Launched halfway 2017, the Butterfly Staxx™ slot made me think of Neon Staxx™ immediately. I blame the name which is similar to that of Neon Staxx™, but that’s not all the two NetEnt slots have in common. Both video slots are offering a 5×4 grid with a total of 20 symbols while a standard online slot consists of 5 reels and 3 rows. 40 pay lines will be responsible for your winning combinations in Butterfly Stax™, another aspect the two slots have in common.
Design wise, I’m sure that the real NetEnt fans will see one more similarity which involves the colour palette used by NetEnt. Neon Staxx™ was designed in a time of change as it wasn’t long before HTML5 was introduced, bringing major opportunities in further development in online and mobile casino games. For the first time, NetEnt was able to bring the player the brightest neon colours ever seen in any online slot and in 2017 NetEnt again used that impressive palette of neon colours for the Butterfly Staxx™ slot.
I remember the 5×4 grid in the Neon Staxx™ slot being tilted slightly, bringing an impressive effect to the video slot, but this effect is missing in the Butterfly Staxx™ slot while the slot features show many differences as well. This butterfly-themed NetEnt slot is bringing some sort of simplicity as seen in games like Starburst™, Twin Spin™, and Dazzle Me™, some of NetEnt’s most popular video slots. Thinking a game wouldn’t have enough slot features to offer, simple video slots often wins it from feature-packed NetEnt slots such as Red Riding Hood™, Koi Princess™, and the South Park™ slots.
The game is driven by fluttering butterflies, tropical flowers, and cocoons supported by neon colours. The low polygonal art style of the game is giving Butterfly Staxx™ a whole own identity while the airy sounds adding to the relaxed playing experience. The more butterflies flutter around the reels during the several slot features available in this charming NetEnt slot, the bigger the chance a whirl of wins occurs.
As said already, NetEnt decided to keep things simple, bringing Wild substitutions, Re-Spins, and Butterfly Spins only. Okay, maybe I got slightly spoiled over the years with the launch of many feature-packed NetEnt slots. Butterfly Staxx™ is offering more than enough features to keep yourself entertained, but more about that later one, let’s see about the betting options first.
The first thing I’ve noticed is the maximum bet which is higher than ever with 400.00. The highest I’ve seen so far is 250.00, but it seems NetEnt is bringing their bets to a higher level. Perfect for the high-rollers, although I have no clue yet if the Butterfly Staxx™ will be appreciated by the high rollers, I’m sure it will by a large group of players with bets starting from 0.20. Besides the 8 different coin values, you also have 10 levels to control your bet within the range. I must add the high RTP of 96.9% as well which is slightly higher than average, an extra reason to give the Butterfly Staxx™ slot a try at one of the many NetEnt Casinos.
Butterfly Staxx™ slot features
The moment you open the Butterfly Staxx™ slot, you’ll be overwhelmed by enchanting butterflies, adding to a relaxing slot experience. You’ll be able to feast your eyes on the sparkling butterflies while enjoying some truly exciting slot features of which I believe the majority of the players will appreciate. Besides the standard Wild substitution, you’ll also be entertained with Re-Spins, and Butterfly Spins.
This colourful Wild symbol will bring joy to the reels, although I’m sure it’ll have a good influence on your account balance as well. As usual, this Wild symbol can substitute for any other symbol in the Butterfly Staxx™ slot, except Scatter symbols, in order to make the best possible winning combination. Wild symbols can appear anywhere on the reels in the main game, as well as during Re-Spins.
The moment a stack of Butterfly symbols covers an entire reel, a Re-spin occurs resulting in all butterflies flying to the most left reels raising the odds of a big win. When during the Re-spin new butterflies show up, they will join the sticky butterflies on the left, getting ready for another Re-spin. No new butterflies look like a good reason to end the Re-spin feature, but not without at least one Re-spin and a good chance of bigger wins.
One of the key elements that makes Butterfly Staxx™ stand out is the Butterfly Spins feature in which only Cocoon symbols will be available on the reels. Three or more Scatters on the reels will activate the Butterfly Spins feature which has a lot in common with a standard Free Spins feature. Same same, but different! The first Butterfly Spin will show 20 Cocoon symbols on the reels having the ability to turn into 20 butterflies. Butterflies during the Butterfly Spins will act the same as during Re-spins which means they will end up on the most left spot available resulting in a chance of incredible wins. Butterflies, gathering on the left side of the 5×4 grid, will become sticky symbols during the entire Butterfly Spins feature with empty cocoons being replaced in the next Butterfly Spin just until your Butterfly Spins have been activated.
Butterfly Staxx Touch®
Responsible for 50% of the industry’s traffic, mobile gaming is a hot topic these days. The first mobile slots were launched in 2011 with Gonzo’s Quest Touch® being the first available in the upcoming mobile casinos. Hardly ever did I see a segment grow so fast as the mobile casino segment did in the past years, the reason it took NetEnt only 6 years to add an incredible 68 games to the NetEnt Touch Games® portfolio including Butterfly Staxx Touch®.
Praised for its Touch® product during multiple iGaming award shows, NetEnt definitely knows how to turn an online slot into a mobile slot game without losing any of the quality the NetEnt slots are so famous for. Even though slight adjustments are necessary to make sure the game runs seamlessly on your mobile device, none of these adjustments will affect the slot features, gameplay or speed and the same goes for Butterfly Staxx Touch®.