Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Strategy Guide

Note: This game is also titled Hoshi No Kirby 64.

  • Sound test

    Successfully complete the game to unlock a sound test selection on the options screen.

  • Bonus modes

    Collect all crystals in the game (it will say 100% on your file at the file selection screen) to unlock Boss Battle (Bosubuchi) and Movie Viewer (Zenbu Miseru) modes.

  • Higher mini-games difficulty settings

    Successfully complete the mini-games on the easy difficulty setting to unlock the normal difficulty setting. Complete the mini-games on the normal difficulty setting to unlock the hard difficulty setting. Complete the mini-games on the hard difficulty setting to unlock the intense difficulty setting.

  • Infinite lives

    To get an extra life, get the star at the beginning. Press Start and select "Try Again". Go to the same level and go back to get the star again. Repeat this as many times as needed to collect an unlimited amount of lives.

  • Boss strategies

      Pop Star Boss

      Best weapon: Flame Sword (Cutter, Flame). Use the sword to destroy the tiny trees, then hit the spikes that come out of the ground.

      Rock Star Boss

      Best weapon: None. When you get all the way to the top, suck on the atom objects and throw it at one of the cubes.

      Aqua Star Boss

      Best weapon: Flame Sword (Cutter, Flame). When the shark is in front of you, throw the sword at him. After he faints, hit him when he swims up at you.

      Neo Star Boss

      Best weapon: Anything that throws. When the lava comes out of the ground, hit it. He will faint and then chase you. When he is not doing anything, jump and throw whatever you have at his mouth.

      Shiver Star Boss

      Best weapon: Anything. When his hands are in range, hit them. He then turns into a jet. Go for the pincers.

      Ripple Star Boss

      Best weapon: Random. When he turns into something, hit him with that. For example, when it turns to lightning, hit it with lightning.

  • Moves (combos)

      Fire: Fire ball
      Fire + Stone: Rock shooter
      Fire + Ice: Ice and fire blower
      Fire + Needle: Bow and arrow with fire arrow
      Fire + Bomb: Fireworks
      Fire + Spark: Solar powered fire
      Fire + Cutter: Fire sword
      Fire + Fire: Fire bird
      Stone: Rock
      Stone + Ice: Skating soap
      Stone + Needle: Drill
      Stone + Bomb: Dynamite
      Stone + Spark: Electric rope tied to stone
      Stone + Cutter: Stone cutter
      Stone + Stone: Big rock
      Ice: Ice blower
      Ice + Needle: Snow flake
      Ice + Bomb: Snowman bomb
      Ice + Spark: Refrigerator (food gives you health)
      Ice + Cutter: Skate
      Ice + Ice: Snowball
      Needle + Bomb: Spikey bomb
      Needle + Spark: Thunderbolt
      Needle + Cutter: Bite (commercial)
      Needle + Needle: Spikey gadgets
      Needle: Spike ball
      Bomb: Bomb
      Bomb + Spark: Light bulb
      Bomb + Cutter: Bomb that hooks onto opponent
      Bomb + Bomb: Missile launcher
      Spark: Electric shock
      Spark + Cutter: Electrical double bladed sword
      Spark + Spark: Electric ball
      Cutter: Boomerang
      Cutter + Cutter: Boomerang with blades

  • Break through walls

    There are various walls that must be broken by specific abilities. The ability depends on the color of the wall:

      Light Brown: Spike
      Brown: Rock
      Red: Fire
      Green: Cutter
      Black: Bomb
      Blue: Ice
  • Hints
      Extra Star Piece or Treat

      Return to the beginning of most levels to find a Star Piece or Treat.

      Easy Enemy Info (?) cards

      Get the Firework power (Bomb + Fire) and go to the first level. Press B whenever you encounter an enemy. At the bonus game, try to get the tan square with the "?" on it.

      Defeat an enemy without using a power

      Get under an enemy that you want to defeat. Then, jump under them and they will freeze for a few seconds. Jump under them two times in order to defeat them.

      Defeat the last Boss

      The final Boss can only be damaged by using the power that he has.


    Game Shark Codes

    Note: You must have a 1.08 or higher version of the Game Shark to use these codes.

    Diddy Kong Racing Keycode Required
    Enable Code (Must Be On)DE000400 0000
    Infinite Lives800D6F4F 0009
    Infinite Health810D6E50 40C0
    Max Stars (Press L + R)D0098AB5 0030
    810D6E60 0000
    D0098AB5 0030
    810D6E62 001D


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