First Man has hit the screen. It might be yet another retelling of a popular tale, but this time it’s based on an actual event, the 1969 moon landing. And it’s got Ryan Gosling in it. Swoon. As interesting as the Neil Armstrong story is though, why do we return to retell stories time and time again? The perfect online slot example is NetEnt’s Starburst slot, an online and mobile game that we return to again and again.
Always Shooting For The Stars
NetEnt set the scene for space-aged slots when it released Starburst. Gamers across the world choose to lift off on NetEnt’s Starburst time and again, as the five reel, ten payline slot has remained one of the Swedish studio’s most popular releases. Just like Mr Gosling. With a mixture of bright colours and fast-paced action, it’s the slot that just keeps on giving.
Perhaps what makes us revisit Starburst on a frequent basis is the Starburst Wild feature. Okay, no perhaps about it. Because when the Starburst Wild expands on reels two, three and four, the other reels will respin. If another Wild shows up, it expands and holds in place. Three expanding Starburst Wilds could see us win £50,000! As the wins come in the screen goes wild and space travel seems a lot more appealing than what Neil Armstrong went through back in the 60s.
The Stars Keep Giving
With Starburst, NetEnt gives us a slot with fast action, a unique bonus feature and despite no story to the slot, the vibrant, retro, spaced theme is a joy to play. No wonder there have been so many copycats stemming from the Starburst slot. Do we think it’s NASA’s favourite? Quite possibly.