Slingo Starburst Review
Slingo Starburst has finally arrived. The much anticipated version of Slingo brings together Net Entertainment's top slot together with the increasingly popular slots meets bingo game. Of course it's not the first slot title to get the Slingo treatment with the likes of Fluffy Favourites, Rainbow Riches, Reel King, Maximus and Centurion all now established in the stable. Lobstermania by the way is next in line! However back to Slingo Starburst - has the wait been worthwhile?
Starburst is a 10 line slot that pays from left to right and right to left. Created by Net Entertainment it's one of the most popular slots online with it's gems and space style theme. Slingo Starburst initially looks like any other version of the game. You know the theme of the game as it game loads in, but after that it's very much a grid and paytable set-up. The design however is definitely Starburst-esque with a dark purple background, plenty of neon and occasionally shooting star effects. It's only when the game really gets going that you know that this is Starburst. The familiar space themed techno soundtrack plays as the reels spins.
How To Play Slingo Starburst
The main aim of Slingo Starburst is to get lines - horizontal, vertical or diagonal - of five numbers. The more lines you complete the higher the prize you can win. Wagering on this version of Slingo starts at 10p. This can be increased up to a maximum of £100. The minimum and maximum wager may vary from site to site. Once you start the game the spins are automatic so you don't need to keep hitting the spin button. Each spin generates five numbers below the 5x5 grid. If any numbers match then these are marked off. When you complete a row of five numbers then you move up the prize board.
During game play you may pick up free spins, jokers (wilds) and blocker symbols represented by a red X. The latter prevent you from marking off a number. You may also get purple gems during a spin and these pay out x0.5, x1 and x2.5 for 3, 4 or 5 gems respectively. With Slingo Starburst you have 10 initial spins. Like other versions of Slingo you may be invited to spin on after the base game concludes and any free spins used. You can then decide to pay the amount shown on screen for an additional spin, collect your prize or end the game. You can only wager-on for a maximum of 40 turns.
Extra Spin Bonus
This game also has as extra feature and that is an Extra Spin bonus. The wheel will spin to see if you are awarded an extra turn. If successful this process will continue up to a maximum of five spins. Note that the 'win' area on the bonus wheel will reduce down in size on each turn. The prizes you can win from creating lines are usually cash related but for Starburst they're spins of the slot game. The win will be a spin on Starburst with a guaranteed win of various symbols ranging from blue gems to wilds. Wins can be from three of a kind on one line through to five of a kind on 10 lines. Starburst wilds expand and hold for re-spins.
The Verdict On Slingo Starburst
After a lot of hype this much anticipated version of Slingo is here and it doesn't disappoint. The two games mesh together very successfully and they feel like they belong together rather than something that has been shoe-horned into the mechanic. That said wins on Slingo Starburst, at least with the initial base 10 spins, are a massive rarity and it does feel that 'wagering on' is a requirement of the game and to build up to potentially bigger prizes. There's also no guarantee of a big prize for more Slingos. This does give the game a lot more mystery but does mean you have to be cautious chasing the prizes up the paytable. The theoretical RTP is 96.66%.