The Legendary Starfy DS

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
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  1. Nintendo Gamer
    74
    It doesn't do anything new and it's not exactly challenging, but Starfy is a charming, funny game, and a pleasant enough way to while away a few hours. [Sept 2009, p.68]
  2. 73
    Packed with extra activities, secret areas and a decent if not overwhelming adventure, The Legendary Starfy will no doubt have satisfied all those eager gamers waiting for it to appear in a language they could understand.
  3. Nintendo Power
    70
    A solid, well-made game that will provide hours of relaxing fun. [July 2009, p.89]
  4. The Legendary Starfy never completely shakes the sluggish nature of its initially vanilla gameplay, and the game offers very little challenge for hardened platform veterans, but it's a pleasant romp that continually improves as it progresses.
  5. Game Informer
    70
    A fun, but disposable game. [Aug 2009, p.93]
  6. games(TM)
    70
    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. Maybe if Starfy had been around in the Western market for years and engendered the same sort of nostalgia that we older gamers feel for franchises like Mario, I'd be more forgiving of this game's simplistic nature--but as a newcomer to the series, I found myself wanting for a platformer with a little more meat on its bones.
  8. 60
    For those looking to fill the void for a zany platformer, Starfy is your starfish.
  9. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#12 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
#16 Most Shared DS Game of 2009
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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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  3. LOLzWut
    Dec 26, 2009
    9
    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 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. Full Review »