If you’ve ever joined an online casino as a new depositing customer, then you definitely know about it. Never played it before? In that case we are sure you have at least heard about NetEnt’s Starburst. This low volatility, five reel, 10 pay-lines, 96.1% RTP game is given as part of welcome bonuses for good reason. NetEnt have been known for developing some of the most simple slot games around, and Starburst is no exception to this. When any casino offers free spins to its new players as part of their welcome bonus offer, they usually give them out on this game. Why? Well, Starburst itself does not have any free spins feature, so we’re guessing it’s a win-win situation. Starting out with free spins on this game and having to meet the wagering requirements to withdraw the money, is a win-win for both the player and the online casino, given the overall simplicity of the game.
Design and Symbols
Try to match as many blue, green, purple, yellow and red symbols of the same colour as possible. The starburst symbol is the most important one of all as it holds the key to winning a decent amount of money. “Bigger” wins can be rewarded when players achieve an intense star formation across five reels. The highest paying symbol is the bar with a win from anything between 50x to 500x and the lowest paying symbols are the purple and blue diamonds with a win from 5x to 50x.
The lack of special features in this game is a bit of a disappointment, we have to admit, but the amount of free spins given as a new depositing customer is what will make a slight difference in your game-play here.
When the starburst symbol lands on your reel, you are awarded a re-spin with the multi-coloured gem still in place, giving you a win from both sides of the reel. In Starburst, there are no free spins or scatters. Land this colourful symbol anywhere on your reel and you will be given a wild win as it expands to cover the rest of the reel. Since wins in this game are both from right to left and left to right, this symbol will help you win better. Given the volatility of this game, you can rest assured that the wild star symbols and regularly triggered re-spins will award you frequent wins in the absence of scatter symbols.
Reviewers’ thoughts on Starburst
You will probably find this game on any online casino you register to, because it is so simple to play that anyone can wrap their head around it. Starburst is not a slot you would see our streamers play - go ahead! Try to ask them! Or even better, try to find videos of them playing this game on our youtube channel. Since this slot game is aimed at beginners, it can turn into a tedious affair for those of us who have spent a good while playing video slots. There isn’t much going on in this game; no particular theme except for playing until you win, or you’re done playing. If you have some welcome package free spins and you have no other choice than to play them on Starburst, then this is the perfect slot game to spend some free spins on.