Starburst is an online slot developed by Netent. It is a hugely popular slot game and has been used in many free spins promotions by casinos.
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The symbols are slot machine staples: lucky sevens, bar symbols, and a selection of gems.
The background suggests a night sky or outer space. It is all very bright and upbeat.
The tone of the slot machine is very cheerful, the electronic soundtrack is a little drifty. The background is animated with gently drifting stars and the symbols on the reels seem to hang in a purple space-like void.
The visuals are all very high def, so much that they can slow your browser a bit as if the software is struggling to keep up.
The design is full of little details, gem symbols are all animated to twinkle, and you can scroll over the win lines to make them visible.
There are technically ten win lines. You can play as many lines from one to ten as you please, according to your personal taste. It is worth noting that unlike most games the win lines read both rights to left and left to right. This means you can win with combos that start in either reel one or reel five.
This significantly increases your chance of hitting a payout, but obviously will not affect the stated RTP of 96.1% and you can only win once per win line.
The high-quality graphics and interface definitely add to the experience making the gameplay more immersive, smooth, and fun that it might otherwise have been.
Starburst uses a special Wild symbol as its bonus trigger. In place of a bonus game or free spins the Wild symbol triggers the following sequence:
When the wild symbol hits on a reel, that reel is frozen and wild symbol expands to the whole reel.
Once the payouts for that spin are complete, then a free spin begins with the wild reels remaining fixed. As a result, you are allowed to win twice with all Wild reels. If you hit any further Wilds they trigger a further free spin with all the Wild reels still locked in place.
The RTP of Starburst is 96.1% according to the design team. The both-way win lines and stacked symbols make for regular small wins, generating relatively low volatility.
There is a massive range of possible bet sizes running from €/£/$0.01 to €/£/$100. The three different controls for deciding the amount per spin coin value (€/£/$ value per coin), lines (number of lines) and the additional setting of level (number of coins per line) give you a great deal of control over exactly what value you want to bet each spin.