Starburst from Net Ent – Review

starburst-logoStarburst is the latest slot from Net Entertainment and it is a real retro affair.

Release date January 22nd 2012

If you spent the 80s stuck in a dark arcade trying to beat the last level boss in Galaxians or frantically trying to eat ghosts before your pacman turns yellow again,  then this is going to ring a few bells with you.

If you’re too young to have done that then you’ll also like this because for some unfathomable reason the 80s are cool again!

Starburst’s designers have captured the feel of an old arcade game perfectly and the colours and sounds are fabulous.


starburst intro screen







The slot features win-both-ways (as used for Dragon Island) and the special Starburst Wild.

Starburst Wilds
• The Starburst Wild symbols appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 and start the Starburst™ Wild feature.
• The Starburst Wild symbols will expand to cover the entire reel and stay in position while the other reels re-spin for another chance at winning.
• The Starburst Wild symbols appearing during a re-spin trigger an additional re-spin up to a maximum of 3.
• Re-spins are played at the same bet as the round activating the re-spins.

starburst reels







It’s a real departure for Net Ent who have recently been cramming incredible amounts of innovation and features into their games (without actually ruining the Gameplay, are you watching Betsoft?).

This game is much simpler than their usual fare and dispenses with a bonus game completely as well as having no scatters or extended free spins features.

The odd thing is it doesn’t matter. Perhaps we’ve been going a bit too far and what Starburst brings is a return to quick fire, quick pay slots that are just exciting from start to finish.

Starburst big win







As with all of Net Entertainment’s slot releases this has a really nice Return To Player payout percentage and the variance is set quite low on this one to keep you spinning.

When you do land a Big Win you’ll know about it! The screen is a blaze of colour and will light up the room.

The maximum win is €2500 per bet line.

The best Net Entertainment casinos to play this slot at.
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Great for Scandinavians not so good for Brits.




  1. Having played this for a while now I can honestly say I’m really pleasantly surprised by this slot. On the face of it the gameplay seems simple – and it is of course – but they’ve really managed to nail something with this, it’s difficult to define but it just plays nicely.
    I’ve had some big wins on this and a few baren spells but it’s one of those slots that you know will pay off if you invest the time and money into it – and crucially (of course) set yourself a win target then walk away. That’s the hard part!