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NetEnt Launches Long-Awaited Starburst Slot Sequel – Starburst XXXTreme
- September 23, 2021 By Riley Wilson -
We haven’t seen a lot of news from the NetEnt camp ever since the Evolution buyout near the end of 2020. The quiet was especially strange for a company as large and prolific as NetEnt. However, after some restructuring (such as the axing of NetEnt’s live casino offer) the industry giants are back in full force. Namely, with the release of the sequel to one of their most beloved online video slots.
Big Shoes to Fill
In the twenty-odd years of online slots and online casino gaming, few virtual fruit machines are as popular and well-known as Starburst. The 2012 game is a classic in more ways than one. First of all, it doesn’t particularly break from the mold of your typical top online slot game. Starburst’s big innovation was the expanding Wilds feature, which wasn’t even new at the time. However, the fact that these expanded wilds stuck for up to 3 spins did feel incredibly rewarding.
Starburst simply takes the concept of your simple, straightforward 5×3 slot and brings it to its peak. It looks good, plays well, and can be quite profitable. The low volatility and sticky wilds mean that the hit rate is quite high, prompting players to keep coming back for more.
What’s New About Starburst XXXTreme?
As the name implies, the sequel takes the same principles of Wild symbols as a key feature and runs with it. This time, however, wilds can also come with multipliers ranging from 2x to 150x. Better yet, these multipliers stack additively, which can result in a 450x increase!
The Random Wilds symbols can also sprinkle in additional Wilds with each spin. If that’s not enough, you can even opt to buy guaranteed Wilds on up to 2 reels. Surprisingly enough, buying Wilds bumps up the RTP by a good 0.20%!
As you may have guessed, the volatility has been turned up to 11. That’s the core idea of Starburst XXXTreme slots by NetEnt. It takes the simple, addicting strengths of the original, and cranks them up as high as possible!
You can already play Starburst XXXTreme by NetEnt on the best NetEnt casinos.