How To Play Starburst Slots

by Mac on 08-Mar-22

Since its release in 2012 the bright lights of Starburst from NetEnt has encaptivated slot players the world over. With colourful symbols and an exciting intergalactic backdrop, players can enjoy each spin of the reels and hopefully drop winning combinations across 10 paylines.

For newcomers, here is our introduction on How To Play Starburst Slots including variations released after the original.

Starburst Slot Background

starburst gemsThe visual features in the original Starburst Slot release is what initially stands out to players, the celestial gems used are a personal favourite.

The backdrop consists of a dark blue, space-scene with the bright gold of a nearby star creeping over the circular shape of a nearby planet.

The bright coloured gemstones that fill the reels really stand out in front of the dark background, along with the numbered paylines situated on either side of the grid. The play buttons across the bottom of the screen make for easy navigation during play with lime green buttons allowing bet changes to be made as well as spins. It’s a design masterpiece!

The symbols used in Starburst slots include finely cut gems of purple, blue, orange, green and yellow. Higher value symbols consist of a 7 and BAR, both depicted in front of a planet with the BAR symbols made of pure gold. If you’re still wondering how to play the Starburst slot bonus features then the rainbow-coloured gemstone is the key.

How to play Starburst

starburst slot gameThe original Starburst release plays just like a standard game: you spin the reels with the hope of landing symbols combinations on the grid. This needs to be across any of the paylines and interestingly this game pays left to right and right to left.

Bonus features include expanding Wild symbols with Re-spins giving players a crack at bigger wins.

Since the popularity of NetEnt’s first Starburst release, the design team has developed changes in mechanics and branding for new releases adding some spice and variation to the initial game.

Players that like a flutter on the bingo can enjoy a game of Starburst Slingo (Slot Bingo) where lines can be made of crossed out numbers across a grid.

Starburst XXXtreme is another variant that offers XXXtreme spins and Wild symbols for more game play variation and even more entertainment.

The Wild symbols that star in these slots are expanding Wilds that appear on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th reels and reward a respin or a random Wild. All Wilds in the XXXtreme release include multipliers from 2x to 150x the stake potentially leading to some tidy wins.


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