex - It'll create a sphere of energy, which causes a swirling vortex, which
             pulls you in its direction.  It can't suck you in, like Magolor's can,
             but touching the sphere of energy will hurt you.
    Wavy Rush - He'll charge you from the background, snaking back and forth.
    
    Sphere Doomer EX (Fire/Red)
    ----------------
    Redirect Dash - It lights itself on fire, then dashes toward you, stops halfway,
                    then readjusts its height, and dashes the rest of the way.
    Sphere Drop* - It drops 4 spheres on the battlefield, which will burn for a bit.
                   {Fire}
    Vortex - It'll create a sphere of energy, which causes a swirling vortex, which
             pulls you in its direction.  It can't suck you in, like Magolor's can,
             but touching the sphere of energy will hurt you.
    
    Sphere Doomer EX (Electric/Green)
    ----------------
    Beam Spin - It creates two opposing whips of ball lighting, like with the Beam
                ability, then spins them around in a circle while moving across the
                screen.  Run into a safe spot, then follow it back out.
    Vortex - It'll create a sphere of energy, which causes a swirling vortex, which
             pulls you in its direction.  It can't suck you in, like Magolor's can,
             but touching the sphere of energy will hurt you.
    
    Sphere Doomer EX (Ice/Gray)
    ----------------
    Gravity Flip - It flips the screen upside down, which is a much nastier trick
                   than it sounds.
    Ice Crash - It surrounds itself in a chilly barrier, then drops to the ground,
                creating a snowburst.  It will do this twice, then reappear in the
                center of the battlefield and fire 4 ice crystals diagonally.
    Vortex - It'll create a sphere of energy, which causes a swirling vortex, which
             pulls you in its direction.  It can't suck you in, like Magolor's can,
             but touching the sphere of energy will hurt you.
    
    
    B. Level Bosses
    ===============
    These will also have the same layout as they did in the Level Bosses section,
    with only new moves listed, except with the new boss.  Strategies will be given
    for avoiding the new moves where appropriate.  These guys are a lot meaner, too.
    Well, except for Whispy Woods, obviously.
    
    Whispy Woods EX
    ---------------
    Root Strike - When you see it kicking up dirt, get away, because its sharp roots
                  will come flying out to strike you.
    Tornado Spit - He'll spit 3 tornadoes out of his mouth; stay right up against
                   him to avoid being hit.
    Note: Its breath attack is now pink, and it drops purple apples at times, but
          they don't actually DO anything different.
    
    
    Mr. Dooter EX
    -------------
    Juggle* - The skulls he juggles are now on fire.
    Turban Surprise* - He'll now let 5 critters out of his turban.
    
    6-Stomp* - He'll now stomp 6 times in a row, rather than 3.
    Flaming Punch* - His Punch Combo is now a single punch that goes the length of
                     the screen and explodes when it hits the wall.  It also lights
                     the ground on fire for a while.
    Grab Juggle - He'll grab you, then juggle you for a while; shake the Wiimote to
                  escape his grasp.  He will align his hand with your height, too,
                  so watch his hands closely and avoid them.
    Note: He now has a moustache.
    
    
    Fatty Puffer EX
    ---------------
    Roll* - His Roll attack will now climb the walls and ceiling.  It goes along the
            ground, up the wall, along the ceiling, down the wall, then along the
            floor a second time.  This is true during both phases.
    
    Ceiling Water Ball - He'll lob balls of water at you while stuck to the ceiling.
    Double Roll - When he first enters phase 2, he'll roll back and forth on the
                  ground, but I haven't seen him do so after that.
    Water Cannon - His water cannon now sweeps up and down.  Don't get caught in it,
                   or you'll be stuck taking damage until it's over.
    
    
    Goriath EX
    ----------
    Snowball* - He now tosses 2 snowballs, rather than just one.
    Stomp* - His Stomp attack now produces 6 Ice Stars.
    Stretch Punch* - He now performs his Stretch Punch twice in a row.
    
