Greetings from outer space! Wish you could be a pro at Star Link on Poptropica? Right this way, we’ll get you lighting up those boxes in a snap!
To start a game of Star Link, visit any of the common rooms (like the Arcade) and look for the head-to-head game machine. Click the arrows on the side until you come to Star Link, then wait for an opponent to join you.
How to play
Click between the stars to link them together. Form boxes to earn points. Whoever makes the most boxes wins!
Tips & Tricks
You and your opponent will be on opposite sides with spaceships corresponding to the color of your lines: blue on the left, red on the right. A grid of stars awaits, and clicking between stars forms a line of your color. With each turn, we get closer to forming square boxes with those lines.
What matters is who forms a box by drawing the fourth line, so it doesn’t matter who creates the first three lines of the box. So in addition to trying to create your own boxes, watch your opponent’s lines and see if you can use them to your advantage by using their lines to form boxes, too.
Anytime someone forms a box, they get an extra turn, which can become a virtuous cycle of forming more boxes if you play your cards right. The extra turns end when a move no longer forms a box. Each box awards its maker one point, so always be looking for places with 3/4 lines of a box done.
Unless no other moves are possible, avoid making the third line of any box. If you must, then try to make your line where your opponent can form fewer boxes, preferably just the one box. Generally, don’t put lines where there are two lines already connected, since your opponent could sweep in to complete the square. When you see 2/4 lines of a box already in place, try making lines elsewhere: you don’t have to be constrained to one spot!
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