I love wordpresses devoted to games! I could read them all day. K. Rool getting some love would make SolarBlaze proud! We have not even seen a Kremling since the N64, unless you count the GBA games. I'm talking about main games!
So you know that the main villain of the first three Starfy games was Ogura. The demonic eel sealed in a jar.. So even if the starfy fanbase isn't that big he is actually one of the more popular characters in the fanbase. A LOT of people (myself included) see him as an awesome character
I had his final boss form actually. His main form looks different xD. Yes he is popular. In fact the TV tropes page of Starfy lists him as the Ensemble darkhorse of the series...like majority of the people who like the eries have him as the favorite character of the series
xD They are pretty similar when you think about it in that way (even if they have differences) ..but unlike K Rool (whose absence wasnt explained) THERE is a reason why Ogura didnt appear in the 4th or 5th game (simply put SPOILER ALERT he basically turns good in the end, saves the day from the true villain and then...dies right after that).