    6-Douken* - He now shoots 6 blue fireballs, sweeping them up and down.  Watch it
                closely, because it's very tricky to dodge.
    Spirit Bomb* - I've only seen him do this at the beginning of phase 2.  He rips
                   off Dragon Ball Z more than ever by creating a huge ball of
                   spirit energy and throwing it straight down.  Stick to the sides
                   and STAY OFF THE GROUND when it hits.
    
    
    Grand Doomer EX
    ---------------
    Split Bomb* - He'll only drop one bomb, but it will split into 2 energy spheres,
                  which travel along the ground in either direction, much like
                  Marx's ice bombs from Kirby Super Star.
    
    Double Vulcan - It performs Heavy Vulcan, then sweeps back across again.
    Homing Sphere* - It creates 6 spheres, then launches them straight at you.
                     Either plow your way through with a dash attack, or super
                     inhale them all, if you have no ability.
    Split Bomb* - He'll now drop 2 of his bombs at once.  Just stay off the ground.
    
    
    Metal General EX
    ----------------
    Note: His phase 1 is now like his old phase 2.
    
    Double Dash* - He'll now dash across the screen, then back again.
    Electric Mines* - He'll now toss out land mines that shoot lightning upward.
    
    Drone Storm* - He'll release a bunch of drones all over the battlefield to
                   bombard you.
    Triple Rocket* - He now whips out 3 big rockets, all of which will crash in a
                     fiery burning disaster.  Stay off the ground, and try to guide
                     them all to the same place, so that you have somewhere to stand
                     when it's all over.
    
    
    HR-D3
    -----
    Weakness: Fast long-range attacks.
    Strategy: He shows up right after you beat Metal General EX, but like Magolor's
              2 forms, if you die on him, you still start on him.  He's powerful and
              intimidating, but his attacks are slow and mechanical, so they're easy
              to dodge once you get his pattern down.  He'll punch the ground, then
              do another attack in his first phase.  As soon as he's done with the
              punch attack, get off the ground and wait to see what he does to avoid
              being blindsided with his Laser Sweep.  Once you completely drain his
              vitality, he refills it and phase 2 begins.  During phase 2, lead him
              into a corner when he's dropping, then run to the other side.  Try to
              stick close to him, so you'll avoid most of his attacks, but watch out
              for his Spin and Belly Flop.  Ninja still works well.
    
    Laser Sweep - From the background, he'll sweep the ground with 2 eye lasers.
                  Just stay off the ground, and you'll be fine.
    Punch Drill* - He'll line himself up with where you're standing, then punch and
                   strike with his drill.  Hit his hands during this attack.
    Rocket Rain* - He rains rockets from the sky, covering the entire battlefield.
    Spin - He spins in circles, sweeping back and forth; fly high to avoid him.
    
    Beam Cannon* - He charges up his LAZOR and fires it; stay close to avoid it.
    Belly Flop* - While on the ground, he'll jump and do a belly flop.  If you can't
                  retreat to somewhere safe, run/slide under him.
    Laser Sweep - From the background, he'll sweep the ground with 2 eye lasers.
                  Just stay off the ground, and you'll be fine.
    Punch Drill* - He'll punch with his fist and his drill in any combination; stick
                   close to avoid it.
    Rocket Rain* - He rains rockets from the sky, covering the entire battlefield.
    Spin - He spins in circles, sweeping back and forth; stick to the sides to avoid
           him.
    Stomp* - He'll aim for you the first time, then stomp repeatedly, moving across
             the screen; head to the opposite corner.  He'll always do this when
             coming from the background.
    
    
    Landia EX
    ---------
    Double Flame Blast* - It's a bit like Flamethrower, but it's a quick blast
                          straight down from the 2 heads.  Landia does this 4 times
                          in a row.
    Fireball - Landia now spits double fireballs from each head twice, for a total
               of 16 fireballs in one attack.
    Flamethrower* - Landia now moves back and forth while performing Flamethrower.
    
    Energy Sweep - Landia performs Energy Cross, but a bit differently.  With 2
                   dragons on each side, they connect vertically on and off while
                   sweeping the screen.  Wait until it goes off, then jump through
                   the gap in between them.
    Flaming Soccer* - When they play soccer with the large fireball, they now close
                      in on you while they're passing it to each other.  It will
                      come flying in from the background and crash into the center
                      of the battlefield when it's all over.
    
