Nobody is going to expect the unexpected, right? So how could reviewers expect that a mobile video slot as simple as Starburst Touch®
would become a success story? How could we back then expect that a game with only one true video slot feature was going to steal the slot hearts of so many and what is the exact reason why Starburst Touch® became so successful?Simplicity is what made Starburst one of the most popular games in the history of the video slot. No wonder that this game has been used as the base for another success story, Berryburst Touch®
. These two slot buddies, they share a lot, and it starts with the second half of the game logo used for Berryburst Touch®. Those familiar with the Starburst logo will soon enough recognise the famous letters from the logo, now again used for the Berryburst Touch® logo.
Why these two share the same style? Simply because Starburst Touch® is one of NetEnt’s most successful games and it seemed the time had come to reintroduce the game, but slightly different. And the letters BURST wasn’t all that’s been copied as the fortune creating Wild feature returns to the reels in Berryburst Touch® as well. This time on all five reels!
Done creating a game in which NetEnt lovers immediately recognise Starburst’s identity and the famous Expanding Wild feature, it was time to have a look at the rest of the game. What else could be done to make Berryburst Touch® an even bigger success? Well, simply add a slot mechanic that proved to be popular with players! Well, why not? And that’s how Berryburst Touch® was enriched with the Cluster Pays™ slot mechanic. But NetEnt wouldn’t be NetEnt if it didn’t try to get more out of it. After all, it was one of the best slot identities they were dealing with which lead to the talented slot creators to get the maximum out of this new slot chapter. And a new slot chapter it seemed to be with the first MAX slot product being born.
Berryburst Max Touch®
For the first time in the company’s history, NetEnt released a video slot in a standard version, as well as a MAX version. Besides Berryburst Touch®, you can also enjoy Berryburst MAX Touch® with bigger hits as a result. Don’t think that playing Berryburst MAX Touch® is the easiest way to become rich as it simply means that if you hit it, you hit it big! The winnings I mean, making Berryburst MAX Touch® a high volatility slot, a type of game that won a lot in popularity over the years, especially with high rollers.
What is allowing this game to be called high volatile and why is that? The high volatility level of a game describes the frequency a video slot pays out and the height of the hits. The higher the volatility of a game, the more hits you can expect and Berryburst Touch® is offering a high volatility for sure which means hits will be around often and the height of the hits are attractive enough.
Berryburst MAX Touch® is offering you a chance to go for bigger hits in exchange for less winning combinations while the basis of the game remains the same. Berryburst MAX Touch® will be offering Wild substitutions, Expanding Wilds and Re-Spins while a fruity-themed video slot is what your eyes will be treated with. However, in this MAX version, it isn’t the design you’ll be charmed about or the music, nope, this mobile slot will be all about the high volatility, but more the height of hits rather than the frequency. So you might not be overwhelmed by winnings combinations as you’re used to from most video slots, but you most probably be overwhelmed by the amount of the winnings as Berryburst MAX Touch® is offering you a pay-out twice as high as the pay-out available in Berryburst Touch®.
Berryburst Touch® features
High volatility is nice, but for a game to be of this type, there must be at least one slot feature that’s able to create this volatility. Like it’s the case with Starburst Touch®, also Berryburst Touch® isn’t stuffed with slot features. The massive success of Starburst Touch® is due to just one slot feature and this same slot feature is in some way available in Berryburst Touch® too. However, the bright Starburst Star has been replaced by an ice cube which is able to appear on all five reels instead of just the three middle reels. These are basically the two only differences as the Ice Cube Wild will expand once it appears, turning the entire reel into a Wild. Following this transformation, a Re-spin will be activated in which the Wild will remain in place for at least one spin. Re-spins can be reactivated as long as new Wilds keep on appearing consecutively on the reels.
That’s all when it comes to the slot features, but the way winning combinations are created definitely adds to the mobile slot experience as a winning combination will become reality when at least five of the same symbol form a cluster. This particular slot mechanic, better known as Cluster Pays™, has been used in the Cluster Pays™ series including Aloha! Cluster Pays Touch® and The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays Touch®, but also in Twin Spin Deluxe Touch®, Lost Relics Touch®, and Emojiplanet Touch®.