Rock Star

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Rock Star
Rock Star K64 space.png
Rock Star as shown from the level selection of Kirby 64.
Level Nr. 2
Stages 5
Boss Pix
Level Progression
Pop Star Aqua Star
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Rock Star is the fragmented second world encountered by Kirby and Ribbon during their mission to rid the realm of Dark Matter in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. While this region appears exclusively composed of space rock, the regions that Kirby can explore within the "star" carry quite the variety, ranging from arid deserts to sandy caves, and finally even to the technologically-savvy innards of an ancient pyramid-like structure; Kirby will venture far and wide through these diverse lands to face the level's boss, Pix, located at the summit of the pyramid at the final stage.

Like in all worlds of The Crystal Shards, the first four stages within the Rock Star hide three Crystal Shards, while the final stage rewards only one after the defeat of the boss. Nevertheless, all shards within one level need not to be collected before Kirby is granted access to the next; Kirby must simply complete the level.


Each stage is unlocked in succession after clearing the previous one. Defeating Pix is necessary to move on to Aqua Star. For more information about a particular stage, click on the link to the stage's page in the table. For a full guide on how to obtain the Crystal Shards, see the Crystal Shard page.

Stage Mid-Bosses Notes
Stage 1 Big Kacti
Stage 2 Xmark.png
Stage 3 Big Fishbone
Stage 4 Big Spark-i
Boss Stage - Pix N/A Completing this stage unlocks Aqua Star.

Boss: Pix

Kirby does battle with Pix atop the pyramid.

The fight begins on a large circular platform that is rising from the top of the pyramid. As the platform rises, Pix appears, one piece at a time. It will harass Kirby with its blades, but cannot be attacked in turn during this part.

Once the platform reaches the top, Pix will change its fighting strategy, and strange globs will appear out of the floor that match the color of Pix itself. If Kirby has no Copy Ability, he will have to attack Pix by shooting a particular color glob at the matching color Pix diamond. Once all of the diamonds are broken, Pix is defeated, and Kirby can collect the last crystal shard in the level.

Ending Cutscene

The team is walking across a big empty desert. Adeleine notices that Kirby is falling behind, and alerts the rest of the group. Kirby is on the ground, and he looks up desperately at the rest of his party, seeing them as a mirage of food. Adeleine remedies the situation by getting out her canvas and painting a meal for her friends. While they eat, the crystal shimmers and turns into a portal to the next world, Aqua Star. Seeing this, the party jumps in through the portal. Kirby is left behind though, still eating his shortcake slice. King Dedede grabs him from within the portal just as it closes.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホロビタスター
Horobita Sutā
Ruined Star
  • ホロビタ can be written as ほろびた (ruined).