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The Starburst Slot- is this NetEnt’s finest slot? Well, they have some pretty fine games, but this must be a contender. It’s probably their most popular game so that says something- like the Foxin’ Wins slot is for NextGen.
It’s a very bright and vivid game with some pretty traditional symbols like BARS, 7s, and various different coloured gemstones and it has 10 pay-lines. But the big news, is that symbols pay from left to right (like most slots starting from reel 1) AND from right to left (starting from reel 5). The highest win will be paid out on each acive pay-line (they don’t pay out twice unfortunately- that would be nice wouldn’t it!)
Try the free Starburst demo below (we have a free mobile Starburst game as well below, if you are on a phone or tablet. Just click the button and the game will load in a new window. You can also test the game out for free on this secure Wombat Casino Starburst page. Or read our full review below.
Starburst Slot Review
Net Entertainment are well known for their punchy graphics and entertaining game play (try the newer Wild Wild West slot out for instance)- so much so, that the longer established developers like Microgaming, Playtech and IGT have had to up their game to keep in contention. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of competition!
OK- so when you first fire Starburst up, it looks like a traditional fruity, although the graphics are pretty swish. Once you start playing, you will realise that this is an unfair comparison! If you the sort of player who likes maximum flexibility on betting, then you are going to love this game as you can select different coin sizes, pay-lines and bet levels on this game. We’d suggest going for all 10 lines and managing your bet with the coin size and bet level. But it depends how volatile you want the slot to be. You’ll see more wins with 10 pay-lines activated, but the return on your overall bet may be lower. It’s a similar theory when you cover a lot of the table in roulette versus just betting on a few numbers. High table coverage is like betting on maximum pay-lines. Low table coverage is like betting on fewer pay-lines
You’ll see some nice action off the wild symbols which are the multi-coloured star symbols- even more so than the Superman II slot, and that’s saying something. They will stand in for all of the symbols and they appear on the middle 3 reels: 2,3, and 4. But that’s not all. They expand over the entire reel and trigger a re-spin- you can get up to 3 re-spins on these babies! You can win up to 50,000 coins on this slot- if you are playing £1 coins, that is quite a jackpot it’s not half bad if you play with 10p coins!)
When you bag a win on more than one pay-line, you’ll see “COMBO” flash up. With the Expanding Wilds, you may well see a “SUPER-COMBO” and if the whole screen explodes in a big Supernova, you may even see MEG COMBO, BIG WIN!
That’s when it gets exciting.
A fantastic slot- we can understand why it is so popular. There are no scatters and no bonus rounds, so you might be scratching your heads trying to understand why this game is so popular.
Well it’s all about those Expanding Starburst wilds and their accompanying re-spins. When you get a few of these, and the wins start racking up both left to right AND right to left, you’ll quickly understand this game’s popularity.