Artwork of Starburst in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
|First appearance||Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022)|
- “I-I can help! I can give Mario the ability to power up his attacks! It'll even have the same effect on his friends!”
- —Starburst, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
Starburst is a Spark that appears in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, and is the first Spark encountered in the game. It first appears in the prologue as it is escaping from Cursa, joining the player during the tutorial battles that take place on the Darkmess Manta. It is formally recruited to the player's party at the start of the Headlong into the Unknown battle.
Starburst's ability is Turbocharge, which gives the Empowered status to all Heroes in its range for a single turn. Starburst can be upgraded by feeding Star Bits to it, increasing the attack boost. Its passive ability is Physical Protector, which reduces physical damage inflicted to the user. When upgraded, the physical damage is lowered even more.
Starburst is a yellow Spark that resembles a standard Luma.
Profiles and statistics
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope website
Starburst is the real star of the show, but any heroes hanging around get to share a little bit of its glow. Its power allows it to boost the damage done by heroes in its range for one turn. Shine bright, Starburst!
Radius: 13m - Duration: 1 turn - Cooldown: 3 turns
|+LVL upgrade bonus|
|1||Allies within range deal 20% more damage with attacks and movement abilities.||—|
|2||Allies within range deal 30% more damage with attacks and movement abilities.||+10% DMG Boost (120% ▶ 130%)|
|3||Allies within range deal 40% more damage with attacks and movement abilities.||+10% DMG Boost (130% ▶ 140%)|
|4||Allies within range deal 50% more damage with attacks and movement abilities.||+10% DMG Boost (140% ▶ 150%)|
|5||Allies within range deal 60% more damage with attacks and movement abilities.||+10% DMG Boost (150% ▶ 160%)|
|LVL||Physical Protector||+LVL upgrade bonus|
|1||Incoming physical damage is reduced by 15%.||—|
|2||Incoming physical damage is reduced by 20%.||-5% DMG|
|3||Incoming physical damage is reduced by 25%.||-5% DMG|
|4||Incoming physical damage is reduced by 30%.||-5% DMG|
|5||Incoming physical damage is reduced by 35%.||-5% DMG|
Artwork of Starburst and Mario
Promotional artwork for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope from Rabbid Peach's Instagram account featuring Starburst
Hashflag used to promote Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope on Twitter
Names in other languages
Bào Qì Xīng
|Anagram of「星爆氣」(xīng bào qì, starburst)|
|Dutch||Galaxar||Portmanteau of "galaxy" and "star"|
|French||Pulstar||Portmanteau of "pulsar" and "star"|
|German||Bigbäng||A German reading of "big bang"|
|Italian||Powerstello||Power-star; portmanteau of "power" and masculine form of "stella" (star)|
|Portuguese (NOA)||Vésper||Vesper, name that means "estrela vespertina" (evening star), given to planet Venus at sunset|
|Spanish||Astrompazo||Portmanteau of "astro" (celestial body) and "trompazo" (beat-up)|
- Starburst is the only Spark in the entire game to have two different icons for dialogue and in-game menus, as each of them depict it with a different facial expression.
- (July 1, 2022). Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope: a deep dive into combat and hero archetypes. Ubisoft. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
- 本日発売【マリオ＋ラビッツ ギャラクシーバトル】マリオ×戦略RPGだと！？ YouTube.
- (July 1, 2022). 《瑪利歐 ＋ 瘋狂兔子 希望之星》：深入探索戰鬥系統和英雄原型. Ubisoft. Retrieved October 17, 2022.
- MARIO + RABBIDS SPARKS OF HOPE: UNO SGUARDO APPROFONDITO ALLE BATTAGLIE E AGLI EROI on Ubisoft.com