Ah Starburst. If that makes you think of the chewy sweets formerly known as Opal Fruits then you’re surely not alone. If you don’t then, well, you know, it was a thing back in the day. Now, though, the name is synonymous with NetEnt’s super playable space slot that remains a fans’ favourite the world over. Bright, colourful and filled with old school symbols and bright jewels, it’s as much as a visual delight as it is a win generating slot.

Pros & Cons

  • One of the original greats from NetEnt.
  • Amazing visuals.
  • Starburst Wild feature.
  • Showing its age a little.
  • No Free Spins.
  • Payouts could be better.

How to Play

Take a look at any NetEnt slot and you’ll see how easy they are to play. This is the case with Starburst too, with all the functional buttons on the bottom of the screen. Which is good as it makes the game self-explanatory, but there’s always the menu button if you need more info. Like other NetEnt slots such as Fruit Shop, there’s an arcade feel to the game, which just helps create more fun. In fact, there’s an out-of-this-world feel to the game, enhanced by the cosmic looks and feel. This is mirrored in the wins too.


The symbols float across the reels, similar to Strolling Staxx, another NetEnt hit. The symbols on Starburst are made of bright, differently coloured gems, which they had to be really to fit in with the theme. There’s also a Lucky 7 and a Bar symbol to add some homage to the slots of old. In fact the Bar awards you five, 20 or 25 times your stake for three, four or five on a payline to make it the most lucrative symbol.


For a slot that doesn’t have any Free Spins, it’s still hugely popular with many players across the globe. But when you try out the bonuses it does offer, you’ll see why.

Bonus Name Bonus Explanation
Win Both Ways

Although not technically a bonus feature, it still counts as this base-game enhancement lets you create winning combinations from both directions across the reels.

Starburst Wilds

The Starburst Wild symbol substitutes for all symbols to create winning combinations, but it only appears on the second, third and fourth reels. When it appears on any of these, it triggers the Starburst Wild feature – the Wild expands over the entire reel (or reels!) to turn your it/them Wild. That Wild reel stays locked in place while you get a Re-spin. If you land another Starburst Wild, again it turns the reel Wild and locks in place and you sneak a further Re-spin. And so on, until there are no more Starburst Wilds available. With all the colourful gems spinning away against an astronomical background, you can lock down wins and enjoy an out-of-this-world experience. This more than makes up for the lack of Free Spins.

Starburst Slot Details

Developer Paylines Reels Min Bet Max Bet Min Coins Max Coins RTP(%) Jackpot Released
blank 10 5 0.10 100.00 1 10 96.1% N/A 2010