Slot Spotlight: Starburst
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Read on to find out everything there is to know about this star studded slot game!
Starburst: a star is born
The definition of a classic, Starburst has undoubtedly stood the test of time since its release in 2012. According to some, it holds the title as the most popular online slot of all time. That’s right, we could be talking about the G.O.A.T. here — the Roger Federer of slot games. Set in outer space against futuristic electro beats, it takes you on a journey to the final frontier with planets and other celestial bodies floating beyond the reels.
This star studded slot features the win-both-ways mechanic, where paylines can start either on Reel 1 or Reel 5 on each of the 10 paylines. Starburst has low to medium variance, meaning that on average you’ll potentially manage to land plenty, but smaller, wins.
The Starburst slot can best be described as simple but captivating. This jewel of a slot game in NetEnt’s crown features several different gem symbols as well as 7 Spheres and Gold Bar Spheres, the latter being the highest value symbol. During play, you’re keeping your fingers crossed for Starburst Wilds, rainbow-colored stars that substitute for all other symbols on a payline. Land one of these shining stars and hear the bass drop as the entire reel goes wild, with Starburst Wilds populating to cover the entire reel and trigger a round of Bonus Spins that last as long as you keep landing Wilds.
How to play the Starburst Slot
As with most NetEnt slot games, this slot game allows you to access its main feature from the base game. Also, the Starburst slot designers took the unusual step of allowing pay lines to run from right to left as well as left to right. The increased wild symbols on Starburst slots are what you’re most likely to find.
Let’s talk some more about those shining Starburst Wild symbols! These sweet little gems could be quite the game chargers with their power to substitute for any other symbol, hereby increasing your potential to hit those paylines. And the best part? When a Starburst Wild symbol lands on reels two, three, or four, it expands to cover the entire reel, like the star of its own Broadway show.
NetEnt’s design team has clearly thought through the valuation chart for the Starburst slot symbols. Similar to the real world, the stone has more value when it’s lighter. Purple gems, blue, red, green, and gold pay up 25 to 60 times your bet when appearing on a good pay line. The lucky seven symbols are worth 120 times your bet under the same circumstances, while the Bar symbol and Wild symbol top the list at 250 times your bet. The Starburst Wild symbol is also a trigger for awarding you with up to 5 bonus spin.
When playing the Starburst slot, your bet can range from levels 1 to 10. You can increase your bet by hitting the ‘Max Bet’ button, located directly to the right of the Spin button. For any payout combination to be awarded during gameplay, three or more symbols must land together across one active line (horizontally), starting from the leftmost position on this particular line – right until it reaches the right endpoint of said winning row. Afterwards, no other combinations along with this specific horizontal string count as valid.
Win both ways by taking advantage of the Starburst Wild symbols. Expand the Starburst Wilds and acquire more matching symbols. The Starburst Wild feature is a crucial feature of the Starburst slot. It can land on reel two, three, or four and, once it appears, expands to fill each one.
If you land a 7-colored Wild on the Starburst reel, every other column, mainly the middle reels, becomes covered with more Wilds, and an additional re-spin is awarded. You can get up to three reels of these over time. When corresponding star combinations occupy all nine columns, you are on the right track! As mentioned before, with the Starburst Wilds feature you can cover the entire reel of the Starburst slot.
The Starburst slot starts with a bet level of 10 coins as the minimum bet and 100 coins, as the maximum bet. The coin values range from 0.01 to 1, so you can play Starburst on any budget. The Starburst slot has a maximum win potential of up to 50,000 coins. This can be achieved by landing five Bar symbols on an active payline, with the highest bet level and coin value. However, it’s worth noting that the chances of hitting this maximum payout are quite rare. Nevertheless, with the game’s expanding Starburst Wild symbols and the payline system that pays out both ways, there are still plenty of opportunities to land those winning combinations. So, while the maximum payout may be a long shot, the potential for some substantial payouts is there.
Can I play Starburst on mobile?
Yup, as with any of the games available at Casumo, Starburst is easy to play on all your mobile devices.
Watch the Casumo YouTube video about the popular Starburst slots
Another stellar slot review, this time featuring the Starburst slots from NetEnt: Starburst, Starburst Extreme, and Slingo Starburst. Host Emma takes you through the features of these star studded games, discussing the original, the sequel, and the Slingo remake. You can learn all about the Starburst slot and the other two members of the Starburst family: Starburst Extreme and Starburst Slingo, right here in this video. Watch to discover your favourite Starburst slots!
Play the Starburst slot at Casumo
Time to channel your inner astronaut! Shine up your space helmet, get ready to launch, and start your journey into NetEnt’s Starburst slot galaxy. Who knows what secrets and riches might await you amongst the planets and celestial bodies. If you’re ready to take the Starburst slot for a spin then log in to your account and come find the slot game in our Game Browser.
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