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Great Cave Offensive Walkthrough by Snow Dragon

Version: 2.0 | Updated: 04/07/2002

Written by Snow Dragon (C) 2001-2002 by Snow Dragon. All rights reserved.

I. Updates
II. Intro and Notes
III. Basic Concept
IV. Locations of All Treasures
V. Credits and Copyrights

4-7-02: Not a lot here except the old-walkthrough-update craze I've been
        lately. There were some glaring errors, yes, so those have been
        rectified, and I've also added my e-mail address to the Intro and
        Notes section. So carry on about your normal business and pay the
        minor additions no mind.

This is my introduction to this walkthrough. I have this section in 
every single one of my walkthroughs because there's usually something 
about it that might cause confusion if I don't bother to explain it. 
That said, here are the things that might cause confusion if I don't 
bother to explain them:

** If you need to look up something in the controls, it's probably in
   the Basic Concept section. Look for anything in the FAQ first before
   contacting me.

** And speaking of contacting me, the address for that is as follows:
   <eubanks1084@hotmail.com>. E-mail there for any information relating
   to the game, suggestions, complaints, requests, or tips you have that
   are relevant and can be added to this document. I always answer my
   mail, and I never have a lot to answer anyway, so show me the e-mail!

** I figured it'd be easier to do a walkthrough for Kirby Superstar in
   separate sections for each game so that you can find what you're
   looking for without as much hassle.

** Since there's nothing befuddling about the intricacies of the game,
   let's do this bubba!

The basic idea of The Great Cave Offensive is finding treasure. This is 
all a big treasure hunt, nothing more, nothing less. There are bosses 
who will occasionally attempt to stop you, and you will have to beat 
them to continue. Here are some controls that are good to know:

+ Y inhales and exhales objects. If you want to swallow an object or
  monster that you inhaled, press Down on the D-pad.

+ Tapping forward twice allows you to run.

+ Up on the D-pad opens treasure chests.

+ Press X to view which treasures you have obtained.

The Great Cave Offensive is listed as having a difficulty of four stars 
out of five (****).

For this section I will list the treasures in number order (they are 
numbered on the treasure chart), the value of the treasure in gold, and 
then how to receive that treasure. Some are harder to get than others 
and will require longer explanations. Pay close attention so that you 
don't get overly confused.

1) Gold Medal
VALUE: 10000G
Swallow the Fighter at the beginning of the second room and gain his 
power. The Gold Medal is just over the cliff in front of you.

2) Gold Coin
VALUE: 1000G
Kill one of the two flower monsters in front of the pillar ahead of the 
Gold Medal. The top block will break away to reveal a door. Go in the 
door and swim to the bottom. When you open the chest, the Gold Coin 
will go in your inventory.

3) Whip
VALUE: 6800G
Leave the room where you got the Gold Coin and move forward. You will 
see three bomb blocks. Only destroy the first and third blocks - the 
second will create a wall of lava and you will have to go in a door and 
then return to this area to get rid of it. If you successfully cleared 
a path to the Whip, go in the hole and break the blocks. The Fighter's 
power will help you achieve this faster.

4) Crystal Ball
VALUE: 200000G
Don't attempt to collect this without the aid of a human ally. If you 
have the Fighter power, get rid of it so you can have a friend's 
assistance. Swallow a bird and get the Wing power. Climb down the 
ladder and open the first door. In this chamber with the two buttons, 
have your friend stand on the one to the right while you open the door 
to the left and go through it. Summon him back once you are through 
both doors, then have your ally stand on the button below the next 
ladder. Go through the open door and then the next one. The Crystal 
Ball is in the chest. If you get stuck anywhere along the way, go in 
one of the doors available to restart.

5) Lucky Cat
Go in the water where the current drags you to the right. When you get 
out onto the first plateau, break the star blocks with your head and 
get the Lucky Cat in the treasure chest above.

