List of official The Legendary Starfy series websites
There are various official websites and 'mini-sites' relating the The Legendary Starfy series. Nintendo tends to release a website or 'mini-site' relating to the new games that it publishes, while Shogakukan has pages for the different manga series that have been released in tankōbon form as well as the Japanese Nintendo Official Guidebook for The Legendary Starfy. This article is a list of websites or 'mini-sites' relating to the series.
- 1 Densetsu no Starfy / Densetsu no Starfy (GBC)
- 2 Densetsu no Starfy 2
- 3 Densetsu no Starfy 3
- 4 Densetsu no Starfy 4
- 5 The Legendary Starfy
- 6 Shogakukan mini-sites
- 7 References
- 8 See also
There is an official mini-site for the playable trial demo of Densetsu no Starfy for the Game Boy Color shown at Nintendo Space World 2000. The mini-site introduces the story, Starfy's Star Spin Ability and Moe (then known in Japan as Kyororon). Some early artwork of Starfy, Old Man Lobber and Moe are shown as well as screenshots. The website says that the game will be released on December 2000, but the Game Boy Color version was cancelled. It is specified as an "action" game, similarly to how the game would later be classed as a "Marine Action" game. A short QuickTime Movie of the game is available on this mini-site.
There is an official mini-site for the playable trial demo of Densetsu no Starfy for the Game Boy Advance. The game was around 60% complete at the time. The page specifies the game as an "action" game, similarly to how the game would later be classed as a "Marine Action" game. The mini-site introduces some of the story and talks about the gameplay. It introduces the Picture Book and how enemies are registered to it. The mini-site shows some early artwork of Starfy, the Mermaid, Ruby, Moe (same artwork from the Game Boy Color trial demo) and Old Man Lobber. It also shows some early screenshots of the game and says that the game will be released in January 2002 (the final game was released on September 6, 2002).
The mini-site for the final game is the first to specify the game as a "Marine Action" game. The main page also lists the release date, price and number of players. The mini-site has links to pages about the Nintendo Official Guidebook, the CD Densetsu no Starfy c/w Boyfriend's Rookie, the Densetsu no Starfy Trumps and a list of other merchandise.
The website covers the story, Starfy's Abilities, the Vehicles, Minigames, some characters, some enemies and has a page showing some screenshots. The mini-site has a link to the official Japanese The Legendary Starfy mini-site.
The mini-site for Densetsu no Starfy 2 covers mainly the same elements in the game as the official Densetsu no Starfy website for the final game, but does not list characters, enemies or Minigames. The main page talks about Starfy's personality, how the game is 'not too easy' and 'not too difficult' and can be 'enjoyed by anyone' and some of the new features introduced in the game. The story section is an interactive Flash video. The mini-site has a link to the official Japanese The Legendary Starfy mini-site.
The mini-site for Densetsu no Starfy 3 covers the same elements in the game as the official Densetsu no Starfy website. It also covers some of the Stuff. The story section has a screenshot of Evil that is not used in the final game.
Below are a list of mini-sites relating to Densetsu no Starfy 4.
Wanted Kisekae mini-site
The Wanted Kisekae mini-site for Densetsu no Starfy 4 introduces the Wanted Kisekae contest and how to apply. The Wanted Kisekae contest involved participants submitting designs for Stuff with a chance of them appearing in the final game as either actual Stuff (with their names being listed in the credits), or unchanged designs displayed in the Staff Roll 1. The contest ended on December 16, 2005.
The Densetsu no Starfy 4 website lists the release date, price, genre ("Marine Action") and number of players. It covers the story, new Abilities, introduces the Amiy Kingdom, covers characters, some of the Stuff including the winning designs, Vehicles, and has a link to information about the Nintendo Official Guidebook. The website also has a link to information about the Densetsu no Starfy 4 stuffed toy.
Below are a list of websites and mini-sites relating the The Legendary Starfy.
The Japanese The Legendary Starfy mini-site lists the release date, price, genre ("Marine Action") and number of players. The Title Song plays in the background on the main page. There is a story and characters page, a "how to play" page, a "transformation Abilities" page, a Stage page, a two-player Cooperative Play page, a Minigames and Stuff page and an introduction move page, showing gameplay.
In the past, clicking the Treasure Chest brought up a quiz called Moe's Character Diagnosis, which tells the player which character suits their personality. The Treasure Chest is now gone, but the quiz can still be accessed through a text hyperlink ("キョロスケさまのキャラ診断") near the bottom of the main page.
There is an adventure guide page that tells the player the location of two secret Areas, introduces Big Bossdown and how clearing it under a certain time might unlock something and how there are more Stages after beating the game. There is a link to the The Legendary Starfy's staff records and strategies that shows the staff's records and strategies for Dumpling Master, Big Bossdown and Areas in the ??? Stage.
Starfy.com was the official North American website for The Legendary Starfy. It seems to have been taken down either sometime in 2015 or between 19th-31th December 2014 at the earliest, and now redirects to the North American mini-site for The Legendary Starfy.
The Title Song played in the background on the main page. The website introduced Starfy, Bunston's transformations and his story, characters and enemies with a gameplay movie, gameplay including Stages ("Game Worlds"), Minigames and Abilities ("Moves"). There was also a media gallery showing the Story cartoon The Adventure Begins, two North American commercials (first commercial, second commercial for the game and screenshots. From the website, the player could click on links for buying the game and subscribing to Nintendo news.
North American mini-site
The North American The Legendary Starfy mini-site introduces the game and lists some of the features. It acknowledges that the series has had previous installments in Japan in the past. The mini-site classes the game as a "platform" game unlike a "Marine Action" game; the game's official classification in Japan. The mini-site shows five screenshots of the game. It has a button that links to Starfy.com, a "Buy Now from a retailer" button and a Facebook "like" button. The website shows the ESRB rating for the game; "E" (Everyone).
The Australian mini-site for The Legendary Starfy is mostly the same as the North American one, except the mini-site also lists the game as having a skill level of beginner to intermediate and classes the rating as "General, G". There are ten images that are part of a separate section. There is a button for players to register the game with Club Nintendo.
The two tankōbon for the Densetsu no Starfy (Yumiko Sudō) manga series and the tankōbon for the Densetsu no Starfy R manga had sections on the skygarden.shogakukan website but they may have been removed if not moved. The pages listed the series names (such as "Tentōmusi Comics", titles, author's names, ISBN codes, number of pages, prices, release dates and gave summaries of the contents.
- Densetsu no Starfy (Yumiko Sudō) - 1 page
- Densetsu no Starfy (Yumiko Sudō) - 2 page
- Densetsu no Starfy R page
The Japanese Nintendo Official Guidebook for The Legendary Starfy also had its own page on the Shogakukan website directly. There is a short summary of its content and the price, release date, size/number of pages and ISBN code were listed.
|Prerelease information and Unused content|
|List of prerelease information||Densetsu no Starfy • Densetsu no Starfy 2 • Densetsu no Starfy 3 • Densetsu no Starfy 4 • The Legendary Starfy (Helpful Stuff)|
|Lists of unused content||Densetsu no Starfy • Densetsu no Starfy 2 • Densetsu no Starfy 3 • Densetsu no Starfy 4 (unused models) • The Legendary Starfy|
|Unreleased games||Floaty platformer / Densetsu no Starfy (Game Boy/Color)|
|Events and TV shows||Nintendo Space World (2000, 2001) • World Hobby Fair (2002, 2006) • Oha Suta • E3 (2009)|
|Media with relevant information||Game Boy Encyclopedia • Nintendo Dream • Nintendo Power • Nintendo Spaceworld Official Guidebooks • Websites|