Starburst (NetEnt) slot analytics

Аналитика слота Starburst

Starburst slot machine from NetEnt is considered the most famous in the world. The slot was released in 2012 and since then has consistently been in the top 10 in about half of the countries in the world. According to international monitoring resources, the Starburst machine ranks first in terms of the number of launches in the world rating 8-10 months a year.

Editorial experts made 1000 spins in demo mode. The test turned out to be indicative: a quick rise to +75 stakes, then a smooth growing loss - -150 stakes. Tested at an RTP of 94.05%.

Expert review

Players should be aware of an important feature of slots provided by NeEnt: RTP is customizable in the most popular models. This official option is called RTP Range. The online casino, in agreement with the game provider, sets a constant return.

Starburst slot from 2020 has 8 RTP options: from 90.05% to 99.06%. The base value of the parameter is 96.09%. The provider does not hide the number. It can be viewed in one of the sections of the video slot - "Help".

Before playing for money in NeEnt slots, RTP check is required.

A brief description of the gameplay:

  • Free There are no spins or bonus games. There is a single respin.
  • The only special symbol in the game is the Expanded Wild. It fills the entire vertical when dropped.
  • Wild activates the free spin at the same time. It always happens - regardless of the presence of a payout in the main spin.
  • The respin is extended up to three times if another expanding wild appears during the re-spin.

The machine has 10 lines. All symbols move across the reels in stacks of three. Hence, the only possibility to receive a payout of x20 and above. It is necessary that the stack of the same symbol covers all verticals. At least 85% of such payouts occur after the wild appears.

Table 1 shows the basic information on the test.

На каком спине произошел респин4th
Combination frequency Approximately 25%
Maximum payout during test 75450 общих ставок

For the sake of detail, the game has been divided into intervals of 100 spins. The first hundred launches have become indicative. The special symbol appeared in the 4th spin. Then he fell out 5 more times. On the 45th spin, the winning peak was reached (+34 total bets), but the interval of 100 rounds ended with its own.

Игровой процесс
Basic gameplay

Table #2 contains detailed information on the test. Demo mode in the licensed version with a return of 94.05%.

SpinsResult, stakesBest payouts from x10
1-100−1x12, x12
301-40039x21, x18 , x35
401-50026x15, x18
501-600−25 808x12
901-1000 831−17
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Statistical data

Table #3 contains all essential details, detected during the test.

RTP actual94.05%
Return player based on test results90%
Volatility level (by impression)Average
Best winning streak+74 bets per 150 spins
Continuous progressive loss−145 bets per 500 spins
Wild and respin activation frequencyApproximately every 12th round (8%)
Two wilds in a round at once2 times per 1000 rounds
The second wild in the respin, which means it repeats7 times in 1000 rounds
Three wilds in any wayNever happened
Share of empty wilds (no win neither in the round nor in the respin)Approximately 20%
How long the wild may not fall outUp to 40 rounds
Probability of any payouts (Hit Rate)23-24% (estimate)
Worst streak without payouts15-16, several times in 1000 rounds
Best payouts in the testх50, x35, x21
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Main features of the machine

The main unusual feature of Starburst already sorted - eight levels of return to the player by agreement between the online casino and the provider.

Gameplay features:

  • Payout
  • No scatter symbol.
  • There are 10 bet levels and 10 coin values.
  • Fast spin.
  • Customizable autospin limits.

The speed of autoplay during fast spins is over 25 rounds per minute. In manual "slow" mode, it is possible to make 12-14 spins.

The minimum bet in an online casino is 5 or 10 ₽. The maximum is 1000 times higher. Betting range in dollars: from $0.1 to $100.

If the Starburst video slot is available in unlicensed casinos, then the visitor is not dealing with the official version launched from the provider's server, but with a fake posted directly on the gaming site . This means that the RTP is unknown.

Characteristics of the machine

Table 4 contains the main properties of the video slot and official information from the provider.

RTP Official96.09% (*)
Reels and Stripes5 * 3
Bonus DescriptionNone
Раунд Gamble на удвоение выигрышаNo
RespinYes, 3x rollover
Max multipliers for 5 symbol combinationsx250, x120, x60
Max payout in round without respinsx2500 (**)
Max payout with three respins 1010x10 000
Influence of bet size on winningsCombination frequency and RTP do not change

(*) Base value. The official RTP range is from 90.05% to 99.06%.

(**) The entire field closed by the high character

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Tips expert

The Starburst slot machine from NetEnt is always listed in the top lobby of an online casino. The first thing to do is to find out the RTP in the Help section of the video slot. It is not worth playing if it is below 94%.

Users receive an offer of free spins in Starburst slot by email. Before taking it, you should also find out the RTP level. The value of the parameter from 97% is suitable for wagering the bonus.

A high difference between the minimum and maximum bets (1000 times) creates favorable conditions for a game with a raise after a series of negative rounds. It is advisable not to double, since the minimum of 5 rubles is too modest, but to increase the bet with some step after 50 or 100 unsuccessful spins.

Editorial experts noticed that if 10-20 bad spins happened in a slot with low volatility, it makes sense to restart the machine. As a result, the dynamics of the game usually change.

What will definitely work is playing Starburst in parallel at different casinos. If in one there is a “dry” series, in the other it will most likely not be. This is true for slots with a high probability of payouts and frequent activation of some kind of winning feature. Starburst is just such an automaton.

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