Densetsu no Starfy 2

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Densetsu no Starfy 2
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Developer(s) TOSE/Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Director(s) Akio Imai, Azusa Tajima [1]
Producer(s) Yasuhiro Minamimoto,
Hitoshi Yamagami,
General producers: Takehiro Izushi, Shin Kondo
Character Design Possibly Koutarou Shinoki
Composer(s) Morihiro Iwamoto
Release date(s) Japan</span September 5, 2003
(Game Boy Advance release)
Japan</span March 16, 2016
(Wii U VC)
Genre "Marine Action" game (platformer with elements of swimming in the water)
Rating(s) CERO: CERO: A (Ratings prior to March 2006) CERO: All ages
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Mode(s) Single player
Serial code(s) AGB-AVFJ-JPN

Densetsu no Starfy 2 (Japanese: 伝説のスタフィー2, literally Legendary Starfy 2 or Legend of Starfy 2) is the second game in The Legendary Starfy series released only in Japan. It was released for the Game Boy Advance. The game came with stickers of Starfy and some of the Stuff known as the Starfy Kisekae stickers (Japanese: スタフィーきせかえシール).

It was re-released in Japan for Wii U Virtual Console on March 16, 2016 for 702 yen (including tax).[2]

Story

Densetsu no Starfy 2 takes place sometime after its predecessor, Densetsu no Starfy. Times in the kingdom of Pufftop were peaceful once again after Ogura was trapped inside the jar, but not until too long. Ogura was thinking how to escape from the jar for a long time. The jar was contained in a small room. One day, Starfy was playing with Moe while one of the Pufftop Guards was sleeping.

Inside of the jar, Ogura moaned about Starfy and his parents. Later, Ogura thought about Starfy's family and had an idea. Ogura threw two black orbs out from his nose towards the top of the jar. They fell down and began to multiply and they soon developed into ten children which Ogura named the "Puchi Ogura". Ogura said it would be easy for them to escape from the jar as they are small. He then asked the ten Puchi Ogura to cause a storm, so they agreed and escaped from the jar and caused another storm to hit Pufftop. The storm frightened Starfy, Moe, Papa Star, Mama Star and the Pufftop Guards as debris fell from the sky. Starfy then hid in Moe's clam for safety. The storm caused the jar to topple over and release Ogura and the Puchi Ogura. Ogura floated over to the main room of the Pufftop Palace, happy to be out at last and kidnapped Mama Star as revenge for Starfy trapping him inside of the jar. This terrified Starfy who then jumped out of Moe's clam and ran after Ogura and Mama Star.

Ogura leads Starfy to the edge of Pufftop Palace and Ogura floats down towards the ocean. Starfy cries and runs off to rescue Mama Star. Moe clings on to Starfy, telling him that it would take much effort for him to return to Pufftop. Starfy resists, so Starfy and Moe both fall off the edge of Pufftop on to a beach. Moe moans at Starfy, who is tearful and Starfy begins to cry, which Moe finds annoying. Starfy eventually stops crying. Moe asks Starfy to follow him and reassures him that he can get help from Old Man Lobber when he is troubled.

Like in Densetsu no Starfy, Starfy and Moe help solve the problems of various characters as the player advances through stages. Ogura now has his own castle, and Starfy must advance through eleven stages to get to it and confront Ogura. The first ten stages have a boss battle with each of the ten Puchi Ogura and the final stage has a boss battle with Ogura.

While Mama Star was kidnapped, she dropped several treasures, known as Stuff for Starfy to collect every level. Some of them were stolen by the Puchi Ogura and can be obtained by defeating them at the end of each stage.

Stages

List of glitches

Main article: List of glitches in the Game Boy Advance games#In Densetsu no Starfy 2

Follow the link above for a list of glitches in Densetsu no Starfy 2.

List of Items

Main article: Densetsu no Starfy 2/Items

Follow the link above for a list of Items in Densetsu no Starfy 2.

List of Photographs

Main article: Densetsu no Starfy 2/Photographs

Densetsu no Starfy 2 introduces 48 collectible Photographs. They are all purchased from Lovely's Shop in batches of four sales of Photographs and Stuff. Follow the link above for a list of Photographs and their prices.

In the previous game, Densetsu no Starfy, there is only one big Photograph with characters that get added to the picture as the player collects more Pearls.

List of soundtrack

Main article: Densetsu no Starfy 2/Soundtrack

There are 50 different tunes in this game that are unlockable in the Sea Jams; a menu where music can be played that is available in Moe's House after completion of the game.

No music is available at first. Individual tracks must be unlocked by clearing past levels. Music which the player has yet to unlock appears as "????????".

The track 'Staff Roll 2' becomes available as a gift after purchasing every item from Lovely's Shop. Additionally, unknown music appears as a file in the game's sound data. It may not be valid music, although there do seem to be patterns in how the pitch changes.

Picture Book

Main article: Densetsu no Starfy 2/Picture Book

As with Densetsu no Starfy, after the player beats the game they have access to a listing of characters and enemies with sprites called the Picture Book. Each character and enemy has a comment by Moe. The Picture Book is available as an option in Moe's House and there are 236 entries in this game split into 12 categories including all eleven stages and Vehicle enemies. Densetsu no Starfy 2 is the first game to separate the Vehicle enemies from the stage categories.

Follow the link above for Picture Book data from Densetsu no Starfy 2.

List of Stuff

Main article: Densetsu no Starfy 2/Stuff

Densetsu no Starfy 2 is the first game to introduce the Stuff feature. This is a menu where the player can select Clothes and Accessories for Starfy to dress up in. Clothes and Accessories can be obtained through clearing stages, clearing minigames on 'Hard' mode and purchasing them from Lovely's Shop.

There are 50 Clothes and 49 Accessories, bringing the total number of dress-up items to 99. Each item has its own description. In the development of Densetsu no Starfy 2, around 250 draft designs for Stuff were made, but of these designs only 99 types were used in the final game.

Follow the link above for a list of Stuff with screenshots and details on how to unlock each item.

Credits

Main article: Densetsu no Starfy 2/Credits

Follow the link above for the Staff Credits in Densetsu no Starfy 2.

Unused content

Main article: Densetsu no Starfy 2/Unused content

Follow the link above for a list of unused content in Densetsu no Starfy 2.

Trivia

  • This is the first Starfy game to have Stuff and Moe's House as features.
  • This is also the first Starfy where each stage has more than one level.
  • So far, this is the only Starfy game where the Puchi Ogura have a main role in the story.
  • This game has a total of 11 stages, making it the most of all Starfy games.
  • This is currently the last game to use the Photograph feature.
  • Air Jump, Duck, Duck & Slide, and Shooting Star were introduced in this game.

External links

References

  1. Densetsu no Starfy 2 Developers Interview - Nintendo Online Magazine, September 2003, No. 62
  2. 伝説のスタフィー2|Wii U|Nintendo - Official Japanese Nintendo site (in Japanese).