I am not entirely sure if the release of NetEnt’s brand new title Butterfly Staxx is purely coincidental with the arrival of summer. Either way, I am really glad that NetEnt has chosen to release a game filled with blooming tropical flowers and colourful butterflies in the happiest and warmest time of the year –summer!
Best part about this game is that Butterfly Staxx is a NetEnt Touch game, meaning that it is fully optimized for mobile gameplay. We're saying you can now enjoy this mobile slot lying on the beach sipping on a cocktail. For all you know, you will be lucky enough to win up to 840x your wager in one spin and your entire holiday will be taken care of!
Butterfly Staxx is a five reel mobile slot that is paired with 40 paylines, making this game one of the first few Touch games with a high number of paylines. Right at the bottom of your reels you will options that will let you choose the number of paylines you wish to play with. Butterfly Staxx accepts wagers from a mere 40p and this number caps out at a maximum of £400 per spin.
Surprisingly, as colourful and vivid as all the elements are in this game, Butterfly Staxx offers a warm and calm gaming experience. The beautiful mountains in the background coupled with the setting sun is just a sight to behold.
This game features mostly of small and frequent wins, with some respectably moderate wins in between. I would consider this game to be of low to medium variance and casual players especially would be glad to hear that. It's the perfect game to play lying on the beach with a delicious glass of martini, if you ask me! The RTP of this game stands at a really high 96.8%, being one of the highest paying games we have seen this year.
In terms of symbols, you will find many types of tropical flowers, cocoons and the pretty butterflies themselves. As you can suspect, the butterflies are the highest paying symbols in this game and may reward you up to 840x your wager if you get the full seven Butterfly Spins! The Wild symbols in this game come in the form of a bright yellow and red flower and the Wilds here will replace all other symbols (except the scatter) to complete winning paylines.
This slot comes with two bonus features, both of which are pretty straight forward to play. The first bonus feature in Butterfly Staxx are the extra spins. To trigger this feature, you will need at least three scatter symbols anywhere on your reels. Getting three, four and five scatters will give you five, six and seven extra spins respectively.
Before you start commenting on how little the extra spins that you get are, you need to know that the extra spins that you get are no ordinary spins. Believe it or not, every spin only comes with two different symbols – the cocoons. Some of them may transform to become butterflies and as such, they will fly to your left most reel and they will remain sticky until the end of the bonus feature.
More importantly, there are the Butterfly Staxx Re-spins feature. The way it works is that you get a free re-spin every time a stack of butterflies cover a whole reel. The butterflies will then fly gracefully over to your left reels and any additional butterflies that you get during the gameplay of the feature will also do the same. The re-spin feature ends when you get no more butterfly symbols.
There are two factors that make this feature really profitable, the first being the butterfly symbol is the highest paying symbol in the game and the second being the sheer number of butterflies that accumulate on the left on your reels to complete many paylines. It’s almost like having stacked wilds of the highest paying symbol in your first two reels.
I definitely have to give some praise to NetEnt as all of their recent slots have themes that are on point. I mean, there is no better time to release Butterfly Staxx than during the summer. To make it all the sweeter (and warmer), the graphics in this game are a sight to behold.
All the symbols have been beautifully designed with a slight touch of cartooney'ness in them. What amazes me most in this game is still the animations. You get bursts of them during the Butterfly Staxx Re-spins feature and I guarantee you, the transitions and quality of the animations are gorg!
As previously mentioned, Buttefly Staxx is a NetEnt Touch production, making it a game that is fully optimized for mobile gameplay. It is available on 99% of all devices out there regardless of platforms. Even with all the high definition graphics and sophisticated animations, the game runs as smoothly as you can ask for it to be, even on older devices.
Another cool feature exclusive to NetEnt Touch productions is that the designers of this game have paid so much attention to the layout of all the buttons. You will never accidentally tap on the wrong button around your reels even when playing on a smaller screen mobile phone. It’s all these small things that NetEnt has included in this game that catapults your mobile gaming experience to a whole new level.
Butterfly Staxx is a warm addition to NetEnt’s already commendable portfolio of slot games. The low risk element and the straight forward and easy to play features makes this game an attractive proposition to many players out there. Combined with the stunning graphics and animations throughout the game, I am very confident that Butterfly Staxx is going to make your summer a whole lot better!