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This is a platforming game set in deep space where your goal on each stage is to reach a star.

  • Collect the yellow star at the end of each stage.
  • Collect a series of black stars until the yellow star shows if no yellow star shows.
  • Jump over spikes & enemies. Double jump to reverse directions.





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Starcatcher Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Move around the platforms and time your jumps to go from platform to platform until you catch the yellow star. Avoid touching spikes or enemies. Double jump to change directions.

  • Starting the Game
    • Press and hold the X key on the game’s welcome screen to run around the block to the star.
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • Press and hold X to run.
      • Release the X button to jump.
      • Tap the X button shortly after jumping to stomp and change directions.
    • Touchscreen devices
      • This game was designed for play on computers with connected computers.
  • Game Play
    • Basics
      • This is a platform jumping game where you can walk on all 4 sides of a platform.
        • Depending on how you time your jump you can:
          • land on the same side of the same platform you jumped from
          • land on another side of the platform you jumped from
          • land on another platform nearby or far away
          • fall off into space
      • Your goal in this game is to strategically move around various platforms to collect the yellow star on each stage.
        • Some levels have a number of black stars which you must collect one at a time to get the yellow star to appear.
      • Cosmic tacos
        • By choosing which side you jump off of you can make it to almost any location, however some jumps require you to do a 180 degree move.
        • The cosmic tacos (or that is what they look like) can be bounced on, which allows you to flip 180 degrees and land on the platform opposite their location.
    • Levels
      • This game has around 22 levels, with slightly more if you count the ending screen and the playable welcome screen that start the game.
        • You can’t go back and replay previously beat levels without starting the game over.
      • Winning vs losing
        • You beat a level by collecting the yellow star.
        • You lose a level by falling off platform into space or by running into spikes, or having an enemy run into you.
        • This game offers unlimited continues, starting you at the beginning of any level you lost.
    • Tips
      • Survey the level
        • Levels are not timed, so it is a good idea to survey the level and map out your path before you go in motion.
        • When you go in motion it can be hard to stop, because to stop you have to jump & some jumps will lead to you jumping off platform.
        • On many levels you have to switch your starting direction right away to beat the level using the easiest path.
      • Jump & double jump timing
        • If you are jumping over a series of spikes sometimes it make sense to jump a bit early when you begin the sequence so you have enough time to land and make the next jump before the next set of spikes.
        • If a platform is not very wide try to do a smash double jump to minimize your time in the air and how far you will travel.
        • If you keep hitting your head on other platforms you may need to take an outside path versus an inside path so you have more airspace.
        • If you need to fall in a small chasm between two platforms sometimes you have to pass over the chasm and walk further in the wrong direction before turning around and jumping to fall through.
      • Enemies
        • If you are on a platform with enemies it generally helps to typically try to move in the same direction they are moving so you have less relative speed and can avoid contact with them.
        • If you are stopped on a platform near a second platform with enemies be sure to time going into motion with when you will jump onto the platform with enemies, as it can be hard to stop without accidentally jumping into enemies.
  • Target Audience
    • The game is suited for players who like platform jumping games.
    • The game has no adult themed content.

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Free Online Starcatcher Video Game for Children & Adults Screenshots

Starcatcher Game Welcome Screen Screenshot.
Starcatcher Game How to Jump Screenshot.
Starcatcher Game Changing Movement Direction Screenshot.
Starcatcher Game Narrow Passageway Level Screenshot.
Starcatcher Game Level With an Enemy Screenshot.
Starcatcher Game Level With a Big Jump Screenshot.
Starcatcher Game Level With Multiple Spike Jumps Screenshot.
Starcatcher Game Level With a Black Star Screenshot.
Starcatcher Game Level With a Cosmic Taco Screenshot.
Starcatcher Level With Among Us Inspired Character Screenshot.
Starcatcher Game Level With Many Floating Platforms Screenshot.
Starcatcher Game Level With a Spiral Screenshot.
Starcatcher Game Level With Two Cosmic Tacos Screenshot.
Starcatcher Game Level With a Backward L Screenshot.
Starcatcher Game Level With Many Narrow Chasms Screenshot.
Starcatcher Game Final Level Screenshot.
Starcatcher Game Beat Screen Screenshot.

Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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