If you're a slot fan, you've probably heard or played NetEnt's massive hit Starburst. Widely hailed as one of the top slot games of all time, Starburst impresses with its low variance, fast pace, and star-studded rewards. The popularity of the slot has trickled over in the Slingo industry via Slingo Starburst. As expected, it's a game that pairs the best of both worlds and is a pretty decent sequel.
A low/medium variance game of Starburst and bingo, it perfectly compiles the best features from both games. Guaranteed win spins are the name of the game in this Slingo as long as you unlock them via consecutive wins.
Available for free and real money right here in Gala Bingo, Slingo Starburst is a game that fans of both groups will love.
The Slingo Starburst game doesn't reinvent the grid at all. It does, however, apply the slot's look to the 5x5 layout, giving it a distinct feel. It's quite a colourful title which we loved, but in regards to the design and layout, it follows the usual Slingo formula.
In terms of symbols, you get your pack of numbers as expected, plus a few Starburst gems. We love the animations and how the numbers reveal rainbows when highlighted. The usual Slingo paytable is to the left, but this time, you're not getting paid for a Full House or less – you get guaranteed win spins for certain Starburst symbols.
Playing the game is pretty easy. Just set a bet and hit the Play button to start. Each round begins with ten initial spins. No surprise on the goal – the reel below the grid spins and reveals numbers or other symbols that complete Slingos.
Apart from the numbers, you have wilds and Starburst wilds that allow you to mark specific or any numbers on the grid. Starburst wilds have another function – they trigger a respin and hold in place to help you hit more Slingos.
You can also get free spins by landing the corresponding symbol. To top things off, purple gems award an instant cash prize if you happen to land three or more.
While there's no bonus round in Slingo Starburst, you can win extra sums of cash by hitting the guaranteed win spins. Look at the column on your left, and you'll see what we mean. You get win spins with the lowest-paying symbol on the third step (third Slingo), while the top-tier Starburst wild is available on the final Slingo.
The extra spin is available on the actual Starburst slot. It's just one spin, but it guarantees a win, no matter how small. We've had situations where we won even more on this spin than with the Slingos themselves, so this extra spin can be pretty lucrative.
Similar to the slot, the variance in this game is on the low side, with the maximum payout set at 1,500x the bet.
Slingo Starburst is a worthy addition to the Starburst mythos. It’s just as fun to play the game in this format as it is fun to spin the slot. While there are no expanding wilds, you get guaranteed win spins, and those can be pretty big for the luckiest players.