Welcome to Stardust, a game of problem-solving and logic.
The plot is simple: two people have been lost in the surreal universe of the stardust, a kind of matter that is easily manipulated by thought. There are many kinds of stardust: some kinds can be created at will, others are permanent and immobile, while others still have strange effects on the heroes. Unfortunately, the two have somehow become separated from each other, lost in the tangle of portals and strange obstacles. Their only hope: to find each other, by using the portals to jump from plane to plane.
Your job is to navigate through the Stardust environment, finding ways to reach the various portals therein. You have only a scant few powers to help you - the ability of your mind to create and destroy barriers of stardust, and to use those barriers to levitate.
With those powers and (most likely) the frequent use of the Restart command, you must get through fifty of the stardust levels. Good luck.
All game play in Stardust is through the keyboard. To make the game convenient for all Macintosh users, two sets of keyboard commands are provided:
For Standards Keyboards:
- ‘A' = Walk Left
- ‘D' = Walk Right
- ‘W' = Up
- ‘S' = Crouch
For Extended Keyboards:
- ‘Left Arrow' = Walk Left
- ‘Right Arrow' = Walk Right
- ‘Up Arrow' = Up
- ‘Down Arrow' = Down
For both keyboards:
- ‘SPACE' - or - ‘RETURN' = Magic
Note that these keys can be used in combination. For example, to levitate magically, use the Up key and the Magic key together. Note also that a reminder of these keys can be found in the "Instructions" item of the "Information" menu in the game.