Netent’s Starburst video slot holds legendary status in the online slot worlds. High variance and some sweet special features makes this a primo pokie that has stood the test of time.
Set in outer space with pleasant, space travel music, Starburst was one of the first space-themed games to ever be released and it’s never its popularity. Why? This game might seem simple enough, but with a high variance and some sweet base game wins, pokie players just keep on coming back round to this starry slot. The game itself seems simple enough: 5 reels, 10 paylines that pay out both ways and 7 base symbols including the Bar, which is the highest paying symbol and pays out 50 coins for just 3 symbols, 200 coins for 4 symbols and 250 for 5 symbols. The other base symbols include a lucky red 7 and five shining jewels to collect.
There are two special features in this game: one is the Combo or Super combo win, where multiple crossed over paylines bump up the payouts. The only really big special feature in this game is the Starburst Wild, which has multiple functions besides substituting for all other symbols. The Starburst can appear on reels 2,3 or 4 and when it does, it expands to cover the entire reel, making for some super nova wins. The expanded Starburst also triggers a free respin, which can happen up to three times and each time, any expanded Starburst are sticky and stay on the reels to boost your bankroll for the free spin. If you get three reels of Starburst combined with some other good symbols, you can win up to half a 50,000 coins in a single spin.
If you’ve never played Starburst, you aren’t a real pokies enthusiast.