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Contents: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

This article is a list of terminology relevant to The Legendary Starfy series in alphabetical order.

Characters have been included, but only those that are the most important to the gameplay and plot.

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  • Enemies (Japanese: 敵) - Characters in The Legendary Starfy series that usually come in Starfy and Starly way on their quest and can damage them.
  • Ending (Japanese: エンディング) - Three cutscenes in The Legendary Starfy series that are, as the name implies, the endings. The Endings reflect how much the game is complete, except in The Legendary Starfy that features an alternative Ending and an epilogue. In the first four games the Endings are known as Ending 1, Ending 2, and Ending 3. They can be found on the Extra! feature and in Moe's House. In The Legendary Starfy they are known as Starfy's Ending (Japanese: エンディング1 (スタフィー), Ending 1 (Starfy)), Starly's Ending (Japanese: エンディング1 (スタピー), Ending 1 (Starly)) and The Missing Chapter (Japanese: エンディング2, Ending 2).
  • Evil (Japanese: イーブル) - The main antagonist of Densetsu no Starfy 3, who is Ogura's 'personage' and has asked Ogura to conquer Pufftop since he was young.
  • Evil Crystals (Japanese: エビルクリスタ) - Octagonal red crystals in Densetsu no Starfy 3 that must be gathered together to truly defeat Evil and obtain the best Ending and unlock Staff Roll 2.
  • Extra! (Japanese: おまけ!), known on the Stage Select as Extra (Japanese: おまけ) - A menu in Densetsu no Starfy accessed from the List which is only available after beating the game.
  • Extras (Japanese: アクセサリー) - A category of Stuff. Extras are items that are wearable/holdable, but do not cover the body.

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  • Game Boy (Japanese: ゲームボーイ) - A handheld console created by Nintendo that was released in 1989 in Japan and North America and 1990 in Europe. It plays games in black and white using a dot-matrix system. The game that became Densetsu no Starfy was once in development for the Game Boy. There is a Treasure Item in Densetsu no Starfy based on a yellow Game Boy or Game Boy Color.
  • Game Boy Color (Japanese: (ゲームボーイカラー) - An upgraded version of the Game Boy created by Nintendo that was released in 1998. It plays games in color. Densetsu no Starfy was once intended to be released for the Game Boy Color (see this article for more information).
  • Game Boy Advance (Japanese: ゲームボーイアドバンス) - A 32-bit handheld console created by Nintendo and released in 2001. It plays both Game Boy Advance games and Game Boy/Color games, but not Game Boy Color exclusive games that took advantage of the Game Boy Color's infrared features. There were three The Legendary Starfy series games released for the Game Boy Advance.
  • Game Boy Advance SP (Japanese: ゲームボーイアドバンスSP) - An upgraded version of the Game Boy Advance released in 2003. It can play the same games as the Game Boy Advance. It has a brighter screen and has a 'clam shell' design where the screen is attached to a hinge on the section where the controls are.
  • Game Boy Micro (Japanese: ゲームボーイミクロ) - The last system in the Game Boy line, released in 2005. It is a long, miniature version of the Game Boy Advance. It can play Game Boy Advance games but cannot play Game Boy/Color games.
  • Game Over (Japanese: ゲームオーバー) - The menu that appears when Starfy or Starly lose all hearts or health points in The Legendary Starfy series.
  • Glitch - Anomalies in software programs, such as video games.

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  • Health (Japanese: 元気) - An attribute controlling Starfy and Starly's health. It is normally reduced after making contact with an enemy or obstacle. If Starfy or Starly loses all of his/her health, they typically become Done For, and the player will receive a Game Over.
  • Hearts (fan-name) - A health unit in the Game Boy Advance games and The Legendary Starfy. They are hearts which determine how much damage Starfy or Starly can withstand. Starfy and Starly start with five red hearts. When Starfy or Starly are hit by an enemy, they lose one heart and when all hearts are lost, Starfy or Starly perform their 'Done For' pose and fall through the bottom of the screen, causing a Game Over. In The Legendary Starfy, Heart Gems can be collected to add an extra heart when three are collected. Three yellow hearts are used for Starfy in the Paper-Cut Crusher Battle.
  • Heart Gems (Japanese: コンペイトウ, Konpeitou) - Special treasures that Starfy or Starly can collect to gain more health. In Densetsu no Starfy 4, collecting a Heart Gem adds ten heart points, while in The Legendary Starfy, three are required to add one heart at a time.
  • Heart points (fan-name) - A health system used in Densetsu no Starfy 4. Starfy and Starly start with 50 heart points, but collecting a total of 20 Heart Gems allows for a maximum HP value of 250 health points.
  • Hint (Japanese: ヒント) - A feature in the Game Boy Advance games and Densetsu no Starfy 4, in which various advice is offered for playing the game. A similar feature is included in The Legendary Starfy called Mermaid Gossip, which has the Japanese name Mermaid Hints (Japanese: マーメイドヒント)

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  • Internal names - The names of characters and enemies as seen in the internal filenames of extracted ROMs of the Nintendo DS games.

