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'''''The Legendary Starfy'' series''' is a video game series developed by [[TOSE]] and published by [[Nintendo]]. The series is about [[Starfy]], "a legend" that lives in the palace of [[Pufftop Palace|Pufftop]]. In all five games, something causes him to fall into the ocean and fight evil. So far all of the Starfy games have been released exclusively for handheld platforms.
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'''''The Legendary Starfy'' series''', known in Japan as the '''''Densetsu no Stafy'' series''' (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィー シリーズ) is a video game series developed by [[TOSE]] and published by [[Nintendo]]. The series is about [[Starfy]] (Japanese: スタフィー), "a legend" who is the prince of a kingdom high above the ocean, above the clouds called [[Pufftop]]. Joining Starfy's adventure is Starfy's best friend [[Moe]] and after the events of ''[[Densetsu no Starfy 2]]'', his younger sister, [[Starly]]. In all five games, something causes Starfy to fall into the ocean and fight evil. So far all of the Starfy games have been released exclusively for handheld platforms.
  
== Games ==
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The games are officially known as "Marine Action" (Japanese: マリンアクション) games due to a good portion of the game taking place underwater, although not all stages in the games are set underwater. There are occasionally platformer elements in the series, and the [[List of official The Legendary Starfy series websites#North American mini-site|official English Nintendo mini-site]], as well as the [[List of official The Legendary Starfy series websites#Australian mini-site|Nintendo of Australia mini-site]], lists the latest game in the series, ''The Legendary Starfy'' as a platformer game. <ref>[http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/emzhNTUrIKERPORLjoM0Nmqltc2F9zVm Official page for ''The Legendary Starfy'' on Nintendo.com]</ref><ref>[http://www.nintendo.com.au/catalogue/attr/form_name/view_product/product_id/1306 Official page for ''The Legendary Starfy'' on the Nintendo of Australia website]</ref> Gameplay generally involves Starfy and/or his younger sister, [[Starly]], solving the problems of other characters while defeating enemies and bosses on their quest in bringing peace to Pufftop, or in the [[Nintendo DS]] games, another kingdom, including the [[Amiy Kingdom]] (''[[Densetsu no Starfy 4]]'') and [[Planet Bunnera]] (''The Legendary Starfy'').
* [[Densetsu no Stafy]] (Game Boy Advance, 2002 in Japan)
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* [[Densetsu no Stafy 2]] (Game Boy Advance, 2003 in Japan)
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* [[Densetsu no Stafy 3]] (Game Boy Advance, 2004 in Japan)
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* [[Densetsu no Stafy 4]] (Nintendo DS, 2006 in Japan)
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* [[The Legendary Starfy]] (Nintendo DS, 2009 in North America, 2008 in Japan)
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== Cancelled games ==
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==History==
* [[Densetsu no Stafy (GBC)|Densetsu no Stafy]] (Game Boy Color, 2000)
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{{main|Densetsu no Starfy (GBC)}} / ''[[Densetsu no Starfy]]''
  
