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Ripple Star - Stage 3

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Ripple Star - Stage 3
K64 Ripple Star Stage 3 screenshot 11.png
Kirby reaches the top of the palace and approaches the menacing darkness.
Host level Ripple Star
Stage Nr. 3
Mid-Boss(es) Five enemy ambushes
Friend assists No
Theme music

Clip of the theme music for Ripple Star - Stage 3.

Stage progression
Stage 2 Stage 4 (boss fight) →
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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. Beyond the room's door is an ambush room, where Kirby has to defeat all the enemies that appear in order to move forward. A Crystal Shard will appear when this is done. Afterward, Kirby begins his ascent up the palace, climbing stairs around the base of the tree mural. He then enters the second ambush room, where the objective is the same.

From there, the stairs continue up the vertical mural, leading to two more ambush rooms as Kirby climbs to the top. The third ambush room also contains a hidden Crystal Shard which can be obtained if Burn-Needle is used, and the final room also holds a third and final shard when all enemies are cleared. The last room has Kirby climb up a stair walkway, where looming darkness can be seen from above. With few enemies present like N-Zs, all that Kirby has to do is just to reach the other side.

Crystal Shard guide[edit]

Crystal Shard locations in Ripple Star - Stage 3  
K64 Ripple Star Stage 3 Crystal Shard 1.png
Shard 1
The first Crystal Shard appears after clearing out the first enemy ambush.
K64 Ripple Star Stage 3 Crystal Shard 2.png
Shard 2
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.
K64 Ripple Star Stage 3 Crystal Shard 3.png
Shard 3
The third shard appears after the last enemy ambush is disposed of.

Enemies, mid-bosses and abilities[edit]

Image Name Copy Ability Image Name Copy Ability Image Name Copy Ability Image Name Copy Ability Image Name Copy Ability
K64 Bo Sprite.png Bo None K64 Chilly Sprite.png Chilly K64 Ice Sprite.png K64 Gordo Sprite.png Gordo N/A K64 Nruff Sprite.png Nruff None K64 Sawyer Sprite.png Sawyer K64 Cutter Sprite.png
K64 Bobo Sprite.png Bobo K64 Burning Sprite.png K64 Emp Sprite.png Emp K64 Ice Sprite.png K64 Hack Sprite.png Hack K64 Stone Sprite.png K64 Plugg Sprite.png Plugg K64 Spark Sprite.png K64 Scarfy Sprite.png Scarfy N/A
K64 Bonehead Sprite.png Bonehead None K64 Fishbone Sprite.png Fishbone K64 Cutter Sprite.png K64 Kacti Sprite.png Kacti K64 Needle Sprite.png K64 Pompey Sprite.png Pompey K64 Stone Sprite.png K64 Sir Kibble Sprite.png Sirkibble K64 Cutter Sprite.png
K64 Bouncy Sprite.png Bouncy None K64 Flora Sprite.png Flora None K64 Kany Sprite.png Kany None K64 Poppy Bros Jr Sprite.png Poppy Bros. Jr. K64 Bomb Sprite.png K64 Skud Sprite.png Skud K64 Bomb Sprite.png
K64 Bronto Burt Sprite.png Bronto Burt None K64 Frigis Sprite.png Frigis K64 Ice Sprite.png K64 Kapar Sprite.png Kapar K64 Cutter Sprite.png K64 Propeller Sprite.png Propeller K64 Ice Sprite.png K64 Sparky Sprite.png Sparky K64 Spark Sprite.png
K64 Bumber Sprite.png Bumber None K64 Gabon Sprite.png Gabon None K64 Mariel Sprite.png Mariel None (hazardous to inhale) K64 Pteran Sprite.png Pteran None K64 Turbite Sprite.png Turbite K64 Spark Sprite.png
K64 Burnis Sprite.png Burnis K64 Burning Sprite.png K64 Galbo Sprite.png Galbo K64 Burning Sprite.png K64 Mumbies Sprite.png Mumbies N/A K64 Punc Sprite.png Punc K64 Needle Sprite.png K64 Yariko Sprite.png Yariko None
K64 Cairn Sprite.png Cairn K64 Stone Sprite.png K64 Ghost Knight Sprite.png Ghost Knight K64 Needle Sprite.png K64 N-Z Sprite.png N-Z None K64 Rocky Sprite.png Rocky K64 Stone Sprite.png K64 Zoos Sprite.png Zoos K64 Spark Sprite.png
K64 Chacha Sprite.png Chacha None