The Rock Paper Shotgun Guide to Solving the Starfield Mantis Puzzle
The Starfield Mantis puzzle is a tricky but rewarding challenge, especially when you’ve been playing for a while and need an extra challenge. It’s a game-within-a-game, where you have to use the arrows on your controller or keyboard to navigate a 4×4 grid of stars.
The goal is to make all of the stars go off by creating a pattern of “line-of-sight” connections between the stars before the timer runs out. Each star has its own distinct color: white, yellow, red, and blue.
Each of these colors must be connected in order to complete the puzzle. White must connect to yellow or red, yellow must connect to red or blue, and red must connect to blue. When a connection is made, the stars turn off in a chain reaction.
The challenge lies in figuring out which order the stars should be connected in to make the most effective line-of-sight connection. Connecting the wrong colors in the wrong order will cause the puzzle to fail.
To help with this, the game offers a “hint” button which can help guide you in the right direction. The hint button can show you any of the following: which stars can be connected together in a row, which stars can be connected together in a column, which two stars must be connected in order for the puzzle to be completed, or even what the final solution will be if the puzzle is solved correctly.
Once the puzzle is completed, the next challenge is to complete a new and more difficult puzzle. This is the Rock Paper Shotgun Guide to Solving the Starfield Mantis Puzzle; a guide by players, for players (P2P) to help you master this tricky little game.
Good luck and happy puzzling!