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. A solid offering that will be especially appealing for younger players due to its somewhat low level of difficulty.
  2. While Starfy may not offer up much of challenge for experienced gamers, younger and novice DS gamers alike will undoubtedly enjoy this first taste of the Starfy franchise.
  3. Perhaps this game appeals less to adolescent and adult males than most games do: Starfy is more Kirby than Mario. But it does what it does very well, and I hope that this title is merely the beginning of Starfy's legend in North America.
  4. Even with the cuteness level of The Legendary Starfy approaching eleven, it is not a hard game to recommend to fans of 2D platform games. Kids will absolutely eat up the adventure and there are still plenty of moments for grown-ups to enjoy. If you have been looking for a carefree game to give to youngsters, or even yourself, you will be pleasantly surprised.
  5. Newcomers will love its pick-up-and-play nature, while the hardcore platform enthusiasts will spend a lot of time looking through every nook and cranny in the game to find something special.
  6. While Starfy can’t compare to the king of the genre, he certainly has a place in Nintendo’s court.
  7. It's not going to be the best 2D platformer from Nintendo, but it's definitely up there with the other titles on the DS, and manages to stand apart from games like Super Princess Peach, New Super Mario Bros., and so on, enough so that it still manages to be good while doing something unique with it's overall play mechanics.
  8. When all is tallied up, The Legendary Starfy is a solid game. It does everything a platformer should do.
  9. 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.
  10. 80
    Legendary Starfy is a terrific debut, despite the overly cute presentation. You'd do well to wish upon this star.
  11. 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.
  12. While the challenge level leaves something to be desired, the good aspects certainly outweigh the bad, and we can only hope that the Western gaming world will continue to see more of Starfy and his outrageous companions in the future.
  13. 75
    The Legendary Starfy sorely lacks in challenge but it does offer a solid platforming adventure that has plenty of fun moments.
  14. It’s made for kids of all ages, and Starfy’s well deserving of sitting alongside Nintendo’s other great gaming legends.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.

Awards & Rankings

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 »