Starburst from NetEnt features straightforward gaming action with no elaborate bonus rounds, but it nevertheless includes an innovative expanding wild feature and this makes it a stand out game.
It’s engaging in its visuals and soundtrack, and overall is an enjoyable medium volatility game with a payout percentage of 96% that offers players the chance of winning a substantial jackpot.
Starburst is a 5 reel, 10 payline game where, unusually, wins pay both left to right and right to left, and are multiplied by the number of coins bet per line (between 1 – 10). The coin sizes available are $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.50 and $1.00 and the maximum bet ranges in size from $1.00 – $100, meaning that betting the max on every spin is always viable in this game. However, Starburst can be played for as little as $0.01 per spin.
Self-consciously retro and 1980s in its look, Starburst manages to combine a modern looking design with old school symbols like Bar and Lucky 7. The symbols are bright, luminescent precious jewel which stand out and brighten the screen because the game features more stacked symbols (i.e. the same symbol on all three rows) than in most other games. The soundtrack is lush 80s electronic, reminiscent of Jean-Michel Jarre, and enhances the visual theme and gameplay extremely well, this also fits in especially well with designs from online casinos such as BGO casino.
The biggest jackpot available on Starburst is 50,000x coins (up to $50,000) when all 5x reels feature 3x stacked Starburst wild symbols (when betting the maximum coin size). The biggest win during base play is up to 2,500x coins (up to $2,500) for hitting 5x Bar symbols.
The appeal of Starburst lies in its simplicity, yet at the same time the innovative expanding wild feature engages player interest and makes this a potentially lucrative game.