Excerpt: Starfy is a bold hero of countless adventures, who just happens to be a starfish. The Legendary Starfy is a water based Nintendo DS video game. Nintendo gives this character their normal treatment. A bunny falls through the roof and the prince (Starfy) decides he needs to save him from his pursuers. As a crystal shard is recovered the little bunny (also a prince) starts to retain his memory. Families can also expect an interesting type of humor in The Legendary Starfy.
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Summary: The Starfy series finally makes its way to North America with The Legendary Starfy and I’m happy it’s well been worth the wait. There is absolutely nothing that this game does wrong. It’s charming, boasts an wonderful cast of characters, it’s visually stunning and the gameplay is easily the best I’ve seen in a 2-D platformer since the 16-bit era.
Cute, surprisingly robust platformer geared for kids.
Common Sense Media
13 October 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a simple platform adventure geared for kids. There is no coarse language or sexuality, and the violence, while frequent, is quite mild -- Starfy can perform spin attacks and transform into a few different creatures with unique abilities, such as dragon that breathes fire.
Excerpt: The Legendary Starfy represents the fifth instalment in the Legendary Starfy video game series; however this is the first time that we have seen Starfy in North America as Nintendo has been reluctant to bring the game overseas up to this point. The wait is over though and now North American gamers can hop on board the Starfy bandwagon. But hold on just a second, is the game worth all the hype and will North American gamers embrace the franchise?
Excerpt: The Legendary Starfy is the fifth game in a Nintendo-published platformer series that, until now, has not seen release outside of Japan. Developed by Tose, the Starfy series started on the Game Boy Advance in 2002 (after a cancelled Game Boy Color prototype) but until the series' fifth entry, Nintendo of America had always declined localization due to the series being "too Japanese" .