Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is an adventure game of the Kirby series released by Nintendo for various platforms. Moreover, this game is considered one of the best games because it has a climax, compelling storyline, and diverse with in-depth gameplay. Players will still play as the protagonist, which is Kirby, a great character of the series because of his abilities as well as a lovely and friendly appearance. In this game, the plot revolves around Kirby trying to reassemble crystal fragments shattered by Dark Matter. The game will also introduce advanced 2.5D graphics, a combination of 2D and 3D graphics to create an environment that gives players new experiences.
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards has similar gameplay to previous games in the series, and the environment of the game is designed in a 3D style, but the character controls will still be limited to 2D graphics. This game is developed as a side-scrolling platform game, and players will control Kirby through a series of challenges to collect shards. Similar to previous games, Kirby can climb, jump, run, crouch, and interact with the environment intelligently. Players will face many different challenges, such as puzzles, terrain, destroy enemies, and collect the required items. The variety of challenges will give players a lot of new experiences and things to explore.
Kirby’s skills will not change, and it’s the ability to copy the powers of enemies that Kirby has swallowed. What Kirby had swallowed could be fired like a bullet, everything like objects, enemies, could be stored like a bullet. Players can save up to two different skills, and The Crystal Shards introduces a skill combo feature, which allows players to combine abilities to create a superior one. Players can combine up to three different types of skills to create a destructive power. The game has a very unique and funny way of combining abilities; that is, the player must spit the skill on another one or interact with the environment to combine the skill.
The plot will bring players through six different worlds, and each world will include many levels for players to enjoy. In each world, there is always a collectible item and will unlock some bonuses if the player collects all those items. Of course, this game will support multiplayer mode for everyone to have fun together, the diversity of Kirby as well as the game mode is one of the things that make this game popular.