On this page, you will find detailed information on one of the most popular games by NetEnt - Starburst slot. Due to the high popularity of this slot, it is almost always labelled as "hot", which means that it is possible to win a large sum.
Return to the player percentage (RTP) is 96.1% and the maximum payout per single spin can be up to 50,000 coins. On the top of this page, you can play the demo version of this slot for free without registration.
Personal tester's opinion about Starburst slot
Starburst slot has a short cycle and a low dispersion of the winning. Note, that this machine is showing "win both ways" game play. It is still very popular in online casinos and creates a massive prize pool for winnings. The game keeps the balance and not the worst choice for wagering (5.97 from 10). The probability of any hit during the next spin reaches 22.46%. If you're lucky enough to catch three wild symbols, you will get two big winnings (triggering spin and re spin with wilds). It seemed to me that, the best total amount to bet is €10 per spin — not the best idea to high roll here (especially in small casinos). During the real money testing my biggest winning was 438x. Try to do 30-50 test spins at low stake to determine the mood of the machine before launching the game for the real money. The potential of winning is low here, but in Starburst you can play via bigger stakes (like 1/50 of your balance) and look at the behavior of the machine during first 30-50 spins.
Review and recommendations from the testing team
This slot is a classic, because it’s old, both regarding graphics and game play (total missing of bonus games and free spins), with extremely low chances for a big win.
- It has low volatility and is not too bad at keeping the balance because it doesn’t let it drop a lot.
- Increasing the balance on this slot is quite difficult. Despite the regular appearance of wild symbols, the slot often puts different symbols with them, which prevents from getting a big win. Chances to catch 3 wild symbols are not high.
Considering all this, it can be said the slot is neither suitable for games whose aim is to have fun or for games with real money. But it is rather designed for games with bonus money to fulfil the wagering requirement.
Netent declares the following probabilities
- The percentage of the return of the made bets in the slot is 96.1%. It consists of winnings during the usual spins (68.7%) and during re-spins with wild symbols (stars) is 27.4%.
- Probably of getting any winning - 22.7%.
- The probability of getting Wild symbol is 8.4%. This number is showing the probability of getting any first wild symbol. We do not have data for 2 or 2 wilds at the same time.
- The maximum winning is 50,000 coins.
Hidden parameters and settings of Starburst slot (data from testing)
- The probability of a hit (any winning) in Starburst slot is 22,46%.
- Distribution of the winnings is 100% in the main game. Starburst doesn't have any bonus feature except re spin with any wild symbol (expanding).
- The maximum payout during the tests was 438x. This is the astronomical number for the slot with 4.24 volatility. As you see, the slot has the massive potential of big winning, but only with 2-3 wilds and Bars or Sevens.
- The average winning from the re-spin feature was 7x. Wild re spins easily can be loosing or 2x-7x winnings.
- Volatility is 4,24 out of 20 (low). Usually, the winnings and loosing are running around a player's starting balance point.
- Cycle length is short. On the other hand, the winnings are coming with "waves".
- The rating of the slot machine for the wagering is 5,97 out of 10. Players can try to complete bonus wagering requirements here.
- RTP of 96.1% allows getting a positive mathematical expectation of winning at the casino.
- Learn how to win at Starburst Slot.
Starburst slot is made in retro style. There are classic symbols of BAR and 777 which were used in Vegas in the 80s. I think by creating this slot, the developers did not expect it to grow so wildly popular. Beautiful, well-drawn characters and fast game play make the game pleasant and not tiring. Win both ways and wild symbols covering the entire reel vertically with free re-spin, making the game fun. Sound effects as always are at the top.
The game play is exciting and straightforward. In this slot, there are no additional bonuses and the free spins features.
- A feature of Starburst slot is wild symbols. They can only appear on the second, third and fourth reels. With one or more wild symbols, it replaces the entire vertical reel. After that re spin comes (for free) with a fixed reel on which are wild symbols.
- If during free re-spin another wild symbol drop, both of the reels are fixed and will come to another re-spin with 2 wild reels. The maximum number of possible re-spins is three and the reels 2, 3 and 4 will be wilds.
- It is worth noting that the most significant winning will be paid if you are lucky enough to catch two or three wild symbols in one spin. The maximum payout per single spin is limited to 50,000 coins.
How to win at Starburst slot machine? (conclusion)
There is a golden rule we recommend to each player - test the slot machines in demo mode before you decide to deposit. In this way, you will be able to understand the "mood" of the machine. If you don't have the patience to wait and you want to play, you can try the tactic of testing the machine on small bets. At least your first 30 - 50 spins are on a low bet and then decide whether to continue or not. We believe this online game is good for a bet of €10, but we generally do not think it's one of the best to make high-rolling. Unlike many others, this slot machine does not require a big balance - about 50 bets. The game is potentially good for the bonus hunters because it keeps the balance well.