This is a combination I wanted to try for something else. I know there’s already a loop variant of Star battle called Comet, but I thought of this before I knew about that, and I like the way they combine, so I went with it anyway. But since it was a first timer, I made a trial puzzle, which is what you see below.
Rules – Place exactly one star in every row, column and region. Stars cannot touch each other even diagonally. Stars cannot be placed in cells marked with X. Draw a closed loop passing through every cell except the cells marked with X and cells with stars, that visits every region exactly twice.
Rated – Easy.