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It seems like NetEnt is a bit late with the whole blooming flowers and butterfly theme. Nevertheless, Butterfly Staxx is just in time, mainly because of the innovative feature it showcases called Butterfly Spins. We cannot but praise it as one of the best features we’ve stumbled upon in the recent months.
Butterfly Staxx, although rather calming, still makes an impression of a dynamic video slot, mainly because of its distinctive feature. Aside from this, it’s another NetEnt slot. We’re not saying NetEnt run out of steam, but they need this well-deserved break. After all, Copy Cats and Scruffy Duck lived up to the expectations we had.
The game has 40 fixed paylines, which is not common when it comes to video slots produced by the Swedish casino game studio. However, the bet settings, including the coin value and the number of coins players can place per active line follow the NetEnt defaults. You can place up to 10 coins per line with a value in the range of 0.01 and 2.00. Be careful with the max bet button, because it will spin the reels with a bet of €400.
Butterfly Staxx’es paytable is not the most generous one you’ve seen. Nonetheless, the gameplay combined with the bonus feature’s mechanics makes for high and frequent opportunities for some big wins.
Besides the rather rewarding bonus feature, Butterfly Staxx showcases a Wild Symbol and a Scatter Symbol. It’s this colorful, beautiful flower that will take the place of any other symbol to form a winning line, except the scatter symbol. It can appear anywhere on the reels during base game spins, during re-spins and during Free Spins. Speaking of free spins, you can win up to 7 Butterfly Free Spins. Don’t be fooled by the low number of free spins, because they are exceptionally rewarding.
Trigger Free Spins by landing 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols. You’ll get 5, 6 or 7 free spins respectively.
In our experience, the Butterfly Re-Spins occurred frequently, too frequently for someone’s taste. Nonetheless, it plays in your favor. Bear in mind, in order to have the butterflies fly to the leftmost reel, they need to cover the entire reel. Once this happens, a Re-Spin is triggered. If you get additional butterflies on the reels, they move to the leftmost position in the same row that’s vacant. As long as you get new butterflies popping up on the reels, you’ll get additional Re-Spins. Eventually, you’ll have the first 3 reels covered in butterflies. In all honesty, this feature makes the Wild Symbol disposable.
Once you trigger Free Spins, only Cocoon symbols appear on the reels. They can be either active or dormant. Active cocoon symbols turn into Butterfly symbols, which move to the leftmost position in that row. As the reels spin, you will receive a prize if a winning line is already formed. The last few spins are usually big wins, and if you’re fortunate enough, you might hit a Mega Win as well.
In short, NetEnt created a slot game that’s not overwhelming in the content department, but that’s why it proved to be very, very rewarding. We can identify it as a slot game with low to medium volatility. As such, it’s perfect for all kinds of players.