Shiver Star is the fifth planet out of seven visited by Kirby and Ribbon in their mission to rid the realm of Dark Matter in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. This level appears to be locked in perpetual winter, as all the surface areas Kirby can visit are utterly covered in layers of snow and ice. The clouds are also thick enough to become landscapes in their own right. Despite this, there is a lot of activity on this planet, both in terms of enemy inhabitants and whirring machinery.
Its appearance takes form of a white, snowy environment with marks resembling landscape and a single moon, highly resembling that of Planet Earth.
Shiver Star is the final of the four intermediate levels of Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, meaning that it consists of four standard stages, a fifth boss stage, and only has one cutscene which plays at the end of the level. Very little in the way of vegetation grows on this world due to the cold, but the arctic conditions are nonetheless brimming with native inhabitants of all sorts, many of which are endemic to the vast works of architecture found on the planet. As Kirby makes his way through this level, he will traverse snowy hillsides, walk across solid cloud layers, enter a vibrant shopping mall full of traps, and delve into a deep underground factory to study it. The Japanese website for Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards mentions that all of the planet's residents moved away because it was too cold.
Like in all intermediate levels of Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, the first four stages within the Shiver Star hide three Crystal Shards, while the final stage rewards only one after the defeat of the boss. Nevertheless, all shards within one level need not to be collected before Kirby is granted access to the next; Kirby must simply complete the level.
Each stage is unlocked in succession after clearing the previous one. Defeating HR-H and HR-E is necessary to move on to Ripple Star. For more information about a particular stage, click on the link to the stage's page in the table. For a full guide on how to obtain the Crystal Shards, see the Crystal Shard page.
|Big Burnis||The official name of this stage is "Factory Tour".|
|HR-H & HR-E||Completing this stage unlocks Ripple Star.|
Out in the snow, the crystal opens up to reveal the last level - Ribbon's home of Ripple Star. Seeing the sorry state it is in causes Ribbon to despair, but she is reassured by the rest of the party. Kirby calls for everyone to go in, and runs forward, but trips and falls in the snow. Everyone else tramples him in the process. Ribbon then has to carry the battered Kirby through the portal.
- The connection between the Shiver Star and Earth in terms of appearance has been quite the popular topic of conversation among Kirby fans, and rightly so, as one can see apparent outlines of Earth's continents in white upon the face of the Shiver Star, as well as a single moon resembling that of Earth's. However, it is unclear what the developers of Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards had in mind when creating such a star in Earth's likeness.
- The stage select theme for Shiver Star would later be reused in the Last Land hub in New Challenge Stages of Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition.
Rocketing through the tundra in Stage 1
Crashing into an igloo in Stage 1
Running through a cloud tunnel in Stage 2
Utilizing broken escalators in an abandoned shopping mall in Stage 3
Moving through the factory conveyor belts in Stage 4
Worming through a crushing hazard in Stage 4
Battle with HR-E in Stage 5
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