    
    Lor Starcutter EX
    -----------------
    Note: Lor Starcutter EX now fires 6 orbs at a time in phase 1.
    
    Barrier Rush - Lor is shielded with an invincible barrier, then rushes forward.
                   Now, Lor also rushes you a second time from the other side.
    Emblem Cutter - This now fires twice and loops twice each shot.  The first shot
                    goes far, and the second shot stays close, but has a wider range
                    vertically.
    
    Launch Sphere - 4 yellow spheres form behind Lor, then fly off into the
                    background, aim for you, then rush toward your current location.
    Mixed Sphere - Lor fires 2 Dark Spheres and 2 Homing Spheres.
    Spinning Tornado Cannon - This move now has Lor changing the direction of its
                              spin mid-attack.
    Spread Shot - Spread Shot is now a 5-way star shot.
    Star Storm - Each Star Storm shot is now a 3-way star shot.
    
    
    Magalor EX
    ----------
    Note: Magalor's spikes now look like thorny vines, his Swirling Fire is now
          orange in color, and his Big Blast is now black in color.  Also, the super
          abilities given to you are now different than the ones in regular mode.
    
    Summon - He opens a gate, which summons a swarm of Ice Sphere Doomers, which fly
             through.  This attack is significantly longer than in regular mode.
    
    Hades Orb* - Warps open along the ground and orbs fly upward out of them.
    
    
    Magalor Soul
    ------------
    Note: Magalor Soul's spikes now look like thorny vines, his Swirling Fire is now
          orange, and his Warpdouken Rain is now black, just like with Magalor EX.
    
    Center Spike - 8 star-shaped openings will appear in a circle, each of which
                   will emit a long vine targeting the center of the battlefield;
                   stay on the ground and in the middle.
    Line Spike - 4 star-shaped openings will appear, each of which will emit a long
                 vine; 2 pairs.  Stay on the ground on the far left or right to
                 avoid them.
    Warpdouken Rain* - He will charge up energy, Kamehameha style, then will emit a
                       very large beam into a vortex.  Several times in a row, you
                       will see 2 vortices, which will be connected by the blast.
                       They progress horizontally across the battlefield, getting
                       slower as they go.  The trick is to run through when the
                       thinner beam is going, before the real one blasts through.
                       It's generally best to wait until the end, since the blasts
                       are slowest then.  It's visually very confusing.
    
    Dark Dragon* - He'll now have the dragons fly vertically, rather than
                   horizontally.  The first two will fly individually, then there
                   will be two simultaneously.  The dragons will fly right in front
                   of where he's floating.
    Dark Flare - This now has an empty sphere of energy; they'll both fly into the
                 background and launch at your current location.
    Dark Hammer - His version of Grand Hammer has him pull a gigantic ice hammer out
                  of a vortex, which he'll swing down.  The shockwaves freeze the
                  ground for a while, covering it with spikes for a shorter while,
                  and large ice chunks will fall from the ceiling.
    Dark Swords* - His swords now are 7-bladed swords, like Meta Knight's, and after
                   the typical two swings, he'll swing both at once.  Stay in one of
                   the upper corners for the first two, then go to the middle for
                   the double swing.
    Gravity Flip - He'll flip the screen upside down and curve it as well.  It
                   reminds me of the new shape of the world in Shin Megami Tensei 3:
                   Nocturne.
    
    
    C. Challenge Rooms
    ==================
    The challenge rooms are a bit harder in this mode.  There are more medals to
    grab, and the prerequisites for medals are higher.
    