6) Seiryu Sword
VALUE: 142000G
In the next room are some gray blocks that break when you walk on them. 
Do not break the middle one - you will need it to get the treasure. Go 
up and to the left and use either the Beam or Fighter power to break 
those bricks that are holding the sword. Backtrack and collect the 
treasure before the brick breaks and it falls in the lava.

7) Screw Ball
VALUE: 80000G
You need Beam to get this one. To the right of the Seiryu Sword, duck 
down to where the bomb block is and shoot it with the normal Beam 
attack. This will lead you to the Screw Ball.

8) Echigo Candy
VALUE: 8000G
To the right of where you got the Seiryu Sword, go up and break the 
ugly-faced block that blows up six more. Use either the Beam or Fighter 
ability to break more of them and find the Echigo Candy all the way to 
the right. You can save your progress in the room below where you 
obtain the Echigo Candy.

9) Zebra Mask
VALUE: 278000G
Near the door to the next room, break the blocks below to reveal the 
chest containing the Zebra Mask. Then go back to where you found the 
off-white bear enemy. Break the star blocks to the right of him with 
Beam and then eliminate the wall by using it on the ugly-face gray 
stone. Backtrack and go past where the wall once was. Get the Cutter 
power from the Poppy Brother with the boomerang and go to the right and 
up. The Zebra Mask should be there. Hit the bomb block to clear a path 
to the next room.

10) Star Stone
VALUE: 82100G
Beat the Hammer boss (he's really easy if you have Beam) and go to the 
right and up the ladder. Up the ladder to the left you'll see a cannon. 
Shoot straight up to make it into a small cell with the Star Stone, 
some meat, and a soda pop.

11) Beast's Fang
VALUE: 7300G
Go to the right from where you found the Star Stone and go all the way 
down the ladder. Kill the Cutter and Mirror enemies and find the spiky 
guys guarding the treasure chest. Eradicate the star block from a 
distance and obtain the Beast's Fang when it's safe.

12) Bandanna
VALUE: 1990G
Find the wall with bomb blocks on all sides of it (two on the left side 
and one on the right). Blow them up to get the Bandanna. If you have an 
ability, make sure the Copy monsters don't steal it. This is hard, 
considering they're everywhere in this area.

13) Springtime
VALUE: 250000G
Near the exit is a platform hanging from a rope. Use either Cutter or 
Sword (which you can get in the next room) to cut the rope. You will 
find the chest holding Springtime, which is just a simple pink heart, 
in here along with a valuable 1-up.

Before you come in here, have Mirror as your ability and Sword for your 
computer ally's ability. There is a room that allows you to configure 
yourself in this way.

Use Mirror when he slowly approaches you and spouts water out of his 
blowhole, but use discretion and run away when you are about to get 
hit. Don't try to use the Mirror trick where you duplicate yourself and 
hit the enemy - too risky. Float away whenever he does anything except 
move forward and spout water, and try not to let stones fall on you. 
Your ally can do a good job of protecting you from plummeting boulders, 
and if he is dying and one falls on him, he will turn into the Stone 
monster! (Which is practically useless, but oh well!) It will take 
loads of perserverance to beat the whale - unfortunately, you do not 
have many lives with which to do so.

In the next room, ride the mining cart along the track and drop down to 
the room below.

14) Dime
In the crystal room, go to the right and fall in the water. Swim down 
past the door in the middle and open the chest to get the Dime.

15) Glass Slippers
VALUE: 120000G
Break the bricks below the chest with the Dime and you will find the 
Glass Slippers and a 1-up.

16) Goblet
Go in the door in the middle of the pool (above the Dime) and locate 
the save point and the tomato that heals you fully.
  Then, from the save point, go in the room to the lower left and hit 
the pink button. This will create a waterfall with a pond below. Swim 
down and to the left to get the goblet.

