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|Sand Canyon - Stage 4
Obtaining the Heart Star
at the end of Sand Canyon - Stage 4
|Heart Star character(s)
Sand Canyon - Stage 4 is the fourth stage of Sand Canyon in Kirby's Dream Land 3.
The stage begins on a dune, where Chilly makes its first appearance in the game. The path continues down shifting sand slopes. Along the way, Rick, Pitch or Nago can be collected to accompany Kirby.
The next area is a sandy cave with lots of spike pits and Ticks. A Pacto trap awaits Kirby near the end of this path.
The door leads to an underwater sand tunnel that auto-scrolls to the right. It forks off in several places, with most paths leading to early doorways. If Kirby takes the right route, he will reach the furthest door.
If Kirby took the correct path, he will engage in a fight with Haboki. From there, all paths leads to a room consisting of three separate tunnels. The middle one (and the one Kirby will end up on if he fought Haboki) has a small child with blue hair named Donbe in it. Kirby can pick up Donbe before moving on to the next area.
The following room is a long haul through the dunes at night. Various goodies can be collected from caches if Kirby uses the right ability to open them up. The stage exit can be found at the end of this long path.
In the last room, Kirby meets up with Hikari. If he saved Donbe, she will give him a Heart Star.
Heart Star guide
Donbe can be collected in the winding tunnels after dealing with the Mid-Boss Haboki.
In the underwater auto-scrolling area, Kirby has to follow a specific set of tunnels - first down, then up, then through the middle. From there, he will fight the Mid-Boss Haboki, then be able to pick up Donbe in the next area. Finally, he just needs to reach the end of the stage to get a Heart Star from Hikari.
Enemies, mid-boss, and animal friends
- The background of this stage features a series of standing stone pillars similar to those at Stonehenge.
Using a frozen Chilly to defeat another Chilly
Crossing sand traps infested with Mariels
Moving past a side door in the short cliffs
Reaching another doorway within a small grotto
Activating Needle inside a shallow cave
Running across a crumbling bridge over a bed of spikes
Swimming through tunnels filled with coarse sandy water
Choosing the middle path in the last fork
Using Clean to open a 1-Up cache
Reaching the end of the stage