NetEnt’s Starburst has been a revelation in the online casino industry since its inception in 2012, and it’s not hard to see why. If you’re wondering where you know the name NetEnt from, it could be from the fabulous Scudamore’s Super Stakes or Twin Spin slots. However, Starburst is their most well-known, and takes on a unique theme, with the colourful graphics immersing players in an intergalactic expedition to the stars, all while featuring potentially valuable and intriguing bonus features to be uncovered. We’ll explore all of those in further detail below, as well as providing a general guide on how to play the game. Just before that, it’s also worth mentioning that Starburst has proven so popular that it has spawned several “homages” from other developers, such as Big Time Gaming’s Opal Fruits, another slot game that can be played right here at LeoVegas, King of Casino.
Starburst is one of the most played online slots here at LeoVegas, and that’s also true for the wider industry as well. You could perhaps describe Starburst as a cultural phenomenon, as surely not even NetEnt could have anticipated how sought after it would become. Part of the game’s charm lies in its simplicity, which is by no means a negative, as it applies modern online casino elements to the style of game that is popular in land-based casinos. The game contains just 10 paylines, which may seem small to those that are fans of Megaways slots (if you’re unfamiliar with the mechanic, consult our what are Megaways slots guide), but the Starburst Wilds can radically alter the winning potential across the five reels in this game if lucky LeoVegas players can discover them.
In addition to its traditional layout, Starburst is further bolstered by being easy to navigate for players, regardless of their skill level. The display at the base of the reels contains everything that players could need, with NetEnt’s usual system of ‘coin value’ and ‘level’ allowing players to set their wagers. Unlike other online slots, changing the level doesn’t change the number of paylines, with 10 of them active at all times. The total bet will be displayed immediately below the central spin button. Once wagers have been decided upon, you’ll be looking out for bright gem symbols of a variety of colours, celestial makeovers of classic slot symbols such as lucky 7s and BAR icons, and of course, Starburst Wilds, which can lead to wins of up to 500x your stake on every spin.
We’ll talk more about the Starburst Wilds in a moment, but first we’ll discuss another feature that will be in place as you spin the reels; the Win Both Ways mechanic. If you’ve ever been disappointed by the fact you have matched symbols from the right-hand side instead of the left, then Starburst could well be the game for you, as it will pay out no matter which side the winning combination of symbols begins from. This adds to the value on offer in this slot.
The main focus is always going to be on finding Starburst Wilds on the three middle reels, as they can literally be a game changer. They will substitute for any other symbol, first and foremost, but can then expand to cover the entirety of the reel on which they appeared. This reel will lock in place while a re-spin is awarded, which could potentially see another Starburst Wild appear on the reels. This continues until no new Starburst Wilds appear, and a final payout is made.
That brings an end to our guide to Starburst, one of the most prestigious games in our online slots arsenal. If you’ve yet to play it, hopefully you now feel adequately prepared for when you decide to fire it up, or if you’re a seasoned veteran then perhaps you’ve gained a fresh appreciation into the game, or gained an insight. The Starburst Wilds are a fantastic feature, and more than adequately fill the void of a Free Spins bonus round, and we can see Starburst remaining at the top of the most popular games list for a while yet.
If your desire to explore the cosmos isn’t fully sated, you could also take a look at Blueprint Gaming’s Star Spinner, which includes their progressive jackpots system, or you can head for the centre of the solar system in Play’n Go’s Inferno Star, from the same minds behind the popular Book of Dead.
We don’t only rely on Starburst at LeoVegas, which is why we constantly add new online slots to our collection, including titles such as the explosive Volatile Slot and a quest for hidden treasure in The Goonies Jackpot King. We’re aware that our players also like to visit the reels of classic titles, which is why we also provide the likes of Rainbow Riches, Bonanza and the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire slot.
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