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Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Typed out by Sarah ------------------- Instruction Booklet Kirby 64 The Crystal Shards ------------------- Game Code: U/NUS-NK4E-USA ----------------------------- INSIDE COVER (Official Nintendo Seal of Quality, Rating etc.) ----------------------------- ----------------------------- PAGE 1 ----------------------------- *CONTENTS* About the Controller 2 The Crystal Shards... 4 Controllinig Kirby 7 Getting Started 8 Beginning Your Quest 10 Krby's Abilities 12 Kirby's Copy Ability 15 Power Combos 16 Inhaling and Exhaling 18 Exciting Discoveries! 19 The Bonus Game and Mini-Games 20 Friend of Foe? 22 Warranty & Service Information 25 ------------------------------ PAGE 2 AND 3 (How to use the N64 Controller, Stick functions etc.) ------------------------------ ------------------------------ PAGE 4 ------------------------------ *THE CRYSTAL SHARDS...* In a distant corner of the galaxy, fairies lived peacefully on the planet called Ripple Star. But then one day, a mysterious black cloud appeared and surrounded the peaceful planet. The cloud, a sinister force known as Dark Matter, had come in search of the fairies' secret treasure---their shining Crystal. (Pictures of the story) Picture 1 - The fairies look skyward as their peace is about to be shattered. Picture 2 - The strange black cloud approaches, speading across the sky in an instant... Picture 3 - ... and Ripple Star is suddenly engulfed by Dark Matter! ------------------------------ PAGE 5 ------------------------------ A fairy named Ribbon knew that dreadful things would come to pass if Dark Matter gained control of the powerful Crystal. She grabbed the shining stone and escaped from Ripple Star--just before the planet was completely engulfed. But as Ribbon fled, three dark clouds splot from the mass of Dark Matter to chase her through space. And when they caught up with her and attacked, the fairies' crystal shattered into tiny shards, which dropped like falling stars onto the many planets in the solar system. (Pictures of the story) Picture 4 - To protect the precious crystal, Ribbon grabs it and flees from Ripple Star as Dark Matter descends. Picture 5 - But the nervy fairy is pursued and attacked. The crystal is shattered, and its shards scatter across the solar system. Picture 6 - Meanwhile, a familar figure sits gazing at the night sky, lost in thought... ------------------------------ PAGE 6 ------------------------------ Still holding one of the Crystal Shards, Ribbon fell onto the planet called Pop Star, where--perhaps by fate--she ran smack in to Kirby. After hearing her desperate plight, Kirby resolved to help Ribbon recover all of the Crystal Shards. Picture 7 - When he sees Ribbon's sad and troubled face, Kirby decides to help her recover all of the Crystal Shards. And so begins Kirby's latest adventure! ------------------------------ PAGE 7 ------------------------------ *CONTROLLING KIRBY* (See page 12 for information about Kirby's abilities) L&R Buttons C Buttons ----------- --------- L-R UP-RIGHT-DOWN-LEFT - LIFT an inhaled enemy or a Power Star - Press a second time to THROW the lifted object into the air + Control Pad ------------- - Press LEFT or RIGHT to walk - Quickly press LEFT or RIGHT twice to RUN - After inhaling something, press DOWN to SWALLOW or COPY - Press DOWN to duck - When standing on a ledge, press DOWN to JUMP DOWN B Button -------- - THROW an enemy or a Power Star - INHALE when Kirby doesn't have a Special Power or Power Combo - EXHALE after inhaling an object - After copying an ability, ATTACK with your Special Power A Button -------- - JUMP - After jumping, FLY - SWIM when underwater - Press the A Button and DOWN on the + Control Pad to SLIDE Start ----- - PAUSE (See page 12) ------------------------- PAGE 8 ------------------------- *GETTING STARTED* 1. Turn the Power ON
Properly insert your Kirby 64 Game Pak into the N64 Control Deck and turn the power ON. After a moment or two, the Cinema Screen will appear, followed by the Title Screen.
2. Select a File

Press START on the Title Screen to display the File Selection Screen. 
After choosing a file and starting a game, your game data will 
automatically be saved to the file you chose. Use the + Control 
Pad to select one of the three save files. Next, press the A Button 
to confirm a selection. Below are explanations of the different menu 
displays and selections.

