It was in August 2018 that NetEnt’s first MAX double release was a fact with the software developer launching the Berryburst™ slot, as well as Berryburst Max™. The idea of this double release is to give the player a chance to go for bigger wins in exchange for less winning combinations while the basis of the game remains the same with both, the Berryburst™ slot and Berryburst Max™ offering Wild substitutions, Expanding Wilds and Re-Spins.
This fruity video slot has a lot in common with the Starburst™ slot and the first proof can be found in the logo of both these games. The second half of the Berryburst™ has been borrowed from the Starburst™ logo and that’s where the comparison begins. The gems have been replaced by the fruit symbols and the win lines made way for the popular Cluster Pays™ mechanic. It’s thanks to this last change that a cluster of fruit symbols will be responsible for the winning combination which will definitely add to a great slot experience.
The famous star symbol available in the Starburst™ slot can’t be copied, hence replaced that symbol for an ice cube that eventually turns into an expanded Wild symbol. This means that the one slot feature that made Starburst™ one of the most successful slots ever, returns to the Berryburst™ slot as well. And this slot feature wouldn’t have been appreciated that much without the Re-spin feature linked to it. These two are inseparable in Starburst™ and the same goes for the newer slot sensation Berryburst™.
No matter if you ever played the Starburst™ slot or not, I’m pretty sure you’re going to appreciate the Berryburst™ slot as well. Especially since two different versions of the game are available while, of course, the mobile version Berryburst Touch® is available as well.
In the beginning, Starburst™ didn’t really have the potential to become immensely popular with few slot features involved. Players got spoiled with games consisting of multiple slot features and bonus games while cutting-edge animations added to the slot experience. So when NetEnt introduced the Starburst™ slot with nothing more than an Expanding Wild followed by a Re-spin, reviewers weren’t much enthusiastic about the game.
When time passed by, it appears that reviewers were wrong and the simplicity of the game was exactly what some players were looking for. Fewer features, but more volatility seemed to be a hit with players, especially those playing with the big bucks.
The popularity of the Starburst™ slot lead to many more games offering simplicity, but not many of them managed to become popular. Twin Spin™ was one of the games that became as respected as Starburst™ while Berryburst™ and Berryburst Max™ were designed to do the exact same thing.
The Berryburst™ slot is offering higher game percentages which will eventually lead to a higher return to the player, but the volatility of the game is lower. That’s why the majority of the players will be fine with this standard version that is offering a higher frequency for slot features to appear on the reels.
I can add a long description about why NetEnt introduced MAX product line, but a simple explanation is to make bigger wins possible. So there can’t be any misunderstanding about what Berryburst MAX™ is offering you.
Even though the innovative MAX slot share similar return-to-player (RTP) percentages and proprietary video slot mechanics as the Berryburst™ slot, there is a difference between the two games when it comes to the RTP and slot features hit frequency. So forget about an ongoing show of winning combinations on the reels when you go for Berryburst MAX™, but get ready for the bigger hits! If you win, you win bigger, simple as that!
There might be two different versions available of the Berryburst™ slot, but when it comes to the betting options available, nothing strange is going on. No matter if you prefer to play with small bets or the bigger bets, with betting options between 0.10 and 200.00, this game is perfect for all type of players. Even if 200.00 isn’t the highest bet available in a NetEnt Casino, thanks to Berryburst Max™, the high roller will have nothing to complain. If 0.10 is too low or 200.00 too high, you can use the 10 bet levels and the 8 different coin values to create a bet perfect for you.
Berryburst™ slot features
While all video slots used to have bet lines, it was at one point that the 243 Ways to Win was introduced and every existing combination from left to right was a winning one and sometimes winnings from right to left as well. A few years ago another new type of slot mechanic was invented by NetEnt, one in which a certain combination didn’t exist as winnings were formed by clusters. If a certain number of symbols formed a cluster, a win was awarded. This particular slot mechanic, better known as Cluster Pays™, has so far been used in the NetEnt slots Aloha! Cluster Pays™, The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays™, Twin Spin Deluxe™, Lost Relics™, Emojiplanet™, and I think you can guess which games can be added to this list. In both Berryburst™ and Berryburst MAX™, this same Cluster Pays™ slot mechanic is responsible for all winning combinations. In the Berryburst™ slot, five of the same symbols in a cluster award a win.
If you’re a regular at the NetEnt Casinos and we share the love for NetEnt slots, I’m pretty sure you’re familiar with the famous Starburst™ star. When Starburst™ was launched, I was convinced that no player would fall for such simplicity, but oh my, was I wrong. This one star resulted in the game becoming more popular than any other game, one of the reasons the Berryburst™ slot has been created bringing the same simplicity. However, the colourful star has been replaced by an ice cube and in Berryburst™ the Wild can appear on all five reels. When it indeed appears, it will expand over the entire reel. No difference there, but this time Re-spins will continue to be activated as long as new Expanding Wilds appear on the reels.
It’s proved that this one slot feature is able to create huge wins. This is most probably why the Berryburst™ slot is perfect as the first MAX game. Are you in for another game of simplicity but with bigger hits?