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.
Details
Host level Sand Canyon
Stage number 5
Animal Friend(s) ChuChu
Rick
Mid-Boss(es) Xmark.png
Heart Star character(s) KDL3 Nyupun Sprite.png
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.

Overview[edit]

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 Hear 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
KDL3SprBobo.png Bobo Burn KDL3SprKeke.png Keke Clean DL3 Sasuke Sprite.png Sasuke Parasol
BrontoBurt KDL3.png Bronto Burt None KDL3SprNidoo.png Nidoo None DL3 Sir Kibble Sprite.png Sirkibble Cutter
DL3 Chilly Sprite.png Chilly Ice DL3 Oro Sprite.png Oro None DL3 Sparky Sprite.png Sparky Spark
KDL3SprDekabu.png Dekabu None DL3 Pasara Sprite.png Pasara N/A DL3 Tick Sprite.png Tick Needle
KDL3SprDogon.png Dogon None KDL3SprPropeller.png Propeller None KDL3SprTogezo.png Togezo Needle
DL3 Galbo Sprite.png Galbo Burn DL3 Rocky Sprite.png Rocky Stone DL3 Wapod Sprite.png Wapod None
DL3 Kabu Sprite.png Kabu None
Sprite Name
DL3 ChuChu Sprite.png ChuChu
DL3 Rick Sprite.png Rick

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