== External links ==
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''The Legendary Starfy'' series originated when [[Nintendo]] producer [[Hitoshi Yamagami]] was asked by his boss to come up with a kind of 'floaty platformer'. Later, he worked together with [[TOSE]] producer [[Yasuhiro Minamimoto]]<ref>[http://ds.nintendolife.com/news/2009/05/interviews_nintendotose_the_legendary_starfy  Interviews: Nintendo/TOSE - The Legendary Starfy - DS News @ Nintendo Life (with insight about the development of Densetsu no Starfy)]</ref> and the end result, ''[[Densetsu no Starfy]]'', starred Starfy; a starfish like creature with traits of a celestial star.
* [http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n10/sw2000/itiran/cgb/soft/stafy/index.html Densetsu no Stafy (tentative title)] ''(Japanese)''
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* [http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n08/astj/index.html Densetsu no Stafy Japanese official site] ''(Japanese)''
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* [http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n08/avfj/index.html Densetsu no Stafy 2 Japanese official site] ''(Japanese)''
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* [http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n08/b3dj/index.html Densetsu no Stafy 3 Japanese official site] ''(Japanese)''
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* [http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/a4dj/index.html Densetsu no Stafy 4 Japanese official site] ''(Japanese)''
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* [http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/yssj/index.html The Legendary Starfy Japanese official site] (Japanese)
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* [http://www.starfy.com/?cid=eml09DSNL05010 The Legendary Starfy North American official site]
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The first game in the series, ''Densetsu no Starfy'' was originally meant to be released for the [[nwiki:Game Boy Color|Game Boy Color]]. A trial demo of the Game Boy Color game was shown at [[Nintendo World#Nintendo Space World 2000|Nintendo Space World 2000]] but development later moved to the [[Game Boy Advance]]. Various changes were made during the transition for example, the Japanese name of Moe changed from "Kyororon" to "Kyorosuke".
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Due to relatively good reception of the game, four sequels were released which include ''[[Densetsu no Starfy 2]]'', ''[[Densetsu no Starfy 3]]'', ''[[Densetsu no Starfy 4]]'' and ''[[The Legendary Starfy]]''. There are numerous [[List of The Legendary Starfy series merchandise|''The Legendary Starfy'' series merchandise]] sold to promote the series, such as stuffed toys and CDs. [[wikipedia:Mangaka|Mangaka]] have also worked on [[manga]] about the series.
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==Reception==
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According to an interview with Yasuhiro Minamimoto in [[Nintendo Power]], the first ''Densetsu no Starfy'' was well received and that is why TOSE would go on to make a sequel. Eventually, a whole series was made due to continuing good reception, including ''[[Densetsu no Starfy 2]]'' and ''[[Densetsu no Starfy 3]]'' for the Game Boy Advance, ''[[Densetsu no Starfy 4]]'' and ''[[The Legendary Starfy]]'' for the [[Nintendo DS]]. <ref>[http://i2.minus.com/jJM8mSopmpPyk.jpg Nintendo Power, Volume 244, page 74]</ref>
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Out of the five games in the series, ''Densetsu no Starfy 2'' sold the most copies with 298,967 sold by the end of 2003, giving it the position of number 4 on Japanese sales charts. <ref>[http://gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=2033 Gamesutra - Latest Japanese Sales Charts - Week Ending September 7 (2003)]</ref> <ref>[http://geimin.net/da/db/2003_ne_fa/index.php GEIMIN.NET/2003年テレビゲームソフト売り上げTOP300]</ref> Since the release of ''Densetsu no Starfy 3'' however, it seems that the sales of the games have continually dropped, with ''The Legendary Starfy'' selling a relatively low 126,428 copies in Japan by the end of 2008. <ref>[http://geimin.net/da/db/2008_ne_fa/index.php GEIMIN.NET/2008年テレビゲームソフト売り上げTOP500(ファミ通版)]</ref>
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==Games==
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[[File:Dns1 boxart.PNG|thumb|right|250px|Japanese boxart of ''[[Densetsu no Starfy]]'']]
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* ''[[Densetsu no Starfy]]'' ([[Game Boy Advance]], 2002 in Japan)
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* ''[[Densetsu no Starfy 2]]'' (Game Boy Advance, 2003 in Japan)
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* ''[[Densetsu no Starfy 3]]'' (Game Boy Advance, 2004 in Japan)
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* ''[[Densetsu no Starfy 4]]'' ([[Nintendo DS]], 2006 in Japan)
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* ''[[The Legendary Starfy]]'' (Nintendo DS, 2009 in North America and Australasia, 2008 in Japan)
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===Cancelled games===
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* ''[[Densetsu no Starfy (GBC)|Densetsu no Starfy]]'' ([[Terminology#G|Game Boy Color]], 2000)
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===Sixth game===
