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

    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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