Net Entertainment Butterfly Staxx Slot Review and Free Play

Butterfly Staxx: Demo

Turning an ugly looking cocoon into a beautiful, big paying creature is the goal in Butterfly Staxx, a 5 reel, 4 row, 40 payline video slot from Net Entertainment. Featuring the developer’s usual high visual standards, it comes with re-spins and free spins where symbols can transform into potentially lucrative butterflies. Stakes range from between 40p and £400 per spin.

NetEnt game are normally easy on the eye and that’s true of Butterfly Staxx which is a well-designed offering. A tropical mountain region at night forms the backdrop to the reels. Joining the lower value A to 10 values are blue, pink and purple flowers. These 3 all offer awards of 40 coins if you land 5 in line. Best of all is the butterfly which pays 60 coins for a 5 in a row combo. There’s also a wild which replaces everything bar the scatter. Expect to see stacks of these symbols regularly.

Stacks of butterflies are the key to landing the first extra we’ll look at, the Re-Spins feature – this round is triggered by landing a full stack of butterfly symbols on any reel. The stack of butterflies will then shift to the leftmost reel. A re-spin then follows – if a butterfly lands, it too will shift across the reel to the left and will join the cluster. The re-spins continue until you land a spin where no new butterfly arrives. A final payout is then made with all the butterflies in position.

Landing 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols anywhere on the reels on the same spin triggers the second extras, the Butterfly Spins feature – here you’ll be awarded 5, 6 or 7 spins. During these spins, only cocoon symbols are in play – these can be dormant (which don’t count in winning lines) or active. If active, they’ll turn into butterflies and fly across to the left most position on their row.

Each active cocoon turned butterfly also moves across the reels to join the butterfly cluster and a payout is made. The process continues until all the Butterfly Spins are completed and the final payout calculation is made.

NetEnt has created an interesting video slot here. The design is as shiny and glossy as you’d expect from this developer and has a slight futuristic feel. The features offer a fresh take on a couple of old favourites and again work well.

Good looking with decent gameplay, Butterfly Staxx is more interesting than it sounds. Land a decent sized cluster and these butterflies can offer some enjoyable action. Saying that, it’s low to medium variance with top wins of 120 times your stake. If you’re looking for bigger payouts, NetEnt offers plenty of alternatives with Piggy Riches and Dead or Alive 2 of my favourites.

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