    Sword [7]
    -----
    Bronze:   100
    Silver: 21150
    Gold:   26650
    
    Whip [25]
    ----
    Bronze:   100
    Silver: 19100
    Gold:   24700
    
    Hi-Jump [35]
    -------
    Bronze:   100
    Silver: 23500
    Gold:   30800
    
    Bomb [50]
    ----
    Bronze:   100
    Silver: 19700
    Gold:   26100
    
    Water [70]
    -----
    Bronze:   100
    Silver: 18500
    Gold:   24500
    
    Wing [90]
    ----
    Bronze:   100
    Silver: 17350
    Gold:   25150
    
    Item [120]
    ----
    Bronze:   100
    Silver: 25550
    Gold:   42650
    
    
    ========
    X. Arena
    ========
    
    You battle all of the bosses and minibosses one after another, as in Kirby
    Super Star.  You have 6 Maxim Tomatoes to eat in between rounds, but you'll
    have to economize them, since they don't grow back.  After taking a Maxim
    Tomato, it will respawn as a regular tomato one time only.  In between rounds,
    you also have 2 abilities from which to choose, if you wish.  There are 13
    rounds, and the first 10 opponents will be chosen randomly, though the last 3
    are always in the same order.  You go into the first battle blind, but after
    that, there will be a sign in the "locker room" that tells you who's next.  For
    the miniboss battles, you fight them one at a time in the order that I've listed
    them here.  The only exception is that during the Sphere Doomer fight, you fight
    the Normal and Fire variants simultaneously, as you did in Stage 7-3.
    
    Battles
    -------
    Gigant Edge, King Doo, Bonkers
    Kibble Blade, Moundo, Water Galboros, Dubior
    Sphere Doomers (Electric, Normal/Fire, Ice)
    Whispy Woods
    Mr. Dooter
    Fatty Puffer
    Goriath
    Grand Doomer
    Metal General
    Landia
    
    Round 11 - Lor Starcutter
    Round 12 - Magolor
    Round 13 - Magolor (Second Form)
    
    Strategy
    --------
    + Start strong.  The ability you choose in the beginning is vital, unless
      you're going to do it oldschool, that is, without an ability.
    
    + Stone is really cheap, since you're invincible when turned to stone.  With
      patience, you are unstoppable.
    
    + Spark is my ability of choice.  I shake the Wiimote as I'm dodging, then
      blast when I have a clear shot.
    
    + You'll want an ability with which you are skilled, but also one that's
      versatile, since you're fighting a wide variety here.  Cutter, Fighter,
      Spark, Spear, Stone, and Sword generally work pretty well.
    
    + Study enemy movements and patterns closely.  The key to beating this mode
      isn't just whipping the pants off of these guys; it's beating them without
      taking damage.
    
    + Economize your Maxim Tomatoes!  Try to save one Maxim Tomato for the final
      battle.  It's the hardest of the group, so going in with a clean slate is
      vital.  Alternatively, you can leave a lot of regular tomatoes for it instead.
    
    + Enemies are easier to beat in the Arena, since you've beaten them already in
      the regular game, meaning that they've lost the element of surprise.
    
    + Don't forget that you can block, but don't rely too heavily on it, since you
      do still take damage.
    
    + Practice is the key.
    
    
    ==============
    XI. True Arena
    ==============
    
    The True Arena is like the Arena, except much harder; kinda like the Extra Mode
    version of the Arena.  As such, though you DO have a full life bar (thankfully),
    you'll be fighting the Extra Mode versions of the bosses (anything with EX
    slapped on to the end of its name).  You now have only 3 Maxim Tomatoes, which
    do still become regular tomatoes after consumption. As there are now 15 rounds,
    the last 5 of which are always in the same order, HR-D3 is present, naturally,
    and there is another surprise boss exclusive to this mode, and he will be
    detailed in this section.  In addition to the Normal and Fire variants of the
    Sphere Doomers being fought simultaneously, you will now fight the last two
    enemies in each miniboss section simultaneously.  Strategy is essentially the
    same, but I do have a few additional tips for this mode.  Clearing True Arena
    will get you that last cutscene that you're missing in the Theatre menu.
    
    Battles
    -------
    Gigant Edge EX, King Doo EX/Bonkers EX
    Kibble Blade EX, Moundo EX, Water Galboros EX/Dubior EX
    Sphere Doomers EX (Electric, Normal/Fire, Ice)
    Whispy Woods EX
    Mr. Dooter EX
    Fatty Puffer EX
    Goriath EX
    Grand Doomer EX
    Metal General EX
    Landia EX
    
    Lor Starcutter EX
    HR-D3
    Galacta Knight
    Magolor EX
    Magolor Soul
    
    Tips
    ----
    + Economizing Maxim Tomatoes is now more important than ever, but I'd say that
      as long as you have one Maxim Tomato for Galacta Knight, and one or two
      regular tomatoes for Magolor and Magolor Soul, you should be fine.
    
