Starburst

Starburst is one of NetEnt’s most popular pokies. It’s a simple 5 reel, 10 line game that is reminiscent of a space age fruit machine. The colours are vibrant and the symbols are a mix of dazzling jewels and classic pokie symbols like the Lucky 7. Most famously, Starburst is known for its frequent payouts, making it a safe bet for beginners and a top choice for pros who need to recover some of their budget.

HOW TO PLAY

Getting started in Starburst’s cosmic universe is simple. Set coin value, bet per line, and the number of lines you want to bet on. After that, all you have to do is press the spin button. If you’re comfortable with your setting, you can go into AutoPlay mode and set the number of rounds you want the pokie to spin on. AutoPlay may be stopped at anytime.

While Starburst is a relatively simple pokie, it does have a 2 way win feature – this means your chances of winning are doubled.

The Wild symbol is the Starburst symbol, which is a rainbow coloured jewel.

BETS AND PAYOUTS

Coin size ranges from $0.01 to $1 in Starburst. As with other NetEnt pokies, the Level is the number of coins you can bet per line, and here you can bet between 1 and 10 coins. You have the option to choose how many paylines you want to bet on, going up to a maximum of 10 paylines. Minimum bet is therefore as low as $0.01 per spin, and maximum bet is at $1.

With these low stakes, you won’t be winning huge with Starburst, but this pokie is known for being a low volatility game. For the uninitiated, it means it’s famous for its frequent payouts, and most players manage to score at least a few tenners and hundred here.

At A Glance

  • Bonus Feature: yes
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Free Spins: Yes

JACKPOTS

Starburst is a non-progressive pokie, and is as simple as a multi-payline video slot can be. Payouts frequent, but rarely big. Technically, the payout can go up to 50,000 coins, so if you have a coin size of $1, then you can win $50,000. However, while winnings can be impressive, we wouldn’t count on winning the $50,000 straight out.

GRAPHICS AND SOUND EFFECTS

Starburst theme is a dark purple universe with colourful jewels whooshing through the reels. The soundtrack is a pleasant 80s, space-age inspired set of noises. Winning paylines will see the jewels and symbols bursting vibrantly. The pokie is surprisingly calming with its chilled out ambient.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Starburst doesn’t have many special features, but what it has, you’ll see often enough.

Starburst Wild: When 1 or more Wilds appear on reels 2, 3 or 4, you’ll get an expanding wild covering the entire reel – these stay in place while the other reels re-spin for a win. The Wild feature ends when you get no more Wilds appearing. You can get up to 3 free spins here.

2 Way Paylines: It’s a simple but nifty little feature. The paylines in Starburst also pay backwards, so even though it’s just a 10 line pokie, there’s 2x more chances to win.

BOTTOM LINE

Compared to other pokies, Starburst leans on the minimal side. However, it continues to be one of the most popular pokies out there thanks to its frequent payout and elegant design. Starburst doesn’t do a whole lot, but what it does, it does extremely well.