17) Saucepan
Even though this treasure is one of the El Cheapos, you still need to 
get it to get 100% on this mini-game. Swim all the way down after you 
get the Goblet and you'll notice a pink switch. Very carefully, hit the 
switch and swim like the wind to get the Saucepan before it falls in 
the pit. It isn't a far swim, and it's actually rather easy to catch - 
you just need to have quick thumbs.

18) Brass Knuckle
VALUE: 20000G
Go up and left after you obtain the Saucepan. Get rid of whatever 
ability you have and swallow the Crash monster. Use Crash in front of 
the door to open it. You will then be able to obtain the Brass Knuckle.
19) Amber Rose
VALUE: 22100G
Go to the left and up after getting the Brass Knuckle. Avoid the Crash 
and Bomb monsters.

20) Fish Fossil
VALUE: 8250G
To the right of the Amber Rose, hit the bomb block and go in the room 
to the right. Struggle against the current in this area and go in the 
door. The Fish Fossil is the one to the left.

21) Beast Fossil
VALUE: 24220G
The Beast Fossil lies to the right of the Fish Fossil.

22) Nunchuks
VALUE: 55480G
After you get the Fish and Beast Fossils, hit the bomb block and go up. 
You can't go through that narrow tunnel above your head, so go to the 
right and prepare to fight the Poppy Brother. Use whatever power you 
have to eliminate him. Once he's dead, the Nunchuks chest will fall 
from the ceiling.

23) Bucket
After getting the Nunchuks, bomb the wall to the right. You will now 
have made a full circle through this area. Go in the door. This would 
be a good time to save and refill your health with a tomato.
  Drop to the low level after the save point and go in the middle door. 
Swim up and get the Yo-yo ability - it will prove invaluable to you 
here. Kill the Cutter enemy so that he's not harassing you, then swim 
to the left and to the right. Paddle upward in the narrow space ahead 
until you reach the box with the Bucket.

24) Summertime
VALUE: 250000G
Hit the bomb block to eliminate the row of blocks below you. This will 
make a current that sends you up. Kill the Yo-yo monster and watch out 
for the Jet foe - if he charges into you at full speed, you'll lose 
your ability and have to chase it down. Below, you will have to hitch a 
ride on some moving platforms. Get the Tomato to the right of the first 
set, then board the left one in the third set and destroy the blocks 
with Yo-yo quickly. This will lead to Summertime, which looks exactly 
like Springtime except that it is green instead of pink.

25) 100 dollar coin
VALUE: 10000G
If you came in the room and swam down, you noticed a treasure chest and 
couldn't beat the waves in order to get it. Well, to get it, swim down 
after you get Summertime and let yourself flow with the current. Stay 
low, except to maneuver over the urchins. When you float in front of 
the chest, press Up to open it.

26) Ancient Gem
VALUE: 68000G
Exit the second door, get a Tomato, and save your progress. Go in the 
third door and kill the Cutter. Float up as fast as you can to avoid 
having your power stolen by the Copy monster. Hit the pink switch and 
carefully guide Kirby to the left to get the Ancient Gem.

27) Falcon Helmet
VALUE: 41000G
Go down after you get the Ancient Gem and climb down the ladder 
cautiously (beware the Copies). Blast through the wall however you can 
to obtain the Falcon Helmet. I wonder if it belongs to anyone... :)

28) Dud
Find the Popsicle that will refill your health minorly. From there, go 
down the ladder and kill the Copy (man, they're everywhere here!). Head 
immediately to the right and destroy the bomb block with Cutter, or Yo-
yo if you still have it. This will let you get the Dud, an aptly named 
nuclear bomb. To the left are some helpful healing agents.

29) Truth Mirror
VALUE: 500000G
Once you have the Dud, go up the ladder and to the right. Go down and 
start moving against the current. Although it seems kind of futile at 
first, this will get you along. Tapping forward twice to run will help 
you attain it. Be careful not to hit the spikes or the urchins. At the 
end of the current you will earn the Truth Mirror - fortunately you 
don't have to travel along the current again.
  Grab the Tomato and hit the bomb. Float with your puffy cheeks up and 
go to the left. Go in the door. You can give yourself Fighter, Wing, or 
Jet, or you can keep what you have and go forward. Yo-yo is a nice 
weapon to have for this battle.