    + I still go with Spark, but if you're totally awesome with something else, just
      go for it.  The super cheap Stone trick should still work here, but you'll
      have to be very patient, especially with Galacta Knight.
    
    + It's still very important to be able to beat many of the bosses without
      getting hit.  I was able to consistently beat all of the minibosses, Sphere
      Doomers, and Whispy Woods without getting hit, and you should, too.
    
    + In my opinion, Galacta Knight is the hardest boss in this mode, so it should
      become easier after you beat him.
    
    Galacta Knight
    --------------
    Weakness: Awesome skills; an ability with quick, long-range attacks that can
              be used effectively against a flying enemy is recommended.
              Spark, Fighter, and Sword are likely your best choices.
    Strategy: Be awesome/lucky.  This guy is super hard; maybe even harder than in
              the True Arena in Kirby Super Star Ultra.  Unless you have extremely
              quick reflexes, he's definitely going to ghost you the first time you
              fight him; he certainly did for me.  Keep your distance whenever
              possible.  Watch him closely, and try to find ways to evade his
              attacks before fighting him in earnest.  You should also spend most
              of the battle away from him and in the air, unless you're attacking.
              You'll have to be quick to beat him, but with a good ability with
              which you're proficient, and enough practice, you should be able to
              take him down.
    
    4 Sword Laser - He fires 4 laser swords at you.  Watch out; they ricochet!
    Down Thrust* - He slams down from the air, thrusting his sword downward.
    Sword Combo* - He performs a sword combo, finishing by firing a cutter at you.
    Sword Wave* - He performs a flying somersault slash, which emits a ground wave
                  when he lands.  Stay back and in the air for this one.
    Thrust - He executes a thrust attack while on the ground.
    Tornado Spin* - He begins at the top of the screen, spins like a tornado, and
                    snakes his way to the bottom of the screen.  Meta Knight has a
                    similar move in Kirby Super Star.  Try to anticipate his path
                    and slip up past him when you can.
    
    3-4-5 Sword Laser - He fires 3 simultaneous sword lasers at different angles,
                        then 4 from a different location, and 5 from yet another.
                        These ricochet also.
    Down Thrust* - He slams down from the air, thrusting his sword downward.
    Galactic Light - He'll hold his sword aloft, then sweep a giant laser in an
                     incomplete circle around him.  Run across the ground away from
                     it, then fly up the other side of the screen.
    Lightning Storm - 3 times in a row, he'll have 6 bolts of lightning flash on the
                      screen.  You'll see thin lines where they're going to blast
                      through, so watch, then dodge.  The first ones will strike the
                      sides, then interspersed, then in the center around him.
    Spin Slash* - He performs a spinning slash, just like with the Sword ability.
    Sword Combo* - He performs a sword combo, finishing by firing a cutter at you.
    Sword Rain* - From the background, he encircles himself with sword lasers, which
                  will rain down upon you diagonally from the right.  This attack is
                  very easy to dodge; just stay in the lower-right corner, since
                  they ricochet, just like all the others.
    Sword Wave* - He performs a flying somersault slash, which emits a ground wave
                  when he lands.  Stay back and in the air for this one.
    Tornado - He'll send a tall column of wind in your direction, which sweeps
              across the screen; Meta Knight had a move like this in Kirby Super
              Star.
    Up Thrust - He'll thrust his sword upward at you from the ground.
    
    
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    XII. Conclusion
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    Kirby's Return to Dream Land is a wonderful adventure that will delight Kirby
    fans of all ages.  It's best described as Kirby's Adventure with movesets like
    those in Kirby Super Star.  As with many great Kirby games, it pulls elements
    from all over the series, improving on many.  The scenery is gorgeous, and the
    level design is a great deal of fun, though the music is hit-or-miss.  I hope
    you enjoyed this guide and that it was helpful to you on your adventure.  Until
    next time...