The full title of this slot is indeed “Strolling Staxx: Cubic Fruits” and it very much tells us all about this slot once you know how it works. Everything is cubic shaped here, including the fruits. And the main feature are strolling staxx.
The theme is pretty and charming in its own, strange and cubic, way. We’re looking at a meadow, trees on both sides of a little river, and the reel symbols floating above it all. It really does look quite beautiful and it’s nice and colourful as well.
On the reels we get the wild, melons, strawberries, lemons, cherries, plums and the royals from J to A. Wilds and melons are worth 500 coins for a 5-of-a-kind win. Strawberries follow far behind with only 150 coins for such a winning combination, whilst plums, cherries and lemons are worth 100 or 120 coins.
You can play this game from €0.10 (without bonus bet, and €0.15 with bonus bet) to €200 (without bonus bet, and €300 with bonus bet), which makes this game suitable for just about any budget.
Let us explain the basic options in Strolling Staxx first. You have to decide whether to play this game with or without the Bonus Bet on. Obviously, whenever a Bonus Bet is in play, your stake increases. But is it worthwhile?
Interestingly, in Strolling Staxx, activating the Bonus Bet will slightly decrease the theoretical RTP from 95.98% to 95.95% during the base game. However, once you hit the re-spins, the RTP actually increases from 68.7% to 77.7%, which is significant. And it is also the reason why you should play with the Bonus Bet on.
Colossal symbols can appear randomly throughout the game, during base game and re-spins feature. Which symbol may show up in colossal shape (2×3 or 3×3 symbols large) is shown on the left-hand side on the little sign that keeps spinning to change on every spin.
The Extra Chance is activated (quite randomly, we found) when a stack of symbols activates the re-spins without a Colossal symbol on the reels. You might even be looking at a non-winning spin in such a case. The Extra Chance would basically drop down a Colossal symbol fully or partially on your reels, increasing the chance at a winning spin and a better go at the main feature.
This is the main feature of the slot. Whenever a full stack of symbols lands anywhere on the reels, the Strolling Staxx Re-Spins are activated. Here the extra chance can come in handy. Either way, the stack of symbols will now start moving to the left and it will include all stacks of the same symbol as well as other attached symbols of the same kind. Should more stacks appear or even single symbols that end up attached to a stack, the whole thing will move to the left. Additional stacks of the same symbol will keep the re-spins going or even re-activate them. Wins are paid out on every re-spin. The re-spins only end when the last stack has moved off the reels.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) of Strolling Staxx is 95.98% (or 95.95% with the Bonus Bet). That’s actually slightly below average and it’s also slightly odd that the RTP decreases with the bonus bet on. However, the vastly increased RTP during the re-spins, makes this a worthwhile investment.
Be that as it may, Strolling Staxx is pretty to look at, has simple enough features without being too simple and it manages to entertain for a little while when those stacks are strolling along the reels. With a little luck and some Colossal symbols, wins can be pretty good here. We once managed to get over 85x our stake during those re-spins. But this slot won’t captivate you for much longer than two or three decent wins and you’ll be off to greener pastures pretty soon.
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