Starburst Slots Review
- Betting Options
- Ease of Play
- Game Features
Release Date: 22 January 2012
Strap on your space suit and helmet. Starburst offers a one-of-a-kind intergalactic space adventure in true NetEnt style. If you are a fan of sci fi movies you’re in for a treat. I’m not going to go Hollywood on this slots, instead I’m just going to list its pros and its cons.
Starburst is a 5 reel, 3 row video slots that comes with 10 paylines. It features the usual wild, Starburst wild re-spins, scatters and offers a maximum jackpot payout of $50,000. Unfortunately Starburst does not have a Bonus Game or progressive jackpot.
Although Net Entertainment made a lot of fuss about it just before its release, I had my reservations. Upon closer inspection the game graphics leave a lot to be be desired and reminiscent to that of an 80′s-styled arcade game. Initially I was a bit confused since the slots comes across as a sci fi game. Yet the images that flash across the reels are gemstones, bars and red sevens as opposed to a spacecraft or otherworldly (aliens) beings traipsing across the reels. NetEnt creates the impression that ”less is more”. When it comes to online slots this is not the way to go.
I decided to play the game in the free mode. Truth be told it’s the simplicity of the game that grabbed my attention. Its audio is in line with its theme and the expanding wild awards a re-spin-finally something to write home about. Counting in Starburst’s favour is that it’s not as volatile as most online slots. Reason being with only 10 paylines losses are relatively far and few between. Up to 50,000 coins could be won in a single win.
You can wager from as little as $0.01 to $1 per bet and up to 10 coins per payline. The betting range starts off with $0.10 to $100 which is suitable to players from all walks of life. If you want to hit the max jackpot you can stake up to $100 per bet-herein lies the excitement of the game.
The Starburst™ Wilds only appear on the 2, 3 and 4 reels. It also triggers the Starburst™ Wild feature. During the Starburst™ Wild feature, it expands covering the entire reel and remains static while the other reels re-spin. The total amount of re-spins that can be won is 5. To spice things up a bit, not only does the wild replace the other symbols but awards a re-spin every time it appears.
Wins Both Ways
To say the least this is a remarkable feature. Instead of qualifying for a payout when three or more symbols of the same kind appear from left to right on the first three reels, extra wins are earned when it occurs from either side.
In summary. Taking into account the slot game’s attractive theme, I’m surprised that NetEnt did not add more innovative streaks to it. Starburst is an average slots, its austerity and frequent payouts albeit small carries the day. Presently it offers an average return of 96% to the player.[addtoany]