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Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

by Nintendo
Nintendo 64
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews) 77 / 100

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  • ASIN: B00004R9IB
  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 3.1 x 0.6 inches ; 0.6 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,136 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

That cute little squishy guy is back in all his pastel glory to sweeten up 2-D life on the Nintendo 64. With 3-D games such as Perfect Dark and Donkey Kong 64 getting the bulk of attention among consumers, Kirby 64 provides a fun change of pace for both young and experienced gamers who don't necessarily need all three dimensions to have fun.

Young gamers will love the bright, colorful graphics in this game, which is 2-D with some 3-D foreground and background elements. Kirby is joined by plenty of friends who will aid in his quest to recover the pieces of an important shattered crystal.

While the levels are a bit too easy for older gamers, the gameplay in Kirby 64 is original enough to entertain all ages. Kirby still has an appetite for enemies, sucking them up and spitting them out, but he can also swallow them, inheriting abilities such as fire and cutter. Also, Kirby can now combine enemy powers, often with hilarious results. For instance, electricity plus stone turns Kirby into an electrifying little light bulb. Sure, you don't need to use all these powers, but they're still fun to play with. --Robb Guido


  • Whimsical 2-D graphics
  • Kirby 64's copy and combine abilities result in some unique and varied gameplay
  • May be too easy and too cute for older players

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Kirby, that cute mushy star of other Game Boy, NES, and Super NES games, has arrived on the N64 in this nearly 3-D game. For those of you who don't know Kirby, think of him as an adorable action hero with an eating disorder--in battle, he often swallows his enemies whole and then spits out everything except their powers. Absorbing the attack style of a rock enemy, for example, allows Kirby to later apply a rock shield in his defense.

In this episode of the growing series, Kirby has to save the colorfully cute world of Ripple Star from the encroaching force of Dark Matter by locating and collecting six different shards of a broken crystal. Though the game is primarily a one-player side-scrolling adventure, there are four minigames (one is a hopping race, and another will have you catching falling fruit from a tree) that accommodate up to four players.

