this How To Play guide related about the last Kirby game for
Game Boy Advance, Hoshi no Kirby Kagami no Daimeikyuu!
(Kirby & The Amazing Mirror) This guide will explain
the basic concepts of this game, like the controls, the
items, the cell-phoning system, and so much more.
is Hoshi no Kirby Kagami no Daimeikyuu?
Kirby Kagami no Daimeikyuu is the second Kirby game for Game
Boy Advance (released after Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland).
This game, apparently is like the Nightmare version because
of the graphics, but the content is different! There you can
find new and big levels, a few new abilities, items,
enemies, and bosses are added, and also a cool cell-phoning
system specially designed for the Multi-player mode!
If you have
played any Kirby platform game, you will notice that the
controls are almost identical, but on this new game, some
new commands are added. Here you can learn the basic
controls of the game:
Left / Right - Walk
Left / Right (Tap twice) - Run
Up - Gets you through door
Up (Hold) - Fly
Down - Eat (While you inhaled an enemy)
Down (Hold) - Look down
Left / Right / Up / Down - Swim (while in water)
Fly (In Mid-air)
Super Jump (In top of another Kirby)
Swim up (While in water)
A + Down - Slide
Use Ability (if you have one)
Stop Fliying (While you fly)
Spit Out (While you inhaled an enemy)
Spit Water (While in Water)
Cancel Menu / Return to Game (While in Pause)
Return to Main Area
the ohter Kirby(s)
Drop current Ability
Switch Ability Info / Map Info (While in Pause)
Kirby Superstar, Hoshi no Kirby Kagami no Daimeikyuu has the
possibility to mix buttons combinations to create different
attacks while you have an ability.
For example, if you have adquired the Sword ability, you can
press repeatly the B button to create another attack; or if
you have adquired the Cutter ability, you can press Up or
Down to raise or descend the sharp blade when you shoot off
that you can find on this game are numerous. So, on this
section, you can know the different kinds of items that you
can find when you are playing.
These items can be found in
the ground or hidden in closed chests.
Food - Restores some energy (around 1 and 4 Heath Points,
depending the kind of food)
Pep Brew - Restores 2 Health Points
Maxim Tomato - Restores all your energy
1UP - Gets an extra life
Candy - Makes Kirby invincible for a short while of time
Battery - Charges a bit
your cell phone's Battery Gauge
These items can be found in
closed chests. These are important items to complete 100%
the game, so explore all zones to find the chests and the
way to access them!
Chest - Open them all to get
100% complete on the game. It contains normal items (look
them on the previous section), or the next hidden items.
Map - Reveals the Zone's map and the links of each zone.
Spraypaint - Paints your Kirby into another colour. You
can paint him into 14 different colours!
CD Player - Unlocks the Sound Test mode.
Music File - Unlocks a part of the Sound Test SFX. To
unlock completely the SFX in the Sound Test mode, you must
to find the 10 different Music Files.
Extra Health - Add one Health Point to your energy bar.
By the way, you can know how
many items you have collected looking the list on the main
menu. Check it out and collect all the items!
chests and open them all
list to beat 100%!
In the game, you will find
blocks that will obstruct your way. At least, you can
destroy them. But not all the blocks acts at the same way.
So here you can know the different kinds of blocks and the
way to destroy them!
Star Block - These blocks are very common on any Kirby game.
Simply inhale and spit them out, slice through them, or use
an ability to break them.
Bomb Block - Break it to destroy other blocks linked to
the Bomb Block. These blocks can't be inhaled.
Metal Blocks - These blocks are hard to destroy. The only
way to break them is using a powerful ability, like Burning
Rocky Block - These block are like the normal Star Blocks,
but with a heavy weight. Inhale to drag them at you. These
blocks are totally indestructible, so it means that you
can't destroy them using an ability for example. Exists a
big-version of this block, which you can't inhale to drag it.
You must to call the three Kirbys and inhale together to
drag it with no problems.
One of the
best additions of this game is the cell-phoning system. With
this system, you can call to the other Kirby(s) using a cell
phone. It's useful if you need help in any moment or place!
.. and let the party starts!
You can call to the other Kirbys in any moment of the game,
but only if they are in differents zones. You can
know it looking the Kirby icons
in the top of the screen.
let's go everybody!"
To call to the other Kirbys, press the R button, and Kirby
will show you his cell phone! Then he will start to call
them, and they will appear in your screen. When they have
appeared, they will try to help you if you are fighting
against a boss (or mini-boss), for example. Sometimes, they
will drop food for you if you call them.
An advice: don't call them
when you are in front of an enemy, because if Kirby is hurt
when he is calling, the comunication will be interrupted,
and it's probably will not come all the Kirbys!
against a boss, Kracko
But the disadvantage is the battery. If you call to the
other Kirbys, the battery gauge decreases. With the battery
gauge totally charged, you can call three times as maximum.
Fortunately, you can charge your battery gauge collecting
When the battery gauge (displayed on the top of the screen)
is showed with a X, it means that you can't call to anyone,
so try to find a battery to charge it a bit.
batteries to charge the cell phone
The Kirby's cell phone also has the possibility to call the
Warpstar! Simply press and hold the L button to call it, and
it will ride you to the Main Area. The good thing is that
the battery gauge doesn't decrease when you realize a call
to the Warpstar.
to the Main Area
you see, the system is easy to learn and use, but remember,
you should look the battery gauge from time to time!
Kirby Kagami no Daimeikyuu has long levels and zones to
explore. So to explore them sucessfully, you must to have in
your hands a map of each zone.
This game has two kinds of maps: the Zone map, and the World
5.1 Zone Map
First, press the Start button,
and then press the Select button until you see a screen with
squares. This screen is the Zone Map screen, where you can
know the zones of each level.
