The Iconic Online Slot Starburst


Some online slot games achieve iconic status. One of these is Starburst from NetEnt. It would feature in most lists of popular online slots. The artwork has been designed to look good, both on smartphones and desktops, with simple bold lines and bright colours. Starburst is a visually attractive game, despite there being no fancy animations. The slot machine has the standard 5 reels and 3 rows structure. The main symbol is the multi-coloured star. The other symbols are gemstones of different shapes and colours. There is the bar symbol set in the sun and the ‘7’ symbol set in the moon. The video slot gives a combined retro and outer space feel. You can play Starburst at most leading online casino. Golden Palace, Mr Green and Slots Magic are highly recommended.

The star is the wild symbol. It appears only on reels 2, 3 and 4. But it makes up by triggering the Starburst Wilds feature. Whenever the wild symbol lands on the screen it converts the other symbols on the same reel to stars creating a wild reel. The payouts for the winning combinations, if any, are first made. Then the wild reels are held fixed and the other reels are spun again. Payouts are made for new winning combinations if any are formed. If a new star symbol appears in the respin, that reel is also converted into wild and one more respin is awarded. A maximum of three respins can occur in this manner. There is no additional stake for the respins.

The line payouts seem to be on the lower side. The highest line payout is for five bar symbols in an active payline, which is 250 coins. The Starburst Wild feature awards payouts multiple times in the same spin. Another attraction of this NetEnt video slot is that the winning combinations pay from right to left and from left to right. Therefore the 10 paylines in effect act as 20 paylines. Another big advantage is that the symbols appear stacked on the reels. All these compensate for the normal lower values on the payout table. When the wins occur they are usually big. Stardust is a high variance slot. The bet level can be varied from 1 to 10 and the coin size from $0.01 to $0.20. The maximum bet per spin is $20. This may not attract high rollers, but most players at online casinos swear by Starburst.