NetEnt’s New Berryburst™ Slot Uses Cluster Pays™ MechanicsPublished August 22, 2018 by Mike P
Berryburst™ is a new NetEnt slot for August 2018 that will let players win by grouping identical fruit symbols into clusters.
NetEnt has been gradually building up its range of Cluster Pays™ slots. After delivering Aloha! Cluster Pays™ in 2016, NetEnt spent the next year preparing to launch The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays™ in 2017. And the brand new Berryburst™ slot, which releases late in August 2018, seems to be inspired by the series.
Elements of Cluster Pays™
Berryburst™ is notable for the fact that the slot does not actually bear the Cluster Pays™ name in the slot’s title. Nevertheless, Berryburst™ does utilise some of the basic core mechanics that are expected of Cluster Pays™ slots.
For starters, Berryburst™ has a system whereby players are challenged to group symbols into clusters. In order to receive a payout, the symbols have to form a cluster of five matching symbols or greater. The highest value multipliers shall then be delivered if players are able to cluster the fruit symbols together.
However, where Berryburst™ differs from the mainline Cluster Pays™ slots is that the grouped winnings symbols do not break and crumble away. By design, they are closer in style to slot machine symbols, as opposed to the blocks included in branded Cluster Pays™ slots. Players just need to ensure that all of their symbols are linked together to win.
Berryburst™ Slot Design
Elsewhere in the design, Berryburst™ has been constructed by using five reels and three rows. As with most NetEnt slot releases, Berryburst™ will give players a game that can be played seamlessly over either mobile or desktop screens, but the web browser must be compatible with HTML5, like Chrome is.
Berryburst™ cannot match some of the other top NetEnt slots for scale of special features, as the game has been designed to focus more on clustered payouts. As such free spins are not present, but Berryburst™ does have re-spins and wild symbols to offer as a couple of standard special features.