The Starburst pokie is arguably the most popular online pokies in the world. It’s a bit of a mystery as to why this particular game has always been a favourite among players. Maybe it’s the simplicity of it all, maybe it’s the bright colours and exploding symbols or maybe it’s just something that will forever remain unexplained. Kind of like the possibility of Alien life… or why the Stonehenge was built! So while we can't say exactly why this casino game should be one of the most famous online slots of all time, we can certainly tell you what we think puts the ‘Star’ quality into Starburst.
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The sight of those exploding juicy symbols needs to be experienced at least once in the lifetime of any player of pokies. The game is an immersive and exhilarating ride that takes you on a journey into space with retro music and dramatic sound effects. Starburst is also a game that will appeal to fans of classic slots, due to its straightforward gameplay and nostalgic, gem-studded vibe. If you enjoy low-variance games, where your bank rarely takes big hits, then Starburst could be a great game for you.
Even though there isn’t anything about this game which is directly related to the fruit-flavoured soft taffy candy of the same name, it does share one thing in common: like big candy lovers, video pokies players keep coming back for more!
Ever played NetEnt pokies in the past? Then you’ll know the drill - but we’ll take you through it all the same. Adjusting the Coin Value and Level is what determines how much you’re betting per spin. The number of paylines always remains the same at 10 and you’ll be pleased to know that you can win from both left to right and right to left, which is pretty rare.
The Autoplay function is available, should you prefer to play Starburst pokie on automatic pilot rather than manually spin each time. Autoplay allows you to simply set a predetermined number of spins or bets, and then sit back to enjoy the visual experience and anticipatory thrill while the reels roll themselves.
Starburst only has one bonus round - which might be surprising, considering its popularity. It seems simplicity is a prefered factor for many players of online pokies - and that can be seen loud and clear in the love that our online casino has for this very straight-forward pokie.
But it’s worth emphasising exactly how much this makes Starburst stand out from other video pokies. It’s not unusual, these days, for some online casino games to have four or five bonus rounds, which offers a level of unpredictability sure to raise the excitement factor.
But it is what it is. Starburst is a delightfully simple game. And the one bonus round it does have is a big hit. Let’s go through it.
There are some beautifully sparkling symbols on display here in the Starburst pokie, but the Wild is by far the most dazzling of the lot. A star-shaped symbol boasting eight different colours, it frequently appears on Reels 2, 3 or 4.
When it does appear, it does several things for you. The first is that it appears stacked as a Wild symbol, meaning that it could easily lead to a decent win straight up. The second is that it always triggers a Re-Spin. That means it will stay in its original position and could lead to a further win, helped by its presence as a Stacked Wild.
If the Re-Spin does secure a win, you get another one. You can get up to three Re-Spins in a row this way, by which time you will probably have walked away with a very decent prize.
The main way to win when you play Starburst is to land combinations of three to five matching symbols on a payline in the base game. Below is the maximum coin wins players can get from each symbol.
|Symbol||Coin win for five on a payline|
|Purple jewel||25 coins|
|Blue jewel||25 coins|
|Orange jewel||40 coins|
|Green jewel||50 coins|
|Yellow jewel||60 coins|
|7s bar||120 coins|
The final symbol is the Starburst symbol, which acts as an expanding Wild. The Starburst symbol can land only on reels 2, 3 or 4 but when it does it will turn the entire reel into a Wild reel and trigger a free spin.
Activating the Re-Spin as many times as possible is an obvious way to make sure you get regular payouts. But it’s not the only way of winning on the Starburst pokie. Even without the assistance of the Starburst symbol and Re-Spins, you can secure ‘Combos’ in the main base game. That means that several different winning combinations involving different symbols and in different directions, all paying out at once on the same spin.
The win both ways feature is especially great because this video pokie only has 10 paylines. It doesn’t matter which way a winning combination falls on the reels because you are paid-out whether it appears left to right or right to left. If you have a look at the paytable you can see all the possible winning combinations as well as the payout for three, four and five of a kind of each symbol. This feature makes it easier to get winning combinations which adds an exciting element to Starburst that just keeps you wanting more!
PlayFrank is a mobile casino, and, of course, we wouldn’t be much of a mobile casino if we didn’t offer one of the most popular ever casino games as a mobile slot. So rest assured you can play this iconic title on smartphone, tablet or iPad. Anywhere and anytime you want to visit those colourful reels and have an out-of-this-world experience, simply play Starburst on mobile. With its visual slickness and no-fuss playability, Starburst makes for an excellent mobile game too.
Want to play this online slot just for fun? Like more or less every other slot here at PlayFrank, you can take the game out for a ‘test drive’ without the need to whip out your wallet (or purse, as the case may be.) You will have gathered by now that there isn’t a huge amount to get your head around on this slot but if you’d still rather play Starburst for free before doing so for real money, then we welcome you to do just that!
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