(Picture of File Selection Screen on Level 3, 23% done)

This box shows how far you've gotten in your adventure: Level 3
This box shows the percentage of crystals you've      
collected. Look high and low to collect all the shards for a total of 100%! : 23%

If a file is empty, a file number will appear where the "Start" selection normally is.

Menu Choices Available:

- Start ... Begin your game.
- Options ... See the next page for details
- Delete ... Delete this file's saved data.

You can't recover deleted data, so be careful when deleting!


Crystal Clue!    Excercise Your Options

From Mini Games to Special Settings 

Mini-Games               Test your skills with three wacky, multi-player Mini-Games!
                         (See page 21 for more information)

Enemy Info               View Info Cards for each enemy character. If you get a card in
                         one of the Bonus Games at the end of each stage, that card's 
                         data will show up under Enemy Info. (See page 20 for more 
                         information on Bonus Games.) Boss Cards will appear only after you     
                         defeat each boss. Each new card flashes as you take your first
                         peak at it. As you build your collection, you may end up getting
                         duplicates of cards you already have, so the remaining cards can       
                         be realy hard to get your hands on! It takes a true Kirby
                         collector to find all the cards.

Theater                  Come to the Theater to see your favorite Kirby movies again and
                         again. Use the + Control Pad to scroll through the movies you've
                         seen in the game, then press the A Button to play one. Question 
                         marks show up for movies you haven't seen, and you won't be able
                         to replay those until you've seen them in the game.

Settings                 SOUND
                         Press LEFT or RIGHT on the + Control Pad to switch between Stereo
                         and Mono.

                         Press the LEFT or RIGHT on the + Control Pad to select one of the
                         five display settings.

When choosing Stereo setting, be sure that your N64 is properly 
connected for stereo output.


1. Choose a Planet

Choose "Start" on the File Selection Screen to make a map of the 
planets appear. Press left or right on the + Control Pad to select 
a level, then press the A Button to go to that planet. At first, Pop 
Star will be the only planet you can choose.

The level displayed on the File Selection Screen represents a planet on the map.

2. Choose a Stage

First, choose a planet, then choose the area on that planet you want 
to go to. Use the + Control Pad to move the crayon. After you select 
a stage, press the A Button to begin your journey!

Stage Selection Screen

- You can visit any stage pictured here.
- Move the crayon to select a stage. If you choose the picture of the planet
  in the top left corner, you'll return to the map.
- When you select a stage with the crayon, a Crystal Card will be displayed. Only
  crystals you have found will be colored; crystals you haven't found will 
simply be outlined. The die on the Crystal Card indicates the stage 
number. A skull indicates a boss stage.

(Picture - Asking if you know how to use abilities)
The very first time you play Kirby 64, you'll see the screen on the left. 
If you choose "Nope," an explanation of Kirby's Abilities appear.

Crystal Clue!         Return to cleared stages and levels at any time!
You can back to any stage or level you've cleared whenever you want, 
and you'll certainly want to if you clear a level without finding all the 
Crystal Shards. You can even go back to just challenge yourself all over again!

3. Keep your eyes peeled for the Crystal Shards!

You must dodge or defeat each of your enemies as you work your 
way through the different stages, but don't forget that the object 
of your quest is to recover all of the Crystal Shards. Pop Star's 
first stage is a perfect example of the quest that lies ahead...

Picture 1 - Dodge and defeat enemies as you go, but keep your 
eyes open for crystals!
Picture 2 - Powerful enemies will try to stop you!
Picture 3 - Oh, NO! Dark Matter takes control...
Picture 4 - Fight your friend to free him from Dark Matter.
Picture 5 - Once free, he'll join your cause.

The Bonus Game will be the last step in clearing Stage 1. After you 
finish the Bonus Game, you'll be able to go on to the next stage. 
Once you defeat the boss on Pop Star's final stage, you can continue 
to the next planet.


Kirby is a cool character of many talents.

The Game Screen

Before you play, you'll need to understand the Game Screen.

- Top Row:    Kirby's Vitality Meter
- Bottom Row: Star Meter (See Page 19)

In a boss or guard battle, the Star Meter becomes the enemy's 
Vitality Meter. (Guards are big enemies inside rooms-you have to 
beat them to move on.)

(Lower left hand corner)
Kirby's Remaining Lives
When Kirby copies an enemy ability, it's Special Power symbol will be displayed here. When Kirby copies two abilities for a Power Combo, symbols will show up on both the left and right.
Special Powers


Crystal Clue!           Pressing START during game play...

