What does John have to say?
- Win Spin feature
- Expanding wild respins
- Good potential
- Small betting range
- Extra spins can be expensive
Slingo Starburst Review
A collaboration between NetEnt and Slingo Originals has given us a whole new perspective on the classic Starburst slot. This hybrid of a game has all the best features of the original Starburst but with added bingo elements for some enhanced dynamics.
The base game runs on a 5×5 grid and offers instant cash prizes, but the wins don’t even start to compare until you hit the Win Spin bonus feature. The space theme remains unchanged, as are the gem symbols, but there’s plenty of new thrills to discover too. Stay with us while we review Slingo Starburst, and you’ll be shooting for the stars before you know it.
|SLINGO FEATURES||Free Spins, Super Wilds, Win Spins, Extra Spin Wheel|
|RELEASE DATE||17 March 2021|
|GAME PROVIDER||Slingo Originals|
|ROWS & LINES||5 Reels, 5 Rows, 12 Paylines|
|BET LEVELS||£0.20 – £25|
|MAXIMUM WIN||1,500X Your Stake|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||96.50%|
How to Play Slingo Starburst
Slingo Starburst is all about crossing off numbers on the 5×5 grid and winning increasingly valuable win spins for completing slingos. It might not look it, but the game has plenty of thrilling bonus features to look out for, starting with regular and super wilds.
There’s also the free spins symbol extra and the annoying X blocker, which could stop you from completing a slingo on that spin. The purple gems are good to land. Though they don’t possess any number-marking powers, they pay 0.5x, 1x and 2x your stake for 3, 4 and 5 symbols respectively.
The best bit here is the symbol-specific Win Spin feature which offers guaranteed wins of the respective symbol and plays out on a slot style reel set. The more slingos you complete, the more you’ll increase the value of your win spins. Plus, when you run out of your initial free spins, you have the Extra Spin Wheel to fall back on for some extended gameplay. Additionally, you can buy free spins to keep on going, but watch the amount as it can soon get very pricey.
There aren’t any joker symbols in Slingo Starburst, but there are plenty of regular and super wilds that will help you to complete slingos and climb the Win Spin ladder. The Starburst wild, for example, allows you to mark any number in the column above it and awards a respin.
A red hat wild also allows you to mark any number in the column above it without a respin. The super wild, depicted as a green hat, acts more like a joker symbol here and allows you to cross off any symbol on the grid.
Based on the usual slot mechanics, you could say that the free spins symbol acts as a scatter in Slingo Starburst. It will add an additional free spin to your play balance without you having to dip into your pocket.
In Slingo Starburst, you have 10 free spins to start matching numbers on the 5-symbol reel with the grid above it. Each time you land a free spins symbol, you’ll earn an additional free spin to extend your gameplay. Landing a Starburst wild will win you a respin for an additional chance to complete a slingo.
Win Spins Feature
While free spins and respins are exciting, your ultimate goal is to use them to advance yourself towards the Win Spin feature, which starts at 3 slingos. There are 9 win spin levels in total each using preselected paying symbols for either guaranteed or enhanced wins. The higher you climb the ladder, the higher paying symbols you get to play with.
You’ll need to complete 10 slingos (full house) across the grid to reach the top level where the highest-paying bar symbol combined with Starburst expanding wild plays out on 5×3 Starburst slot reels. During the feature, wilds can only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4. They substitute for all paying symbols and expand to trigger up to 3 respins to reach the games max potential, just like in the original Starburst.
Extra Spin Wheel
After each game, the wheel appears to give you an extra chance to complete your slingos with an additional free spin. You can spin the wheel a max of 5 times, but each time you’ll have less and less chance at landing on the free spins section. The first time the wheel pops up, it will have a 50/50 chance to win a free spin, but with each appearance, the free spins section will shrink in size.
RTP and Payouts
At 96.50%, the game’s RTP is set to a quite high rate for a slingo slot. So, you can look forward to some decent returns up to a max of 1,500x your stake.
Where to Play Slingo Starburst
Slingo Starburst on Mobile
Playing slingo games is no different to playing regular video slots on the go. Just like the original NetEnt release, Slingo Starburst can easily be played on your preferred Android or iOS device.