Several windows will open, none of which can hurt you, but the enemy in 
the lower left one can. The first one to appear is a Slime. The Slime 
does not have much in the way of attacks. Just beat him relentlessly 
with whatever weapon you have (I used Yo-yo - took off 16 HP a pop).
  A Dancing Doll will appear next. His attacks are minimal like the 
Slime's, but he can shoot a star that will knock your ability out of 
you. Use the same strategy that you used against the Slime.
  The final enemy inside the window is a Witch. She can cast spells on 
you, such as an ice spell where she freezes you in a tiny block. Not 
much strategy is needed to overcome her either. It's useless to even 
keep track of the amount of hit points each enemy has, as they all die 
very quickly. When you beat them, some crazy crap that doesn't have 
anything to do with the game will appear in the top window, and you can 
go on to the door to the right.
  In the next room, ride the trolley and all will be well.
  After that, you will endure a long fall. Go all the way to the right 
and go in the super-sparkly door. This is a save point, so take 
advantage of the opportunity. Then, go in the door at left.

30) Star Tiara
VALUE: 408200G
Once you enter this room, don't hit the star blocks with cannons on 
them. Go all the way to the left to locate a safer way to the upper 
level. Kill the Ninja or steal his ability if you like it - I don't. 
Use the springs to find several items such as a Popsicle and a 1-up, 
among other things. Eventually you will find a door. Release the 
urchins to the right so they don't bother you when you try to collect 
the Star Tiara.

31) Turtle Shell
You'd better listen up, because this is going to take a while.
  After you get the Star Tiara, leave the room. Go down to the lower 
level and head right from the entrance to this area. When you go in the 
door, climb up all the ladders and kill all the enemies, then head up 
the stairs in the next room while letting as few coconuts as possible 
jar your head. When you enter the next room, you will see the Hammer 
boss. Kill him without hitting the bomb block in the middle and then 
steal his power (it's best not to have an ally here - they're usually 
highly incompetent about not hitting delicate objects).
  Now backtrack all the way to the first room. Keep the Hammer.
  When you get to the original entrance, go left. Hit the stake in the 
next room and you will gain access to the next one.
  Go down the elevator shafts in this newly opened room.
  When you reach the next one, steal one of the Fire monsters' 
abilities and go in the door to the upper right. Fight the Ninja boss 
by rapidly blowing fire at him. This should do him in quickly, 
revealing a chest and some healing items. Get the healing items first 
or they will disappear. After you've healed, get the Turtle Shell. Yes! 
Finally! Move forward into the next room.

32) Sword
VALUE: 325000G
When you go in the next room after defeating the Ninja boss, make sure 
you have a Fire ally with you. Bust through the wall adjacent to the 
ceiling and get the Fire copy to burn the fuse, because all Kirby can 
use in the water is Water Gun. Quickly move up to the cannon. If you 
secure yourself inside in time, you will blast to the area just to the 
right of the cannon. While the Sword is the most valuable item in here, 
there are also several life-regaining objects, including a Tomato. When 
you have the Sword, go left and get the wall out of your way. Go to the 
left for a 1-up.
  When you see the two doors in the upper left corner, go in the bottom 

33) Warrior Shield
VALUE: 50000G
When you go in the door there are tons of enemies lining the ceiling 
and some water with an extremely fast current. To get to the small 
block with the Warrior Shield, just step right in to the water and keep 
holding Right on the D-pad to swim against the rapids. You should land 
primly in front of the Warrior Shield. Once you have obtained it, make 
sure to jump back in the water since the current can still push you 
into the pit.

