NetEnt’s Starburst Slot Review

Starburst is a Net Entertainment powered video slot with 5 reels and 10 paylines. You can play from as little as 10p a spin to as much as £100 a spin on all devices. This is NetEnt’s most popular slot and the most popular online slot ever! Starburst has an arcade feel to it and is entirely based on Starburst Wilds. These wilds appear on the 3 middle reels only and can expand to give you up to 3 re-spins with wild reels to give you astronomical wins.

Cosmic feel

Starburst is a visually beautiful slot game which comes with a rich soundtrack too giving it a cosmic feel to it.  Fast paced, symbols include 5 different lit jewels as well as a lucky red 7 and the bar. The latter is the most rewarding giving you 5, 20 or 25 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

Win both ways

Starburst benefits from a Win Both Ways engine meaning you can form winning combinations by getting matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from both reel 1 and reel 5. When you get a winning combination, you’ll see arcade-like light effects with flashing text and electrifying sounds.

Starburst Wilds feature

There’s no Free Spins feature as such but Starburst focuses on the Starburst Wild symbol. Substituting for all symbols, it only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. When 1 of them appears on any of the 3 middle reels, you will trigger the Starburst Wilds feature.

The Starburst Wild when then expand over the entire reel to give you a wild reel – that wild reel remains locked in position with a free re-spin awarded. If another Starburst Wild appears, the process is repeated to give you another wild reel and re-spin. You could fill the 3 middle reels with the expanding Starburst Wild and benefit from a total of 3 re-spins. The feature only ends when no new Starburst Wilds appear during a re-spin.

Simple yet mesmerising

Starburst is a relatively simple slot – this is maybe why it’s so popular. Variance wise it’s low with maximum wins of 500 times your stake on each re-spin available. Despite modern innovations from online slots, Starburst has stood the test of time and is still the most popular online slot ever. If you like Starburst, you should definitely try Play ‘N Go’s Crystal Sun slot which is similar but comes with multipliers than can combine to give wins of 4,000 times your stake on each re-spin.

Slot Information

  • Game:
    Starburst
  • Software:
    Net Entertainment
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    10
  • Total Coins:
    1-10
  • Coins Range:
    0.10 to 100.00
  • Jackpot:
    500
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (1)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    NA/NA