Slingo Starburst is a hybrid slot and bingo machine from game provider NetEnt that features 12 ways to win and a maximum payout of £250,000. Undoubtably Starburst is one of the most iconic and recognised brands within the online gaming industry, and this latest adaption of it offers players a mix of 2 very popular forms of gambling.
Bonus features within the game can be activated by completing Slingos ( lines ) within the grid. The more of these that you can complete, the bigger win potential your bonus can have. Help is at hand whilst filling your card in the form of modifier symbols that can appear, these allow you to manually pick a square to cross off, or may even give you an instant win.
Find out more about Slingo Starburst in our full and detailed review of the game. Alongside the informative article that we provide you can also access a free play demo. This is available for you to play on desktop, tablet and mobile devices.
#Ad.18+. New players only. Min deposit £10. Bonus funds are 121% up to £300 and separate to Cash funds. 35x bonus wagering requirements apply. Only bonus funds count towards wagering requirement. £5 max. bet with bonus. Bonus funds must be used within 30 days, otherwise any unused shall be removed. Terms Apply. BeGambleAware.org
#Ad.18+. New players only. Min. Deposit £10. Bonus: 1st deposit 100% up to £300 + 30 bonus spins (Reactoonz™), 2nd deposit 50% up to £500 + 50 bonus spins (Book of Dead™), 3rd deposit 25% up to £200 + 20 bonus spins (Legacy of Egypt™). Spins on specified games only;winnings from spins credited as bonus funds. Bonus money is separate to cash funds & subject to 35x wagering requirement. £5 bonus max. bet. Bonus must be used within 30 days, spins within 10 days, otherwise any unused will be removed. Only bonus funds contribute towards wagering requirements. Terms apply. BeGambleAware.org
#AD 18+. All bonuses are valid for 30 days. Wagering requirement of 60 times the welcome bonus amount. Max bet £5 with bonus. Min refund is 10 GBP. Refund issued 24 hours after 1st deposit is lost. Welcome offer does not apply to players using Skrill or Neteller. T&C's
#Ad. 18+ New players only. 1 bonus offer per player. Min. deposit £20. Max. bonus bet is £5. Bonus spins on selected games only and must be used within 72 hours. Bonus funds expire in 30 days, unused bonus funds will be removed. Bonus funds are 100 match up to £300 on your 1st deposit, 40% match up to £1000 on your 2nd deposit, and 80% match up to £500 on your 3rd deposit. Bonus funds are separate to Cash funds, and are subject to 35x wagering the total bonus & cash. Only bonus funds contribute towards any wagering requirements. Terms apply. BeGambleAware.org.
First Deposit between 20 €/$ and 1 000 €/$ will be awarded with a 250% bonus.
First deposit only. Min deposit & spend £20. Max 75 spins on Retro Tapes at 10p per spin. Spins credited upon spend of £20. T&Cs Apply.
New players only | No restrictions while playing with cash | Min. refund bonus is £10 | Wagering on bonus is 60x | Bonus based on 1st deposit lost | Max bet with bonus is £5 | Skrill and Neteller excluded. T&C's Apply.
18+. New players only. 30 Non-Deposit Spins on Book of Dead. Min deposit £10. 100% up to £100 + 30 Bonus Spins on Reactoonz. Bonus funds + spin winnings are separate to cash funds and subject to 35x wagering requirement. Only bonus funds count towards wagering contribution. £5 bonus max bet. Winnings from No-Deposit Spins capped at £100. Bonus funds must be used within 30 days, spins within 10 days. Terms Apply. BeGambleAware.org
18+ new customers only. Deposit, opt in and wager £10 on selected games within 7 days of opening new account. Get 3 x £10 bonuses for selected games with up to 40x wagering plus 100 Free Spins. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Max redeemable from bonuses £750. 100 Free Spins have no wagering and expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&C's Apply. Begambleaware.org. Please Gamble Responsibly.
Even if you're relatively new to playing games and slots online, it's likely that you will have come across the original Starburst Slot at some stage. So given that Slingo Starburst is a part of the same brand, it will come as little surprise that a space theme is in place and you are cast light years away into a vast galaxy to enjoy the action on this game/slot.
Whilst the game primarily takes place on a bingo style grid, there are pay symbols within Slingo Starburst that award wins once you have reached and triggered a bonus level. The lower value pay symbols are the blue gem, orange gem, and green gem. Whilst the high value symbols are the yellow gem, red 7, and bar, with a 5 of a kind win paying 60x bet line, 120x bet line, and 250x bet line respectively.
To begin a game on Slingo Starburst you will have to choose a stake between €0.10 and €100. There are additional chances further into the play to bet more, and we will cover that further on in the review.
After you have chosen your starting bet size, the game will begin on a gird with a format of 5x5. You will be awarded with 10 spins for your initial stake, and on each of these spins either numbers or symbols will appear on the lower escalating reel. If a number is revealed that you have on your card, then it will be crossed off and replaced with a star. However, if a symbol is revealed, then you will get to make an action on the card depending on what modification to allows. These are highlighted for you in the grid below
Red Hat Wild
Green Hat Super Wild
Free Spin Symbol
Mark any number off on the grid. The wild then holds and reels respin
Allows you to mark any number off in the column above it
Allows you to mark off any number within the grid
Awards 1 extra free spin
3 or more award a cash win
The key to success on the game is to complete as many Slingos as possible, and work your way up the prize meter which is positioned to the left hand side of the grid. After your initial 10 spins you will be given a bonus chance to win an extra spin. If you're successful in this, then some more new numbers and symbols will spin in on the lower escalating reel. It's possible to get multiple extra spins to help you further advance up the win meter, but once you fail to land in the win section on the pie, then you'll have an additional decision to make.
This comes in the form of collecting your current prize if you have one, ending the game and starting again, or buying an additional spin to try and complete more Slingos. The price you will pay for extra spins will vary and depend upon how many Slingos you already have completed. Be careful though with the buys, these can soon mount up to significant amounts of money.
Reaching the bonus sections of the the meter on Slingo Starburst will enable you to take a spin on the reels of the game. We have detailed the win meter and the bonuses that you can win in the table below.
Amount of Slingos
Awards a guaranteed win with the blue crystal
Awards a guaranteed win with the orange crystal
Awards a guaranteed with a green crystal
Awards a guaranteed with with a yellow crystal
Awards a guaranteed win with a red 7
Awards a guaranteed win with the bar symbol
Awards a guaranteed enhanced win with the red 7
Awards a guaranteed enhanced win with the bar symbol
Awards at least 1 guaranteed win using the wild star symbol
Slingo games are continuing to grow in popularity, as we have seen with the likes of Centurion Slingo and Rainbow Riches Slingo. With powerful brands such as these succeeding in the Slingo market, it makes perfect sense for NetEnt to join in and add one of their most recognisable games into the mix.
Compared to the other games in the Slingo niche, Slingo Starburst is quite fun to play and ultimately it all boils down to the bonus features on the game. From our playing experiences, you really need to be hitting one of the enhanced features to really see a good return on your stake, with the top feature of course having the potential to pay a serious amount if you get a good set up.
Overall it's nice to see another well known brand added to the portfolio of Slingo games, and we expect this to be hit and piggy back on the popularity of the original slot game.
Article by Nigel Hall
23 years Gambling Industry Experience