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Starblast Review

By BwwDtt | 12 June 2020
Average: 10 (1 vote)

Starblast is a multiplayer shooting game developed and published by Neuronality.

  • Multiple Game Modes
  • A Wide Range of Available Spaceships
  • Sandbox Gameplay Mode
  • Procedural Generation of Worlds

Starblast Gameplay

Starblast introduces a system that allows the players to navigate a spaceship through the galaxy filled with asteroids and planets. You can shoot or destroy the boulders to acquire gems to spend them on upgrades and in-game purchases. There are seven tiers of ships, and new players can choose one of the least powerful ones to begin their experience. The game features four separate game modes, which are the following:

Survival is similar to a free-for-all, and it is the original format of the game. The goal is to mine the asteroids and become stronger over time. The players can encounter each other to battle or to form teams to ensure their survival. Most of the vehicles have three lives, and the survival mode activates after a specific period. That way, early players may have an advantage over the ones that joined the session later. Dying leads to the downgrade of the ship; however, the players keep the upgrades they already have. The player with the highest score is the leader marked on the map for others to hunt and defeat for additional bonuses.
Team Mode has similar mechanics as others; players have to explore the universe to acquire the resources and purchase upgrades. The objective is to destroy all the enemy ships and their bases to become the sole survivor.
Deathmatch makes the players focus on killing other players without dying themselves. Everyone is provided with a high-tier spaceship to engage in battles. Destroying asteroids does not reward the players with the in-game currency, and the only way to obtain it is to fight others.
Invasion forms a group of players that have to oppose hordes of computer-controlled opponents and defend their base from waves of attacks. Players have to mine resources and purchase upgrades during the endless incoming waves of aliens.

Upgrading the ships in Starblast is one of the core mechanics, and the players have to find various ways to acquire resources and do it to ensure their survival. You can improve different attributes of your spaceship, such as energy regeneration, firepower and others depending on your playstyle. Players go through seven tiers of available vehicles, and the difference between different levels is drastic. However, it is possible to defeat higher-tier opponents, but that requires a lot of effort and experience to do alone. In some cases, players have to team up to defeat a common threat.

Starblast features the Elite Commander Pass available through the in-game shop and other platforms and also during various promotions. That feature gives the players access to unique skins to stand out from others, as well as animations and special effects for the weapons. The players can also create custom challenges for others with unique rules and additional win conditions. You can also customize various visual features of the ships through the Mod Editor. Some of these functions can also be temporarily available to the players who do not own the Pass. However, it does not affect the in-game balance apart from giving additional resources to the Pass owners in some of the game modes and provides a balanced experience for both casual and hardcore gamers. Players learn new tricks every match, and the permadeath system only activates in the endgame stage. The game encourages the players to experiment and discover more features every time without losing progress instantly.

Starblast System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: Integrated graphics
  • CPU: 1.0 Ghz CPU
  • File Size: 150 MB
  • OS: Windows 7 or later

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: GeForce GT 520
  • CPU: 1.2 Ghz CPU
  • File Size: 150 MB
  • OS: Windows 7 or later