Starlight 23018 Plays
Starlight 2 Instructions
Just like its sequel and other brain games, Starlight 2 is played entirely with the mouse. Or, if you are using a laptop, the game is played with the track pad. Move your mouse / track pad to change the viewpoint of the sky and stars to reveal the image or constellation.
Starlight 2 Walkthrough
Starlight 2 - a sequel to a brain game of the same name, is all about finding the hidden pictures or constellations hidden in the night sky. If you have played the original Starlight game, you won't have any trouble playing the sequel. For those of you who haven't played the game, here's a brief guide:
(1) Click and hold on the screen. (2) Move your mouse / cursor around to rotate and change the orientation of the sky and the clustered stars. (3) The goal is to move it around until they snap into place and form a picture. Your success in this brain game depends on how good you are at visualizing and perceiving space.
A LOT Harder Than The Original Starlight Game: For casual gamers who have played the original game, I'm sure you would agree that it was extremely liberal when it comes to awarding you success or points. HOWEVER, the sequel Starlight 2 is A LOT more challenging. You MUST be a bit closer to the final image before everything snaps into place and grants you a level win. Along with that, it also comes with 3 game modes:
(1) The Classic Mode - Just chill, there are no time limits or pressure. Snap the stars into place at your own pace. (2) Quiz Mode - Do you consider yourself a Starlight buff? Do you take pride in your visual processing skills? Then this is the game mode for you. Here, you try to guess the image by just looking at the stars displayed. (3) Pro Mode - If you want puzzles that will really rack your brain, this is the game mode to check out. Here, you will face very difficult images. And when I say difficult, I mean REALLY difficult!
Starlight 2 isn't classified as a brain game for no good reason. While it's a heck lot of fun to play, it also helps train certain cognitive skills that are necessary for learning, keeping our brain in tip-top shape, and improving our day-to-day interactions.
The classic and PRO mode, in particular, does a good job of training / testing your spatial perception. Just what on earth is spatial perception? To put it simply, this cognitive skill helps you perceive the space around you and piece together relationships between them. Sounds quite arcane? Here's a simple explanation of how important this is: when your spatial perception is thrown off, when you reach for a cooler filled with Coke / beer, you will most likely plow them over like bowling pins. This is poor spatial perception.
The Quiz mode, on the other hand, trains your visual processing skills. This is the ability to analyze and think in visual images. This includes visualization - the ability to create a picture in your mind of words and concepts... and in this case, forming an image out randomly connected stars. If you have problems with visual processing, you may have difficulty reading maps, doing word math problems, comprehending, etc.
It's simple to play, comes with nice graphics and sound track, trains certain cognitive skills - what more can you ask for from a brain game? Starlight 2 is a game you surely want to try out. Spending 30 minutes playing it is a lot better than watching TV for showbiz gossip!