Welcome to the soothing land of Butterfly Staxx, NetEnt’s slot designed to chill you out all the way to the bank! Here we find ourselves at sunset amongst a bevy of brightly coloured butterflies and flowers, its stressful stuff! NetEnt is well known for it’s good looking games like the Asgardian Stones slot and Guns n Roses and you won’t be disappointed by the butterflies!
This is a game which apart from being set in some kind of paradisical land offers some good features, Free Spins and Re-spins, to set your own wings aflutter.
Look and Feel
The reels are positioned for bliss with great graphics creating a wonderous sunset over a bay of water, the set up for play. On the left of the reels is a flowering plant, which literally grows as your game progresses. The reels themselves are semi-transparent which adds to the floaty and rather magical vibe of the game-play. This is just one of those gorgeous NetEnt games like the Koi Princess Slot that just puts you in a good mood- especially if you win!
The background sounds are the electronic bleeps and swooshes of chilled astral jazz, it is basically lift music but its actually not too annoying.
Butterfly Staxx is a 4 rows, 5 reel and 40 payline slot that can be played across all devices. That’s quite a few more lines than other NetEnt games like the Eggomatic slot machine, so that suggests a lower volatilty.
The all–important high value icons are game’s golden butterfly, and pink, purple and blue flowers. The lower value icons are the Ace through Jack of the card deck. If you land 5 of those golden butterflies there’s a hefty 60 coins ready to fly into your wallet- now we’re set to fly!
The game’s Wild is a special multi-coloured flower with “Wild” written on it and this substitutes for any symbol except the Scatter. The Scatter is a purple lotus flower.
Get Lady Luck to land three, four or five Scatter symbols on the reels and you activate Butterfly Staxx Free Spins game earning 5, 6 or 7 butterfly spins respectively.
Once this feature is in play the flowers and card icons don’t appear on the reels, only the butterflies and special cocoons! These cocoons will either hatch into golden butterflies on the reels or…not- just like in Mother Nature. As the butterfly icons land, they will automatically move over to the left hand side of the reel, to the furthest position not already occupied by the winged lovelies, which handily stick around until the end of the feature.
The second element to this game is the Re-spins mode. Re-spins occur when the butterflies become stacked and so take up a whole reel. When this happens, if any more of the money-spinning insects alight, they move left across the reels, finding the furthest left position where they aren’t already stacked. Once in place those butterflies make the reels spin again. They really are nature’s generous helpers.
And this generous fun keeps going until no further butterflies land on the reels, or if you’re a lucky sort- until the reels are literally full of these golden insects- each butterfly captured on the reels pays- now that does cause a flutter of excitement!
Butterfly Staxx is a pretty simple slot game but this doesn’t make it dull. The game’s elements are fairly basic but NetEnt have sprinkled their usual star-dust over the game creating something that looks idyllic and has a relaxed vibe. This isn’t a game for a slot fan whose looking for something with a bit of volatility, but for those of you who like to kick back from time to time, this could be a nice spot to hang out.