Starburst Touch

Starburst is a beautiful but simple design. Although it has nothing to do with the trademarked fruity sweet, it does have a fruit machine kind of feel to it. Many or the reel symbols are those you may find on a traditional one armed bandit kind of machine, such as a “BAR” and the number 7. The “fruits” themselves are replaced by glistening gem stones though, with the different shapes and bright primary colours showing up well on any device. No need for any playing card values on this title. The reels run against an ethereal purple background, while an electronic soundtrack bubbles along to accompany your spins. Achieve a winning combination, and the winning symbols literally burst into an explosion of white light, giving this game its title.

This Touch version is specifically designed for the mobile or tablet, with the clear colours and bold control buttons being ideally suited for play easy on even the most compact handset. Desk bound players need have no fear though: the full screen format is equally well designed, looking great on your laptop or desktop.

Game Play

This easy to play game is based on just ten winning lines, so you can set your stake from as little as 10p. The maximum bet per spin is £100. The Wild symbol is a bright rainbow coloured star, which can appear on the central three reels. It can substitute for all the other symbols, increasing your chances of achieving a winning combination. But whether your Wilds help you to achieve a line win or not, they will always offer you a little something extra as well. They expand to cover the entire reel, and trigger a re-spin of the remaining reels. Whenever you do win, they explode into life with a flash of white light, revealing your prize. The maximum number of re-spins is three. There is no Scatter symbol, as your free spins are activated by the Expanding Wild. The maximum line win is for five “BAR”s, which will pay out 250 x your original stake.

Special Features

This game allows you to form your winning lines both ways, so you can win from right to left as well as left to right.

The Expanding Sticky Wilds outlined above function as both a conventional Wild and also trigger your re-spins.

Summary

This is an easy game to play, which is especially suitable for on the go play. There are no detailed strategies to learn, no complicated special bonus features or hard to follow separate games. You just tap on the spin button and watch the drama unfold. It may be a simple concept, but the design is anything but, as it looks really classy. It is this simplicity and glitzy design which has helped to make it one of the most popular games around. It is great fun to play wherever you are, with some juicy prizes to be won if the reels’ shiny gems fall your way. The anticipated Return to Player rate (RTP) for Starburst is 96%.