Crystal is the second area that Kirby visits in The Great Cave Offensive in Kirby Super Star and its remake. The area has 16 Treasures. It is the only area inside of the cave that resembles an actual cave, and is lined with crystals (presumably made of quartz), and many underwater sections. The boss of this area is Computer Virus.
The first room that Kirby enters will place him in a vertical column chamber, with the way down leading into water. There are two treasures here.
The second room is a hub of sorts, with four doorways accessible from the main area. The top door leads to a save room, and the lower three leads off to different sections of the cave. There are no treasures here.
The leftmost door leads to an open area of the cave, where switches can be pressed to create waterfalls that bust through certain walls. There are seven treasures here.
The lower middle door from the hub room leads to a largely underwater section of the cave. There are a great deal of winding tunnels and nooks and crannies here. There are three treasures here.
The rightmost door leads into a more brightly colored section of the cave, which is an open passage leading further off to the right. Lots of quick enemies await Kirby in this room. There are four treasures here.
From here, the boss room awaits (details in the Boss section below).
|Crystal Area Treasures|
|Treasure||Image||Value||How to reach|
|Dime||10 G||This treasure can be found underneath the doorway in the first room, lying on a bed of breakable blocks.|
|Glass Slipper||120,000 G||This treasure can be found beneath the previous one, under the blocks.|
|Goblet||800 G||This treasure can be found by pressing one of the switches to the left of the entrance in the left room.|
|Saucepan||10 G||This treasure can be found at the bottom of the left room in a pool of water with a small Void inside. Pressing the switch causes the chest to appear above the pit, then fall in. Kirby has to open it before it falls in to get the item inside.|
|Brass Knuckle||20,000 G||This treasure can be found to the left of the water pit in the left room behind a Gate, with the switch to open it also behind the gate. Kirby will have to use a Copy Ability that allows him to hit the switch from behind the gate to access it.|
|Amber Rose||22,100 G||This treasure can be found to the far left wall in the left room, on an overhang guarded by a Bomber.|
|Fish Fossil||8,250 G||This treasure can be found through a side-passage in the middle of the left area guarded by swift wind currents.|
|Beast Fossil||24,220 G||This treasure is in the same room as the previous one.|
|Nunchuks (Kirby Super Star)||55,480 G||This treasure is guarded by a Poppy Bros. Sr. near the top of the left area.|
|Machine Parts (Kirby Super Star Ultra)||121,300 G|
|Bucket||200 G||This treasure can be found in the lower room by swimming through a switchback underwater tunnel past the surface guards, then swimming up a small vertical shaft and breaking through a Star Block.|
|Summertime (Kirby Super Star)||250,000 G||This treasure can be found in the lower room along the spike tunnels with moving platforms inset. It is behind a barrier of breakable blocks.|
|Power Paintbrush (Kirby Super Star Ultra)||222,000 G|
|100-Dollar Coin||10,000 G||This treasure can be found in the water channel at the bottom of the lower room, along the floor. Kirby will need to be quick to get it, or he will be swept past and have to loop back around.|
|Ancient Gem||68,000 G||This treasure can be found in the right room up a ladder behind a Bomb Block barrier. Kirby will have to mind the Spikes that appear after the barrier is broken.|
|Falcon Helmet||41,000 G||This treasure can be found in a lower grotto section of the right room, behind a large barricade of breakable blocks guarded by a Tac.|
|Dud (Kirby Super Star)||30 G||This treasure can be found further down the path in the right room, under a bomb block barrier in the floor, guarded by a Wheelie.|
|Cell Phone (Kirby Super Star Ultra)||40,210 G|
|Truth Mirror||500,000 G||This treasure can be found in the lower-right end of the right room, through a spike and Gordo-filled tunnel with a wind current blowing Kirby back.|
Enemies, mid-boss, and boss
Boss: Computer Virus
From there, the main chamber is a big open space, where Kirby will need to keep moving until he is stopped by a series of computer desktop windows that appear. The fight with Computer Virus, as this Boss is known, takes place in a turn-based fashion, like a traditional Japanese RPG. Kirby has to face down against three opponents (a Slime, a Puppet, and a Magician), one after the other, and can't attack them until it's 'his turn'. Meanwhile, when it's the enemy's turn to attack, Kirby does have the option of dodging or raising his Guard.
Once all three opponents are defeated, the screens slowly disappear, while telling Kirby which non-existent attributes he just leveled up. From there, Kirby can take the Mine Cart to reach the next area of the cave, the Old Tower.