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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME June 8, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Video Game
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
kirby 64 is completly awesome good graphics great story and kirby has 28 attacks to use with 25 levels and five worlds kirby should make the right summer title for you Some call it a puffball, some call it a marshmallow, but most people prefer to simply call it Kirby! Kirby has the amazing power to inhale enemies, acquire their attacks, then unleash them in brilliant new ways. Help Kirby and friends valiantly fight to save the peaceful fairy folk of Ripple Star from the marauding Dark Matter.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kirby Kicks Booty - Again November 28, 2001
Format:Video Game
I know what you're thinking: A SIDESCROLLING adventure game for Nintendo 64? Who'd buy that?
Fear not. Kriby 64 is a gorgeous and entertaining game. I had lots of fun playing it, cutesy as it may seem. This is probably the best sidescrolling game ever; everything looks 3D, and the view actually pans and zooms as Kirby moves along. Unlike the highly cartoonish Yoshi's Story, this game manages to suck us into its colorful and whimsical worlds.
The plot involves Kirby's attempt to stop Dark Matter(again) by finding all the broken shards of a powerful magic crystal. Accompanying him on his quest are a cute little gut named Waddle Dee, a fairy named Ribbon, a painter named Adeline, and Kirby's old nemesis, King Dedede, who is apparently trying to make up for his villainous past. Their journey takes them to far distant planets, and some very wierd locales.
Kirby 64 takes things from previous Kirby games and improves upon them. Perhaps the best element of the game is Kirby's copying ability. Not only can he steal the powers of his enemies, but he can actually combine them to create new, outrageous abilites: he can turn into a refrigerator, shoot guided missles, transform into a gigantic snowflake, or weild a Dark Maul-esque lightsaber -- to name but a few. As for levels, the game includes the usual meadow/volcano/underwater/mountain/etc. levels, plus some inventive new ones. My favorites include an evil shopping mall, a vast desert UFO, and an oily sewer system.
The enemies are fun, the bosses are inspired, the music is extremely cool, and the cinemas, while wordless, are well-made and entertaining. All in all, this is a great game for Kirby fans and those who need a break from the likes of "Resident Evil." I really enjoyed it, and I'm confident that many others will too.
PS: Did I mention the multiplayer mini-games?
(Ah, the magic words!)
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38 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Pinkster Returns With New Attacks June 4, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Video Game
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
When Nintendo released word on Kirby, the little rubber-esque pink ball that can suck in enemies (but you should know that) would be on N64, I flipped. This game is the funkiest Kirby game yet. In one instance, the Kirby trend will start to rise, and *POOF!* the trend will peak again. In the game, you can do the classic: suck up enemies, use their attacks, and fly. But a new feature has been added: the ability to mix two attacks. You can suck up enemies in all sorts of ways to help whip down the enemies. Kirby may very well become a popular name again.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What A Great Game! November 2, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Video Game
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, is a very fun and interesting game. I enjoy playing it a lot. My favorite part is the end when you are on the picnic blanket and you have to jump onto what you want. I already beat the whole game. I enjoy trying to collect all of the enemy cards. I like it when you have to beat the boss. In the beginning it was so hard but once you beat it and play it over and over again, you really start to get the hang of it. I think the easiest star to beat was Pop Star because it has really easy levels. Another easy one to beat was Ripple Star. It only had four levels and they were all easy. My favorite enemies to copy are the snowman and the spiky guy. By mixing those two together, you get a snowflake. There were some things that I couldn't figure out but I got most of them in the end. I think that buying Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards was a very worth-while experience.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really cool game even for a girl October 12, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Video Game
Kirby is da bomb, I love this game. It is so much fun, there are 6 planets and 4-5 levels in each. Pop star, Rock Star, Aqua Star, Neo Star, Shiver Star and Ripple Star. At the end of each level you get to play a bonus game where you have to option to select the Enemy info card. There are a total of 81 cards. Also there are 3 different mini games. They're real entertaining too. Kirby gets to combined its powers and eat its enemies, he could fly and do all kinda stuff. The purpose of the game is to collect all 100 crystals. There are lots of symbolisms in this game. You might need to purchase the Kirby 64 The Crystal Shards Strategy Guide to find them all. But overall the game is really easy, even my brother a 5 years old enjoyed it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for younger players October 7, 2000
Format:Video Game
We purchased N64 for my son for his 5th birthday. The two games we had were Star Wars Pod Racers and Pokemon Snap. Both games are fun, but very frustrating for him. He needed help to play both and sometimes chose not to play.
This summer, I purchased Kirby--The Crystal Shards, and he absolutely loves it. He is only 5 but had the moves mastered after only a few days. Now, three months later, he is still having a great time with it. It is an excellent choice for those with younger N64 players. Easy to learn and give them confidence to play the more difficult games.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little too pink for me....(hic)..... September 1, 2000
A Kid's Review
Format:Video Game
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Ughhh....don't get me wrong-this game isn't bad. In fact, I love the idea of combining the enemies you'ved digested and rip the rest of your enemies to pieces with their own medicine. And the mini-games are excellent for when you have a sleep-over or something. But the downside...heart shaped planets, music that's a bit too jolly, and some enemies don't exactly look like enemies...No, I'm not a violence oriented game freak, in fact, I don't own a rated M game, and I never have, but this game is just...too happy. This game is a definite rent for a Kirby fan, and Kirby fans will love this game. But I assure you, you might not wanna look at pink for the next couple of days.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great game
Classic game; Works perfectly.
Published 5 days ago by Jason Puccetti
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 21 days ago by Leighanna
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite N64 games that I rented over and over when ...
One of my favorite N64 games that I rented over and over when I was smaller. Now I finally own it. Its a classic Kirby platforming game.
Published 2 months ago by Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars looks and works great.
Received it in a timely manner, packaged well, looks and works great.
Published 2 months ago by luvtolisten
5.0 out of 5 stars Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
This game is still fun to play ever since it has came out back in 2000. The classics are still fun to play :)
Published 3 months ago by Katie
3.0 out of 5 stars It is okay
Not a desirable game. I like Kirby from smash bros and the gameboy. The N64 version is weird angles and had a lot to be desired. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Drew
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!
I am absolutely happy that I have this. It's just as I remembered it :) Thank thank THANK you so much for bringing back one of my best childhood memories. It even came in early! Read more
Published 12 months ago by Angelee
5.0 out of 5 stars yep its a working game
Genaric positive review
it arived as a game, it plugs in and works!!
you can trust this guy, he didnt screw me so he probably wont screw you :D
Published 13 months ago by human man
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Most Memorable Kirby Games
I'm reviewing this game based on the Virtual Console version (because honestly, this game is too expensive). Read more
Published 14 months ago by GintaxAlvissforever
5.0 out of 5 stars got it
My kids love this game and it works wonderfully. it arrived in great shape and is so fun to play
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