Introduction

NetEnt’s Starburst is one of those slots that needs no introduction. It reached the top of the charts when it launched in 2012, and it stayed there ever since. As one of the first games that operators could offer free spins on the game was used heavily to attract new players hence its huge popularity. The impact it had on the world of online casinos is incredible.

Slingo is a rising star of the online casino world. A hybrid of slots and bingo, Gaming Realms have taken a game that has a huge social gaming fanbase and brought it to the world of RMG originally through the first Slingo game and no through a series of brand crossovers including Slingo Rainbow Riches and Slingo Fluffy Favourites, this time with NetEnt.

Now, you get to enjoy a combination of Slingo and Starburst in one incredibly fun title!

The game takes place on a 5×5 grid, and players climb up the ladder of increasingly big prizes by forming winlines. Winlines are formed by drawing numbers that match the ones present on the grid, just like traditional bingo. When a number on the reel and grid matches, it is marked with a star. A full line of stars creates a winline, which puts you a step closer to winning! This release has an above average RTP of 96.5% and a low-medium variance. The top prize you can win is 1500x your total stake.

Characters and Symbols

Unfortunately, symbol designs are not the strong suit of Slingo Starburst. The original icons consisted of colourful gems, lucky sevens and bar symbols. Slingo’s follow-up uses the same icon designs because it is a tie-in title. However, we doubt this will stop fans of the original Starburst from enjoying this slot. The symbols we have mentioned do not appear during normal gameplay. Instead, they appear on the reel that spins after players have won one of the available cash prizes.

Other visuals have also put in a lot of effort into matching Starburst’s aesthetic. We have to admit, they have done a fantastic job of it. The background image has the same distant space atmosphere. In fact, the planet and familiar glow are almost identical to Starburst. The only difference seems to be that Slingo’s version slightly darker colours. It is a minor detail, so we doubt you would even notice it if you were not paying attention.

How to Play

Playing this game is a two-part process. The vast majority of what you do will be on the main betting field. It consists of a five-reel, five-row grid with no fixed paylines. Instead, the board is covered numbers. Beneath the board, we have a separate reel that is spun on every spin. Using these core elements, we will be able to unlock all sorts of incredible wins.

Before we can get to that, we need to set our bet. Click or tap on the dollar sign to reveal all available wagers. Players can bet between €0.20 and €25 for ten reel spins. Thanks to special features, we can win additional spins while playing with our current board. With your bet chosen, you are ready to start playing!

The goal of this release is to find matching numbers on the grid and unlock winlines. Numbers on the grid range from 1-80, and are assigned to random positions on the playing field. Every spin you play draws either a number or a special icon. If a drawn number matches a number on the grid, that grid position is marked with a golden star.

Fill five adjacent positions with stars, and you unlock a winline! Winlines can be formed horizontally, vertically and even diagonally under the right conditions. In order to win, we need at least three winlines to trigger a winning combination. However, the more winlines you collect, the better your odds of winning big are.

You do not win cash prizes directly. Instead, you unlock a winning spin using the offered symbol from Starburst. As you activate more winlines, you unlock win spins with better paying icons. Sweet, simple and delightfully rewarding!

Special Features Explained

Slingo Starburst comes with a variety of special features for players to enjoy. Two bonuses that will appear quite frequently are red joker and green joker Wild hats. Red joker hats allow you to choose any available number in the same column as the Wild. The number you select will be marked with a golden star. The green joker hat works the same. However, it allows you to pick a number anywhere on the board, not just in the same column.

Another bonus symbol that appears frequently is the letter X in a bubble. However, you want to avoid seeing this icon at all costs. When it lands, it prevents any wins from forming in the column above it. The only way around it is to land a Wild that can pick numbers anywhere on the grid. The letter X disappears after one spin.

Starburst Wilds can also appear on the reel. They are functionally identical to the red joker hat Wild. Alongside letting you mark the number you want in the column above, they also grant re-spins. This increases your odds of forming a winning combination.

Find three or more purple gems to win an instant cash prize. You get 0.5x, 1x or 2x your total stake for three, four or five purple gems.

Completing your ten spins unlocks the extra spin chance bonus. This opens a bonus wheel. If the arrow lands on the right segment of the wheel, you get one extra spin. Players can win five extra spins in a row, but your winning times are reduced drastically each time. You can also buy extra spins at a cost. Keep in mind that the cost will ramp up substantially the closer you get to a full grid win.

Slingo Starburst FAQs

  • What is the Return to Player (RTP) of Slingo Starburst? The RTP for this slot is 96.5%.
  • What is the Maximum Possible Win? The largest win you can achieve in this game is 1500x your total stake.
  • What’s the Minimum I Can Bet? Your minimum bet in this release is €0.20.
  • What is the Highest Paying Symbol? Slingo Starburst’s highest paying win is the Starburst Wild. It is integral to winning the maximum possible win.
  • Can I Play Slingo Starburst on My Mobile? Yes, the game is available on both iOS and Android devices.
  • How Do I Activate the Slingo Starburst Bonus Round? All special features are won by randomly drawing the needed bonus symbols. The only bonuses that do not fit in this description are the extra spins. Standard extra spins require the arrow to land in the correct section of the bonus wheel. Purchasable extra spins require you to pay money to unlock them instead of drawing the right symbol.

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