We have just been informed that there are going to be a few changes in regards to the way that several NetEnt slot games are going to be structured in the coming weeks and months.
Several of their optional pay line slots are going to be given a quick makeover which will see those slots now being on offer as fixed pay line slots, and the first of those slots is their Starburst Slot!
We have not found out the reasoning behind this change of playing structure however what will not be changing on any of those NetEnt slots is to long term expected payout percentages they all play out to. As such the only real difference you will notice when playing them is that you will have to have every single pay line in live play than any number of them.
In fact, that may be quite beneficial if you are the type of slot player who enjoys taking advantage of free slot spins that are given away to new players at many online casino sites or on an ongoing basis to loyal and regular players at those sites, as it is usually the Starburst slot that those free spins are attached to!
Just keep in mind that when you do come across one of NetEnt slots that do have a fixed pay line playing structure and format you will also find the coin values are fully adjustable. So when playing them for real money you can play around with the sake levels to make them affordable slots to play!
Pros and Cons of Fixed Pay Line Slots
One of the main differences that you will find on offer on fixed pay line slots as opposed to optional pay line slots is some form of bonus game or bonus feature that takes advantage of the fact that players have every single line activated and in live play on each spin they play off.
As such you will often find that the bonus games when triggered on fixed pay line slots are going to be much more exciting ones and potentially higher paying bonus games than are found on offer on optional pay line slot games.
One of those features could be a set of stacked wild symbols or some form of bonus game on which up to all five reels could be turned wild as it is being played off. As such when you do get for example a set of wild symbols covering all five reels on a fixed pay line slot you are going to win the jackpot lots of time, as per the number of lines you have in play!
The only downside of playing fixed payline slots is that you have to factor in the extra cost of playing each pay line, which often makes then not suitable for penny slot players or players who only have a small modest bankroll, so keep that in mind if you do decide to play any fixed pay line slots!