Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

2000

System
Nintendo 64
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
HAL Laboratory

7.9

Game Rating

User Ratings: 27

Our Review: 7/10

Overview

Number of Players
4
Genre
Action
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 25th Feb 2008, 1,000 points (USA)
  • 7th Mar 2008, 1,000 points (UK/EU)
  • 15th Apr 2008, 1,000 points (JPN)

Wii U eShop

  • 25th Jun 2015, £8.99/€9.99 (UK/EU)
  • 30th Jul 2015, $9.99 (USA)

Nintendo 64

  • 24th Mar 2000 (JPN)
  • 26th Jun 2000 (USA)
  • 22nd Jun 2001 (UK/EU)
Series
Kirby

Screenshots (8)

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Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Screenshot
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Screenshot
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Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Screenshot
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Reviews

  • 43

    Wii U eShop / N64

    Review Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

    Kirby Sixty-Phwoar

    Like many of Nintendo's properties during the transition from the SNES to the N64, Kirby underwent a shift from a flat 2D sprite to a fully rendered polygon rendition of himself. Rather than taking Kirby down the route of Mario and Link, however, the pink mascot stuck closer to his origins - the mechanics of Kirby 64: The Crystal...

  • 39

    N64

    Review Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

    Not Kirby's finest hour

    Since the first Kirby game, we've seen our puffy pink friend in a series of high quality platform adventures (not to mention spin-offs) up until the release of Kirby 64 back in 2000. Despite predictably rendering Kirby's world in 3D for the first time, true to form for a N64 outing our pals at HAL Laboratories have retained...

About The Game

Kirby's first 3-D adventure is also his Nintendo 64 debut, and it finds the always-versatile hero battling a new enemy called Dark Matter.

Dark Matter is after a distant land's powerful crystal, but a young fairy named Ribbon attempts to save it by escaping with the gem to Dream Land. Now the crystal has been broken, and it's scattered around the world. Take control of Kirby and help him journey across six worlds, battling a wide variety of enemies and challenging bosses, as he tries to collect all 100 pieces of the shattered crystal.

Along the way, you'll use Kirby's trademark copying ability to use enemies' strengths against them. Not only that, but try combining any two abilities to create a brand-new one that is usually stronger than the original. Throw in three exciting multiplayer minigames, and you've got a package of which even King Dedede would be proud. Fans of Kirby and action games with bright, colorful graphics should vacuum this one up.