The first level of Ripple Star is a near-identical recreation of the first level of Pop Star, sharing the same layout, music theme, and Crystal Shard locations. The only differences are aesthetic and enemies. There is a piece of Food immediately behind where Kirby starts. The first area is a straight-forward path with several enemies. At the end is a Maxim Tomato, followed by a boss fight with a Big Sawyer.
The third area is another long path of enemies. In the garden area, there are two Food items and Shotzos on Star Blocks. The end of the level has another Maxim Tomato.