Butterfly Staxx is a video slot from Net Entertainment with 5 reels and 40 paylines, with symbols arranged in a larger than usual 5×4 grid. You can play Butterfly Staxx at online casinos such as Dunder, Mr. Green or LeoVegas.
Butterfly Staxx will sound familiar in title to you, because NetEnt has given us Neon Staxx before. Whilst there is one similarity between both games, they have really nothing to do with each other at all when it comes to the theme. Butterfly Staxx is a rather pretty slot with a pretty nature theme, where transparent reels full of flowers, butterflies and other symbols are set in front of sunset landscape. The symbols are colourful, animated in 3D, but somewhat abstract and lacking in detail, which is meant to be the case with this design. There’s a rather serene soundtrack accompanying the whole thing.
The slot has fewer symbols than usual. The main symbol is, of course, the golden butterfly, which is worth 60 coins in a 5-of-a-kind winning combination. Then there are three flowers (red, purple and blue), all worth 40 coins in a 5-of-a-kind combination, and four playing card symbols from Jack to Ace. Thus the focus is very clearly on the butterfly, which already pays out when you get two on a winning line. There wild symbol and scatter symbol almost disappear on the reels.
All symbols, including the wild symbol but except the scatter, can show up stacked on the reels, but they don’t always do. When the butterflies come stacked on a whole reel, no matter which one, you activate a re-spin feature. Here the butterflies will fly to the left-most reel and you’ll be hoping for more butterflies to appear with the re-spin. As long as that is the case, the new butterflies will also fly to the left and settle down on free symbols across the reels. Once no further butterflies appear, your wins will be paid out and the feature ends. It is entirely possible to get no wins here, because no further butterflies appear after the first re-spin.
Three or more scatters will activate the free spin feature. You will receive 5 spins for three scatters, 6 spins for four scatters and 7 spins for five scatters. That doesn’t sound like an awful lot, but this free spin feature is certainly different. Instead of getting the same symbols that you get in the main game, you get only cocoons on the reels. Those may burst open to reveal butterflies and when that happens, they will fly to the left of the screen, settle there and you get a re-spin with hopefully more cocoons bursting open on that next spin.
The return to player (RTP) of Butterfly Staxx is a theoretical 96.80%, which is very good indeed. As long as you get those re-spins, you’ll definitely feel like you’re winning most of the time as well. Free spins don’t come around often, which is pretty normal with most slots anyway. When they do come around, they’re a nice distraction from the main game, though. What may become a little boring is the utter focus on the butterflies. The other symbols really don’t play a role at all, because you’ll only be waiting for the butterflies to make an appearance. Eventually you may become bored with that and if no further wins are forthcoming, you’ll move on to a more exciting slot. Because Butterfly Staxx is not very exciting at all. It’s pretty, it’s serene and it’ll put you to sleep, if you don’t pay attention. Still, the excellent RTP alone makes it worthwhile every once in a while.