Delighting players since 2012…
This little star of a slot machine first burst onto the scene in 2012. It has been popular ever since. For lovers of dry facts, here they are: It has 10 paylines, five reels, isn’t tied to any progressive jackpot, with the bet per payline ranging from €0.01 to €10 and the bet per spin going from a reasonably modest €0.1 to a massive €100.
And what do you get for your potential €100 per spin? Well, first, here’s what you don’t get. You don’t get vikings fighting sea snakes. Nor do you get cowboys. Or aliens. Or vikings fighting cowboys and aliens.
You don’t even get a free spin feature or a multiplier.
Coming out of the NetEnt stable – who are well known for the intricate, experimental, inventive products – you might be expecting something more.
But sometimes less is more. And this appears to be one of those times. Half a decade after its release and players still coo about the beautiful and diverse graphics, the simple playability, soothing ambience and how, despite its simplicity, you are never bored playing it.
Steer clear of the purples
Although celestial-like, there is nothing dark about this game. It’s bright and vibrant and takes its cue from classic fruit machines. Symbols are comprised of Bars and Sevens and jewels. The jewels, from least valuable to most, are – purple, blue, orange, green and yellow.
It’s an aesthetic masterpiece. And whilst it isn’t an audio masterpiece, the soundtrack isn’t too shabby either – think laidback, inoffensive piano-synth-and-drum-machine infused tunes and you are more or less there.
Prizes can be won both ways – from right to left and left to right (just in case anyone was wondering what “both ways” mean).
Expanding wilds will expand your balance
As you sink into the beauty of Starburst, keep one eye open for the expanding Starburst wild symbols. They’re pretty – and when they pop up on any of the three middle reels they can lead to some pretty big paycheques. They will expand over the whole reel and stay there for three re-spins.
Now, if a new expanding Starburst wild appears during the re-spin then expect further wins and re-spins. When no new Starburst wilds land during the re-spin then prepare your best sad face: the feature is over.
But then prepare your best happy face: you can once again sink into the subtle beauty of this little gem of a game that has retained its popularity in a busy market for half a decade. It’s hypnotic, oozes retro-charm and looks set to be around delighting players for many years to come.