The Legendary Starfy DS

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8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

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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. If you can appreciate a unique and silly platforming experience that doesn't take itself too seriously, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more endearing title than The Legendary Starfy.
  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. 80
    Legendary Starfy is a terrific debut, despite the overly cute presentation. You'd do well to wish upon this star.
  4. Overall, I found The Legendary Starfy to be an enjoyable game. It's definitely too easy in terms of difficulty, and it's a bit lengthy.
  5. 75
    The Legendary Starfy sorely lacks in challenge but it does offer a solid platforming adventure that has plenty of fun moments.
  6. A solid, well-made game that will provide hours of relaxing fun. [July 2009, p.89]
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Jun 21, 2011
    10
    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 soulThis 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
    10
    Beautiful characters, story, fair difficulty, hard if your going for 100%, but not too hard, wonderful mini-games, loveable characters, thisBeautiful 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
    9
    This game provides solid, wonderful, and cute platforming fun. I can not recommend enough. On the surface it seems like a cutesy simple 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. Jan 23, 2015
    9
    This game is a classic and definitely worth playing, and completing

    PROS -Simple Concept -Fun bosses -Nice story CONS -Okay graphics
    This game is a classic and definitely worth playing, and completing

    PROS
    -Simple Concept
    -Fun bosses
    -Nice story

    CONS
    -Okay graphics .
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  5. Jul 25, 2011
    8
    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 greatThis 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
    8
    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 theI 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
    4
    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, thisFor 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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