The Wombat says: Starbursts. Back in my day they were called Opal Fruits. Remember that? Strawberry, Lime & Lemon and Blackcurrant flavours and that was your lot. None of this Tropical Fruits, Sours or Very Berry malarkey. I mean I’m pretty surprised they made a game out of them to honest. They were juicy and all that, but nothing to write home about, really.
Oh, I see. It’s nothing at all to do with the fruity sweets at all, is it? That’s the Candyland slot. Right.
OK, well Starburst slot actually is actually one of NetEnt’s most popular games ever, that will take you on a galactic trip to the outer reaches of the universe. The colours remind us of the Dazzle Me slot machine (another classic).
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to pick up as many brightly coloured gemstones along the paylines as you can, to scoop prizes of sci-fi proportions. The graphics are superb- a long way from the likes of the Irish Eyes slot machine, to give you an example.
So what do we make of the slot? Well, this wombat likes the star-filled night sky in the background for starters, and the celestial sci-fi music’s not bad either. But aside from that, the slot doesn’t look too out of the ordinary when you first take a look at it. And yet…….
This slot is a massive fave with online slot fans. And that’s because of the generous payouts, which happen a lot more often than on your average online fruity.
And it’s all down to the ‘win both ways’ game mechanics; which pay winning combinations from left to right AND from right to left.
The two-way pays in Starburst slot increase your win potential, especially the 5x combinations, where you effectively double your prize. Whoo-hoo!
There are a total of 10 win lines that run from both sides, so from left to right and from right to left – 20 in total and no Scatters or Free Spins. Your symbols on the reels are: glittering jewels in blue, purple, yellow, orange, and green, the lucky number 7 and the highest paying symbol, the good old fashioned Bar.
‘Ok, so there’s no bonus round’, I hear you say. But the Starburst Wild makes up for it by the bucketload. Wilds appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 and when you get one, there won’t be any missing it. It takes over the whole screen and you are awarded a re-spin. Each additional Wild grants a re-spin, so you can get up to 3 total. The spins end when there are no Wilds left on the reels. Get all 3 middle reels full of the shiny star Wilds and you could land Combo and Super Combo wins. Basically, the Starburst Wild brings in the wins…
Starbust Slot on Mobile
The game is optimised for mobile, tablet and desktop (as you’d expect from NetEnt). This game looks as good on a phone as the Bloopers slot, so you can keeping aiming for the Starburst Wilds while you’re on the go.
This teaser video will give you a quick peek at the game…
Less is more sometimes, and it’s definitely the case with the Starburst slot. It might be 4 years old but it’s colourful, simple and most importantly, it pays out – 3 things that this wombat likes a lot. Reach for the stars slot geeks!