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Starburst XXXtreme™ slot announced as long-awaited sequel

2012 was one of NetEnt’s best slot years! It was the year NetEnt launched Jack Hammer 2: Fishy Business™, Elements: The Awakening™, and its very own success story Starburst™! It’s been almost 10 years now and a lot has changed in the meantime. Besides the dozens of new NetEnt slots, the Swedish company was sold to Evolution Gaming last year December. It’s Evolution that ditched a few upcoming NetEnt slots that were already in development, changing route with Starburst XXXtreme™ slot as the first new game.

I call it NetEnt’s success story, even though Gonzo’s Quest™ is NetEnt’s best-performing slot. Starburst™ carries the name and has been loved by players since its launch in 2012. It’s NetEnt’s most famous game, recognized by the colourful star and the Bejeweled alike jewels in space.

Despite the fact that the Starburst™ slot can be played at the NetEnt Casinos for almost ten years, the slot is just as popular. Every day, thousands of players worldwide find their way to space to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and a game that was clearly inspired by Bejeweled.

Players clearly still appreciate the Starburst™ slot, and it is still one of the most played NetEnt slots today. There are a few reasons why Starburst™ became such a success, even if I didn’t have much faith in the game at first.

What I thought would become a problem in the Starburst™ video slot turned out to be the video slot’s strongest point. I was concerned that the game didn’t offer enough action with only two special features available. In my opinion, a Both Ways Win feature and an expanding Wild Star in combination with Re-spins wouldn’t do the job.

Oh boy, was I wrong! This same simplicity eventually became the strength of the Starburst™ slot. The fact that the game is very similar to Bejeweled probably helped at the time as well. However, ten years later, I’m sure that its success is mainly due to its perfect gameplay. The arcade-like light effects following wins, and the Big Win presentation with blasts of light, flashing text, and electrifying sounds certainly contribute to the success.

Soon I’ll tell you what to expect from the Starburst XXXtreme™ slot which will take you on a space odyssey like Starburst™ did. Players who love and adore the original slot will instantly recognize the familiar Starburst™ experience, including the Both Way Wins feature, the Starburst Wild, and Re-spins!

Perhaps we will again benefit from an arcade-like experience with blasts of light and flashing text caused by a winning combination. It was after all one of the things so recognizable during the unique Starburst™ slot experience.

Of course, players who love and adore the original slot will instantly recognise a familiar Starburst™ experience, and that was extremely important to us when reimagining where we could take this astral adventure.

Starburst™ is one of the first NetEnt slots that offered winnings to appear from left to right and the other way around. You probably know the feature as the Win Both Ways feature, which boosts your chances of making a winning combination. It’s one of the aspects that makes Starburst™ a firm favourite of many players around the world.

And when we talk Starburst™, we definitely talk about the bright shining colourful Wild Star that has been an icon in the iGaming industry for many years now. You see the colourful Starburst™ star, you know we’re talking about NetEnt’s most popular game.

The famous Starburst™ Wild

The Starburst™ Wild is the main bonus symbol in the popular slot and will help you form winning combinations by substituting for other symbols. This will help towards new winning combinations, but that’s not it. The famous slot star expands as well to cover the entire reel. This simply means that the entire reel becomes a Wild substitution.

With the ability to appear on reels 2,3 and 4, it’s possible that at one point, all three reels become Wild Reels with up to 3 Re-spins available as well. This is exactly what makes the Starburst™ slot popular with all type of players with such a massive win potential!

NetEnt didn’t hesitate to add the same slot mechanism to the Starburst XXXtreme™ slot, as well as the other features. Therefore, you can expect the famous Star back in the sequel to the Starburst™ slot.

Starburst XXXtreme™ slot launch

Scheduled for release on the 15th of July 2021, it won’t take months for the new Starburst™ slot to appear at the NetEnt casinos. We’re only one month away from the Starburst XXXtreme™ slot launch!

The above image is basically all I have to give you a good idea of what to expect from the Starburst XXXtreme™ slot. I love a good challenge! Besides, I have some sort of a description with a few good hints hidden in it.

With this new edition, we’re bringing you new-age features, such as cranked up volatility and additional functionality—not to mention an overall gaming experience that is so intense, your jaw might just hit the floor in amazement

NetEnt promises to take you on a space odyssey and predicts you’ll transcend through space to explore the stars in Starburst™ XXXtreme! This leaves no discussion that the Starburst XXXtreme™ slot is going to take place in space as well. With the same gems from its predecessor, as well as the same Starburst Wild!


By on 11 June, 2021