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In an interview with [[Nintendo]] and [[TOSE]] in 2009, [[Hitoshi Yamagami]] suggested that there are plans for a sixth Starfy game in the series. When Hitoshi Yamagami was asked by [http://www.nintendolife.com Nintendo Life] whether are "any plans for a sixth Starfy title in the works?", he replied "Yes!" with a long pause and then a laugh. <ref>[http://ds.nintendolife.com/news/2009/05/interviews_nintendotose_the_legendary_starfy Nintendo Life Nintendo/TOSE interview - The Legendary Starfy]</ref> However, no further information has since surfaced about the game.
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==[[Manga]]==
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[[File:Densetsu no Starfy YS cover 1.jpg|150px|thumb|right|The first issue of the ''Densetsu no Starfy'' (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィー) [[Densetsu no Starfy (Yumiko Sudō)|manga series by Yumiko Sudō]], published by Shogakukan.]]
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There have been two series of ''The Legendary Starfy'' series manga collated in [[wikipedia:tankōbon|tankōbon]] form.  The first series, simply known as ''Densetsu no Starfy'' was based on the events of ''[[Densetsu no Starfy]]'', ''[[Densetsu no Starfy 2]]'' and ''[[Densetsu no Starfy 3]]''. It was frequently submitted to issues of [[wikipedia:CoroCoro Comic|CoroCoro Comic]] from June 2002 (before the official release of the game ''Densetsu no Starfy'' in June 2002) until October 2005, and it was illustrated by manga artist [[Yumiko Sudō]]. The manga was published by [[Shogakukan]] and Nintendo and TOSE own the copyright to the tankōbon.
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The second series, known as ''[[Densetsu no Starfy R]]'' (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィーR) ran from April 2006 until April 2008, and it was illustrated by [[Suzuo Yadaka]] (Japanese: 矢高鈴央, やたか すずお) as a follow up to the original ''Densetsu no Starfy'' manga series based on the events of ''[[Densetsu no Starfy 4]]''. ''Densetsu no Starfy R'' is an abbreviation of ''Densetsu no Starfy Returns'' (Japanese: デンセツノスタフィーリターンズ). Like the first series, it was published by [[Shogakukan]] and submitted to CoroCoro Comic. Nintendo and TOSE own the copyright to the tankōbon.
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In addition to the two aforementioned manga series, [[Densetsu no Starfy (Sayori Abe)|a series]] of ''The Legendary Starfy'' manga illustrated by [[Sayori Abe]] predating the manga by Yumiko Sudō appeared in appeared in certain pages in issues of [[Shogakukan's Separate Grade Learning Magazines]] (Japanese: {{alttext|小学館の学年別学習雑誌|しょうがくかんのがくねんべつがくしゅうざっし}}), from April 2002 up to December 2002 (inclusive) and was never released in tankōbon form. <ref>[http://www.interq.or.jp/pig/norikou/2002-shou321-db.html List of manga appearing in Shogaku Third Grade (小学三年生) (in Japanese)].</ref><ref>[http://www.geocities.co.jp/AnimeComic-Cell/4855/2001shou.htm List of Shogakukan Grade Comics manga on AnimeComic-Cell (in Japanese)].</ref>
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In 2008, at least two manga based on ''[[The Legendary Starfy]]'' were created and published in the magazine [[Character Parfait]], starting from volume 8. <ref>[http://diary1m.net4u.org/sr3_diary.cgi?action=showlast&cat=8525aquavit&txtnumber=log&next_page=56&t_type=&searchword= Character Parfait ''The Legendary Starfy'' manga creator's blog]</ref>
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Included in the November 2008 issue of [[wikipedia:Enterbrain|Enterbrain]]'s [[Video Game Magazine]] is a small manga called [[Video Game Magazine|Starfy's Adventure]] (Japanese: スタフィーのぼうけん) based on ''[[The Legendary Starfy]]'', as well as three manga included in the magazine itself called [[Defeat the Enemy!]], [[Hidden Room Discovery!]] and [[Combined by Transformation!]].
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*[[Densetsu no Starfy (Sayori Abe)]] (based on ''Densetsu no Starfy'') (April 2002-December 2002 in Japan)
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*[[Densetsu no Starfy (Yumiko Sudō)]] (based on the the ''Densetsu no Starfy'' Game Boy Advance games) (June 2002-October 2005 in Japan)
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*[[Densetsu no Starfy R]] (based on ''Densetsu no Starfy 4'') (April 2006-April 2008 in Japan)
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*[[Character Parfait]] ''Densetsu no Starfy'' manga (based on Densetsu no Starfy: Taiketsu Daiiru Kaizokudan) (2008 in Japan)
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*[[Video Game Magazine]] ''Densetsu no Starfy'' manga/Starfy's Adventure (based on Densetsu no Starfy: Taiketsu Daiiru Kaizokudan) (November 2008 in Japan)
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==Localization of the series overseas==
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Although there are currently 5 games in ''The Legendary Starfy'' series, ''The Legendary Starfy'' (''Densetsu no Starfy Taiketsu! Daiiru Kaizokudan'' in Japan); is the only game to have been localized outside of Japan. Nintendo of America officially localized ''The Legendary Starfy'' and released the game on June 8 2008, just over a year from the Japanese release and one day earlier than scheduled. Nintendo of Australia later released and produced the game in Australasia in October 2009, although currently no other branches of Nintendo have localized the game elsewhere.
