To get all Darth Maul on enemies, press B to brandish and wield a double-edged light saber. Press Down to put it away.[1]
— Description • Nintendo Power (Volume #134)

Double-Bladed Laser Sword[2] is a Power Combo from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Kirby gets it by mixing Cutter with Spark. Attacking with the blade swings it in a wide arc, protecting Kirby from projectiles fired from most angles. Even when not swung, the blade has a constant hitbox, damaging any enemies that run into it and protecting Kirby's back. While the blade is out, however, Kirby can only jump once, and is not able to float. Crouching sheathes the blade.

Kirby can use this ability to obtain a Crystal Shard in Stage 4 of Shiver Star, in which he needs to destroy a yellow and green cage.


Move Controls Description Element
Saber Dance B Kirby swings his laser sword, damaging any enemy in the slashes. Zap
Saber Guard None Kirby holds his laser sword behind him to protect himself. Zap

Related Quotes

Kirby wields a double laser sword.
— Description • Official Strategy guide
Kirby uses a double-bladed light sword— a very cool weapon. Press ↓ to turn it off.
— Description • Official Strategy guide


  • The weapon Kirby wields may be a reference to the double-edged version of the lightsaber weapon from the Star Wars franchise introduced one year before Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards was released. The reference is enhanced by the notable humming sound the weapon makes as it is held and swung. Nintendo Power even noted the similarity in its description, where they described the use of the ability as "get[ting] all Darth Maul on enemies."
    • Alternatively, it may be intended as a homage to the twin beam sword wielded by Char Aznable's MS-14S Gelgoog Commander Type mecha in the original Mobile Suit Gundam anime series. The pointed design and yellow color scheme of the weapon resemble this sword more closely than it resembles Darth Maul's weapon. This reference would be lost on many players outside of Japan, where the anime is most recognized, so Nintendo Power may have attributed the ability's likeness to the Star Wars franchise, which is better-known in North America.


  1. Kirby's Rainbow Resort
  2. BradyGames guide
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