Star Healer is an anime-styled shooter that sees the player purifying fantastical planets with a team of heroes and their pets. Here is what you need to know before playing the game for the first time.
Constructing your team
When you get past the tutorial, you will be able to make your team of three to purify the planet. Each hero you choose can be assigned a weapon and a pet. Try choosing your strongest heroes, but you may compromise strength to allow a greater array of weaponry, although this is not hugely recommended. Each hero has a special ability, so make sure to read up on your heros’ powers to see which ones complement each other the most, to have the most devastating effect on the battlefield.
There are five weapon types in the game: bullet, energy, element, chop, and bash. Make sure to read what weapon types your heroes are proficient in, and try to give them the weapon they are the strongest with. Your weapon choice significantly affect the game, as the type of weapon determines how your heroes fight enemies, and the hero’s strength dictates how strong you will be in battle. If you can help it, try not to give you any weapons that will cause the hero to deal less damage. In this case, I would advise you switch the hero to make sure you are performing at the best of your ability.
Your pets will run around the level, hunting enemies for themselves. Pets will also have special abilities, so choose wisely which ones you want a part of your team. The pets you choose for your heroes will not have an effect as is with the weapon, so just choose your strongest ones.
Once you have the strongest team you can, the next step if actually purifying the planet!
The campaign in Star Healer consists of you visiting planets and ‘purifying’ them by destroying all the enemies that pollute them. Each planet has numerous levels that you need to complete.
Before entering a level, when you complete your team, you have the option to bring in another player’s hero to help you out. For maximum efficiency, bringing a fourth strong hero will dramatically speed up the missions, and make it a hell of a lot easier.
Levels will require you either defeat all enemies or protect something for a set of time. The game is very flashy, but try to not let that distract you from your clear goal.
Your heroes move as a team, and you can choose who leads during the game. I would recommend you making your melee hero the lead, so you can run head-first into enemies whilst your other ranged heroes shoot around. Bear this mechanic in mind when making your teams.
Generally, try to use your abilities as much as you can, permitting that enemies are in range of your abilities. This could significantly reduce time spent in the level, by wiping out loads of enemies quickly.
As long as you run around after enemies, use your abilities, and lead accordingly, levels will be over before they’ve started!
Upgrading your team
Batteries are used as if experience points, and you can use it level up your heroes, weapons, and pets. Focus only on upgrading the things you use, and maybe a couple other things in each category as a contingency. Make sure to try and level up your assets in between each level, to maintain the ease of combat. I would advise you prioritize your heroes, then your weapons, then your pets.
There you have it, everything you need to know to construct your team and purify planets in Star Healer. Any tips I’ve left out? You can put them in the comments. If you are interested in the game, then you can find it on Google Play. If you like anime-style games, then my beginner’s guide of Nautical Honor may be of interest to you.