Starburst - FanDuel Casino Review

Olufifun Adeleke

Since its launch in 2012, Starburst has undoubtedly remained one of the most popular NetEnt games. This fast-paced game takes players on an unforgettable interstellar adventure in outer space while offering a chance to gather as many rewards as possible. A simplistic design, top quality graphics, and an easily navigable interface are some of the features responsible for the widespread popularity of this game among casino players. Keep reading to find out how to make the most out of this cosmic adventure!

How to Play Starburst

Starburst features 10 bet lines, 5 reels, and 3 rows. Although the 10 bet lines initially seem too few to earn a large payout, there’s a catch. You can play a winning combination from left to right or right to left. Follow these steps to play Starburst:

  1. Before rolling the reels, you have to customize your plays. Click the “Level” button to select your preferred bet level from 1-10.
  2. Clicking the “Lines” button allows you to change the number of bet lines.
  3. Select your preferred Coin size by clicking “Coin Value”. The coin value ranges from 0.01 to 1.0.
  4. Then begin the game by clicking “Spin”. A winning combination includes 3 to 5 Jewels played in succession.

Other available buttons include the Max Bet and Auto-play buttons.

Max Bet rolls the reels at the highest possible wager. Autoplay allows you to set your reels to spin from 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 750, or 1,000 times. To regulate your winnings while using the Autoplay feature, click on “Advanced settings” and the reels stop rolling once your win surpasses a specific amount.

Starburst Visuals and Sounds

Thanks to the starry night sky-themed background and the electrifying, almost hypnotic Sci Fi-themed sound effects, players would agree that the game looks quite similar to the arcade games of the 80s and 90s. Winning moments are accompanied by high energy sound bursts to build up the excitement.

Starburst offers top quality 3D animation, the vibrant space-themed game features shiny gem symbols in varying colors and shapes such as diamond-shaped yellow, square-shaped blue, hexagonal green, square-shaped purple, and hexagonal-shaped orange gems. Other symbols include the Starburst and Golden Bar symbols, as well as the 7 symbols from traditional slot games.

Special Features

The most valuable symbol is the Golden Bar symbol, the least valuable symbols are the purple and blue gems which payout 25 coins each. The moderately valuable symbols include the yellow, green, and red (classic 7) symbols that payout 50 and 120 coins respectively. A combination of 5 Golden Bar symbols which earns players 250 coins. Whilst the Wild Symbol is a multicolored gem, the game has no scatter symbol or multiplier.

Starburst makes up for its lack of bonus features and classic free spins by offering an incredibly rewarding feature: a Both-Way win. On most traditional slot games, achieving a left to right combination on a bet line earns players a payout. Starburst on the other hand rewards combinations achieved from left to right as well as the right to left on the betting line, increasing your chances of landing a winning combination. 

Another feature of this game is the Starburst Wild Reel. The wild symbols usually appear on the second, third, and fourth reels. Once the wild symbol is displayed on any of these reels, it replaces other icons on the reel where it was displayed, and a re-spin is activated. This can be triggered on numerous reels in succession, however, even if it is triggered on only one reel, you can still earn a sizable payout. Getting 3 Wild symbols in succession gives you about 3 re-spins. The maximum possible win for each spin and re-spin is 500X.

With a reasonably fair RTP of 96.09% and a 22.65% hit frequency, this implies that players can expect a winning combination for each 5 spins, on average.


The aesthetically pleasing visuals, simplistic design, and easy-to-use interface make Starburst a popular choice among players. In addition to the adrenaline rush players get, Starburst feature guarantees a decent payout, and a maximum win of 50,000 coins. Overall, Starburst offers players energy gameplay and an electrifying cosmic adventure that is sure to keep both rookies and expert players hooked.

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