Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Nintendo 64

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
Buy On
  1. It took forever for Kirby to make it to Nintendo 64 but truth be told, after this formulaic and instantly forgettable cartridge, nobody’s likely to start whining about how long it takes for the ol’ pink pudge to make his return. Pass on this one.

Awards & Rankings

#6 Most Discussed N64 Game of 2000
#10 Most Shared N64 Game of 2000
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Aug 16, 2012
    10
    Haters aside, a side-scroller Kirby game is one of the best games available for the N64. As someone with limited experience with the KirbyHaters aside, a side-scroller Kirby game is one of the best games available for the N64. As someone with limited experience with the Kirby franchise, I was really surprised by this game. The power-up system is pretty awesome and the game has decent graphics for a game on this platform. Over, this is an experience worth having. Full Review »
  2. Jul 8, 2016
    10
    After making amazing games on the Super Nintendo Hal decided it's time for Kirby to go..3D!!!!!! So this amazing game was released. TheAfter making amazing games on the Super Nintendo Hal decided it's time for Kirby to go..3D!!!!!! So this amazing game was released. The platforming felt great and the gameplay is perfect. The controls are good and the graphics are cute! Full Review »
  3. Dec 8, 2015
    9
    Great game.
    I actually played this one the 20th anniversary, but whatever.
    We need 02 to return, he was such an awesome, mysterious villain.
    Great game.
    I actually played this one the 20th anniversary, but whatever.
    We need 02 to return, he was such an awesome, mysterious villain.
    yeaauahp.
    Full Review »