You can find the Zone Maps in two versions: one of them in
small size, and the other in big size:
- Small Size: The zones (in squares) are displayed, but not
the links to other zones.
- Big Size: The zones and the links to other zones are
Big sized map
The disadvantage is you start each zone with the small sized
map. To unlock the big one, you must to find the Map item (hidden
in the big chests).
In a big sized map, you will find:
Orange squares - Represents the non-explored zones.
Yellow squares - Represents the explored zones, but with
hidden closed-treasures inside.
Yellow squares (shinny) - Represents the zones that are
Normal lines - Represents the links to other rooms, and you
can go back to the room you
Arrow lines - Represents the links to other rooms, but you
can't go back to the room you
5.2 World Map
First, press the Start
button, and then press the Select button until you see a
screen with dots and the four Kirbys. This screen is
the World Map screen, where you can know the linked levels.
This is the World Map
When you press a big switch, you will link the level where
you are with another one (usually links to the Main Area).
The links creates doors to jump to the other levels.
For example, if you push a switch in a room of Moonlight
Mansion, you will link the level to the Main Area. With this
link, you can jump from Main Area (Rainbow Route) to
Moonlight Mansion quickly!
You can jump to Cabbage Cavern
passing through the door you see on the top
Pink: Radish Ruins; Yellow &
Green: near of Cabbage Cabern; Red: Rainbow Route
5.3 Doors Info
The doors you will find on the
game are three, and these are displayed at this way:
This door, passing through it, you can go back to a room
Passing through this door, you can't go back to the room you
This big door represents the goal of the zone.
When you enters to a big door,
you must to ride the Warpstar. Catch it and the bonus will
start. In the bonus, you must to collect all the food, the
Maxim Tomatoes, the batteries, and the 1UPs as you can
before the time is up, but be careful with the Rocky Blocks!
As any Kirby game, he has the
possibility to copy the enemies abilities simply inhaling
and eating them. If this is the first time you play a Kirby
game, you should to learn the Copy technique.
In any Kirby game, Copy is the action of "steal" the ability
of an enemy. To perform this move, simply inhale an enemy
with ability using the B button, and eat it pressing the
Down button in the Control Pad. Simple, huh?
Inhale this Waddle Doo, and..
.. Tada! Beam ability is yours!
In this game, you can copy over 20 abilities, like Fire,
Cutter, Sword, Angel, Missile, etc. Try to learn how to use
all the abilities!
Copy an ability is easy; the hardest part is keep it copied.
If Kirby is hurt, the ability will drop automaticly and
converted into a star. You must to inhale the star and eat
it quickly, because it dissapears in a few seconds!
to show the Abilty Info screen
lost the ability. Try to recover it!
By the way, if you want to drop an ability, press the Select
button, and the ability will be converted into a star. While
you have an ability, you can't inhale enemies to copy their
abilities, because the inhale move will be replaced by the
ability attack. So if you want to copy another ability, drop
the actual one.
also can find abilities hidden on figures with the icon of
an enemy. Most of them can be found in rooms with doors to
jump to other levels.
Angel ability through a figure
Be careful when you are copying! Sometimes you can get
different results when you copy an ability:
- If you drop an ability (converted into a star) and you
inhales it with an enemy at the same time, your will get
that ability that you dropped! For example, if you inhale a
dropped ability that contains the Sword ability, and you
inhale a Waddle Doo (with Beam ability), you will get the
Sword ability again.
Kirby with Sword ability
Drops the ability
Inhales the dropped ability
and a Sparky
Eats them, and you get Sword again!
- If you inhale two enemies with equal or different own
abilities, you will activate the Roulette. To stop it, press
the B button, and the selected ability will be yours! Try to
stop it when appears powerful abilities, like Throw, Hammer,
or the rare UFO ability!
Two Noodies in front of your
Inhale them and press the Down
Roulette activated, press B
button to stop it
UFO ability. Cool!
In short, the abilities is an important part of any Kirby
game. Use them would be helpful for you, and also so fun!
In Hoshi no Kirby Kagami no
Daimeikyuu, you can play three different mini-games. These
mini-games are specially designed for Multi-player
challenges, but you can practise playing against the CPU in
three difficult levels.
NOTE: The names of these mini-games are probably wrong. If
one of them are wrong, it will be fixed in a coming version.
Hungry Hungry Kirby
In this game, you must to eat
the content of the dish when the lid opens. When it opens,
press the A button as fast as you can.
Wait and eat when the lid is
The dish is opened! Eat the
If you press the A button when the lid is not opened, you
will lost the opportunity to inhale the content of the dish.
Oops, you have pressed the A
button very soon
The COM players have eaten all
the content of the dish
Eat the apples to fill your metter (if you do it faster, you
will eat more stuff). Don't eat the bombs, or you will lose
Cool! You have eaten the
apples, and your metter is filling
Oh no, you have eaten some
bombs! You lose a turn!
If you fill your metter first, you win.
7.2 Gigaton Punch
In this game, you must to
break the rock and make the wave reachs as far as you
can. First, you will have 10 seconds to fill the bar as
highest as many times as you can.
Bar #1 filled
Bar #4 filled
Then, press the A button
when the corsairs aligns with the one on the bottom (placed
on the rock).
Wait the corsairs reach to the
If you do it the best, you win.
Can you make a good distance?
this game, you must to reach the goal as fast as you can.
Surfing with your Warpstar, press the A button to jump.
Challenging with the other
Jumping with your Warpstar is
To pick up speed, you need to
jump at the edge of the waves. If the words "Excellent", "Great",
or "Good" appears, it means that you did a good jump!
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