These aspects of Legendary Starfy may come across as crippling points for anyone who desires some meat in their platforming brew; however, these disadvantages are made up for due to the sheer bounty that is contained in this adventure. Similar to Kirby’s adventures, hidden items are dispersed throughout the levels; finding them yields notes written by the various characters, hearts that can extend Starfy’s life bar, and clothing that Starfy can try on in the Pause menu. In addition to the surprisingly lengthy main quest, the game also contains minigames that offer a break from the action. These minigames are scattered throughout the levels and can be played from the title screen. They range from offerings such as tracing outlines in the sand to identifying coins to even making dumplings.
Qualms about challenge aside, what makes Legendary Starfy stand out, much like Kirby, is the game's charm. Part of this comes through in the graphics, which resemble a child’s storybook. The still scenes, which play out in between stages and/or levels on both of the DS’ screens, are filled with light, humorous moments, especially during the exchanges between the characters; Bunston’s squirming over his lost memories and Moe’s rants are particularly enjoyable. Any audio exchanged between these characters are done via squirms and squeals, nearly akin to what would be found in a Banjo-Kazooie title.
Looking at everything that The Legendary Starfy has to offer is in many ways akin to having pound cake for dessert — while it is not as difficult to make as other delectable treats, it has enough tasty elements in it to make it inherently filling and satisfying for those who wish to sample it.
The Legendary Starfy is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB for Mild Cartoon Violence. This game can only be found on the Nintendo DS.