Starblast is a 5 reel, 3 row, 10 payline slot from Play ‘N Go that can be played from 10p to £100 per spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. This cosmic themed game is all about the multiplier wilds which comes into their own in the Wild Re-Spins feature where you can benefit from up to 3 re-spins with 3 wild reels with multipliers combining up to 9x.
Visually, Starblast will remind you of NetEnt’s Starburst right away – set in outer space, it comes with 5 different coloured gemstones. There’s also a lucky red 7 and a bar – the latter is the most rewarding giving you 4, 8 or 16 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 across a payline. The star is the wild symbol and replaces all symbols – you can get a 1x, 2x, and 3x star which helps. Furthermore, wins are formed left to right and right to left!
The wild symbol only lands on the 3 middle reels (2, 3 and 4) – when it does, it always expands to take over the whole reel. As a result, you will trigger the Wild Re-Spins feature where you get a free re-spin with the expanding wild/wild reel in place.
If another wild lands, it too will expand and give you another re-spin. This can lead to another re-spin (up to 3 in total) with another expanded wild for 3 wild reels. Now, the wilds come with multipliers – they can combine to give you multipliers up to 9x.
Starblast is Play ‘N Go’s answer to NetEnt’s Starburst and it’s better in my opinion – the reason being that the potential payouts from the multipliers can reward you with up to 4,000 times your stake on each re-spin. It is, as you’d expect, highly volatile so you need to tread carefully.
Play ‘N Go always comes up with unique concepts but Starblast is simpler – yes, it has a lot of similarities to Starburst but the wild multipliers can really take your winnings to a whole different level. The maximum win per respin in Starburst is 500 times your stake so Starblast is much more appealing. Overall, another good slot from Play ‘N Go (as always).