Press START during your game to display the Pause Screen on the 
right. Choose "Continue" to return to your game in progress. Choose 
"Try Again" to exit the current stage and return to the planet map.


Kirby's Actions

The Basics             Master Kirby's basic skills first

+ Control Pad DOWN

- Swallow
- Copy
(After inhaling)
- Duck
(When standing)
- Jump Down
(When standing on certain

+ Control Pad LEFT and RIGHT

- Walk
- Dash
(Double Tape)

L or R Button
C Buttons

- Lift
(After inhaling or copying)
- Throw into the air
(After lifting)

A Button
- Swim
(when underwater)
- Jump
(When standing)
- Fly
(When in midair)

B Button
- Use your Special Power
(After copying)
- Swallow
- Throw
(After lifting)
- Exhale
(After exhaling)

Simple Attacks                   Here's how Kirby attacks when he has no 
Special Powers

On Land or Underwater
Press the B Button once to inhale an enemy or block, then again to 
exhale, shooting it back out. This is Kirby's most basic attack. If 
you inhale two or more at the same time, then exhale, they 
combine to create an enemy-piercing blast!

In Midair
Press the B Button while Kirby is flying to shoot an air blast. It's 
not very powerful, but it's better than nothing.

Climbing                         These moves come in handy in certain spots

Grab a pole or ladder RIGHT climb UP or DOWN    Climb onto a ledge

Press the A Button to let go of a pole or ladder.
You can sometimes fly up through a ledge to stand on top of it.

Crystal Clue!           Friends in Need

In some stages, you'll have to ride down a mine track or on a raft 
with a friend. You may even have to ride on a friend's back to get 
where you're going!


The Copy Ability

When it comes to swallowing enemies with Special Powers and copying 
their powers for his own use, Kirby is unmatched! It doesn't do any 
good to swallow enemies that have no Special Powers, though.

Special Power
If you swallow Sir Kibble... you can copy the Special Power, Cutter!

Special Power
If you swallow Bouncy... it ends in a gulp, and Kirby gets no Special Power.

The Copy Ability

Here's how you copy enemy abilities.

Press the B Button to inahle an enemy that has a Special Power.

Press DOWN on the + Control Pad to swallow that enemy.

You've copied the Special Power! Now press the B Button to use it!

Crystal Clue!      Don't lose hard-earned Special Powers!

Once you copy a Special Power, you won't lose it if you travel to 
a new stage or planet. If you take a hit from an enemy, though, 
you may lose your Power Star---and the copied power. If you 
inhale and swallow that Power Star again, you'll regain the same 
Special Power.


Kirby's copy ability has evolved!

Power Combos
If Kirby manages to copy two Special Powers at the same time, he 
gains a powerful ability called a Power Combo. Combine different 
Special Powers for entirely different Power Combos, or combine 
two of the same Special Powers for a super-powered version of 
that ability!

Needle + Cutter > The Needle-Cutter Combo!

Four Methods for Obtaining Power Combos!
Four common methods for gaining Power Combos are detailed 
below. When you want a combo, choose the easiest method based 
on your current status.

Power Combos - Method 1  Simulateously swallow two enemies 
that have Special Powers.

1. Inhale two enemies that have Special Powers in one big breath.
2. Next, swallow both enemies to gain the Power Combo!


Power Combos - Method 2  Shoot one enemy into another.

1. Inhale an enemy with a Special Power
2. Exhale, shooting that enemy out so that is hits another enemy.
3. After colliding, the two will transform into a Combo Star.
4. Inhale and swallow the Combo Star to gain that Power Combo!

Power Combos - Method 3  Throw one enemy into another.

Inhale an enemy with a Special Power, then press the L or R Button 
to lift the inhaled enemy. Next, press the B Button to throw that 
enemy into another enemy that has a Special Power.

Power Combos - Method 4 Throw a Power Star at an enemy

1. Copy one enemy's Special Power
2. Press the L or R Button to Lift the copied Special Power's Power 
Star, then throw it at another enemy.
3. After colliding, the two will transform into a Combo Star
4. Swallow the Combo Star to copy that Power Combo!

Crystal Clue!    If you throw a Combo Star, it'll blast through any 
enemies in it's way, but then it will vanish.

Here's what you can do after inhaling.

