Online slots specialist NetEnt, now part of Evolution Group, this week rolled out the long-awaited and hugely-anticipated sequel of Starburst, one of the most popular online casino games ever released.
The new Starburst XXXtreme slot incorporates the much-loved and widely popular Starburst experience and turbo-powers it to a whole new dimension.
This celestial follow-up is rich in new features and additional functionality and through supreme graphics and accompanying sounds takes players to a space odyssey. The game’s high volatility and spectacular win potential additionally help it deliver one truly jaw-dropping online slot experience.
NetEnt launched its original Starburst title in 2012. The 5×3 game features ten paylines that pay out both ways. Its bonus features include expanding wilds and respins, among others.
Last year, NetEnt expanded the Starburst brand by launching the Starburst PowerPots Community Jackpot System. That new concept enables players to collect Starburst tokens across a number of NetEnt games for a chance to claim a share of a community jackpot.
It was in 2020 again when the slots developer teamed up with fellow iGaming content maker Gaming Realms in a deal that saw the latter license Starburst and create a new epic game that is also equipped with the Slingo mechanic.
Wilds of Starburst and Other Features
Just like its predecessor, Starburst XXXtreme is a 5×3 slot that also features the iconic Starburst Wilds. These symbols award re-spins, random multipliers, and randomly activated Random Wilds.
The new online slot debuts XXXtreme Spins, which players have the option of purchasing to guarantee Starburst Wilds. Activating this new feature costs 10 times the bet for one guaranteed Starburst Wild icon per spin and 95 times the bet for two guaranteed Starburst Wilds per spin.
It should be noted that Starburst Wilds award random multipliers of up to 150x. However, the overall multiplier can go even higher if more than one multiplier hops onto the reels during a spin or a respin.
Commenting on the latest addition to NetEnt’s already brimming suite of products, Todd Haushalter, Chief Product Officer at Evolution, said that Starburst XXXtreme is a “fun-focused addition to any gaming portfolio, with an easy-to-understand mechanic – and it brings a great legacy.”
Mr. Haushalter went on to note that everyone has heard the Starburst name as it has been a slot favorite for many years, and that they have been working hard to keep the game’s classic features that have made it so popular and incorporate these into an XXXtreme version that will appeal to the current and next generation of players.
The Evolution CPO further said that with Starburst XXXtreme there is a great blend between old and new and that they are looking forward to rolling this new title out in the market.
Source: NetEnt ready for lift off as it launches Starburst™ XXXtreme, NetEnt Newsroom, July 15, 2021