Sandy Canyon - Stage 1
The stage begins out in the desert, and introduces quicksand to Kirby by having a Beanbon get trapped inside. Ahead are a number of Stactus - common creatures native to the region. A side-door can be found which will give the Kirbys early access to the stage exit (and potentially get a Gold Star), but if they want the rest of the medals, they should ignore this temptation.
The path leads into a series of underwater tunnels, where the Kirbys will have to deal with some Squisters, then a Scoopy. Defeating this menace will allow the Kirbys to return to the surface, bringing the water with them.
Back outside, the Kirbys will have to contend with Blish spitting from the waters below. Past several bridges and their guardians is the path to the stage exit.
|Medal locations in Sandy Canyon - Stage 1|
|Medal||Daroach's hint||How to reach|
|I know of a medal somewhere under metal blocks. Fortunately, there's a Stactus plant sitting on the blocks, looking at passersby with three sets of eyes. If you take on that Stactus, your final blow will send it crashing through those metal blocks!||Along the main path, a trio of Stactus sits stacked above a medal under metal blocks. The Kirbys can get the medal by pummeling the Stactus.|
|In one of the stages here, you'll find a goal door within a stone's throw of the start of the stage. Don't leave so quickly. Break through the final metal blocks to find a flooded cave. I'm sure there's a medal down there.||Down the underwater passages, a chamber can be found to the left containing a Kyuin guarding the Rainbow Medal. The Kirbys will have to grab it, careful not to get sucked in.|
|Two of those water-spitting Blish are going to a lot of trouble to guard a hidden door on this island. There's a medal beyond that door, that's why. But you'll need to run toward the medal quickly, or else it will slip through your fingers.||In a side-chamber, the Kirbys will have to first deal with the Crazy Stactus guarding the path. From there, the medal can be found over a pool of water, held by a Bomb Block barrier. When the Kirbys release the medal, they will need to catch it before it falls into the bottomless pit.|
|The aquatic foes that spit geysers upward from their mouths are called Blish. They try to spray water at their prey. I bet you can trick one into blasting its treasure into your hands.||On the main path, the medal can be found under a bridge with a Blish. The Kirbys will need to guide the Blish to attack under the medal, shooting it up to where it can be grabbed.|
|There are two of those giant Spinwheel Flowers somewhere on this island. Except that the second one isn't really a harmless flower. It will cut you if you're not careful. I've heard that one has a medal, and you'll need to pluck its nasty petals to get it.||A side-door can be seen in the water under a long bridge which a Blish guards. To get in the water, the Kirbys will need to travel ahead and deal with a Big Beanbon standing over metal blocks. Through the door is an area where the Kirbys can ride a log over a small lake. On an island in the lake are a number of Spinwheel Flowers. The second flower with one thorned petal will yield the medal when the other petals have been plucked.|
A line is used so the Kirbys may get a Maxim Tomato before it sinks into the sand.
The Kirbys attack a line of Stactus.
A Scoopy notices the Kirbys.
The Kirbys battle a Crazy Stactus.
A Big Beanbon succumbs to the impenetrable force of the Kirbys.