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  • Kisekae (Japanese: 着せかえ) - An alternative term for Stuff, which is short for "kisekae ningyou", meaning "dress-up dolls".

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  • Nintendo (Japanese: 任天堂株式会社) - A multinational video game company that publishes games in The Legendary Starfy series and helps direct/manage the development of games in the series.
  • Nintendo DS (Japanese: ニンテンドーDS) - A dual-screened handheld video game system made by Nintendo. It introduced a Touch Screen and a built in microphone, unlike the Game Boy family. It supports Game Boy Advance games via a separate slot, but does not support older Game Boy series games.
  • Nintendo DS Lite (Japanese: ニンテンドーDSライト) - An improvement to the original Nintendo DS made by Nintendo, that is lighter and features a brighter screen. Like the Nintendo DS, it also supports Game Boy Advance games.
  • Nintendo DSi (Japanese: ニンテンドーDSi) - A successor to the Nintendo DS Lite made by Nintendo, that features two digital camera and can connect to an online store called the Nintendo DSi Shop. Unlike the Nintendo DS Lite and Nintendo DS, it cannot play Game Boy Advance games as the GBA slot is removed.
  • Nintendo DSi XL (Japanese: ニンテンドーDSi LL) - A larger but heavier version of the Nintendo DSi made by Nintendo. Like the Nintendo DSi XL it cannot play Game Boy Advance games as the GBA slot is removed.
  • Nintendo 3DS (Japanese: ニンテンド3DS) - A successor to the Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL made by Nintendo that supports "3D effects without glasses" and augmented reality. In some games, the system can be moved around as an input method for controlling the game, thanks to a built in accelerometer and gyroscope. There is backwards compatibility for Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games and an upgraded shop called the Nintendo eShop. The Nintendo eShop sells DSiWare games as well as downloadable Nintendo 3DS Software and games for older systems including the the Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Sega Game Gear. Like the Nintendo DSi, the Nintendo 3DS features two in-built cameras and does not have a slot for Game Boy Advance games.
  • Nintendo 3DS XL (Japanese: ニンテンドー3DS LL) - An improved version of the Nintendo 3DS made by Nintendo with much larger screens, a longer battery life and is larger in size overall.
  • Nintendo 2DS - A version of the Nintendo 3DS made by Nintendo without its 3D capabilities that doesn't have a top screen that can fold in, unlike previous models. The console released in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand but as of yet the system has not been released in Japan.
  • New Nintendo 3DS (Japanese: Newニンテンドー3DS) - A member of the Nintendo 3DS family with an added c-stick and additional ZL and ZR shoulder buttons. It also has microSD support and built in near field communication. It also features various performance improvements and colored face buttons resembling a PAL Super Nintendo Entertainment System or a Super Famicom. It is backwards compatible with Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS/DSi software. There is also a port of the Wii game Xenoblade Chronicles for New Nintendo 3DS that will only work on a New Nintendo 3DS system.
  • New Nintendo 3DS XL (Japanese: Newニンテンドー3DS LL) - A larger model of the New Nintendo 3DS. It also apparently features an improved battery life.

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  • Pearls (Japanese: しんじゅ) - A currency in The Legendary Starfy series. Collecting five of them restores on heart, while in Densetsu no Starfy 4, they add one health point each. They are blue circular pearls with a star in them.
  • Pink Pearls (Japanese: ピンクしんじゅ) - Octagonal shaped Pearls in Densetsu no Starfy 4 that restore the SP bar rather than Starfy and Starly's health points.
  • Picture Book - A feature in The Legendary Starfy series available after beating the game, where the player can view Moe's comments for unlocked characters and enemies. In the North American and Australian versions of The Legendary Starfy, it is known as 'Toys', while in Densetsu no Starfy 3, the feature is known as the Trading Cards.
  • Planet Bunnera (Japanese: ランパ星, Rampa Planet) - The home planet of the Bunnerans in The Legendary Starfy.
  • Prerelease information - Information about video games and related media prior to the release candidate.

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  • Rare Enemies (Japanese: レアな敵) - Enemies in The Legendary Starfy series that can only be met after beating the game.
  • Red Pearls (Japanese: あかいしんじゅ)- Rare octagonal shaped Pearls that Starfy must find for Herman in the "Herman's Red Pearls" Side Quest. They look like Pink Pearls.
  • ROM image - A file that is a copy of the data from a read-only memory (ROM) chip.
  • RAM - Computer memory that can be read from and written to in arbitrary sequence. In terms of hacking video games, it contains important memory addresses, such as the WRAM portion that deals with in-game variables and the VRAM portion that deals with graphics. RAM stands for random-access memory.