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Nintendo of America appear to have no plans of localizing past games in the series. In a 2009 conference call set up by Nintendo between [http://nintendolife.com Nintendo Life] and six developers of ''The Legendary Starfy'', producer Hitoshi Yamagami joked that the reason why Starfy took so long to debut in the US was that he 'was swimming all the way from Japan' and explained that the series was always developed for a Japanese audience. The developers stated that they always wanted to bring Starfy to the US, but that Nintendo of America deemed the games 'too Japanese' for American audiences. In fact, various elements of the games such as certain [[Item]]s and [[Stuff]] are full of Japanese cultural references. Hitoshi Yamagami, however, stated in the conference call that although TOSE had no intention of releasing the previous ''The Legendary Starfy'' series games, the possibly of releasing them exists "if Starfy proves to be a huge hit and fans demand that they have the first four Starfy games".
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According to Yasuhiro Minamimoto, the development team were conscious of the sales of ''The Legendary Starfy'' from the planning stage, so he feels that is why the game made it out of Japan. Despite this, there are various [[The Legendary Starfy/Regional differences|localization changes]] in the fifth game, where for example the manga style cutscenes in ''Densetsu no Starfy Taiketsu! Daiiru Kaizokudan'' were changed and made to read from left to right instead of right to left.
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''The Legendary Starfy'' was registered as a trademark by Nintendo of Korea<ref>[http://archive.today/iPCfp 한국닌텐도「더 레전드 스타피」상표 등록  Daum 루리웹]</ref>, but no games in the series have been released there.
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==Gallery of logos==
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Please note, the ordering may not be accurate chronologically. The patent below was registered in 2006, even though its image is based on ''Densetsu no Starfy'''s logo. The manga logos are taken from their [[wikipedia:tankōbon|tankōbon]]s when applicable, but it's possible that a black and white version was shown at an earlier date in the publication it was originally shown.
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<center><gallery position="center" widths="150" heights="100">
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File:Spaceworld DnS Logo.png|[[Nintendo World|Nintendo Space World]] 2000 and 2001 logo.
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File:Patent logo.png|[http://www1.ipdl.inpit.go.jp/syutsugan/TM_SEARCH_A.cgi Japanese patent image (search 'スタフィー')].
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File:DnS Abe Logo.jpg|[[Densetsu no Starfy (Sayori Abe)|''Densetsu no Starfy'' (Sayori Abe) manga]] logo.
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File:DnS logo.png|''[[Densetsu no Starfy]]'' logo.
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File:YS logo.png|[[Densetsu no Starfy (Sayori Abe)|''Densetsu no Starfy'' (Yumiko Sudō) manga]] logo.
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</gallery></center>
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<center><gallery position="center" widths="150" heights="100">
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File:DnS2 logo.png|''[[Densetsu no Starfy 2]]'' logo.
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File:DnS3 logo.png|''[[Densetsu no Starfy 3]]'' logo.
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File:DnS4 logo.png|''[[Densetsu no Starfy 4]]'' logo.
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File:DnS5 logo.png|''[[The Legendary Starfy|Densetsu no Starfy Taiketsu! Daīru Kaizokudan]]'' logo.
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File:DnSR logo.png|''[[Densetsu no Starfy R]]'' logo.
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</gallery></center>
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==See also==
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*[[List of The Legendary Starfy series merchandise]]
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==External links==
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* [[wikipedia:The Legendary Starfy (series)|Wikipedia article]]
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* [http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n10/sw2000/itiran/cgb/soft/stafy/index.html ''Densetsu no Starfy'' (tentative title)] ''(Japanese)''
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* [http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n08/astj/index.html ''Densetsu no Starfy'' Japanese official site] ''(Japanese)''
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* [http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n08/avfj/index.html ''Densetsu no Starfy 2'' Japanese official site] ''(Japanese)''
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* [http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n08/b3dj/index.html ''Densetsu no Starfy 3'' Japanese official site] ''(Japanese)''
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* [http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/a4dj/index.html ''Densetsu no Starfy 4'' Japanese official site] ''(Japanese)''
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* [http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/yssj/index.html ''The Legendary Starfy'' Japanese official site] ''(Japanese)''
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* [http://www.starfy.com/?cid=eml09DSNL05010 ''The Legendary Starfy'' North American official site]
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==References==
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North American and Australian logo for The Legendary Starfy

