Star Tropics
System NES
Developer Nintendo
Genre Action / Adventure
Series StarTropics Series

The great archaeologist Dr. Jones has been studying a mystery on C-Island in the southern seas. His nephew, Mike Jones, comes to visit him in the village of Coralcola, but Dr. Jones has disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

Mike must cross the southern seas, searching for clues about his uncle's disappearance, and the sudden arrival of monsters around C-Island.

Armed at first with only a powerful yo-yo, you must delve into the dark caves of the southern sea islands. Along the way you will find more weapons, and must solve puzzling traps and take out the monsters and huge bosses to proceed.

Release Information

Region Name Release
US StarTropics Dec 1990
Europe StarTropics 1992


System Japan U.S. Europe
Wii Virtual Console - 07 Jan 2008 11 Jan 2008
Wii U Virtual Console - - 03 Sep 2015




When you board the Sub-C, you are introduced to the submarine's navigational computer robot, Nav-Com. Nav-Com's appearance is based on the Robotic Operating Buddy NES peripheral.

Submitted by Fryguy64

Is your name Nester?

Is your name Nester?

In Chapter 5, talk to Fishing Master Hook. He asks if you want to hear the ABC's of fishing. If you answer "No", he asks "Is your name Nester?"

Nester was the star of the "Howard & Nester" comic in the U.S. Nintendo magazine, Nintendo Power. He was renowned for his poor attention span.

Submitted by Da Robot, Nester, screenshot by Kohta

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