How Did NetEnt’s Iconic Starburst Inspire Other Games Over The Last Decade?

Starburst’s first decade was commemorated by Evolution’s brand NetEnt ten years after the game’s debut as both long-time and new players continue to enjoy it. A “classic,” the game has evolved into “an iconic game for the business.”

With live music, picture booths themed around Starburst, a 3D-mapped birthday cake that shot fireworks, and astronaut entertainers, NetEnt celebrated the succes of the Starburst slot in style. In fact, recently game designers and operators gathered “to celebrate a decade of slot history and salute to the future decade.”

Starburst XXXtreme, the game’s next sequel, was released in 2012. Starburst XXXtreme, which has been available to players since July of last year, offers all the characteristics of the original game as well as some brand-new ones, such increased volatility, which creates “a cosmic voyage with an integral gaming experience and extraordinary win possibilities.” Additionally, it marks the introduction of XXXtreme Spins, which players can buy in order to ensure that Starburst Wilds will appear when they are activated.

However, spin-offs are not the only way that Starburst has inspired other games. Its many features, which at the time were unique, inspired other slots to aim bigger and become better. Because it offers the ideal balance of design, animation, gameplay, and music, Starburst is a masterpiece. The game, which is set in space, has a tranquil atmosphere that enables players to spin the slot machine while feeling both eager and at rest. 

Over time, people realised that Starburst was not simply designed to be showy. The designers and engineers at NetEnt used a different method to create a slot that eventually became known as the Mona Lisa of online slots. It’s enigmatic, soothing, yet both satisfying and thrilling all at once. The slot was a seed that eventually blossomed into a lovely flower that is still highly regarded today.

Todd Haushalter, Chief Product Officer at Evolution, said ‘A decade-long run for a single slot game is an incredible achievement, and it’s been a top favourite with players ever since it was first launched. From the looks of things, that’s going to keep going, and going, and going. Starburst is the full package – an exciting, classic game that entertains you right from the start. I can’t wait to see what the next decade brings’. 

Due to the fact that there are currently hundreds of new games produced each month, many online slots are unable to achieve the same level of popularity as Starburst, despite the fact that it is a true masterpiece. Slot developers must go above and beyond in this quick-paced world and provide players with games they have never played before.