TPG writes, "The minute you utter the locations aloud from The Legendary Starfy, you realize this game wants to be loved. To be frank, its almost too damn cute at first for a "real man" to play; but after a few hours in, you will be smiling ear to ear because it makes you so damn happy. What begins as a slow-paced and laid back platformer (that is seemingly built for Japanese audiences) ends with such depth and challenge that it demands to be purchased immediately. The game is a perfect amalgamation of unique level design, fluid gameplay, vibrant visuals and whimsical storytelling. Nintendo has another hit franchise on its already money-soaked hands."