34) Unicorn's Horn
VALUE: 80300G
Backtrack to the room just before the Hammer boss (with the falling 
coconuts). Blow fire at the bomb block just before the entrance to the 
Hammer boss and avoid the cannons. Move all the way to the right and 
you'll find the Unicorn's Horn.

35) Autumntime
VALUE: 250000G
To get this treasure, you must be careful not to destroy the bomb block 
when you fight the Hammer boss. If the fight is successful and you did 
not destroy the block, go to the right and hit the pink switch. 
Backtrack to the bridge. The Autumntime chest will fall gently on top 
of the bomb block. Autumntime, unlike its predecessors Springtime and 
Summertime, is orange.
  If the bridge is destroyed, exit the room and then re-enter to 
"rebuild" it.

Well, I can't think of anything else to call them!
  If you still have the Fire weapon, use it. They can all be warded off 
easily as long as you're blowing a steady stream of flames. If you have 
the Hammer or a different weapon, however, avoid all their attacks. 
There are four of them in all, and they appear in different places when 
they spawn, usually where you are standing. Once you have overtaken 
them all, you can move on.

36) Rice Bowl
Sounds like an annual college football game to me. But in this game 
it's actually a bowl containing rice. Take the Yo-yo power and move all 
the way to the top of the hill. Hold down and press Y to hit the bomb 
block, then ride the vehicle at the bottom (the spikes won't hurt you, 
I promise). You will be carted directly to the treasure chest that 
holds the Rice Bowl. Go back up to the door at the top when you have 

37) Tut's Mask
VALUE: 160000G
Run across the blocks that disappear in this room. Some will land you 
on dangerous fire, some will not. Yo-yo everyone in your way. When you 
get to the top, find the treasure chest in the cramped chamber with the 
spikes and destructible blocks. Tut's Mask is in there. A bomb block 
will allow you to exit the other side, but you will have to backtrack 
  When you do, find the door that takes up two blocks. It will take you 
outside. Go to the save point. Save and heal, then return to this area.

38) Mr. Saturn
VALUE: 120000G
Another familiar Nintendo cameo here. After you get the Tut's Mask, go 
all the way to the left to find a door (avoid the fire). Kill the 
Microphone on the first level and ride the platforms up. Kill the Stone 
monsters also - you don't really want their power, do you? To the right 
is a door. Several Sleep icons are in here, and you will have to avoid 
touching them in order to get the treasure. The best thing to do is to 
run against the wind and try to jump over them. This will work in most 
cases. When you get the Mr. Saturn item, evade the Sleep icons as you 
move back to left. It's significantly easier when you're moving with 
the flow of the wind.

39) Armor
VALUE: 212000G
From the Mr. Saturn room with all the Sleep items, keep on going up 
until you find a door. Go to the left of that door to find the Armor.

40) Treasure Box
VALUE: 100000G
Some people just love stupid ironies like this one. I'm one of them.
  After you get the Armor, go in the aforementioned door to the right. 
The place is decorated with stars and celestial objects that, although 
dim, can still hurt your eyes if you squint at them. Jump on the 
springboard and hang to the left. Hop on the one to the left and it 
will take you to the treasure box containing the Treasure Box. See? 
Irony! I love it!
  The other springboard will land you a Tomato.

41) Mannequin
VALUE: 3000G
You will have to act quickly to snag this one or you will either have 
to die (if you missed the door) or retry (if you didn't). Tap Left on 
the D-pad madly once you enter the door, which is at the top of the big 
room and to the left against the wall. If you run and jump like the 
quick-witted little bugger you are, you can seize the Mannequin easily. 
Now get back in the door and you've got it in the bag.
  When you get to the room with the Mirrors, either grab their power or 
keep your current one and go in the room at the top, where you can 
choose from Ninja, Wing, or Plasma, none of which are all that great. I 
recommend keeping Mirror or anything besides these three.

