Expanding Wilds, Wild Symbols
If you were asking to name the most popular NetEnt mobile slot of all time, there is a reasonably good chance (better than average, we’d say) that you’d select Starburst as that slot. Whether you prefer to spin the reels on your mobile phones, or on your computer, Starburst has been nothing short of a hit since launching 5 years ago.
Played with 5 reels and 10 paylines, Starburst is most certainly compact and petite, but it does pack an impressive punch. It is little wonder that many online casinos choose to offer this game as part of their no deposit bonus packages.
Themes and symbols
Starburst is a mobile slot machine with nifty graphics and symbols, all of which are supposed to be based on gemstones and precious jewels with a space-age touch to them. There are only a handful of these symbols for you to get to grips with, which makes winning seemingly a doddle on this mobile slot.
Admittedly, the symbols aren’t worth much when you only land 3 of them in a winning combo, but bag 4 or 5 of them (in coordination with wilds) and you’re looking at sizeable returns in this simple mobile slot machine game.
Starburst is, however, short on special features. What more were you expecting from such a simple game? This means that mobile gameplay, although limited, is rather pacey and fast. There are wild symbols in the game, and these can appear on the second, third and fourth reels of the slot. The symbols can substitute for all other icons and will expand on the reels they occur on whilst triggering a free re-spin.
On that re-spin, the expanding wild will lock in place and all the other reels will re-spin, potentially granted big wins. If another wild symbol shows up during this spin, both wilds will then lock into place and trigger another spin. At most, players can have 3 expanding wilds on the reels at any one time, bagging no more than 3 re-spins for their efforts.
There are no other bonus features in Starburst, which is a bit disappointing if you were hoping for a full-on mobile slot gaming experience. However, the limited features are to be expected in a slot of this caliber.
Starburst does exactly what a petite put powerful slot should do. It doles out the wins, it can be played for peanuts, and offers fast action-packed mobile gameplay. You can find this fan favorite seemingly everywhere in the online casino world, often as part of bonus deals, as we’ve mentioned.
One nice part to playing Starburst is that it allows customization of your bets, in that you can alter the lines, coin values and coins you stake per line. The slot permits bets which stem from $0.01 per line up to $100 per spin. The jackpot is also considerable, being worth a non-progressive haul of around 50,000 coins in total when wagering on the maximum stake.