Succulent fruit can deliver some very tasty action in Berryburst MAX. Created by NetEnt, this follow up to the classic Starburst is played using a 5 reel, cluster pays game engine and comes with expanding wilds, re-spins and top payouts of some 6,000 times your bet. Stakes range from between 10p and £200 per spin.
The reels in Berryburst MAX are an explosion of colour. Joining the lower value heart, diamond, club and spade symbols are 4 higher paying fruits. In ascending order of value are limes, grapes, tangerine segments and raspberries. The aim is to land clusters of at least 5 of the same matching symbol. The more matching fruit in the cluster the bigger the payouts on offer.
The lowest value playing card suits offer awards of 1 times your bet if you land 5 in combination, right up to 100 times your bet if you manage a 15x cluster. The raspberry is the symbol you’ll really be hoping to see though. Land 5 of these and you’ll pocket a 3 times your bet award. Fill the screen with raspberries and a mighty 1,000 times bet payout will be heading your way.
Helping your chances of landing a winner is the wild which can hit anywhere on the screen and substitute for all other symbols. Every time a wild lands, it expands to turn the whole of the reel wild. This is known as the Re-Spin feature. After the standard payout is made, you’ll be awarded a re-spin with the stacked wild locked in position.
If another wild hits on that re-spin, then the process is repeated. This continues until there’s a spin where no new wild lands. Fill all 5 reels with wilds and the reward is a 1,000 times your bet payout. If you get the best combinations throughout all the re-spins, you’ll win 6,000 times your bet.
NetEnt’s simple formula of glossy design and simple, repetitive features made Starburst an all-time classic. They’re kept to a similar formula here. The colourful visuals are nicely done and the pop soundtrack has a bouncy feel. It’s a similar case of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ with the features.
There’s nothing overly complex here. That simple gameplay can deliver some potentially explosive action thanks to the expanding wilds and re-spins, especially in this MAX version which offers double the payouts on offer in the standard Berryburst. If you enjoyed Starburst (and Berryburst) then you should find plenty to like in Berryburst MAX.