42) Gold Crown
VALUE: 528000G
You need Mirror and Stone to get this item. Get Stone as a CPU-
controlled ally from the same room where you got the Armor. Go to the 
room with the Mirror enemies and let go of your Stone power to obtain 
Mirror. When you see the door on the top level, break the blocks that 
are past it. If you float over to where the hovering cat-like monsters 
are, the Stone ally will attack them. He will plunge into the water 
when he kills the one on the right, allowing you to go down. Find the 
door to the right and go in it.
  Now in this room, you should see a treasure chest in the water. The 
current that flows up will not allow you to get it. Carefully, get rid 
of your Mirror ability, but DO NOT TURN STONE INTO MIRROR! To do this 
the easiest, go to the right and make sure your Stone copy is behind 
you, then let go of it. Press A to turn Stone into the Stone item, then 
get it yourself. Now use Stone on the bomb block. When you turn into a 
rock, statue, or what have you, you can sink quickly through the water 
while completely ignoring the force that sends you back up. Press Y to 
un-stone yourself and get the Gold Crown.

43) King's Cape
VALUE: 508000G
To get this treasure you need to have the Cutter ability. (Go to the 
section on the Model Ship - treasure #44 - for tips on how to find a 
Cutter. If you have not yet fought the fish boss you will have to in 
order to get the Cutter.)
  Keep your Stone ally for this as well. His skills will be needed 
here. Once you have Cutter equipped on Kirby and you have a Stone copy, 
go back to the room where you got the Gold Crown and go in the door in 
either of the upper corners. The rooms are virtually identical.
  Once you enter the door at the top of either room, go up to the top 
of the hill and cut the rope holding the ledge away. The Stone copy 
should hit the wooden stump automatically. When he does, you can go in 
the room with the King's Cape. There is a monster in here that fires 
beams that can be deflected if you use the Mirror ability provided. If 
you have Cutter, use the triple-Y attack on one of the urchins to kill 
the guy shooting lasers at you. The King's Cape is just above you.

A fast-firing projectile is best for fighting this boss. Let it eat 
your ally, and use that time to beat the tar out of it with whatever 
ability you have (Mirror is good). It will blend in with the wall after 
a short time, and you will have to follow the ripples in the pattern on 
the wall so you know where he is at all times. If you don't have any 
idea where he is he will beat the stuffing out of you. Once his energy 
is fully depleted, go to the right and get the Tomato, then go in the 

44) Model Ship
VALUE: 800000G
In the room with the Fire monster and the multiple cannons, make your 
way to the door in the upper left corner. Swallow the Fire guy and gain 
his ability, then find the door. You will see a pink switch. Like the 
Crystal Ball, this is one object you can't get without an ally's help.
  Have a second player play as Fire and swallow the Cutter that you 
find. While he/she stays firmly planted on the switch, you make your 
way upward. Haul butt when the ally is summoned back to you, as you 
won't have much time to make it to the door. If you enter the door 
before the stone wall closes over it, you will be situated on the top 
of the castle in a heavy windstorm. The treasure box in front of you 
contains the Model Ship.

45) Sun Ring
VALUE: 800000G
In the room with the multiple cannons, fire away until you find a door 
in the upper right corner. The room inside is very dark - use Fire to 
blow on the candles and give yourself ample light to see by. There is a 
door in here that you will not be able to see without light. Once you 
find it, enter to obtain the Sun Ring. There is a Tomato under the 
ledge in case you need your life replenished.
  Once you have this and all the other treasures in this area, exit the 
castle, save and heal, and go through the door all the way to the left. 
Ride the mining cart to the left and go through the door to make it to 
the new area. 

46) Wintertime
VALUE: 250000G
Wintertime differs from its predecessors once again in color alone; 
this time it is gray.
  Hit the pink switch in this new area to release a barrage of bird 
enemies. Enter the hole they come out of to face another onslaught. 
Kill them all before getting the treasure, then exit the hole and go 
all the way to the left in the door.

