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Sand Canyon - Stage 5

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Sand Canyon - Stage 5
KDL3 Sand Canyon Stage 5 Heart Star.png
Obtaining the Heart Star at the end of Sand Canyon - Stage 5.
Host level Sand Canyon
Stage number 5
Animal Friend(s) ChuChu
Mid-Boss(es) No
Heart Star character(s) KDL3 Nyupun Sprite.png
Theme music

Clip of the music that plays in Sand Canyon - Stage 5

Stage progression
Stage 4 Stage 6
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Sand Canyon - Stage 5 is the fifth stage of Sand Canyon in Kirby's Dream Land 3.


The stage begins on a high rocky walkway, as Kirby must contend with some Dogon. Rick can be found in a side-chamber under the main path. The road then leads to a tunnel full of spiked blocks that repeatedly fall.

The door leads to a long fall, where some caches can be accessed. One of them however, with loads of goodies in it, requires the Ice ability to open. There are some Chillies at the bottom, but Kirby alone still cannot reach the blocks without help.

The door leads to an auto-scrolling section in a tunnel. Kirby will have to contend with boulders and Galbos in here. Along the way, a side-chamber can be accessed which holds ChuChu. At the end, a number of Nidoo will make things rather annoying.

The next area is a carved chamber leading upward. A side-door can be used to find a room full of ability-providing enemies. The Burning and Clean abilities in particular can be used to open up a cache of Star Blocks in the main chamber. Further up, some Sir Kibbles can be found, completing the set. The door to the next area is guarded at the top by Dekabu.

The door leads to another chamber set leading upward. If ChuChu is with Kirby, she'll be able to show off her ceiling-clinging skills here in order to move forward. The stage exit lies at the top, out in the open air.

In the final room, Nyupun the octopus is waiting. If Kirby brought ChuChu, Nyupun will give out a Heart Star.

Heart Star guide[edit]

To obtain this Heart Star, Kirby must bring ChuChu to the end of the stage.

Nyupun is waiting at the end of the stage for Kirby to arrive with ChuChu, and will give out a Heart Star as thanks.

Enemies and animal friends[edit]

Sprite Name Copy Ability Sprite Name Copy Ability Sprite Name Copy Ability
KDL3 Bobo sprite.png Bobo Burn KDL3 Keke sprite.png Keke Clean KDL3 Sasuke Sprite.png Sasuke Parasol
BrontoBurt KDL3.png Bronto Burt None KDL3 Nidoo sprite.png Nidoo None KDL3 Sir Kibble Sprite.png Sirkibble Cutter
KDL3 Chilly Sprite.png Chilly Ice KDL3 Oro Sprite.png Oro None KDL3 Sparky Sprite.png Sparky Spark
KDL3 Dekabu sprite.png Dekabu None KDL3 Pasara Sprite.png Pasara N/A KDL3 Tick Sprite.png Tick Needle
KDL3 Dogon sprite.png Dogon None KDL3 Propeller sprite.png Propeller None KDL3 Togezo sprite.png Togezo Needle
KDL3 Galbo Sprite.png Galbo Burn KDL3 Rocky Sprite.png Rocky Stone KDL3 Wapod Sprite.png Wapod None
KDL3 Kabu Sprite.png Kabu None
Sprite Name
KDL3 ChuChu Sprite.png ChuChu
KDL3 Rick Sprite.png Rick