ALL ABOUT BUTTERFLY STAXX 2 SLOT
NetEnt have always been a game provider who has appealed to a broad spectrum of players – from high variance slots like Dead or Alive, to the ubiquitous free spins vehicle that is Starburst – there is something for everyone.
In the case of their Staxx series – that includes Neon Staxx and Strolling Staxx, as well as the original Butterfly Staxx – the games have been targeted at those who prefer a low risk game where their bankroll can stretch a bit further than on a make-or break-em high variance game. What you get here is something rather more soothing than your average slot, with sweet graphics, some nice features, but a piffling win potential that will have hard core slots fans turning their noses up contemptuously.
So, if Bonanza, Book of Dead and 300 Shields are your thing, look away now. The rest can enjoy one of NetEnt’s more peaceful moments as we take a look at Butterfly Staxx 2.
Butterfly Staxx 2 Gameplay, Symbols and Pay Tables
This pretty slot takes place in a walled garden, with the reel set framed by a stone archway behind which lush hills form a backdrop. There are five reels of four rows, each made up of low value symbols (Jack, Queen, King, and Ace) and premium symbols (blue, purple and red flowers, and a yellow butterfly). The butterfly is the highest value symbol at 2x for 5 on a payline.
Look out as well for the lotus wild which will replace all other symbols accept the scatter. There is also a pink rose scatter which appears only on reels 1, 3 and 5, and is required to trigger the free spins round.
Butterfly Staxx 2 Features
This game is all about hitting re-spins which are triggered by landing stacks of the yellow butterfly. When this happens, all the butterflies move to the leftmost position on the reels where they stick before a re-spin ensues. After the re-spin, if more butterflies land, then the process repeats. This continues until no new butterflies land on the reels.
Now, if you can cover the first 2 reels with butterflies then you unlock a second reel set that appears on the screen next to the original. If you cover the first 3 reels, then a third set appears, essentially giving you a 2x or 3x on any wins that come from the resulting re-spins.
There are also two additional features available, triggered by landing scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 at the same time. They are as follows:
Butterfly Spins: During this feature only Cocoon symbols land on the reels. They are dormant or active. When active they become butterflies and fly to the left of the reels for re-spins. This feature plays with 3 reel sets always simultaneously in play.
Butterfly Frenzy: A pick me round with 10 picks with progressively bigger prize potential.
THE SLOT BUZZ VERDICT
Butterfly Staxx 2 is very much like the original, though the potential to increase to three reel sets during the re-spins feature is new. There is nothing much here for the big-time gambler, but it’s a cute slot nonetheless and those with lower budgets and a preference for a lower risk experience will enjoy it.