What are the best Starburst games?

by The Wombat on 02-Mar-22

The original Starburst Slot game was released in 2013 and has garnered many fans since then, with great visual features and simple yet potentially rewarding mechanics that have proved popular. So many people enjoyed the original that NetEnt has released more games under the Starburst title with varying mechanics and features included. We have created this shortlist of the Starburst slots we think are a cut above the rest. We call it the Wombat Wonders.

Should I play Starburst Slots?

Are you unsure whether to play Starbust slots or not? Let’s take a closer look into the features of these releases that have made them so popular with online and mobile players. The setting of Starburst slots play is deep space, the background is dark purple with the golden light of a rising star poking over the crest of a nearby planet. 

The reels of play are separated by purple beams of light with each reel containing 3 symbols of play that appear from above. The symbols used include variously coloured gemstones as well as a golden BAR and red ‘7’ symbol and a multicoloured star Wild symbol. They are pretty slots in other words, very easy on the eye, as Grandma Winifred Wombat used to say.

Alternative releases of Starburst use different grid setups, symbols and features. All the game use the same popular visuals. 

The Best Starburst Games

These are the 3 Starburst slots that we think you should try out to experience this popular range of games. 

  • starburst slot gameStarburst – The original release is a great starting point if you’re interested in getting to know this brand of slot games. Simply spin the reels and try and land combinations of symbols across the 9 paylines with between 3 and 5 symbols paying out. Hope to land the bright Starburst Wild and see it cover entire reels helping to create combinations and payouts. This game pays left to right AND right to left.
  • Slingo Starburst – Slingo Inc. has left their mark on a number of slot games since its initial release in 1998 including the Starburst slot. This mechanic blends bingo with slot game play where reels spin below a grid filled with numbers. If a matching number lands when the reel stops it is marked off on the grid. Dancing Queen, Seventeen!
  • There are also bonus symbols in Slingo games that can mark any number off a row or the entire grid, players can also win extra spins of the reels. The aim is to fill lines vertically, horizontally or diagonally with crossed out numbers and the more lines crossed off the greater the potential payout. 52, Danny La Rue!
  • Starburst XXXtreme – The second instalment of the Starburst title from NetEnt was released in 2021 following the popularity of the original game. The backdrop is given a slight lift with a pink haze over the space scene as well as a new planet introduced towards the top-right complete with a ring. It could be Saturn I guess, it’s definitely not Uranus.  The mechanics are similar to the original with the addition of random multipliers that lift off to up to 150x the stake, plus you still get the expanding Wild symbols. There is also a random Wilds feature that can play after each spin potentially scoring even more wins. 


starburst slot emerald symbolNow that you know a bit more about the Starburst games available you are probably itching to have a go on one of the slots.

We wombats will keep an eye out for any further releases and keep fans up to date with NetEnt news in the future. Whilst we do that, check out the top 5 NetEnt slots here at Wombat Casino!