This gem-based game is probably one of the most popularly played slots games in the NetEnt games portfolio, if not in the world. The arcade video game feels with a touch of classic slots, boasts frequent reel wins thanks to its low volatility. Add to that some Starburst Wild free spins and we have a winner, especially amongst mobile casino players.
Theme, Soundtrack and Symbols
Starburst splices intergalactic battle with gem collecting. The bright gems and Starburst Wilds pop in the dark skies of space where otherworldly wins might be your portion. The game of that online slot is beautiful and vibrant and when paired with the psychedelic space tunes, proves to be a full package for your senses.
While the gameplay reminds you of newer video slot games, the symbols lean towards classic slot icons. The game symbols comprise a small cast of tiles, including a Bar, Red 7, and 5 different colour shaped gems (yellow, green, red, blue, purple).
The Starburst Wild is the symbol you will want to see most. It lands on reels 2, 3, and 4 only, where it expands over the reels and substitutes for all other symbols to complete winning combinations. It is also the trigger to the re-spin feature.
Starburst is played on a 5-reel format with 10 paylines. Don’t let the few paylines put you off though, as they pay in both directions, from left to right and right to left.
Usually, low variance games keep to frequent small wins with small jackpot payouts, but the maximum win available to you here is up to 50,000 coins on a single spin, thanks to the main feature.
For player convenience, you can make use of a handy Autospin feature that can be set to spin between 10 to 1000 times for you, without the need for you to lift a finger. Settle down, set the spins and then go off and make a cuppa coffee, and by the time you come back, you could be surprised at the state of affairs on your bankroll.
Starburst has only one unique feature in the game. Do not despair. The base game wins do well enough to keep you going anyway.
Starburst Wild Free Spins
The colourful Starburst Wilds will only land on the middle three reels. When they land, they will expand over that reel and trigger a free spin with the Wild locked in place. Should you land Wilds on all three reels simultaneously, the reels will spin 3 times with all Wilds locked in position, racking up potentially massive wins.
Play ‘On The Go’
Starburst has been created in Touch mode by NetEnt, for seamless and convenient mobile touch display playability. The control interface has been made extremely user-friendly without taking away from the visuals or gameplay at all. All payouts and gaming mechanisms stay intact across platforms.
CasinoWow Game Verdict
We don’t quite know how to label this one. Is it a classic game, or is it a video slot? Our simple verdict is that it must be a “Classic video slot arcade game.” However laughable this classification may be, be assured that the game holds a fresh flavour of fun from beginning to end.
The volatility of the game is ideal for beginners, although veterans will find that the game has the potential to pay out very well indeed. The potential of the game gets higher when you use one of the NetEnt casino bonuses.