The Legendary Starfy
|The Legendary Starfy|
|Director(s)|| Miki Fujii, Kazuki Yoshihara,|
|Producer(s)|| Yasuhiro Minamimoto,|
|Character Design||Koutarou Shinoki|
|Composer(s)|| Morihiro Iwamoto (Sound),|
Voice of Starfy: Satomi Kōrogi
|Release date(s)|| July 10, 2008 |
June 8, 2009
October 10, 2009
|Genre||"Marine Action" game (platformer with elements of swimming in the water), Platformer|
|Rating(s)|| CERO: |
|Mode(s)||Single player, Multiplayer (Single card and Multi-card)|
|Serial code(s)|| NTR-YSSJ-JPN (Japanese version)|
NTR-Y5YE-USA (North American trial version)
NTR-YSSE-USA (North American version)
NTR-YSSE-AUS (Australian version)
The Legendary Starfy, known in Japan as Densetsu no Stafy: Taiketsu! Daīru Kaizokudan (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィー たいけつ！ダイール海賊団, literally Legendary Starfy Confrontation: Daīru Pirate Squad, also referred to as [The Legendary Starfy] Confrontation: Dire Pirate Squad in Nintendo Power), is a "Marine Action" game produced by Nintendo and TOSE with elements of platforming, for the Nintendo DS.
It is the first localized game in the The Legendary Starfy series. It was originally released in Japan on June 10, 2008, and on February 26, 2009 it appeared on an upcoming list of videogames to be released in North America on June 8, 2009 on the Nintendo's Online Press Room website. The game was actually released in North America one day earlier than scheduled.
- 1 Story
- 2 Stages
- 3 Items
- 4 Gallery
- 5 List of glitches
- 6 List of soundtrack
- 7 List of Stuff
- 8 List of Toys
- 9 Regional Differences
- 10 Side Quests
- 11 Staff records and strategies
- 12 List of unused content
- 13 Credits
- 14 North American trial version
- 15 Quizzes
- 16 See also
- 17 Trivia
- 18 External links
- 19 References
While sleeping in his bed, Starfy is suddenly awoken by a rabbit-like creature in a spacesuit that crashes through his ceiling. Three shady goons appear and try to capture the creature, but Starfy fights them off using his Star Spin. The 3 figures vow revenge and leave and the rabbit creature runs away. Starfy wants to help him, and so follows his trail to the edge of Pufftop. Starfy's best friend Moe appears and discourages Starfy from helping it. Before they know it, they slip off the edge of Pufftop and plummet into the sea, beginning Starfy's adventure. Starfy and Moe go through Gluglug Lagoon, where they find Big Squiddy is holding the creature. After chasing Big Squiddy down, the creature gives Starfy the Monstar ability, which he uses to free the creature, who believes they are allied with the three goons and runs to Hotcha Springs. After defeating Big Squiddy, they go there and find out the creature is named Bunston. He joins them because he finds that a shard found by Starfy helps him regain his memory, which reveals that he is the prince of a planet called Bunnera, which was attacked by goons. Bunston learns that he can give Starfy the Monstar ability. The three are then attacked by the Hot-Spring Snapper. Starfy proceeds to defeat it, and finds another shard. The three go to Chillydip Cove, where Bunston learns the Starpedo ability. From two seals called Piplion and Puplion, they learn that King Ping and his penguin goons have been troubling the area. Starfy defeats King Ping and finds a Shard, and the three are launched to Sogwood Forest. There they meet the goons that attacked Bunston in the beginning, who turn out to be the "Terrible Trio" of Snips, Ronk, and Papes and they want to kidnap Bunston. Starfy battles Papes, and after defeating him takes his Shard, which causes Bunston to remember his spaceship. Starfy and his friends go to Glitzem Grotto, where they find Ronk and defeat him. Then he and Papes try to use a minecart to defeat Starfy, but once again he triumphs. Bunston then remembers that the Terrible Trio shot him down over Pufftop and that the shards are pieces of his ship. The three friends find out that they must collect the remaining shards so that Bunston can save his planet. They fall into Skydye Heights, where the final member of the Terrible Trio, Snips, is lurking with another shard. After defeating her, the player finds out the Trio's real boss has taken Bunnera and Bunston is the last Bunneran left, so the Terrible Trio was sent to capture him. As the heroes head to the S.S. Logwater to find the last shard, the Trio regroups, and thinks about giving up, but their boss threatens them into continuing, so they follow. Starfy makes it past a giant snark called Mega Snark, only to find the Terrible Trio again. Starfy defeats all three again, but they try to use a "secret weapon" against him called the Paper-Cut Crusher. In order for Starfy to defeat The Terrible Trio during this attack, he must beat them in a Rock-Paper-Scissors game. When Starfy beats them at this, he, Moe, and Bunston take off for Bunnera. It is revealed that the Bunnerans could shapeshift because of a power inside them, which is how he transformed to help Starfy. The Trio's boss, who it turns out is the space pirate Mashtooth, wanted to absorb this power to become powerful enough to take over the galaxy, and to do that he requires Bunston. This is why he sent Snips, Ronk, and Papes after Bunston. When Bunnera Castle was attacked, Bunston fled in his spaceship.
