Evolution’s NetEnt celebrates 10 years of its classic Starburst slot

Ten years after its initial launch, Evolution’s NetEnt brand celebrated Starburst’s first decade as it continues to see old and new game fans enjoy the title. The game is described as “a classic” and has become “an iconic game for the industry.”

NetEnt celebrated Starburst’s achievement in style, with live music, Starburst-themed photo booths, a 3D Mapped birthday cake shooting fireworks, and astronaut performers. The birthday party event saw game creators and operators come together “to enjoy a decade-long slot story and to toast to the next decade.”

The title’s Wilds, brilliant gems, electrifying sounds, and arcade-like effects keep “sending players straight up into the outer hemisphere,” the company says. In the last two and a half years alone, the game has seen 18 billion spins, and with the potential for big wins “hitting astronomical heights, graphics and thrilling animation, this game is set to remain a timeless piece of work,” claims NetEnt.

Since 2012, the game has seen a new sequel launched: Starburst XXXtreme. Live since July of last year, Starburst XXXtreme has brought players all the features of the original, whilst including new features such as cranked-up volatility that creates “a space odyssey with an integral gaming experience and spectacular win potential.” It also sees the debut of XXXtreme Spins, which players have the option of purchasing to guarantee Starburst Wilds when activated.

Todd Haushalter, Chief Product Officer at Evolution, said: “The event was an incredible way of celebrating Starburst’s 10-year anniversary. A decade-long run for a single slot game is an incredible achievement, and it’s been a top favorite 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,” he concluded.