Post by Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿ on Sept 27, 2016 12:30:22 GMT -5
This is about non-Nintendo popular culture references in the Legendary Starfy series.
The design of the character Winna from Densetsu no Stafy 1, 2 and 3 is based on the practice of cutting sausages into octopus shapes called "tako wiener".
In Densetsu no Stafy 2 (and 3), there is a character called Funazou who seems to mistake Starfy for the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, calling him Starlock Polmes (スタロック・ポームズ). He also calls Moe Kyotsun-san (キョトスンさん), which may be a play on Dr. Watson. (footage of this happening: youtu.be/stJkZofu6cI?t=1070)
In Densetsu no Stafy 3, there are five squids known as the Makaika-zu (Makaika Group) comparable to the other group of six squids known as The Squirts. This appears to be a play on a Japanese professional wrestling stable which debuted in 2002 and disbanded in 2004 known as the Makai Club. A silver Makaika who is known as Makaika No. 1 also wears a mask and apparently members of the Makaika Club used to wear a mask.
In The Legendary Starfy, The Terrible Trio are comparable to the three evils from the Time Bokan series (Majo, Grocky and Warusa)— a tall female (Snips), the 'brains' (Papes) and the 'brawn' (Ronk), although this might(?) also be said about other villains such as Jessie, James and Meowth.
I'm not sure if there are any others but I can imagine there being more obscured by the language barrier for the first four Legendary Starfy games, like how the fan-translators of For the Frog the Bell Tolls found many popular culture references.
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Post by Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿ on Aug 31, 2020 14:33:25 GMT -5
I noticed the スタロック name (Sherlock Holmes pun) when playing a different game in the series for the first time in a while. This time Densetsu no Stafy 4 in a conversation with Burudad in the Millenium Mountain, where Starly is surprised by it.
nocturnal YL: In a way, I'm glad I'm unrelated to those fan communities of the games I play. I just sit back and play games casually, not really caring whatever scandals or elitism or holier-than-thou attitudes going on.
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Shrikeswind: I think I need to track down some horribly cursed Pokemon content now after that. You know, since that was such a heavy topic to drop in the middle of a quiet forum.
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Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
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nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
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Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
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Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
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