The Legendary Starfy series, known in Japan as the Densetsu no Stafy series (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィー シリーズ) is a video game series developed by TOSE and published by Nintendo. The series is about Starfy (Japanese: スタフィー), "a legend" who is the prince of a kingdom high above the ocean, above the clouds called Pufftop. Joining Starfy's adventure is Starfy's best friend Moe and after the events of Densetsu no Starfy 2, his younger sister, Starly. In all five games, something causes Starfy to fall into the ocean and fight evil. So far all of the Starfy games have been released exclusively for handheld platforms.

The games are officially known as "Marine Action" (Japanese: マリンアクション) games due to a good portion of the game taking place underwater, although not all stages in the games are set underwater. There are occasionally platformer elements in the series, and the official English Nintendo mini-site, as well as the Nintendo of Australia mini-site, lists the latest game in the series, The Legendary Starfy as a platformer game. [1][2] Gameplay generally involves Starfy and/or his younger sister, Starly, solving the problems of other characters while defeating enemies and bosses on their quest in bringing peace to Pufftop, or in the Nintendo DS games, another kingdom, including the Amiy Kingdom (Densetsu no Starfy 4) and Planet Bunnera (The Legendary Starfy).

History

Main article: Densetsu no Starfy (GBC) / Densetsu no Starfy

The Legendary Starfy series originated when Nintendo producer Hitoshi Yamagami was asked by his boss to come up with a kind of 'floaty platformer'. Later, he worked together with TOSE producer Yasuhiro Minamimoto[3] and the end result, Densetsu no Starfy, starred Starfy; a starfish like creature with traits of a celestial star.

The first game in the series, Densetsu no Starfy was originally meant to be released for the Game Boy Color. A trial demo of the Game Boy Color game was shown at Nintendo Space World 2000 but development later moved to the Game Boy Advance. Various changes were made during the transition for example, the Japanese name of Moe changed from "Kyororon" to "Kyorosuke".

Due to relatively good reception of the game, four sequels were released which include Densetsu no Starfy 2, Densetsu no Starfy 3, Densetsu no Starfy 4 and The Legendary Starfy. There are numerous The Legendary Starfy series merchandise sold to promote the series, such as stuffed toys and CDs. Mangaka have also worked on manga about the series.

Reception

According to an interview with Yasuhiro Minamimoto in Nintendo Power, the first Densetsu no Starfy was well received and that is why TOSE would go on to make a sequel. Eventually, a whole series was made due to continuing good reception, including Densetsu no Starfy 2 and Densetsu no Starfy 3 for the Game Boy Advance, Densetsu no Starfy 4 and The Legendary Starfy for the Nintendo DS. [4]

Out of the five games in the series, Densetsu no Starfy 2 sold the most copies with 298,967 sold by the end of 2003, giving it the position of number 4 on Japanese sales charts. [5] [6] Since the release of Densetsu no Starfy 3 however, it seems that the sales of the games have continually dropped, with The Legendary Starfy selling a relatively low 126,428 copies in Japan by the end of 2008. [7]

Games

Japanese boxart of Densetsu no Starfy

Cancelled games

Sixth game

In an interview with Nintendo and TOSE in 2009, Hitoshi Yamagami suggested that there are plans for a sixth Starfy game in the series. When Hitoshi Yamagami was asked by Nintendo Life whether are "any plans for a sixth Starfy title in the works?", he replied "Yes!" with a long pause and then a laugh. [8] However, no further information has since surfaced about the game.

Manga

The first issue of the Densetsu no Starfy (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィー) manga series by Yumiko Sudō, published by Shogakukan.

There have been two series of The Legendary Starfy series manga collated in tankōbon form. The first series, simply known as Densetsu no Starfy was based on the events of Densetsu no Starfy, Densetsu no Starfy 2 and Densetsu no Starfy 3. It was frequently submitted to issues of CoroCoro Comic from June 2002 (before the official release of the game Densetsu no Starfy in June 2002) until October 2005, and it was illustrated by manga artist Yumiko Sudō. The manga was published by Shogakukan and Nintendo and TOSE own the copyright to the tankōbon.

