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Starburst Slot Review

Come with us on a trip down memory lane and get bejewelled with the arcade-styled slot – Starburst!

NetEnt’s Starburst makes use of visually striking and stunning graphics to keep players engaged. With its strikingly bright jewels as the main star of the show and distinct shapes and colours it is easy to see where the winning lines are.

With a subtle starry effect on the dark background that gives you the feeling of being on a cosmic journey, Starburst slot does a great job keeping you entertained while playing.

Where to Play

You can play Starburst and other selected NetEnt Slot titles at Betway, Supabets, Palacebet, Hollywoodbets, 10Bet and many other great betting and casino sites:

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How to Play Starburst

Slot Symbols & Design

Starburst uses vibrant colours in a cosmic setting reminiscent of the Arcade style. The Starburst slot is fast paced and offers innovative and fun features.

The fun begins with 5-reels, 10-bet lines and the featured Starburst Wild. Traditional Wilds are replaced with an innovative new Starburst Wild. Starburst Wilds on reels 2, 3 or 4 expand over the entire reel and remain in place for up to 3 re-spins, at no extra cost. This makes the possibility for huge wins massive.

Other symbols include the BAR, and 7 symbols along with a Blue, Green, Purple, Orange and Yellow gems.

Bonus Features

Unlike almost all other slot machines, Starburst does not follow the norm with no scatter or multiplier symbols. There are also no bonus rounds in this online slot. You might think that this makes for a mediocre play experience but it definitely does not.

One thing Starburst does well is to ensure players are aware of wins through the big win notifications for combos and super combos.

Starburst Wilds

What players are looking for when playing is the Starburst symbol. It only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. When the symbols appear, it substitutes all other symbols on the reel to the Starburst Wild symbol.

Players receive a re-spin at no extra cost when the symbol appears. Should additional Starburst symbols appear during the initial respin it will then retrigger the re-spin feature. Wins during the feature are usually pretty big.

Two-Ways Win Feature

At the time of release Starburst also did something very few other slots did: it introduced a two-way win feature. What this means is that instead of traditional slots paying out only from left to right, it also pays out from right to left. Thus, `increasing your chances of a winning combination. This feature adds so much more value during the Starburst Wild re-spins.

For more details on the winning combinations have a look at the pay-table in the game.

Game panel

Starburst slot is a 10-pay line slot. The bet size is 1 coin per bet line and the overall stake is the multiple of 10 pay lines with your chosen coin value. Pay lines are fixed during spins. You can adjust the coin value and Bet Level to suit your spending level.

Players can adjust the coin value. From a minimum of 0.10 to a maximum of R10.00 while the Bet Level ranges from 1-10. The total bet can range from R1.00 to R1,000 per spin.

Key facts of Starburst

  • Provider/Developer: NetEnt
  • Release Date: 2013
  • RTP: 96.09%
  • Hit Frequency: 22.7
  • Volatility: Low
  • Bonus Features: Starburst Wild and Two Way Pays
  • Min. bet: R1
  • Max. bet: R1,000
  • Progressive Jackpot: No
  • Autoplay: Yes
  • Reels: 5
  • Rows: 3
  • Pay-lines: 10
  • Adjust pay-lines: No
  • Theme: Arcade
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Where can I play NetEnt Starburst online in South Africa?

Although Supabets was the first operator to launch NetEnt content in SA, you can now also play Starburst slot online at Betway,, Palacebet, Yesplay, 10Bet as well as Hollywoodbets.

Where can I play the Starburst demo?

You can play the Starburst demo for free at Bet&Win. With demo mode, you can play the slot for free without using real cash. When you are ready to play for real money, check out for example the Supabets and Betway promo pages for up-to-date bonus offer you could use on slots. They also sometimes run offer where you could win free spins on selected slots.

Can I play Starburst on my mobile?

NetEnt is known for quality mobile content. Their mobile-first approach ensures that no matter what mobile device you use, the game should use as long as it meets minimum requirements. We tested Starburst on mobile and enjoyed the sounds and visuals a lot.

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Starburst – Slot Game Review Summary

A true classic gem from NetEnt is now available to the South African market. We are sure this classic retro arcade style and themed slot will fast become a favourite to many online players.

The quality of the graphics, the big win animations and feedback when a player gets a win creates a sense of excitement with the use of dazzling, arcade-like light effects indicating the winning line. The electrifying sounds further enhances the experience.

Although the Starburst slot is not filled with bonus rounds, free spins or other features, the gameplay experience is still nice. The added two ways pay do add an extra layer of enjoyment.

Whether you play on your mobile or desktop device, you wont be disappointed as the game runs smoothly on any platform you prefer to play on.

With Starburst still being one of NetEnt’s all time top performing slots, it was only a matter of time before a new version was released. Starburst XXXtreme was released in 2021. As the name suggests, it has some extra features including XXXtreme Spins which sees a player winning up to a massive 200,000x their original bet. Although not yet available at Supabets or other bookies, we hope to see it soon. In the meantime be sure to check out some other classic NetEnt slots such as Gonzo’s Quest and Twin Spin at Supabets, Betway, PalaceBet, Hollywoodbets, YesPlay, LulaBet, 10Bet and

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