Ripple Star - Stage 3
Ripple Star - Stage 3 is the third stage of Ripple Star in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and the last regular stage in the game. This stage takes place inside the palace of Ripple Star, having Kirby move up the main tower past many enemy ambushes.
The stage begins inside a small treasury room, where many Point Stars are kept.
The next room is an ambush room. Kirby has to defeat all the enemies that appear in order to move forward. A crystal shard will appear when this is done.
Kirby begins his ascent up the palace, climbing stairs around the base of the tree mural.
Kirby enters the second ambush room. Kirby has to clear out all the foes to proceed.
The stairs continue upward past the midsection of the tree mural.
From there, the third ambush room awaits. Something is hidden in here.
The stairs continue upward past the canopy of the tree mural.
They lead to the fourth ambush room.
The stairs continue upward past the top of the tree mural.
Kirby reaches the last ambush room. A crystal shard appears when all the foes are defeated.
In the last walkway, Kirby just needs to get to the other side, and not pay too much attention to the lingering darkness above.
Crystal Shard guide
|Crystal Shard locations in Ripple Star - Stage 3|
|The first Crystal Shard appears after clearing out the first enemy ambush.|
|The second shard can be found under an orange and red floor in the third enemy ambush room. Kirby can break this floor open using Burn-Needle.|
|The third shard appears after the last enemy ambush is disposed of.|
Enemies, mid-bosses and abilities
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|Bouncy||None||Flora||None||Kany||None||Poppy Bros. Jr.||Skud|
|Bumber||None||Gabon||None||Mariel||None (hazardous to inhale)||Pteran||None||Turbite|
- The music in this stage would later be rearranged and featured in Endless Explosions - Stage 5 in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.