Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards – Ripple Star Piano Sheet Music Kirby is a Nintendo video game series created by Masahiro Sakurai. Kirby’s most recent title in the series is Kirby Triple Deluxe for the Nintendo 3DS, released in 2014. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards was originally released on the Nintendo 64 in 2000.
The player-controllable Kirby is able to inhale enemies and objects into Kirby’s mouth, allowing him to either swallow them or spit them back out as a projectile. Kirby cannot inhale indefinitely; he must eventually exhale or lose health due to the strain of inhaling enemies. Kirby can also capture two enemies at once by swallowing both of them. The more Kirby inhales, the bigger Kirby’s mouth gets. Kirby can also collect and store copy abilities in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards that provide him with additional attacks and abilities. Kirby can only keep one copy ability at a time though; the player must choose which one Kirby keeps outside of certain situations where Kirby temporarily gets an ‘extra’ or ‘double’ ability. Kirby can also use his copy abilities in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards to mix and combine the abilities to create a brand new one, such as combining Fire and Ice to get a steam attack that can freeze enemies. Kirby’s health is measured by a meter that depletes whenever Kirby takes damage; if Kirby runs out of health he loses a life. Kirby uses 1up items to get an extra health point and get a chance to fight stronger bosses. Kirby also needs to collect power-ups in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards to enter special stages where Kirby can earn helpful power-ups, such as keys to unlock doors or a mirror that Kirby can use to become a copy ability Kirby. Kirby also gets to collect puzzle pieces in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards which are used to unlock movies that can be viewed under the ‘extras’ section in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards