Why the Starburst Slot is My Top Pick for Beginner Online Slots Players

NetEnt's Starburst Slot - My Top Online Slots Pick for Beginners - MGJ
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There are so many online slots 🎰 out there, that it can be daunting to pick one when you’re ready to play. Okay, it might not be daunting for everyone, but, in my case, the more options I have, the more indecisive I am about picking something, and it can get overwhelming.

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NetEnt Starburst Slot Screenshot

If you’ve already played Starburst, then you likely know the simplistic awesomeness that is this classic title. If you haven’t, then here’s a bit of info about it and why it’s my top pick.

About Starburst Slot🎰🌟

Without getting into the nitty gritty of how to play the game (because, honestly, I find writing that boring and this isn’t meant to be a Starburst slot review 😜), here’s the essentials of what I think matters about the game (with screenshots for visual aid) if you’re thinking about playing it.

The Starburst slot is a 5×3 online video slot with 10 fixed paylines. It has a theme that combines space and gems with an 80s retro-arcade vibe (complete with a jazzy EDM soundtrack and synthesizer sound effects!⚡🎵) Various coloured Gems (green, blue, orange, yellow, purple), red 7s and a gold Bar are the symbols that dot the reels. Land 3 of any of the same symbol on an active payline to trigger a win.

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NetEnt Starburst Slot Screenshot

Beyond the graphics and sounds, the Starburst slot stands out for its two main features: Win Both Ways and Starburst Wilds.

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NetEnt Starburst Slot Screenshot

The ⬅️Win Both Ways➡️ mechanic means that instead of like most slot machines that only pay out from left to right, Starburst pays out from both left to right and right to left. 🙌 In short, this means that there is a higher chance of scoring a winning combo. It also means if you’re lucky enough to fill the reels with the highest paying game symbol (gold Bar), this will be a 500x stake win and not 250x, because you’ll get paid both ways.

The🌟Starburst Wilds🌟 is triggered when one of the pointy muti-coloured stars lands on reels 2, 3, or 4. This wild symbol vertically expands over the entire reel and will stay there, substituting for all other symbols, and awards a single, immediate and automatic free spin of the reels (re-spin). As many as 3 Starburst Wilds can be active at the same time, awarding a maximum of 3 re-spins.

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NetEnt Starburst Slot Screenshot

Other than that, it’s also worth noting that Starburst is one of the best slots I’ve played on mobile, as it’s been fully optimized to accommodate a small screen and has an extremely user-friendly interface, no matter the device you use (of course, I still prefer to play via my computer 😁). Here are some other quick facts about Starburst:

Starburst Slot – General Game Stats

  • Software Developer: NetEnt
  • Release date: 2012
  • Game theme: Space, 80s Retro, Gems
  • Reels: 5
  • Paylines: 10 (Fixed)
  • Notable features: Win Both Ways, Re-Spins, Wild Substitution
  • Bet Range: $0.10 – $100.00
  • Max Win: 50,000 coins
  • Jackpots: No
  • Variance/Volatility: Low
  • RTP: 96.09%
  • Free version available: Yes*
  • Where I played it for real money: PlayOJO**

Why I Think the Starburst Slot is a Good First Choice for Online Slots Newbies

To sum it all up, here are the reasons why I think the Starburst Slot is an ideal game to start with:

It pays both ways (that’s double the chance of scoring a win )🤑

It has a good bet range (bet as low as 10 cents or as high as a 100 bucks)💰

Starburst Wilds trigger often (at least they have in my experience) 🎰🌟

You can demo it for free (but remember what I said about Ontario players)☝️

Gameplay is straightforward (it’s easy to learn how to play)👍

Its features are limited (better to keep things simple when just starting out)😄

Its perfect on the computer and mobile (the UI is ideal for all screen sizes)💻📱

The theme is fun (the game is easy on the eyes and the soundtrack is good too)🤩

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NetEnt Starburst Slot Screenshot

What do you think? Do you agree with my Starburst slot pick? If not, what slot game do you think is best for beginners and why? Please share in the comments!

Until next time, good luck and have fun!

Mia 👩‍💻

**All opinions are my own. I am not affiliated with NetEnt, PlayOJO, or Slots Temple.

***All links are for informational purposes only.

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