About Butterfly Staxx
Butterfly Staxx is a beautiful slot game by NetEnt.
It’s a June 2017 release that glorifies the journey from caterpillar to butterfly and depicts the beauty, fragility, and simplicity of life at its finest.
The game features an advantageous free spins game, and base game re-spins that can also award huge wins!
There are 40 paylines in this 4×5 slot game with Wilds, Re-Spins, and Butterfly Spins.
There are eight symbols in the game – four card symbols that seem a bit out of place in a slot with this theme, three Flowers, and one beautiful yellow Butterfly.
Although the highest-paying symbol in the game, the Butterfly is quite common on your reels.
As the title suggests, the symbols are stacked on the reels in this slot game, so basically whenever you land a win, it won’t be just one payline but probably three or four at least.
The game features a theoretical return to player (RTP) of 96.80%, which is more than good enough, and it indicates this is a quality slot game that can be played to make money.
The variance is low to medium and feels just right.
Butterfly Staxx Gameplay and Pay Table
Butterflies already pay for two-of-a-kind, so Butterfly wins are frequent.
The game is straightforward to play and will deliver wins often enough to keep you interested while you watch beautiful animations, and will deliver a big win here and there, either in the base game, through re-spins, or in the free spins game.
During the base game, a single winning combo doesn’t offer huge payouts.
The best-paying combo is a combo of five yellow butterflies.
Five yellow butterflies are rewarding 60 times the bet per win line. Three types of flowers payout 40 times the bet per win line.
If you spin a winning combo with playing cards, you’ll get a smaller reward: 20 times the bet per line.
Whenever you land a stack of Butterflies that covers the entire reel, you’ll trigger the Re-Spins feature. All Butterflies will fly – with a stunning animation – to reel 1 and will stay there for the duration of the feature.
In the re-spin, if you land any more Butterflies, they’ll fly to the leftmost position that’s unoccupied on the reels, and another re-spin will be awarded.
Re-spins end when no new Butterflies appear during the re-spin and all wins are paid out.
Did you try out NetEnt’s Dracula slot before? In that case, this butterfly feature might look familiar.
Three or more Scatter symbols trigger the free spins feature. You’ll get 5, 6 or 7 free spins for 3, 4 or 5 Scatters respectively.
During Butterfly Spins, only Cocoon symbols can land on the reels. They can be either dormant, still growing, or active, ready to hatch. The active ones will immediately produce a Butterfly.
All Butterflies fly to the leftmost position not already occupied on the same row, all bet line wins are added to total wins, and the Butterflies remain in place until the end of the feature.
Now it’s a bit clearer why there are only five free spins – these are extremely rewarding.
CasinoWizard’s verdict: 4 out of 5 stars
While Butterfly Staxx may not look like much after the first spin, or even after the tenth, this slot game will eventually spring into life and reveal all its beauty, both regarding the visual experience and concerning awarding a big win.
Butterfly Staxx is one beautiful slot that pays well, is easy to play, and strikes a delicate balance between frequency and quality of wins.
CasinoWizard says: “Thumbs up for game development masters at NetEnt.”
Butterfly Staxx is not CasinoWizard’s favourite slot in the online casino, but it’s well worth playing.
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