Side Quests, also known as Sub-Events (Japanese: サブイベント) are tasks branching off each level of every Stage in The Legendary Starfy, with the exception of Pufftop and the ??? 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.
The doors leading to the Side Quests are hidden, but they can be found using Moe's Sniffer. Below is a list of Side Quests, the characters who are involved, and the secret levels that they unlock. Details of the Side Quests can be revisited in the Journal section of Moe's Case.
- 1 Gluglug Lagoon
- 2 Hotcha Springs
- 3 Chillydip Cove
- 4 Sogwood Forest
- 5 Glitzem Grotto
- 6 Skydye Heights
- 7 S.S. Logwater
- 8 Planet Bunnera
No. 1: Herman's Red Pearls
Herman's Red Pearls is the first Side Quest, found in Stage 1-2 (Star Spin). Herman has lost 5 precious Red Pearls and Starfy must help Herman to find the Pearls so that he can buy 'high-class fishie food' for his Coddies. If Starfy finds them, Herman will then grant the player access to Gluglug Lagoon's Area Secret 1.
"Search for the red pearls! Herman needs them to buy food for his Coddies!"
No. 2: Race with Fork
"Fork looks like he's one fast swimmer, but Herman needs you to take his place and beat this speedster in a race!"
No. 3: The Masked Catfish
The Masked Catfish is found in Stage 1-4 (Big Squiddy Brawl). Kit Fish asks Starfy to challenge her father, Fat Cat. Starfy has to push Fat Cat to the other end of the field. Succeeding grants the player access to Area Secret 3.
"Fat Cat is one beefy fish! Use your Star Spin to push the big fella back. Who will win?"
No. 4: In the Dark
In the Dark is found in Stage 2-2 (The Wise Old Lobster). Old Man Lobber asks Starfy to transform into Monstar and light a total of four of bundles of wood on fire quickly enough to light them all without one or more fires burning out. They must all be fully burned, otherwise the 'correct' sound effect will not play and the fire will be counted as not being lit. Old Man Lobber will then grant the player access to Area Secret 1.
"Transform into Monstar and shed some light on this dark room."
No. 5: A Little Lost
A Little Lost is found in Stage 2-3 (HEY-OH!). Moe is freaked out by a strange sound. He wants Starfy to go figure out what it is. When Starfy gets closer to the source, the noise gets louder. In the end, it turns out to be Squirt #5 of The Squirts practicing his bird imitation. Squirt #5 then grants Starfy access to Area Secret 2.
"Shhhh... Listen! Where is that voice coming from? Someone must be around here..."
No. 6: Dash Through the Hot Spring
Dash Through the Hot Spring is found in Stage 2-4 (Hot-Spring Snapper Battle).
Squirt #2 challenge Starfy to pass through an obstacle course and reach Bawss within 40 seconds, to prove that Starfy would be worthy of becoming a Squirt. Starfy must also avoid lava geysers on the way and avoid getting hit three times. If Starfy succeeds, The Squirts grant the player access to Area Secret 3.
"Only the Squirts can dash through this hot-spring obstacle course. Make it to Bawss as fast as you can!"
No. 7: Snow-Shovel Mission
Snow-Shovel Mission is found in Stage 3-2 (The Spin is Mightier).
"King Ping's minions have made a massive pile of snowballs. They have to be up to no good! Smash their snowballs to put the freeze on their evil plan."
No. 8: Jumping Through Hoops
Jumping Through Hoops is found in Stage 3-3 (Bunston's New Power).
Piplion challenges Starfy to transform into Starpedo and swim through 40 rings in 60 seconds. If Starfy succeeds, Piplion will grant the player access to Area Secret 2.
"Transform into Starpedo and jump through the rings! How many can you leap through before time runs out?"
No. 9: Protect the Treasure
Protect the Treasure is found in Stage 3-4 (King Ping).
Puplion needs Starfy's help fending off a horde of King Ping's Mini Pings trying to take his snacks. Starfy must hold them back for 60 seconds. If Starfy succeeds, Puplion will then grant the player access to Area Secret 3.
