Sand Canyon - Stage 1
The stage begins on a series of rocky outcroppings. Kirby will encounter flowers and mushrooms along the way, which he may want to be selective in interacting with. The path continues past cliffs and through tight spaces, until reaching a door on the other side.
In the following small area, Kirby will meet Polof. This creature appears nowhere else in the game, and may actually come in handy for something. Kirby could attack it if he wants to, though. In the room after that, Kirby can choose between Rick and Pitch before moving on.
The next room is a winding tunnel with many enemies inset.
From there, another winding tunnel - this one zig-zagging downward. Its slopes are good for rolling stones.
The following path leads out of the tunnels, into some decidedly prehistoric-looking enemies. After a very long trek past hordes of these foes, the stage exit can be reached.
The last room contains a mushroom like the ones in the first room. If it is pleased, it will give Kirby a Heart Star.
Heart Star guide
In the very first area, Kirby will encounter both red tulips like the ones in Grass Land, and brown mushrooms. Unlike in that stage, Kirby is actually supposed to trample the tulips, but leave the mushrooms untouched. Done correctly, Kirby will receive a Heart Star from another mushroom at the end of the stage.
Enemies and animal friends
Approaching a tulip guarded by Bronto Burt