47) Katana
VALUE: 990000G
This one is REALLY hard to get. You need Jet to obtain it, and 
everything has to fall perfectly into place, because the wind here is 
mighty strong. Out of your three choices, take Jet and stay against the 
right-hand wall. When you drop down, tap Right on the D-pad really 
fast, press Y, and hold Down. If you do this correctly, you will drop 
to the treasure box with the most valuable item in the game, and a 
Tomato to boot! When you get it, go in the door opposite the wall and 
save in the room, then go in the door to the left. It's really hard to 
get this item, and usually whether or not you get it is a totally 
random occurrence.

48) Charm
VALUE: 8000G
Before you get to the three cannons, you should see a waterfall flowing 
down from a block that is lighter than the others. Drop down below this 
block and get the Charm from the box in the lake.
  To get the next treasure, equip Jet and light the middle fuse with 
the Jet's fire. Jump in the cannon and take off to the next area.

49) Xmas Tree
VALUE: 40000G
Destroy all the bomb blocks except the bottom one and collect the tree 
when it falls. Go back through the door to get back to the cannons.
  To get the next treasures, you'll need to go back to the room where 
you got the Katana and equip the Ninja ability. When you do that, go 
back to the cannons. Destroy the top star block, then destroy the 
others by executing a downward kick on the next one in line (jump, hold 
Down, press Y). Hit the dynamite switch on the far right. Run to the 
leftmost cannon and get ready to blast off.

50) Kong's Barrel
VALUE: 1500G
You should now be in a cloudy area. Float up and to the left to find 
the first door. You can walk/float through the areas with stars in a 
line, but it won't be very effective if you still have the Ninja power 
as you will undesirably stick to the wall. Get the Wing power just 
above you instead.
  When you enter the room, hit the switch on the right to drop the 
treasure. The one on the left releases the urchins and you will have to 
re-enter the room if you want the treasure. Kong's Barrel is another 
example of one of those cameos that makes you want to groan.

51) Ramia's Scale
VALUE: 12800G
From the Kong's Barrel room, go to the upper right to find the room 
with Ramia's Scale in it. Ride the circling ledges and jump to the 
ledge with the treasure box when you see it.

52) Shiny Bamboo
VALUE: 600000G
Before you get this item, you should get the Tire (see item #53). Once 
you've gotten the Tire, go to the room with the Shiny Bamboo. To get to 
that room, find the Plasma item (don't get it) and drop down. It is the 
door above your head that holds the Shiny Bamboo. When you get the 
Wheel ally, float up with him and destroy the star block with your head 
to get it. Once again, get the Tire before you get the Shiny Bamboo.

53) Tire
VALUE: 1100G
To find the Tire room, find the column of stars opposite the Plasma 
item and move up. The door is right there.
  Get Wheel and turn it into an ally, then get Wheel for yourself so 
you can have a good power. Once you hit the pink switch, hold Y and 
speed to the right. Jump over the small pit and hold Down so you don't 
hit your head when you move up the ramp. You should barely make it to 
the Tire, another one of the "ironic treasures." Go down the ladder and 
hit the bomb block all the way to the left to reveal a way out of that 

54) Spirit Charm
VALUE: 78500G
Go up and left from the Shiny Bamboo room and through the wall. When 
you drop down, make sure not to get the Sleep item. If you're riding 
the Wheel (as you ought to be), you won't be able to get the Parasol. 
Go into the door on the other side of the wall. Immediately hop off 
Wheel (press A) and go down before any star blocks fall. Get the Spirit 
Charm, mount Wheel, and then leave. Since there is nothing else of 
value in this whole entire area, board the star to return to the save 
point. Save and heal, then go in the bottom right door.

55) Pegasus Wing
VALUE: 42800G
The cannons in this room are your only method for breaking the gray 
bricks. Go in the cannon directly to the right of the door and blast 
through the wall immediately to the right. Blast downward through the 
column and hit any wall except the one to the left once you see the 
chest. The Pegasus Wing is inside.