"King Ping's goons are trying to steal snacks! Don't let them take the tasty treat."
No. 10: Secret of the Zunbies
Secret of the Zunbies is found in Stage 4-2 (Three's a Crowd).
Moe is curious about how Zunbies absorb each other. Starfy must defeat a bunch of Zunbies and the Zunbie Leader they form. Moe will then grant Starfy access to Area Secret 1.
"Moe is trying to uncover the truth behind the Zunbie infestation! Can you help him discover the secret?"
No. 11: The Lost Treasure Chest
The Lost Treasure Chest is found in Stage 4-3 (The Papes Chase).
Old Man Vern says he hid a treasure deep below the surface of a toxic swamp. He needs Starfy to go and retrieve it. Starfy must use the protection of a Capfish's mushroom to swim down and retrieve the chest, otherwise Starfy will lose one health point for every few seconds he is in the toxic swamp unprotected. If Starfy succeeds, Old Man Vern will grant the player access to Area Secret 2.
"A treasure chest with something fabulously important inside was dropped in the stinky swamp. Try to find it!"
No. 12: The Mushroom Farm
The Mushroom Farm is found in Stage 4-4 (The Terrible Trio).
Old Man Vern is angry about Mushrews eating all of his mushrooms. Starfy must eliminate all 15 Mushrews within 00:60. Old Man Vern will then grant the player access to Area Secret 3.
"Old Man Vern has been worried sick about his trampled mushroom farm. Protect it for him!"
No. 13: Kittana and the Mine-Car Battle - Part 1
Kittana and the Mine-Car Battle - Part 1 is found in Stage 5-2 (Rickety Ride). It is the first of two Side Quests set by Kittana. The other is Side Quest No. 15: Kittana and the Mine-Car Battle - Part 2. It is found in Stage 5-2 (Rickety Ride).
Kittana challenges Starfy to reach the finish of a mine car ride, while avoiding his 'furious attacks'. Kittana will throw bombs and spikes towards Starfy. If Starfy gets hit three times, he will fail the minigame. If Starfy succeeds, will Kittana grant the player access to Area Secret 1.
"Fend of Kittana's attacks until you reach the goal!"
No. 14: Air Jump competition
Air Jump competition is found in Stage 5-3 (Get Ready to Ronk).
Shurikit challenges Starfy to use the Air Jump ability to race to the top of a platform. There are moving platforms to assist Starfy and Shurikit. If Starfy reaches the top before Shurikit, she will grant the player access to Area Secret 2.
"Use your Air Jump to defeat Shurikit! Keep calm and cool like a ninja to win."
No. 15: Kittana and the Mine-Car Battle - Part 2
Kittana and the Mine-Car Battle - Part 2 is found in Stage 5-4 (Stay on Track). It is last of two Side Quests set by Kittana. The other is Side Quest No. 13: Kittana and the Mine-Car Battle - Part 2.
Unlike the last Side Quest, Starfy must defeat Kittana by firing cannonballs at him using the Y button. He will create many illusory copies of himself which all disappear after one cannonball each, in addition to throwing bombs and spikes at Starfy. He will also occasionally throw a kitten-like enemy towards Starfy's path, which can be defeated by jumping on it via the B button. As before, Starfy is given three health points and must avoid getting hit by Kittana's attacks. If Starfy manages to defeat Kittana, he will grant the player access to Area Secret 3.
"Try to hold out against Kittana's ninja-fast attacks. Wait for an opening, then strike!"
No. 16: Behind the Mask
Behind the Mask is found in Stage 6-2 (End of the Rainbow).
Kit Fish asks Starfy fights Fat Cat in a wrestling match, like in Side Quest No. 3: The Masked Catfish. Starfy has to push Fat Cat to the other side of the room using his Star Spin. Unlike the last Side Quest, Fat Cat is faster, and wears a samurai costume. If Starfy succeeds, Kit Fish will grant the player access to Area Secret 1.
"This masked opponent must be Fat Cat, right? Put your back into it, Starfy! PUSHHHHH!"
No. 17: Juggle This
Juggle This is found in Stage 6-3 (The Star Spin Goes Ultra).
