NetEnt’s Butterfly Staxx™
Butterfly Staxx™, an enchanting slot release from NetEnt, proves just how diverse the software provider can be. And with over 20 years of experience, it doesn’t come as any surprise. A leader in its field, NetEnt is known for creating cutting-edge mechanics, fresh features and, of course, exciting game themes. The secret behind the success of its online casino games in Canada? Having the perfect combination of industry know-how, creative talent and passion for innovation as the driving force behind its over 200 top titles, including Butterfly Staxx™. The fantasy-themed slot is truly a beauty to behold, and is available in the line-up at Platinum Play, a popular online casino in Canada.
Flowers, butterflies and a lot of shimmer and sparkle set the scene for this game to unfold. That said, players who also consider themselves to be nature lovers, are likely to enjoy the slot’s theme. For example, intertwined with the game’s features, are cocoons that turn into potentially rewarding butterflies. And adding to the game’s undeniably calm atmosphere is a whimsical soundtrack that accompanies the picturesque symbols and background imagery.
Butterfly Staxx™, which was released in 2017, follows a transparent 5-reel, 4-row layout, which creates a floating environment against the dusky valley backdrop. Matching symbol combinations of 3 or more across its 40 fixed paylines can result in a win. The low win symbols include the expected J, Q, K and A card values, while the medium win symbols are respectively represented by blue, purple and pink flowers, as well as a yellow butterfly. Adding some visual magic are subtle animations that accompany a winning symbol combination. But the symbols that hold the key to added winning opportunities are the Wild and Scatter icons. The flowery Wild can show up anywhere on the reels to take the place of all other symbols, apart from the Scatter. The latter in turn, has the power to trigger a bonus feature, but more on that below.
Online and mobile casino players in Canada, who prefer simplistic, yet rewarding features, would likely find what they’re looking for when spinning the Butterfly Staxx™ reels. There are two significant features that boost players’ chances of pocketing payouts. First up is the Re-Spins feature, which is activated when a reel filled from top to bottom with butterflies appears. These four butterflies will then fly to the leftmost reel available that doesn’t yet play host to a butterfly, staying for the remainder of the Re-spins. If another butterfly symbol appears after a Re-spin, it too will fly to the next available position on the left of the screen – filling up spots from left to right. The feature will continue until a Re-spin yields no more butterfly symbols.
This brings us to the game’s next sought-after feature, Free Spins, or rather Butterfly Spins, as they are referred to here. When 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols land on the reels during the base game, they will respectively launch 5, 6 or 7 Butterfly Spins. During this bonus round, only green cocoon symbols appear on the reels. However, some are dormant and some are active. The dormant cocoon symbols turn into butterfly symbols after a Free spin and fly to the leftmost available position on the reels, much like what happens during Re-spins. Plus, they will also remain on the reels in these positions until the bonus round is complete.
Butterfly Staxx™ Verdict
If a tranquil escape is what players are looking for in a game, they’ll find it on the reels of Butterfly Staxx™. With its peaceful sights and sounds, it presents something completely different to action-filled and adventure-themed games. Even its features don’t explode on the screen with a bang. But with a theme that centres around one of mankind’s most gentle creatures, one wouldn’t expect anything different. Apart from offering a visually pleasing experience, the slot’s winning opportunities also don’t disappoint as they are also easy to spot, thanks to the uncomplicated nature of the game’s mechanics. Players who’d like to explore the game for themselves will find it in the line-up at Platinum Play, a rising online casino in Canada, along with many other popular NetEnt creations.