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  • Summary: In The Legendary Starfy players dive into a undersea adventure with Starfy, the hero of Pufftop. Players swoop into enemies like a shooting star, glide over bottomless chasms and transform into powerful creatures to help a mysterious, bunny-eared visitor find his lost memory.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. It’s made for kids of all ages, and Starfy’s well deserving of sitting alongside Nintendo’s other great gaming legends.
  2. 89
    For those looking for another impressive core Nintendo franchise to obsess about for the next few dozen years, Starfy is your man. Combining some of the best elements from games like Kirby, Donkey Kong Country, Little Nemo, and Mario himself, TOSE’s latest offering is a DS gem, and brings about more content and diversity than almost any other sidescroller on the system.
  3. The Legendary Starfy is a solid platform game that bases the adventure on a simple but addictive gameplay. Perhaps adding some more functions for the touch screen wouldn’t have been bad, but it is not something that affects the final result.
  4. A solid offering that will be especially appealing for younger players due to its somewhat low level of difficulty.
  5. While Starfy can’t compare to the king of the genre, he certainly has a place in Nintendo’s court.
  6. It's just a shame that there's such a minimal sense of accomplishment from any given task in the game, because this could have been a chance for a star to rise in the West. [Sept 2009, p.118]
  7. If you have any experience playing video games, you simply don't need Starfy. If you've been playing as long as I have, you'll recognize the cookie-cutter characters, the attempt at a mascot akin to every game of the early '90s, and will blow through it easily enough... if you don't give up from sheer boredom. If you're just starting out though, it definitely has a place... but this is a Nintendo system, so you know there's better.

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Jun 21, 2011
    This is a great game and Nintendo's best kept secret. I really hope the other 4 get localized or at the very least someone brave soul composes a fan translation. The marine platform concept is a joy and the characters are so fun to follow. The comic book cutscenes were fantastic and gave it a very unique flair. Please go out and support this franchise! Expand
  2. Apr 8, 2014
    Beautiful characters, story, fair difficulty, hard if your going for 100%, but not too hard, wonderful mini-games, loveable characters, this is one of the best ds games of all time! Expand
  3. JM
    Jun 13, 2009
    This game provides solid, wonderful, and cute platforming fun. I can not recommend enough. On the surface it seems like a cutesy simple platformer, but as you get further the difficulty level goes up and it becomes a fun challenge. This game is really awesome! Expand
  4. LOLzWut
    Dec 26, 2009
    This game makes me wanna play it over and over again! The cute characters and the funny animals are so cool, i just want to explode. If you like kirby, donkey kong, mario, anything like that; you will LOVE starfy. i thoroughly enjoyed this game and hope it continues to shine. Expand
  5. Jul 25, 2011
    This game is a little on the easy side an is obviously targeted at a younger audience, but don't let that shy away you from this great platformer. The comic-book cutscenes are neat, and the graphics are colorful. Expand
  6. Dec 13, 2011
    I think it is a great game but the final boss is hard it has great controls. I play this game a lot.This game is awesome. I am stuck on the final boss. Expand
  7. Mar 22, 2012
    For kids I would give this a solid 8, it's easy, colorful, and has an easy to follow story line. For adults, or just experienced gamers, this game is just too easy. I feel like I am playing a game with infinite lives and power ups enabled, I don't think I could die if I tried. And there is too much dialogue. Expand

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