The Wombat says: Starbursts. Back in my day they were called Opal Fruits. Remember that (Well you probably wont if you’re under 35, but anyway)? Strawberry, Lime & Lemon and Blackcurrant flavours and that was your lot. None of this Tropical Fruits, Sours or Very Berry malarkey that you get nowadays. I mean I’m pretty surprised they managed to make a game out of them to honest. They were juicy and all that, but nothing to write home about, really. In fact this wombat much preferred Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles, the ones with sugar on the outside – hmm, very tasty they were…
Oh, I see…
Right. It’s nothing at all to do with the fruity sweets at all, is it? (That’s the Candyland slot ). Apologies. Mrs Wombat has just informed me that Starburst slot actually is actually one of NetEnt’s most popular games ever, and one that will take you on an intergalactic trip to the outer reaches of the universe to search for deep space wins!
Your sci-fi 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 black hole proportions. And the graphics are superb too (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 let’s take a look!
Look and Feel
This wombat likes the star-filled night sky in the background for starters, and the celestial sci-fi music’s not bad either. The colours actually remind us of the Dazzle Me slot machine which is another gem stone filled classic. But aside from that, Starburst slot we mostly think that looks like the opening credits of a 1970s TV show with its black background and spangly with stars. In fact we’d go as far to say this game is really nothing special to look at, and yet… this release is a massive fave with online slot fans.
‘But why?’ I hear you ask. Well let us explain. It’s all to do with the very generous payouts, which happen a lot more often than on your average online fruit machine. And it’s also down to the ‘win both ways’ game mechanics; where your winning combinations pay out from left to right AND from right to left.
The two-way pays in Starburst slot increase your win potential, especially f you hit the 5x combinations, where you effectively double your prize. Whoo-hoo!
Starburst slot has 5 reels 3 rows and 10 paylines. Ok, so 10 sounds a bit on the low side, but these awesome win lines actually run from both sides – so from left to right and from right to left –which means Wombat fans you actually have 20 of them in total. Now that’s more like it!
Bets range from 10p per spin and go up to £100 which means there is something on offer for all of you players. From the more frugal slot fans to the high rollers.
Your symbols on the reels are made up of a whole host of glittering jewel- planet icon thingys that come in sapphire blue, amethyst purple, topaz yellow, amber orange, and emerald green. You’ll also find the lucky number 7 on your reels ,and the highest paying symbol in the game, the good old fashioned Bar. Land 5x of these on a payline and you’ll be scooping up a cool 250 coins to add to your coffers.
There are no Scatters in Starburst slot, only wilds – but more on those below.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
‘Ok, so there’s no bonus round’, I hear you cry. And you’d be right. BUT the Starburst Wild feature makes up for it by the bucketload.
These cheeky and rather lucrative Wilds appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 and when you do land one, there really won’t be any missing it. The Wild will take over the whole screen and you will be awarded a re-spin that keeps on going until there are no more Wilds left on the reels. Each additional Starburst Wild will give you another re-spin, and you can get up to 3 of them total. Excellent!
Get all 3 middle reels full of the shiny Starburst Wilds and you could pick up Combo and Super Combo wins. Basically, the Starburst Wild brings in the wins… And there are big ones. See below…
Now here’s the part that really gets our fur a-tingling. If you do manage to land 3x of the expanding Starburst Wilds, you could scoop a veritable jackpot of £50,000. Yes that’s right 50 ruddy K. Which is a life changing sum.
Aside from that, most of your wins will come from the base game – as with its return to player percentage being over 96%, it’s a low-risk game. It’s a unique game too, as this wombat managed to win over 150x the original bet on several occasions now. It’s a big thumbs up to NetEnt.
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 Wombat fans, and this is definitely the case with Starburst slot. It might be coming up for 5 years old but it’s a colourful and simple game and most importantly, it pays out BIG – the 3 things that this wombat likes a lot from Slotland. There have been many Starburst rip offs for other games developer but we can honestly say that if a gem/planet-themed slot is your thing, then you won’t find better than this truly excellent game. Reach for the stars slot geeks!