Starburst Slot: Design and Sound
As slot machine games go, Starburst is one of the better-looking ones available online. The colour scheme is dominated by a sleek deep purple on gold colour, which is prominent in all aspect of the game design. The logo is the first sign of this, with the words being a gorgeous purple colour with a gold trim surrounding them, underlined by a golden swoosh, reminiscent of a shooting star. The pay lines of 1-10 are the opposite colour scheme, with the number being gold and the rim being purple, but which turn gold when you hover over them or get a win on their line.
The game’s background is this purple colour again, with small circles of gold again speckled across the purple, so that it is clearly reminiscent of a night sky. There are lighter shades going vertically down the page to illustrate the reels, running into a darker shade at the bottom, which is where you can find how to adjust the game settings. The buttons of this slot are a light green and the figures gold, which makes the overall display very sharp and bright.
The reels themselves are made up of a series of different precious stones, such as sapphires, rubies and emeralds, which are the money winning symbols. There are also two other more generic symbols, with a 7 and a Bar also visible, there are shaped like plants, with a shooting star going around both.
In terms of sound, the game has an ongoing soundtrack which has an intergalactic conquest vibe, which follows suit with the rest of the slots theme. This sound design is continued when you press the spin button and hear what is like a space door opening of some sort. Then when you trigger a pay line, you hear more futuristic sounds, reminiscent of lasers. As the reels settle, the money racks on screen up and the game pay-outs when the numbers settle.
Overall, both the visual and audial design of the game is very in-keeping with one another and clearly made to engage the audience with their chosen theme, working in unison perfectly to provide an immersive slot game experience.
Starburst Slot Game Pay-out Symbols
We have touched on the symbols in talking about the text, but although they are all precious stones, some are more precious than others, with them each paying out various amounts. Some of which are very impressive, indeed. Plus, there are other non-jewel symbol to learn about and a very special “Starburst” symbol, which will really increase your winnings very quickly. Read on to get an idea of the pay-out before you start playing!
Please note: These payouts are based on the lowest level of the game and so you can earn much more if you opt to play on a higher level with a higher bet amount.
The lowest symbols on the reels are:
These pay-out as follows:
- For 3 of a Kind = 5
- For 4 of a Kind = 10
- For 5 of a Kind = 25
Your funds will increase more if you get a:
It will pay-out as follows:
- For 3 of a Kind = 7
- For 4 of a Kind = 15
- For 5 of a Kind = 40
Things improve again when you get a:
It pays out as follows:
- For 3 of a Kind = 8
- For 4 of a Kind = 20
- For 5 of a Kind = 50
As you can see, things are looking pretty taste for 5 of a Kind now, but it gets even better with a:
It pays out like this:
- For 3 of a Kind = 10
- For 4 of a Kind = 25
- For 5 of a Kind = 60
Now we are past the small change on offer and you can really cash in quickly, with the next icon seeing you get more than double the previous, so when you see this symbol:
You will now start getting big cash prizes that look like this:
- For 3 of a Kind = 120
- For 4 of a Kind = 60
- For 5 of a Kind = 120
However, the biggest symbol on the board more than doubles all those figures too and with 5 of a kind, you will be laughing. The best symbols on the board and the one you need to be looking out for is this one:
That is all of the payout symbols, but they also offer a very special “Starburst” symbol, which looks like this:
This symbol, which only appears on reels 2,3 and 4, works as a wild. Once you activate it, it will then also expand over the reel to trigger a re-spin. If you line some of them up again, you will be able to trigger a second re-spin. This can continue to happen once more, as the maximum number of re-spins is free. The payout during the use of a wild will be the same as the original and so you should be able to grab yourself a fair bit of dosh, as well as some good free spin action too!
Starburst, unlike other Netent games, has fixed pay lines and so you will be playing with 10 in play with at all times. However, this game allows you to alter the level, which means that you can change how many coins that you play with at one time.
Starburst RTP (Return to Player)
The RTP of this game is somewhere around the 96.1% Mark, in theory.
Overall, after playing this game, we can see why it has become so popular among players. It is incredibly well designed, with the designers obviously taking every step to provide an enthralling experience for those who want to venture across the galaxy, winning cash along the way.
When it comes to gameplay, we can also see why it has become popular as it seems to seem to quite a susceptible slot game, in that, within seconds of playing, we had already triggered a wild and got ourselves a big win. That may just be a one-off, however, but we did notice that cash win lines seem to come thick and fast on this game. The one downside to the game is the lack of a real bonus round. Although the special Starburst symbol is a nice feature, it is limited and won’t get you as big wins when triggered as other slots out there offer.
This said, this is the only downside, albeit perhaps a big one for some players, but If you don’t care about bonus rounds there won’t be an issue. And even if you are, the other features of the game make up for it and in general, there are few games that are on par with this one.