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Butterfly Staxx Slot Game Review

NetEnt is responsible for some beautifully designed slot games, and Butterfly Staxx is a suitably colorful addition to their range of games.

The game takes place at dusk in front of an impressive scenic view.

There are only 8 regular symbols in this game, with the most important of those being the bright yellow butterfly.

Red, purple and blue flowers account for the rest of the high-value symbols, with J to A symbols making up the numbers.

The name ‘Butterfly Staxx’ – or at least the ‘Staxx’ part of the name – may seem a little confusing, but all will become clear.


  • Date: June 2017
  • Provider:  NetEnt
  • Genre: Nature
  • Paylines: 40
  • Max Coins Win: 240000
  • RTP: 96.8%
  • Variance: Medium

Stacks of Butterflies

Glowing Wild flower symbols can appear during both the regular game as well as the bonus rounds, and replace all but the scatter symbols.

Now let’s take a look at the feature that gives this game its name.

Any time a stack of butterflies appears to cover any of the reels, then the Re-Spins feature is triggered. All of the butterflies will flutter to the leftmost reel, and the reels spin againwith the butterflies locked in place.

If any more butterflies show up anywhere on the reels, they fly over to the leftmost space on the same row which is not already taken by a butterfly. There is another re-spin every time abutterfly appears, until a spin occurs without any new butterflies and your wins are totaled.

Butterfly Spins

So that’s where the ‘Staxx’ (as in ‘stacks’ of butterflies) comes from, but there is another bonus feature to look out for. When three or more scatter symbols show up anywhere on the reels thenbonus spins are awarded. Three scatters gives 5 ‘Butterfly Spins’, 4 scatters gives 6 spins and 5 gives 7 spins.

During these Butterfly Spins, all the symbols on the reels are cocoons.

Some are dormant, but others are active and turn into butterflies.

These fly to the leftmost reels as per the Re-Spins described above. The main advantage is that these spins are free and that you will have a better chance of getting high numbers ofbutterflies than with the regular game Re-Spin feature.

Beautifully Different

It is always great to discover a game which brings something different to the table. NetEnt is to be commended for coming up with a novel bonus game which works beautifully well.

The graphics on display are of the high quality we expect from NetEnt, with the butterfly theme allowing for some vividly colored symbols. The game mechanism allows for a potentially massivejackpot of 240,000 if you manage to cover the reels in golden butterflies, and the 96.8% return to player offers very good value.

Butterflies do not offer the high-octane excitement as themes based on movies or golden riches, but this well-designed slot has a delicate charm of its own.

Yet another delightful release from NetEnt, proving once again that they are hard to beat when it comes to producing excellent video slot games.
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