Starburst Slot Review

Starburst is one of those slot games which was not greeted rapturously upon its initial release, but has since developed into something of a classic.

This NetEnt title has dazzled players for years with its sparkling retro graphics, and perhaps some of its success can be put down to its resemblance to those addictive ‘Bejewelled’ style games that are so mobile friendly, because Starburst has made the transition to mobile extremely successfully.

Let’s look at some of the features that have made this simple game so popular:

  • Win Both Ways
  • Expanding Wild Symbols
  • Re-triggered Free Spins
  • Bejewelled Design

Special Features

There is nothing particularly ‘special’ about the special features on offer here. The win both ways option keeps you paying attention to every reel, but as this is quite a low volatile game you won’t see all that many big winning combos in either direction. What you really need to look out for are the Starburst wild symbols which expand over one of the three centre reels when they appear. The expanded wilds then automatically trigger a re-spin to give you a better chance to win, with a maximum three consecutive re-spins if you keep picking up wilds.

Apart from that you are looking at a pretty basic 5 x 3 reel game, with none of the bells and whistles you can find on some of the modern video slots. Of course there is nothing wrong with a simple game done well, and that is pretty much what you have got here. Plus of course there is the possibility of winning 50,000 times your stake which is a pretty good reason to keep spinning the reels, although with an expected Return to Player of 96.1% you can expect to see lots of small wins rather than too many earth-shattering results.

Starburst Editor's Review


There is no doubt that Starburst has become a hugely popular slot, attracting tens of thousands of players with its seductive glittering symbols. To be honest we are a bit underwhelmed by the Stardust experience here, and the lacks of any real bonus games make it a pretty standard offering. High paying winning paylines don’t come as frequently as we would like, although there is always the prospect of a big pay-out to keep you spinning those reels. Check it out at Leo Vegas to discover if you are likely to become bedazzled by this starry game.

Number of paylines:10
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Is a progressive jackpot available?No
What are the bonus rounds?Re-triggered free spins
Game manufacturer:NetEnt