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.
What do the Berryburst™ slot and Starburst™ slot have in common?
The Berryburst™ slot has a lot in common with the Starburst™ slot. The first proof is to be found in the logo of both games. The second half of the Berryburst™ logo has been borrowed from the Starburst™ logo. The famous star symbol from Starburst™ belongs to Starburst, hence this famous symbol is replaced for an ice cube. Both turn into an expanded Wild symbol, though. The Expanded Wilds in both games lead to a Re-spin.
The differences between Berryburst™ and Starburst™?
There’s much that these two slot buddies have in common, but there’s many differences to be found in Berryburst™ and Starburst™ as well. Fruit symbols replace 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, even though it eventually turns into an expanded Wild symbol as well.
Unlike the Starburst™ slot, Berryburst™ came in two versions. There’s the standard Berryburst™ slot, but this time NetEnt added a high volatile slot version as well. Berryburst Max™ is the first in a series of Max™ slots.
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 are 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, it showed that I, and other reviewers, were wrong. The simplicity of the game was exactly what some players want in a video slot. 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!
What is the Cluster Pays™ slot mechanism?
A few years ago, NetEnt invented another new type of slot mechanics. One in which a certain combination didn’t exist as winnings were formed by clusters. If a certain number of symbols form a cluster, it awards a win. This particular slot mechanic is better known as the Cluster Pays™ mechanism, used in many NetEnt slots.
Aloha! Cluster Pays™, The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays™, Twin Spin Deluxe™, Lost Relics™, and Emojiplanet™ are part of the Cluster Pays™ slots series. In both Berryburst™ and Berryburst MAX™, the 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.
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
If you’re a regular at the NetEnt Casinos and you share the love for NetEnt slots, I’m pretty sure you’re familiar with the famous Starburst™ star. With the launch of Starburst™, I was sure that no player would fall for such simplicity. But oh my, was I wrong.
The Expanding Wild was the exact reason the simple slot became more popular than any other game. The Berryburst™ slot brings the same simplicity with the same success rate.
However, the ice cube replaces the famous Starburst star. In the Berryburst™ slot, this Wild can appear on all five reels. When it indeed appears, it will expand over the entire reel. No difference there, but this time the game awards new Re-spins when 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?
The RTP of Berryburst™ is 96.56%
The minimum bet is €/£/$ 0.10 and the maximum is €/£/$ 200.00.
The maximum win on Berryburst™ is 1,000 times your bet, a full screen of Wild symbol.
No, there is not a bonus game with free spins like you are used to with NetEnt. If you get an expanding wild on any of the reels, then you do get a respin with the wild roll(s) being sticky.
Berryburst™ does not work with winlines. It is a slot that rewards you on a basis of clusters of symbols. You need a minimum of 5 symbols in a cluster for a prize.
Yes, if you are not resident in a restricted country.