Starblast.io is multiplayer flash game in which the player is the pilot of a spaceship and the goal is to take down as many other spaceships as possible (piloted by other players) and reach the top of the leader-board. It is very reminiscent of the older arcade game called “Asteroids” game, but in this one the players use the diamonds left by destroyed asteroids to power-up their spaceship. The graphics are really nice and combine the classical “Asteroids” game vibe with a new 3D model, art style and mechanics.
While progressing through the game, different types of ships of higher tiers become available and the rewarding feeling will push the player to play on. There are competitive and casual games which can both get pretty intense depending on the server you are playing on and the time of the day you choose.
The controls of the game are a bit frustrating and unusual. Instead of featuring the typical W, A, S, D motion controls, it uses the arrow keys and the mouse. The spaceship is prone to sliding around and changing direction slowly and it takes time getting used to the gameplay. Once you do master the controls, however, it can become quite satisfying.
The game runs smoothly and there is little to no lag, and the sound effects are great. It could, however, use some background music.