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

Spark + Cutter (also called Double-Bladed Laser Sword[1] or Light Saber[2]) is a Power Combo from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Kirby gets it by mixing Spark and Cutter. 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
Spark + Cutter B Kirby swings his double-bladed laser sword, damaging any enemy in the slashes. When not in use, Kirby holds his laser sword behind him. 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-bladed 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 also noted the similarity in its description.
    • 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.