Starburst Online Slots
Starburst is an online slot game that was released by casino software provider Net Entertainment in late 2012. The game is centred on a number of brightly coloured precious gems and has a distinctly arcade-like feel to it, which is reminiscent of a retro 1980’s arcade game.
Starburst’s main bonus feature is its unique Expanding Starburst Wilds, which appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 during the game to turn the entire reel wild and award up to 5 re-spins to create more winning combinations. Stacked symbols also make an appearance in this online slot.
Game Visuals and Themes
The feel of Starburst is not unlike that of a classic 1980’s arcade game, incorporating neon colour schemes, classic slot game symbols and a retro game ambience. The game is set on a cosmic blue and purple backdrop that resembles the depths of outer space. The pay table is framed by a simple purple border and has been kept uncomplicated, while the game reels are completely transparent to let the reel symbols take centre stage.
These symbols all appear to have a touch of starburst about them, and include a variety of richly coloured gems and other classic slot symbols that sparkle brightly on the reels. Accompanying the game play is a relaxing retro soundtrack that adds to the ethereal appeal of this online slot.
On the Reels
The game’s reel symbols all relate to its arcade-like theme. On the reels of Starburst are a selection of red, purple, yellow, blue and green precious gems, all of which are surrounded by ample amounts of sparkle and shine. Also featured are red sevens symbols and a golden bar symbol.
Stacked Reel Symbols
Up to 3 game symbols can appear stacked vertically on the reels at any time. These stacked symbols can appear randomly on all 5 of the game reels. If players land more that 1 winning combination involving these stacked symbols, only the highest paying combination will be paid out.
Expanding Starburst Wild Feature
The wild symbol in Starburst is the multicoloured gem star wild. This wild stars as the main feature of this slot game, as every wild symbol that appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 becomes an Expanding Starburst Wild. These Expanding Starburst Wilds immediately expand to fill the reel on which they appear, and lock in place while the other reels re-spin to land further winning combinations.
Players can earn more re-spins during this feature if more wilds appear during consecutive spins. If another wild symbols lands on the reels, it will lock in place along with the wild before it, awarding players up to 3 consecutive re-spins. Furthermore, the Starburst wild symbol can substitute for all other symbols in the game.
Two Way Wins
Starburst is also a two way win slot. This feature ensures that winning combinations on the reels are counted both from left to right, as is the case in standard slot games, as well as from right to left.