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  • Sages (Japanese: けんじゃ) - Four characters in Densetsu no Starfy 4 that teach Spill abilities.
  • Sea Jams (Japanese: 海のねいろ, Tone of Ocean) - An unlockable sound test in The Legendary Starfy series. It is normally available after beating the game, or in Densetsu no Starfy, after Starfy retrieves Wotsaruto's Tone of Ocean for the second time. In Densetsu no Starfy 2-4, no music is available at first and the tunes have to be unlocked individually.
  • Shards (Japanese: カケラ) - Pieces of Bunston's spaceship in The Legendary Starfy that help him get his memory back when they are collected.
  • Shop (Japanese: おみせ) - Places where the player can buy Stuff with Pearls, music pieces (Densetsu no Starfy 3 and 4) and Heart Gems (Densetsu no Starfy 4), introduced in Densetsu no Starfy 2.
  • Specials (Japanese: スペシャル) - Stuff that dress up Starfy or Starly completely (excluding a few items such as the Grandfather Clock) and may depict them in the middle of a scene.
  • Side Quests (Japanese: サブイベント, Sub Events') - Short tasks in The Legendary Starfy branching off each Area of every Stage in The Legendary Starfy, with the exception of Pufftop and the ??? Stage, the first Area of each Stage and its secret Areas. Completing them unlocks secret Areas.
  • Side Quest door - Blue doors with a star icon above them, which lead to rooms with Side Quests.
  • Sleep Mode (Japanese: スリープ[2], Sleep or スリープモード) - A feature for the Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS families and some Game Boy Advance titles. It is useful to temporarily suspend gameplay and save energy. Some Nintendo DS titles including The Legendary Starfy play sound effects when the game is taken into or out of Sleep Mode. On a Nintendo DS or Nintendo 3DS family console it can usually be entered by closing the system.
  • Spill (Japanese: スピル) - A magical power in Densetsu no Starfy 4 that can be used for special Abilities taught by Sages if Starfy and Starly have a full Spill Points bar.
  • Spill Points (SP) - A gauge required for Spill abilities that fills up as Starfy and Starly collect Pink Pearls.
  • Spring of Love (Japanese: あいのいずみ) - A series of seven unique obstacle courses inside a fountain, or the fountain itself. The relevant course must be played to advance from one Stage to the next for the first time in Densetsu no Starfy 4.
  • Stages (Japanese: ステージ) - Locations that contain Areas in The Legendary Starfy series, or playable levels themselves in Densetsu no Starfy.
  • Staff Credits (Japanese: スタッフクレジット) - The credits that list the people involved in the development of the games in The Legendary Starfy series.
  • Staff Roll 1 (Japanese: スタッフロール1) - The first Staff Roll shown during after the first Ending, which lists the names of the game staff.
  • Staff Roll 2 (Japanese: スタッフロール2) - The second Staff Roll shown after the best Ending. The Legendary Starfy has no Staff Roll 2. In all games it appears in except Densetsu no Starfy, it lists pseudonyms of the staff and in Densetsu no Starfy 4, it shows what seems to be concept art.
  • Stage Select (Japanese: ステージセレクト) - A menu in The Legendary Starfy series where the player can select Stages.
  • Starfy - The main protagonist of the The Legendary Starfy series, who is neither a star or a starfish but has traits of both.
  • Starfish - An enemy in Super Princess Peach that has a rare chance of appearing in three areas. It resembles Starfy wearing sunglasses. Starfy is often called a starfish, but he is actually neither a star or a starfish.
  • Starly - Starfy's younger sister, and one of the protagonists of The Legendary Starfy series.
  • Stuff (Japanese: グッズ, Goods) - Special treasures that Starfy and Starly can dress up in.
  • Sub-Events - Alternative name for Side Quests.
  • Sunglasses - Objects in The Legendary Starfy series. According to The Legendary Starfy and the lyrics of The Legendary Starfy series's Title Song (also known as Tone of Ocean), Starfy's favorite hobby is collecting different types of Sunglasses.

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  • Wii - A seventh generation home console created by Nintendo, featuring wireless motion control. Though no The Legendary Starfy series games were released on the Wii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl featured some appearances of characters from the series. Earlier models of the Wii had backwards compatibility for GameCube games.
  • Wii Mini - A miniature version of the Wii which lacks SD Card and Wi-Fi support. It cannot play GameCube games.
  • Wii U - The successor to the Wii U, created by Nintendo. It features a GamePad with a second screen on it and selling points are the system's high-definition graphics and the Wii U GamePad, which features a second screen that can be used for asymmetric gameplay. It can play Wii games, but not GameCube games.
  • WRAM - See RAM.

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References

  1. Nintendo Power magazine, Volume 244, Future Publishing, August 2009, pp. 73. Link: [1]
  2. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U - Japanese "pic of the day" post by Sakurai - August 22, 2014