- Gluglug Lagoon
- Hotcha Springs
- Chillydip Cove
- Sogwood Forest
- Glitzem Grotto
- Skydye Heights
- S.S. Logwater
- Planet Bunnera
Unlike previous games in the series, The Legendary Starfy has relatively few Items. Items in this game are not listed in any Items menu, except for Heart Gems which are stored on Bunston's Collection. Bunston's Collection stores up to three at a time but momentarily for a third. When a third Heart Gem is collected the Heart Gem icons are removed.
Bunston's Powers are also listed on Bunston's Collection and the Collection. Icons of the powers are added to the menu whenever the player obtains the relevant Transforming Stone, or in the case of Monstar when Bunston's Collection is first unlocked. If the player has an upgraded Transforming Stone, a star is marked next to the icon.
List of glitches
- Main article: List of glitches in the Nintendo DS games
Follow the link above for a list of glitches in Densetsu no Starfy 4 and The Legendary Starfy.
List of soundtrack
- Main article: The Legendary Starfy/Soundtrack
There are at least 80 pieces of music in this game. After defeating Mashtooth, the Sea Jams becomes available as an option in Moe's Case, and allows the player to scroll through and listen to 79 different tracks. For unknown reasons, the unnamed theme played when viewing the instructions for the Dumpling Master minigame is unavailable in the Sea Jams.
List of Stuff
- Main article: The Legendary Starfy/Stuff
- 'Clothes' are the basic items that Starfy and Starly can wear.
- 'Extras' are objects that can be worn/held with 'Clothes'.
- 'Specials' are scenes that combine matching 'Clothes' and 'Extras' to present a scene. They can be unlocked by wearing the right items.
- 'Bunston' is a category for wearable versions of Bunston's Powers.
Follow the link above for a list of Stuff with screenshots and details on how to unlock each item.
List of Toys
- Main article: The Legendary Starfy/Toys
- Main article: The Legendary Starfy/Regional Differences
During the localization process of The Legendary Starfy, various changes were made to the game so that it would appeal to audiences from the United States and Australia.
Follow the link above for information about regional differences in the game, and other differences related to the game's distribution.
- Main article: Side Quest
Side Quests, also known as Sub-Events are tasks branching off each level of every Stage in The Legendary Starfy, with the exception of Pufftop and ??? Stage, the first level of each Stage and its secret levels. Completing these Side Quests for the first time will unlock three secret levels in each Stage, referred to as 'Area Secret (number)' or '????' on the map screen. If Starfy revisits a Side Quest after completing it, there are no further rewards. There are a total of 24 Side Quests.
Follow the link above for a list of locations and further details about each Side Quest.
Staff records and strategies
- Main article: The Legendary Starfy/Staff records and strategies
List of unused content
- Main article: The Legendary Starfy/Unused content
The article above is a list of features that are not accessible in the game.
- Main article: The Legendary Starfy/Credits
Follow the link above for the Staff Credits of The Legendary Starfy.
North American trial version
- Main article: The Legendary Starfy: Trial Version.
A North American trial version was released, presumably to be displayed/played in stores. The amount of things that players can do in the trial version are limited and only small parts of Gluglug Lagoon and Chillydip Cove are featured. The main activities in the trial version are saving Herman's Coddies and fighting King Ping.
Additionally, there have been two different types of quizzes relating to The Legendary Starfy.
The first quiz, Moe's Character Advice is a Flash game hosted on the official Japanese mini-site for The Legendary Starfy. It asks a series of questions to determine what character the player is most like.
The second quiz is called the "Starly search question" and is not digital. It is asked in one of the Moe's Corner (Japanese: キョロスケのおまけコーナー, Kyorosuke's Extra Corner) messages in the manual, and the player has to count how many times Starly appears. The answer is fifteen times.
- Ronk, Papes, and Snips' names are a parody of Rock Paper Scissors where Ronk is rock, Papes is paper, and Snips is scissors.
- In Stage 9, a Pufftop guard said that two people who were like Starfy and Moe fell off of Pufftop 10 years ago. This may imply that there was once a grand adventure near Pufftop before Starfy was born.
- The Boss level "Get Ready to Ronk", is a reference to the phrase "get ready to rock."
- The artwork of the game make the characters look like plush dolls, unlike the previous games.
- All the games from the The Legendary Starfy series are referenced by various Pufftop Guards and Starly in the Pufftop Legends.
- This is the first and only game except the one instance in Densetsu no Starfy 4 which all the transformations shares the same life bar as Starfy and it is possible to get damaged and continue crossing a room in a level with a transformation without returning to the beginning of the room.
- The Nintendo DS menu game icon for The Legendary Starfy's filename is "stafy4_icon", even though this is the fifth game.
- According to a Kotaku article about Nintendo Treehouse, a division of Nintendo responsible for game localization, a "Bihldorff" reveals that during the localization of The Legendary Starfy, the team encountered an error where in a line for "one of the ancillary characters", there was profanity. This error was apparently quickly removed from the game after it was discovered.
- It is believed the English version of The Legendary Starfy and Kirby Returns to Dreamland may have used the same font as a basis.
- The Legendary Starfy - North American official site.
- The Legendary Starfy - Japanese official site (in Japanese)
- Official Nintendo.com web page for The Legendary Starfy.
- Official Nintendo of Australia web page for The Legendary Starfy.
- Nintendo Power magazine, Volume 244, Future Publishing, August 2009, pp. 73. Link: 
- Nintendo's Secret Weapon - Kotaku April 22nd 2014