The second series, known as Densetsu no Starfy R (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィーR) ran from April 2006 until April 2008, and it was illustrated by Suzuo Yadaka (Japanese: 矢高鈴央, やたか すずお) as a follow up to the original Densetsu no Starfy manga series based on the events of Densetsu no Starfy 4. Densetsu no Starfy R is an abbreviation of Densetsu no Starfy Returns (Japanese: デンセツノスタフィーリターンズ). Like the first series, it was published by Shogakukan and submitted to CoroCoro Comic. Nintendo and TOSE own the copyright to the tankōbon.

In addition to the two aforementioned manga series, a series of The Legendary Starfy manga illustrated by Sayori Abe predating the manga by Yumiko Sudō appeared in appeared in certain pages in issues of Shogakukan's Separate Grade Learning Magazines (Japanese: 小学館の学年別学習雑誌), from April 2002 up to December 2002 (inclusive) and was never released in tankōbon form. [9][10]

In 2008, at least two manga based on The Legendary Starfy were created and published in the magazine Character Parfait, starting from volume 8. [11]

Included in the November 2008 issue of Enterbrain's Video Game Magazine is a small manga called Starfy's Adventure (Japanese: スタフィーのぼうけん) based on The Legendary Starfy, as well as three manga included in the magazine itself called Defeat the Enemy!, Hidden Room Discovery! and Combined by Transformation!.

Localization of the series overseas

Although there are currently 5 games in The Legendary Starfy series, The Legendary Starfy (Densetsu no Starfy Taiketsu! Daiiru Kaizokudan in Japan); is the only game to have been localized outside of Japan. Nintendo of America officially localized The Legendary Starfy and released the game on June 8 2008, just over a year from the Japanese release and one day earlier than scheduled. Nintendo of Australia later released and produced the game in Australasia in October 2009, although currently no other branches of Nintendo have localized the game elsewhere.

Nintendo of America appear to have no plans of localizing past games in the series. In a 2009 conference call set up by Nintendo between Nintendo Life and six developers of The Legendary Starfy, producer Hitoshi Yamagami joked that the reason why Starfy took so long to debut in the US was that he 'was swimming all the way from Japan' and explained that the series was always developed for a Japanese audience. The developers stated that they always wanted to bring Starfy to the US, but that Nintendo of America deemed the games 'too Japanese' for American audiences. In fact, various elements of the games such as certain Items and Stuff are full of Japanese cultural references. Hitoshi Yamagami, however, stated in the conference call that although TOSE had no intention of releasing the previous The Legendary Starfy series games, the possibly of releasing them exists "if Starfy proves to be a huge hit and fans demand that they have the first four Starfy games".

According to Yasuhiro Minamimoto, the development team were conscious of the sales of The Legendary Starfy from the planning stage, so he feels that is why the game made it out of Japan. Despite this, there are various localization changes in the fifth game, where for example the manga style cutscenes in Densetsu no Starfy Taiketsu! Daiiru Kaizokudan were changed and made to read from left to right instead of right to left.

The Legendary Starfy was registered as a trademark by Nintendo of Korea[12], but no games in the series have been released there.

Gallery of logos

Please note, the ordering may not be accurate chronologically. The patent below was registered in 2006, even though its image is based on Densetsu no Starfy's logo. The manga logos are taken from their tankōbons when applicable, but it's possible that a black and white version was shown at an earlier date in the publication it was originally shown.

See also

External links

References

  1. Official page for The Legendary Starfy on Nintendo.com
  2. Official page for The Legendary Starfy on the Nintendo of Australia website
  3. Interviews: Nintendo/TOSE - The Legendary Starfy - DS News @ Nintendo Life (with insight about the development of Densetsu no Starfy)
  4. Nintendo Power, Volume 244, page 74
  5. Gamesutra - Latest Japanese Sales Charts - Week Ending September 7 (2003)
  6. GEIMIN.NET/2003年テレビゲームソフト売り上げTOP300
  7. GEIMIN.NET/2008年テレビゲームソフト売り上げTOP500(ファミ通版)
  8. Nintendo Life Nintendo/TOSE interview - The Legendary Starfy
  9. List of manga appearing in Shogaku Third Grade (小学三年生) (in Japanese).
  10. List of Shogakukan Grade Comics manga on AnimeComic-Cell (in Japanese).
  11. Character Parfait The Legendary Starfy manga creator's blog
  12. 한국닌텐도「더 레전드 스타피」상표 등록 Daum 루리웹