Launched in 2017, the Butterfly Staxx™ slot brought a dreamy slot to the NetEnt Casinos, packed with luminous butterflies and tropical flowers while you get a chance to enjoy a warm summer night. It’s pretty clear that it’s not the animations that attract you, as they have been kept simple, but a combination of Wild substitutions, Re-Spins and Butterfly Spins attracted many players.
I don’t know exactly what inspired NetEnt to create a sequel to the Butterfly Staxx™ slot, but the game must have been more successful than I thought, although it’s obvious that NetEnt implemented some new innovations in the sequel which was launched at the NetEnt Casinos two years later in Butterfly Staxx 2™.
To bring an even better video slot experience to the reels, NetEnt had to come with something better than a Wild, Re-spins and the Butterfly Spins, but leave it up to NetEnt to do. Of course, you’ll see a swarm of mystical butterflies back on the reels, again bringing you to an enchanted world, but this time, you’ll be experiencing an entirely new slot experience. You’ll be taken back into the same enchanted world once, however in this new version, you’ll be treated a completely new slot experience with the Butterfly Staxx 2™ being the first of its kind.
Like the original, you’ll get a 5×4 layout with 40 fixed lines placed over the reels to produce winning combinations, but this time, you’ll have the chance to open up to 3 reel areas during features. That’s 3 reel areas on a single wager while two brilliant bonus games have been added instead of the one in the Butterfly Staxx™ slot.
Besides a chance to extend the number of play areas to three instead of the usual one, I’ve found another important difference between the two Butterfly Staxx slots. The original game was already divergent compared to other video slots with a maximum bet of 400.00, but NetEnt is pushing it a bit more with the Butterfly Staxx 2™ slot that will be offering an amazing nine different coin values of which the highest coin value is 5.00. In combination with the 10 bet levels, the maximum bet can be 1250.00. This while the minimum bet is 0.25 which very reasonable, even for the careful players.
Butterfly Staxx 2™ slot features
The Butterfly Staxx 2™ slot is definitely designed to bring better slot experience to the reels and with that, a Wild, Re-spins and one bonus feature weren’t enough. NetEnt stepped up its game during the development of the second butterfly-themed slot and as mentioned before, the three game areas are in the spotlights.
It’s not the only additional innovation in the Butterfly Staxx 2™ slot, but it definitely needs to be mentioned first! The opportunity to activate multiple play areas during the Re-Spins and Butterfly Spins should not be overlooked as it’s making this slot the first of its kind. We did see two play areas in the Planet of the Apes™ slot, but so far NetEnt didn’t offer any slots with three or more play areas. Thanks to this innovation, you can unlock up to 3 play areas with just one single bet. The reels in each play area will spin independently and simultaneously.
Except for the Wild, all video slot features from the original slot are returning to the reels which means there will be Re-spins and Butterfly Spins. Re-spins are always welcome and that’s probably why you’ll be able to activate Re-spins again in the Butterfly Staxx 2™ slot. However, this time there will be even more fluttering butterflies and colourful flowers to enjoy. A Re-spin will become available when a full stack of 4 Butterfly symbols land on the reels, covering the entire
reel. When one or new butterflies appear on the reels, they’ll fly to the utter left position available and Re-spins will keep being activated. This process will be continued as long as new butterflies appear while a second play area is unlocked as soon the first two reels are fully covered with butterflies and a third play area when the first three left reels are filled with butterflies.
The Butterfly Spins have been recycled as well, activated when three or more Scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels. It’s then that you’ll find only cocoons on the reels which can be dormant or active. Active Cocoon symbols landing visible on the reels turn into Butterfly symbols after which they will fly to the leftmost position not already occupied. The Butterfly symbols remain on the reels until the end of the Butterfly Spins.
The Butterfly Frenzy feature is one of the new innovations, a standard pick-and-click game taken to new exciting levels. You take a pick from several Butterfly symbols. Some will award coin wins while other Butterfly symbols can take you to the next stage. Each stage awards 10 picks (+10) to the player which are added to remaining picks from the previous stage. With a total of 5 stages available, a truly magical butterfly experience is awaiting with the challenge to get as far as you can!
Choose an entirely new slot experience and enjoy a maximum of three different play areas while you get a chance to enjoy a levelled-bonus game as well. Butterfly Staxx 2™ is definitely the game for you if you’re interested in an innovative gameplay or just a big fan of butterflies!