As long as this card remains face-up on the field,
increase the ATK of all WATER maonsters by 500
points and decrease the ATK of all FIRE monsters by
Type - Aqua/Effect
Card Number - MRD-E109
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 08.05.05
Read my Bladefly review, take out “Bladefly” and
“WIND,” substitute “Star Boy” and “WATER,” and you
have the gist of what I’ll now attempt to say in as
few words as possible.
Star Boy’s by no means a bad monster; I’d go so far
as to say he’s quite a bit better than Bladefly.
WATER Decks have a larger assortment of monsters for
Star Boy to boost than WIND Decks have for Bladefly,
and even cookie cutters run Tribe-Infecting Virus
and sometimes Mobius (…and Sinister Serpent),
meaning Star Boy at least has the chance to boost
something (though I’d still say you’re insane for
running him in Goat Control).
He’s by no means a WATER necessity, but he might do
quite well there, especially if you’re running
WATER Deck: 3.5/5
OVERALL RATING: 2.5/5
Basically, cut and paste my review from Wednesday on
Bladefly here, replacing "Wind" and "Earth" with
"Water" and "Fire".
Water doesn't NEED any more attack boosts, given
that it already has A Legendary Ocean giving +200
and Nightmare Penguin also giving +200 after it's
been flipped and has bounced something.
A Water deck doesn't need to lower Fire monster ATK
values, since (1) NO ONE plays Fire, and (2) the
only time you'll ever SEE more than 1 Fire monster
is in a Burn deck, and if you're playing against a
Burn, you're not going to be able to attack anyway
due to their G-Binds and LLABs (except for your
4-star monsters that are now 3-star because of A
Remember kiddies, if you're reading my opinion and
are offended by it, then you need to remember that
you aren't me (unless you trying to be, and then
you're really, really creepy). So if you don't agree
with me, GREAT! I enjoy laughing at- I mean, I enjoy
Um, don't use this card. I mean... Actually, this
one fits more than Bladefly does. Bladefly is just
boosting cards that are already 1900's. I mean,
think about it. How many 1900's are there? There are
3 for EARTH (Toon and normal Gemini Elf, Insect
Knight), 0 for FIRE, 0 for WATER, 3 for DARK
(Skilled Dark Magician, Mad Dog Of Darkness, and
Archfiend Soldier. Note that Breaker so rarely keeps
his token when battle comes around, I no longer
count him as a 1900), 0 for LIGHT, and 3 for WIND
(Spear Dragon, Slate Warrior, and Luster Dragon). I
think they have enough beatdown power as it is.
I don't think this is really necessary for WATER
decks. But hey, it wouldn't fit anywhere else. No
Our final card this week Star Boy, a card that is
like, so similar to Wednesday's card that I'm going
to pull a copy, paste, and edit of Wednesday's
What can be said about SB that isn't "ewww"? The
stats aren't good, and its effect (which ups WATER
monster's ATK by 500 and downs FIRE monster's ATK by
400) is not incredibly useful. After all, the effect
only makes SB a 1050 ATK monster, an amount that
won't do you a lot of good other than annoy the
opponent with remembering they lost 50 Life Points
when SB miraculously damages them. And the effect
that weakens FIRE monsters isn't incredibly useful
either (who uses FIRE monster [competitively]?).
But the thing that really murders SB with a 100%
chance of clouds is the fact that A Legendary Ocean
and Nightmare Penguin are SO much more useful to
WATER Decks. Sure they don't increase ATK by as
much, but they're helluva lot more useful. Overall,
SB is an excellent representation of a monster that
COULD have been, but a lack of natural strength and
monsters to work with make it a terrible monster.
Advanced: 1/5. Maybe someday it will find a use…
Traditional: 1/5. See Advanced.
Art: 1/5. Pre-LOD artwork is rarely good.
anything on today's card, please check my review for
Wednesday of Bladefly on I have nothing new to say,
and my thoughts haven't changed.
1/5 across the board (still generous)
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
*Looks at the card to review for today*
*Takes a dump on Star Boy*
Don't look at me, thinking: "Omg, is that all he's
writing for the review on this faaaaabulous card,
Star Boy? Like, he didn't even mention the power
boost needed to give Water-type monsters the edge
they need in fabulous, snuggly combat. Oh well, time
to feed my cats."
This will be a shorter review because of the
similarities between this and Bladefly,
which we covered (I forgot to send it in on
time, but it’s up now) earlier in the week.
like Bladefly, is just too small to take
care of itself, and again there is an easily
searchable Monster that just works better
Nightmare Penguin, who is also a Water/Aqua
Monster. Nightmare Penguin doesn’t drop
Fire Monster’s ATK scores, but that’s okay: that
Attribute isn’t too heavily used outside of a
few key Monsters that are often off-type in
their own decks (Command Knight) or rogue
decks (and mostly burn at that). Nightmare
Penguin may not give a 500 ATK boost, but
the 200 it does add is still enough for an edge…
especially when you consider that it lets you
return a Monster to its owner’s hand when it is
flipped face up. Better yet, even though
Nightmare Penguin behaves like a Flip Effect
Monster, it isn’t one, so Nobleman of
Crossout won’t remove all of them. The
icing on the cake is that if you needed to, you
could summon Nightmare Penguin from the
deck via Mother Grizzly and forgo the
chance at a the bounce portion of the effect, it
still has a higher ATK/DEF than Star Boy.
is small enough to slip under Gravity Bind
and Level Limit-Area B… but with the copy
of A Legendary Ocean that is sure to be
in play, so would Nightmare Penguin, who
would also be boosted to a 2000 DEF wall by A
Legendary Ocean. If you absolutely had to,
for some reason, you could even flip
Nightmare Penguin up to use the bounce
effect, and then drop Level Limit-Area B
to force it into DEF mode.
1/5-Just like Bladefly, Star Boy
is not only shown up by a better option here,
but the deck it’d be in isn’t even that great.
1/5-Water decks of varying kinds see play here…
and pretty much all I can think of would rather
have Nightmare Penguin in them.
3/5-This assumes you pull most if not all the
commons that are Water Monsters with decent
stats to go with it. 7 Colored Fish was
in Metal Raiders. If you get really lucky, you
might get Suijin as well. Yes, this is
better than Bladefly, who didn’t have the
potential of boosting a Level 4, 1800 ATK common
(Harpie’s Brother came later)
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