March 02, 2023
A Guide to Starburst
The intergalactic-inspired Starburst online slot is comfortably one of the longest-standing titles in our library of games at The Clubhouse Casino. Devised by Swedish iGaming software giants NetEnt way back in 2012, the Starburst slot celebrated its tenth-anniversary last year, which is a huge testament to its enduring playability. For any slot game to last…
The intergalactic-inspired Starburst online slot is comfortably one of the longest-standing titles in our library of games at The Clubhouse Casino. Devised by Swedish iGaming software giants NetEnt way back in 2012, the Starburst slot celebrated its tenth-anniversary last year, which is a huge testament to its enduring playability.
For any slot game to last a decade in such a fast-moving industry is a fine achievement. Below, we review what makes Starburst such a popular slot, covering its cosmic-esque symbols, its game mechanics and the impact of the multi-coloured Starburst wild symbol.
How to Play Starburst
Let’s start by checking out the reels of Starburst. The five reels are set within a cosmic backdrop. This, coupled with the futuristic soundtrack, makes you feel like you’re playing slots amid a space mission.
The symbols on the reels of Starburst are inspired by diamonds and gems. The purple gem is the lowest-value base game symbol, worth up to 2.5x your initial stake for a five-line combination. The blue gem is also worth the same as the purple gem. The orange gem is a little more precious, capable of paying out 4x multipliers for five-line combos.
The green gem comes next, with the chance to win up to 5x multipliers for matching five on a payline. The final gem, the yellow, is also worth up to 6x if you find five on the same payline.
The base game symbols also take some inspiration from the retro-style slot machines, with a red number seven as the second most valuable base game symbol, worth up to 12x multipliers for a five-symbol combo. The gold ‘BAR’ symbol is the most valuable symbol – land five on a payline to win 25x. Even if you get three or four on a payline, you can still win 5x and 20x multipliers.
Keep your eyes peeled for the multi-coloured star symbol. This is the Starburst wild symbol, which fills entire reels whenever it appears. We’ll explain more about the role of the Starburst wild and the bonus feature shortly.
The most important rule to remember on the reels of Starburst is that all symbol combinations are formed from left to right and right to left. As a ‘both ways’ to win slot, Starburst gives you plenty of bang for your buck in that respect.
The primary bonus feature in Starburst surrounds the Starburst wild symbol. With no specific free spins round, Starburst leans heavily on its wild symbol to provide the bonus excitement.
The Starburst wild can only appear on the middle three reels. Whenever it lands, it will expand to fill the entire reel, giving you one fully wild reel. This wild reel is locked in place, with one free re-spin granted. If you land another fully wild reel, you’ll get one more free re-spin. Filling all three centre reels with Starburst wilds will help you land the 500x maximum multiplier.
Despite having just one bonus feature of note, it’s amazing that Starburst remains such a popular slot, amongst the next-generation slots with many more bells and whistles at their disposal.
How to Bet
It’s important to understand how the betting mechanism works in the Starburst slot. For starters, there are ten ‘levels’ you can choose from. Essentially, this sets how many active paylines you want to play with per spin. Level 1 spins with just one payline, while Level 10 spins with all ten available paylines in play.
You can also set the coin value, which ranges from €0.01 to a maximum of €1. In total, this means the lowest bet you can place per spin is €0.10 and the maximum bet you can place per spin is €100.
Remember, you can get involved in the Starburst action as a member of The Clubhouse Casino. We’re proud to have NetEnt’s Starburst slot at the front and centre of our online slot library.
Don’t forget, if you like what you see from Starburst, you can also check out our full suite of NetEnt slots by browsing our providers and exploring the 150+ slot titles from this developer alone. Whether it’s immersive video slots or classic table games, the team at NetEnt deliver award-winning iGaming experiences time and again – but few have resonated quite like the Starburst online slot!
Can you play the Starburst slot on mobile?
What’s great about all NetEnt slots is that they are designed and built to be fully responsive. NetEnt were one of the pioneers of HTML5 slot games, making it possible to enjoy your favourite slots on any device, regardless of screen size. Log in to your Clubhouse Casino account on any device and enjoy the Starburst slot, with its mesmeric visuals and epic soundtrack proving just as immersive on smartphones and tablets.
Is there a demo version of Starburst?
You’ll be pleased to know The Clubhouse Casino offers demo versions of many of our most popular online slot titles, including Starburst. You don’t even have to be logged in to your Clubhouse Casino account to sample our play money versions either. The demo versions are a great way to familiarise yourself with the dynamics of the game before you play with your own money. Once you’re ready, just click the ‘Play for real’ button and we’ll do the rest.
What is the RTP of the Starburst slot?
The return to player (RTP) percentage offered in the Starburst slot is 96.09%. This is about the industry average you can expect from an online slot. Its hit frequency is set at 22.65%, which means there is likely to be some kind of payout every four-to-five spins of Starburst’s reels.