It features a controller with a Touch Screen known as the Wii U GamePad, which can offer an experience known as "asymmetrical gameplay" in which the player can experience different elements of the gameplay than on the TV, or simply serve as a second screen for the TV.
Although no new The Legendary Starfy games were released for the Wii U, the Game Boy Advance games Densetsu no Starfy, Densetsu no Starfy 2 and Densetsu no Starfy 3 were re-released for Wii U Virtual Console in Japan, as was Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga (worldwide, which featured a cameo of Starfy), all with their own Miiverse communities.
Furthermore, Starfy makes minor appearances in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as a trophy, Assist Trophy and profile icon, and the Wii U version of the Mario series game Super Mario Maker featured its own Event Course based on the The Legendary Starfy series and a Starfy Mystery Mushroom Costume Mario, which can be unlocked for use outside of the course by clearing it.
The Wii U was succeeded by the Nintendo Switch.
Release dates of Densetsu no Starfy Game Boy Advance Virtual Console re-releases
- July 29, 2015 (Densetsu no Starfy)
- March 16, 2016 (Densetsu no Starfy 2)
- April 6, 2016 (Densetsu no Starfy 3)