Rock Star - Stage 3
Rock Star - Stage 3 is the third stage of Rock Star in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. The stage is set in the depths of an enormous cavern complex with lots of sand and water intermixing, along with the fossils of massive creatures.
The stage begins with Kirby falling into a huge cave from a hole in the ceiling. The path continues to the right through this massive region, past a large skeleton with a crystal shard inside, and many spooky enemies. At the right end of the path, Kirby has to jump into a sand pit to move to the next area.
The pit leads to a sandy circular chamber. There are two pits along this path that lead further down. The right pit leads directly to the fourth room.
The left pit leads to a mid-boss encounter with Fishbone. Defeating it is necessary to proceed downward.
In the next chamber, there are two separate areas, one of which Kirby will end up on. The path on the back contains a crystal shard. The path continues down another sand pit.
Both paths leads down to a lower pathway, which leads past puddles of water and sand pots. These pits contain Snippers, so Kirby should not linger there. At the end, the path continues down a hole inside a pool.
Kirby falls down a waterfall to another pool, which then leads ashore to a sandy path with more Snippers. At the right end of the path, Kirby will jump into another pool and swim to the right.
The next path is an entirely underwater affair. Kirby has to first descend a chute full of Fishbone to reach a passageway at the bottom.
Still underwater, the path leads up another chute. Going up, Kirby will have to dodge some fossil spinal columns that will fall his way. The stage exit can be found to the right from the top of the chute.
Crystal Shard guide
|Crystal Shard locations in Rock Star - Stage 3|
|Image||How to reach|
|The first Crystal Shard can be found in the first area, inside a large fossil skeleton. To get in there, Kirby will need some variant of the Stone ability.|
|The second shard can be found in a sand pit after defeating the Mid-Boss Fishbone. To get there, Kirby will have to take the second sand pit immediately on the left after entering the first one.|
|The third shard can be found at the top of an underwater chute, past the shooting Fishbones and falling fossil spines. It is in the upper-left corner.|
Enemies, mid-bosses and abilities
|Image||Name||Copy Ability||Image||Name||Copy Ability|
|Bonehead||None||Mariel||None (hazardous to inhale)|
Battling Big Fishbone using Burn-Cutter
Crossing a Snipper den
Mariel guards the edge of the sand pit.
Following a line of Point Stars in the underwater cave