Herbert asks Starfy to juggle a Puffy Chub 20 times. Accepting the challenge places Starfy on top of a cloud platform. A Puffy Chub will appear in the middle of the air, and Starfy has to stop it from falling off the cloud platform or reaching the ground by using his Star Spin to keep it afloat. The Puffy Chub has to be juggled a total of at least 20 times in 60 seconds to win the challenge. If the Puffy Chub falls to the ground, it will vanish and reappear in the middle of the air again. If Starfy succeeds, Herbert will grant the player access to Area Secret 2.
"Looks like Herman [sic] can't get enough juggling! Can you beat his record!"
No. 18: Gliding By
Gliding By is found in Stage 6-4 (Snips and Tricks).
Herbert challenges Starfy to see how far he can glide. There is a course which measures how far Starfy has traveled, extending to '170'. If Starfy surpasses the '70' marker, Herbert will grant the player access to Area Secret 3. Once Starfy has acquired the Shooting Star ability it is possible to use glide all the way to 170, though there is no additional reward for doing this. According to Herbert, one day Kit Fish 'came over and tried to fly too', but she 'barely made it' past the 10 marker.
"Use your Glide ability to beat Herman's [sic] jumping record."
No. 19: Shooting Star Attack
Shooting Star Attack is found in Stage 7-2 (Shooting Star).
The Bilge Monkeys ask Starfy to show him his Shooting Star attack. Starfy must reach the top of a platform within 15 seconds, by using his Shooting Star ability to knock out obstacles across the room and jump to the next one. If Starfy succeeds, the Bilge Monkeys will grant Starfy access to Area Secret 1.
No. 20: Mega Snark's Snack
Mega Snark's Snack is found in Stage 7-3 (Mega Snark). It is set within Mega Snark's stomach.
Bunston asks Starfy to investigate a voice coming from the Mega Snark's deeper insides. Starfy has to use his Turbo Swim three times to reveal The Bilge Monkeys three times before they come out and tell Starfy that they were just having fun. As a reward, Bunston will grant the player access to Area Secret 2.
"Do you remember hearing that voice from somewhere before? Keep your ears to the wind and chase the moving voice."
No. 21: Shuffle Fork
Shuffle Fork is found in Stage 7-4 (The Trio Returns). It is also known as Loot Shuffle.
In Shuffle Fork, Starfy must find Fork in a treasure chest 3 times. There are three treasure chests, two of which do not hold Fork and are meant to catch Starfy out. Choosing the wrong treasure chest causes Starfy to fail the challenge. Each time, the chests will shuffle. If Starfy succeeds, Fork grants the player access to Area Secret 3.
"Watch the treasure chest Fork hides in really closely! By the way, could Moe really be that scared?"
No. 22: Ghosts in Space
Ghosts in Space is found in Stage 8-2 (Modo's Cosmic Express).
Moe asks Starfy to count the right number of ghosts which appear outside of a window outside of The Cosmic Express. A number of Indigobo will appear for 15 seconds and four platforms will rise from the ground. Starfy must choose the right amount by landing on to a platform indicating the correct number ghosts appeared. If Starfy was correct, Moe will grant the player access to Area Secret 1.
"What's outside the window? How many are there? Take a good luck and count them!"
No. 23: Outside the Window
Outside the Window is found in Stage 8-3 (Asteroid Attack).
It is set by Moe and is basically the same as Side Quest No. 22: Ghosts In Space, with the exception that UFOs will appear instead of Indigobo, and will fly across the screen at varying speeds. Telling Moe the correct amount of objects will grant the player access to Area Secret 2.
"Mashtooth's pirates are on the attack! Concentrate and count them all."
No. 24: Nasty Trappa
Nasty Trappa is the final Side Quest, found in Stage 8-4 (Mashtooth's Last Stand).
In Nasty Trappa, a Bunneran Soldier is trapped on top of a platform. Starfy is asked to jump to the top with the help of 16 moving platforms, whilst avoiding a Trappa in order to save him. Succeeding grants access to Area Secret 3.
"Avoid the Trappa and go help the Bunneran soldiers before it's too late!"