Shiver Star is the fifth planet visited by Kirby, Ribbon, Adeleine, King Dedede, and Waddle Dee in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It is a world perpetually covered in ice and snow. In circumstances not clear, the planet's inhabitants all had to move in the past, and left behind little more than buildings and factories which continue working long after their departure. The boss of this planet is HR-H/HR-E.
After defeating HR-H/HR-E, the crystal shard opens up a portal to Ripple Star. Ribbon sadly beholds the ruinous state of her home planet. After the group affirms their determination to help her, they enter the portal; Kirby goes first but trips, causing him to be run over by the others, and Ribbon has to lift him into the portal.
A simple snowy stage. Many ice enemies abound here, but a wide variety of other abilities can also be found.
Adeleine paints three fruits on the window, and Kirby must pick the corresponding colors in the adjacent area.
Unlike Stage 3, which just couldn't decide whether it was a toy wonderland or at least a cheerful factory, Stage 4 is most definitely a factory - a dangerous, spike-studded, smashing-hammer filled one at that. Being smashed under a huge hammer by a Squeaky Hammer Machine results in a rare instant death. The technology theme in this stage leads up to the boss fight.
Enter the stage with the Drill (Needle & Stone) ability. Break the boxes marked with "X" and then climb the ladder to get the shard.
This is the music that first plays when Kirby goes inside the abandoned factory on Shiver Star. It has been remixed many times throughout the series and has a tendency to play in technologically advanced areas.
Shiver Star bears a strong resemblance to planet Earth, complete with orbiting moon. The planet even supported a civilization with similar buildings to those seen in real life (such as the shopping mall and factory seen in Stages 3 and 4). This has led some fans to speculate that Shiver Star may actually be Earth frozen over, after some form of apocalypse, such as a nuclear winter.
A remix of the music that plays in Stage 4 plays during the Snack Trackssub-game in Kirby Super Star Ultra. A heavily remixed version of the music plays during the battle against Heavy Lobster in the same game. A remixed version of the music is also used in Kirby: Planet Robobot.