B Button
              \    : Exhale attack
After Inhaling \   : Swallow
                        - After swallowing a block or an enemy that has no Special Power
               /   : Copy
              /          - After inhaling an enemy that has a Special Power.
              -----                                     |
                  |                                     |
L & R, C Buttons  |                                     |
LIFT--------------------B Button Throw          L & R, C Buttons         
                                                      /   |
                                                     /    |
                                        L & R, C Buttons  |  
                                        /                 |
                                       /            B Button Throw  
                               Throw the Power
                               Star or enemy
                                straight up


Make the most of the items you find!

When Kirby's tired...   >       ... eat to regain strength!

This is Kirby's favorite snack. Eat this miracle fruit to regain all your strength!

Eat any one of these to recover a little strength.

- Ice Cream Bar
- Cake
- Sparerib
- Sandwich

Collect these to get something good!

Yellow Stars
Collect 30 to earn an extra life!

Red Stars
Red Stars are worth 5 Yellow Stars.
(You can find these only in Bonus Games.)

Green Stars
Green ones are worth 3 Yellow Stars.
(You can find these only in Bonus Games.)

Blue Stars
Blue ones are worth 10 Yellow Stars! Return to where you
found a Crystal Shard to get one of these!

Very important Items!

Invincibilty Candy
Kirby becomes invincible!
(...for a little while

Info Card
Collect Enemy Info Cards in Bonus Games

When you grab one these, you'll automatically get
an extra life!


The Bonus Game
Test your broad jump skills in the Bonus Game at the end of each
stage. It's a very simple game-just aim for the item you want, then
make Kirby jump toward it. You'll find stars, recovery items and Info
Cards, which you can then view under Enemy Info on the Options meenu.
(See page 9.)

The Bonus Game > Getting What You Want

1. Kirby will look left and right. The moment Kirby faces the item you 
want, press the A Button. That's how you choose the direction he'll jump!

2. After you choose a direction, Kirby will start swinging his arms 
forward and back. Press the A Button when he swings them 
forward, he'll jump only a short distance. Consider the distance to 
the item you want, and take care when timing your jump!

Crystal Clue!       What Happened?
If Kirby doesn't land on an item, you won't get anything! Don't miss!


The Mini Games
Choose the "Mini-Game" selection under "Options" on the File Selection 
Screen to play one of three Mini-Games. Up to four people can play, 
so challenge your friends!

NOTE: When playing with two or more human players, you'll need one 
controller for each player.

The Bonus Game - Getting Ready
First, choose the Mini-Game you'd like to play. Next, choose the 
number of human players (see box) and which characters the 
players will control. At first, the only computer skill level you will 
be able to choose will be Easy, but once you take first place, you 
will be able to choose the next-highest difficulty setting and do 
battle against even tougher computer-controlled opponents!

The Mini-Games will always have four contestants. If there are only 
one, two or three human players, the remaining contestants will be 
controlled by the computer. The characters the computer controls 
determined randomly.

100 Yard Hop
A Button - Hop 2 Spaces
B Button - Hop 1 Space

Carefully hop to the finish line. Watch out for puddles and frogs!

Bumper Crop Bump
LEFT OR RIGHT + A Button, Bump

Catch the falling food in your basket. Use the + Control Pad and 
A Button when it's time to bump someone.

Checkerboard Chase
A Button, Drop Blocks

Get the drop on your opponents! When all the others have fallen 
five times, you win!

If you set a new record in a Mini-Games, that record will 
automatically be saved. The stars on the Result Screen indicate 
the number of times you took first place. The stars will disappear 
when you quit playing.


Finally, it's time to introduce the cast of characters!

Kirby, naturally, is the hero of of this tale. Kind and jolly by nature, 
he turns tough-guy lend his storied talents to the imperiled fairies 
of the Ripple Star planet. Surely he'll be able to recover the Crystal Shards.

A fairy from Ripple Star, Ribbon escapes the planet with the 
fairies' Crystal, only to fall victim to a Dark Matter ambush. 
When she loses control of the Crystal, she turns to Kirby for help.

Long-time rival King Dedede finds one of the missing Crystal 
Shards on his castle grounds. Whatever will he do with it?

Kirby cohort Waddle Dee gets himself in gobs of trouble when he 
happens upon another of the powerful Shards.

Adeleine, an aspiring young artist, comes to Pop Star to study 
art but finds herself in the middle of a Dark Matter mess.


(Notes Page)

PAGE 24 AND 25

(Warranty Information)

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