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Starburst is a lively and colorful slot from NetEnt. Launched back in 2012, it is still one of the most popular of the NetEnt slots.


This is a win-both-ways slot with an expanding wild that gives you a re-spin. The fixed 50,000 coin jackpot is worth €50,000 if you play with the highest possible coin value in euro.

Many of the symbols on this slot are stones, e.g sapphire, amethyst, beryl, fire opal, and emerald. The classic slot symbols 7 and BAR are also included in the line-up.

Unlike many other modern NetEnt slots, Starburst doesn’t come with a free spins mode or a bonus game, and the only special symbol is the expanding wild. Accordingly, Starburst has attracted a lot of players that like to focus on the base game and stay clear of interactive bonus rounds, feature heavy free spin modes, and so on. The fact that all winnings take place in the base game means that the base game is more win-heavy than what we’re used to from slots where a lot of the wins arrive during free spins rounds or bonus games.

Basic info about Starburst

  • Game developer: NetEnt
  • Launch year: 2012
  • Theme: Pretty stones
  • Reels: 5
  • Paylines: 10 (win-both-ways)
  • Wild: Yes
  • Scatter: No
  • Free spins: No
  • Bonus game: No
  • Progressive jackpot: No


  • You select how many paylines to activate, from just 1 to all 10.
  • You select how many coins to wager per active payline, from 1 coin per payline to 10 coins per payline.
  • The smallest coin value is €0.01 and the largest is €1.
  • The smallest possible wager on Starburst is €0.01 x 1 payline x 1 coin = €0.01 per round. The largest possible wager is €1 x 10 paylines x 10 coins = €100 per round.

Expanding wild with re-spin

The only special symbol in this game is the expanding wild symbol, which can appear on the second, third and fourth reel, but never on the first or fifth reel.

When the wild symbol appears it will expand until the whole reel is wild, and it will also trigger a re-spin. If a new wild appears, it spreads and give you a new re-spin. You can get up to three re-spins in a row.

No other special symbols

As mentioned above, Starburst only have one special symbol: the expanding wild that gives out a re-spin. There are no other special symbols, e.g. bonus symbols or free spin triggering scatters.