Glittering, sparkling gems floating dreamily in deep space that pay both ways across 10 pay-lines? That’s the elevator pitch for NetEnt’s Starburst Touch™, a futuristic glimpse of how slots might well play out across the galaxy. Our glittering gem game symbols of purple, blue, amber green and gold light up the cosmos, while high-paying Saturn-ringed 7s and Bars hint that some iGaming symbols will remain timeless for years to come. A dreamy, twinkling soundtrack accompanies our game-play, as usual easily toggled through the control panel beneath the reels.
The words “no dedicated bonus game” may strike fear into the hearts of some mobile slots players, but Starburst Touch™ makes up for this with a readily-occurring in-game bonus feature in its base-game bound Starburst Wilds. Whenever we land a Starburst Wild on reels 2, 3 or 4, these Wilds expand to cover that entire reel. We pocket any wins from that spin, but also enjoy a single re-spin with that overlay Wild remaining in place. Should we land another Wild on any of the other two reels Starburst grants that win plus another re spin, and so on for a maximum of three spins.
What’s the benefit of no separate bonus feature? Fast game-play and in-game bonus features. The speed of playing Starburst is clearly a big draw for mobile slots players, while the 10 pay-lines that pay both ways removes the disappointment of would-be wins from right-to-left. Starburst is well-designed, quick and all about the game-play. As such it fits perfectly with the NetEnt model of base game-based bonus features that help to keep the game-play fresh and fast-paced – watchwords in 21st century mobile gaming.
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