Starburst slot - Free Play - Game Review
If there’s one game which almost all players will recognise – regardless of the amount of time they’ve spent playing online video slots – it’s Starburst… and this highly-popular slot from NetEnt – one of the world’s leading providers of online casino games and slots – is both exciting to play, and great to look at.
The game itself takes simplicity to a new level, and you may be surprised to learn that there aren’t actually any free-spins rounds to be won, or bonus features – as you’d probably expect to find in the world’s most popular video slot…
But what there is, is an exciting in-game feature, and combined alongside the great graphics, the stunning visual animations, and the big win potential which can be found on EVERY spin, it’s not hard to see why Starburst has become such a cult-hit with players around the world!
Now, one of the first things you’ll want to look out for is the symbols on the reels; the symbols present are largely made up of Gems, and you’ll see green, yellow, blue, purple, and red-coloured gems on the reels, acting as the lower-paying symbols.
The games higher-paying symbols include just two different types, and these are represented by a Bar, and a 7.
The Gold Bar is the highest-paying symbol within the game, with a 5-of-a-kind combination offering a whopping 100X total stake win, meaning the game – which is 10 fixed pay-lines by the way – offers a pretty generous 1,000X total win, if you’re lucky enough to land a full screen of the bar symbols.
Unfortunately, as mentioned earlier on in this review, there isn’t any kind of free-spins bonus or main bonus-round inside Starburst…
But that isn’t to say there isn’t anything exciting going on – and to begin to see where the action unfolds, you’ll want to draw your attention to the middle three reels.
On these three reels only, you’ll see special wild symbols, which can land on any spin during the main spinning rounds. If and when these wilds land, they will then expand to fill the entire reel, before locking in place and awarding a free re-spin. If you manage to land any more of the wilds, they will also lock in place before awarding another re-spin…
And this continues until you either don’t manage to land another wild, or until all three of the middle reels have been turned fully wild.
Pros: A crisp, smooth gaming experience ensures that players can enjoy a high-quality game, which is low-variance.
Cons: The lack of a free-spins round or bonus-round will be a turn-off to players looking for continual, non-stop action.