Starburst AT A GLANCE
|TYPE OF GAME||5 Reel Video Slot|
|NO. OF PAY-LINES||10|
|Min Bet Size||0.01|
|Max Bet Size||1.00|
|WIN MAXIMUM (COINS)||50,000|
Players Review and Ratings of NetEnts Starburst video slot game
Starburst is one of NetEnt’s most popular and successful video slots featuring ten paylines over a five by three reel layout. It is vibrant and glitzy and will most certainly appeal to fans of the famous ‘candy crush’ genre of games where you need to stack and match brightly coloured candy shapes or, in this case, jewels. The game features an equally exciting and dazzling soundtrack, with fast gameplay and even faster wins. Starburst slot has a wide coin range starting at a low 0.01 and going up to 1.00, making it one of the most accessible video slots that will suit all budgets. While this slot game may not be as feature-rich as some other video slots (no scatter symbol or bonus rounds), NetEnt has included an Expanding Wild bonus feature which sees the reel where the expanding wild is triggered, entirely covered in wilds, allowing for frequent wins. The game is popular for its rapid and straightforward arcade-style gameplay and is often the most highly recommended slot at leading online casinos.
Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of jewel or puzzle type video slots, so I was a little sceptical at first. This is especially true considering the game’s first impressions, which are bright, loud and colourful to say the least. However, after playing a few spins on Starburst, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised for a number of reasons. For one thing, the gameplay is great, and yes, it is a lot like Candy Crush and similar style games. Just like those games, combinations come thick and fast, and I was taken aback by just how fast I was able to rack up wins off simple combinations. Of course, there are things about Starburst that I loved and some things that I wasn’t so crazy about either. The overall layout was impressive and the look and feel of the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, which is a perfect combination of function and great aesthetics. I especially enjoyed hitting the right combo to set off the Expanding Wilds feature and the cool animations announcing a win or cool combo. I have to say though that I wasn’t crazy about the music and soundtrack which, unless you like that sort of music, can be a bit annoying. Thankfully, it is easy enough to switch off under the settings menu. Another slot that is similar to this is Starmania from NextGen Gaming, but the graphics and gameplay are nowhere near as good as Starburst.