Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
System Nintendo 64
Developer HAL Laboratory
Genre Platformer
Series Kirby Series

Dark Matter has invaded the planet of Ripple Star. Ribbon, a fairy from the planet, escapes through space with the Great Crystal. Pursued by Dark Matter, the Crystal is shattered and Ribbon falls onto the planet Popstar, where she is found by Kirby. He agrees to help gather the parts of the Great Crystal from all over the galaxy.

Kirby 64 is a 2D platformer with 3D graphics. The pink hero can suck up multiple enemies or combine abilities to form new, more powerful abilities to defeat enemies and solve puzzles.

Kirby will also team up with friends and rivals on his journey, including King Dedede, Waddle Dee, Adeleine and Ribbon herself.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan 星のカービィ64 Hoshi no Kirby 64 24 Mar 2000
US Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards 26 Jun 2000
Europe Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards 06 Jul 2001


System Japan U.S. Europe
Wii Virtual Console 15 Apr 2008 25 Feb 2008 07 Mar 2008
Wii U Virtual Console 19 Aug 2015 30 Jul 2015 25 Jun 2015

Also available to play in:

Wii Kirby's Dream Collection – Special Edition


Kirby's Dream Land 3 Stage

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Stage 3-2 borrows the main music and many stage elements from the forest areas of Kirby's Dream Land 3.

Submitted by YoungLink

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