56) Raccoon Doll
VALUE: 8150G
From the Pegasus Wing's location, keep blasting to the left and then go 
down and to the right when you can. Enter the door and take the Wheel 
as an ally. When you fight the Suplex monster, hold Y and then turn 
around as soon as you hit him so you don't damage the Wheel. If he 
happens to get killed though, deal with him with whatever you have. 
When the Suplex insect is exterminated, the block barricading the 
Raccoon Doll will disappear. It would be wise to take the mini-boss's 
power right now, as it is EXTREMELY powerful. The only drawback is that 
it doesn't work on a lot of bosses :(
  Once you have the Raccoon Doll, head left.

57) Shell Whistle
VALUE: 82000G
If you're using Suplex, you'll have to get rid of it. It still helps 
out as a powerful ally, though.
  Find a bomb block to the left with a whole bunch of enemies in it. 
With your Cutter ability (oh yeah, get that while you're here) and the 
Suplex's massive physical strength, you can take out all the enemies 
except the urchin, who bounces rampantly inside the water. Avoid him 
and get the Shell Whistle when there's an opening.

58) Orihalcon
VALUE: 512000G
When you see Crash, get rid of Cutter and take his power. Use it to 
open the door so you can get the treasure. A bomb block will open up a 
path to the star. Let it take you back to the save point. Save and 
heal, then get Ninja from the Katana room and go in the middle door. 
Two treasures left........

59) Platinum Ring
VALUE: 40000G
When you have Ninja, go in the middle door and drop down to the 
platforms hanging from strings. Cut down the one to the left and follow 
the path to find the Platinum Ring. One treasure left!

60) Triforce
VALUE: 800000G
This one's in the next room. Get Yo-yo's power and avoid all the 
springboards. When you get to the bottom of them and see the door, drop 
down even further and float down. Destroy the star blocks when you get 
to the bottom and descend to the lowest part to get the Triforce (the 
last treasure! YES!). DO NOT TOUCH THE SLEEP ENEMY AT ALL! You want to 
keep Yo-yo. Go back in the door above the lowest springboard, which is 
the one just above the Triforce.
  I would recommend having Bomb for this final boss and your ally being 
whatever - you can bestow Yo-yo upon him or give him one of the other 
two abilities in the room (Ice or Parasol). Either way, take a deep 
breath and proceed with caution........

In all reality, your ally will basically be useless here unless 
controlled by a friend. The object is to hit the rock hand that 
materializes out of thin air. If you've played Super Smash Brothers and 
gotten to the end of the 1-player game, you ought to be familiar with a 
lot of these attacks, like slapping you and flicking you and beating 
you with his fist. In fact I think a lot of Master Hand's tactics are 
derived from this final boss.
  You will probably only be able to hit the hand once with your weapon 
of choice, twice if you have the ally. You may even get in more salvos 
if you have quick thumbs. When the hand moves along the ground, float 
up in the air for safety. The face cannot hurt you.
  After he dies, go in the door to the left. You will probably need the 
Tomato. Get in the trolley and take another ride, then ride the 
elevators in the next room. Enter the door you see at the top.
  You may recognize this last room: it's the one you started the game 
in. Blow on the bomb block and then proceed to the left. When you board 
the star, you've beaten the game!

Congratulations on beating The Great Cave Offensive! Seven more mini-
games left to go...

Look for my other works on this game coming soon! You can always find 
the latest version of any of my walkthroughs at GameFAQs.

Here are some of the beautiful people that have helped me get this far 
on this walkthrough:

** The creators of Snes9x, a brilliant SNES emulator. These programs
   make my job SO much easier! Thanks, guys.

** I guess Nintendo and Halken for making this game.

** All the people who have permission to post this and have done so.

** Anyone who helped develop my writing talent.

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