Butterfly Staxx Basic Information:
Sick of the hustle and bustle of regular life? The stress of the city getting you down? Butterfly Staxx is here to help. This pokie aims to combine some key elements of nature into a game which is not only relaxing, but also fun and rewarding. Does it succeed, or are these butterflies the type which are more likely to land in your mouth while you sleep? Check out our review to find out…
This game operates under the use of the NetEnt gambling software system. The talented programmers and designers from NetEnt are well known for going the extra mile in their creations, and Butterfly Staxx is no exception. This game was released on the 21st of June, 2017.
The NetEnt system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from NetEnt.
Butterfly Staxx comes with a total of 40 paylines over 5 reels in a 4×5 layout.
- The minimum coins bet sits at 20
- The maximum coins bet sits at 200
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.01
- Maximum coins size sits at 2.00
- The return to player offered by this game is 96.8%, which is towards the higher end of average.
By clicking on the spanner icon towards the lower left of the game screen the player can access the options menu. This brings up a small menu with 3 different sections. These are as follows:
Enabling this option speeds up the spinning of the reels. This means that these is less time spent waiting around between the time you click spin and when the reels come to rest, speeding up the entire experience.
- Intro Screen
This option disables the intro screen from appearing the next time the player starts the game.
- Spacebar to spin
This option lets the player start the spinning of the reels with a simple press of the spacebar, in addition to the regular methods.
Additional options can be accessed by clicking on the autoplay button. The basic options here allow the play to select from 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 250, 500, 750 or 1000 autospins.
The player can also click on the advanced settings button to further customise when their autoplay will end. There are five different stopping scenarios to choose from here:
- On any win
- When Butterfly Spins is won
- When a single win exceeds an entered amount
- If cash increases by an entered amount
- If cash decreases by an entered amount
Other Helpful Additions
Butterfly Staxx also comes with question-mark and ‘i' help icons. Both of these detail much the same thing, basic game and winning information, but the ‘i' button does this within the game and the question-mark opens a secondary text page. The page accessed by the ‘i' button also lists all payout information, paylines and bonus info.
The game can also be muted by simply toggling the sound button located on the lower left of the game main screen.
As Butterfly Staxx is not based off any preexisting property there isn't much to speak of here. Feel free to make up your own.
Other Features and Bonuses
Butterfly Staxx comes with a re-spin feature. This is activated whenever a stack of butterfly symbols randomly lands over an entire reel. These symbols will fly to the leftmost position on the same row if that place is not already occupied by a butterfly symbol. All of these butterfly symbols will remain on the reels until the end of the re-spins. All butterfly symbols landing visible on the reels during the re-spin fly to the leftmost position on the same row not already occupied by a butterfly symbol award another re-spin. These will also remain on the reels until the end of the re-spins. When no more butterfly symbols land visible on the reels during the re-spins the re-spins will end, and payout.
The wild in Butterfly Staxx comes in the form of a gold and purple wildflower. These symbols can appear in both the main game and the re-spins bonus game. Wilds can substitute for any symbol except for the scatter. These will only payout the highest bet per payline.
The scatter symbol in Butterfly Staxx comes in the form of a pink flower. Gaining three or more of these on a single spin grants access to the Butterfly Spins bonus game via the following contributions:
- 3 scatters give 5 butterfly spins when gathered
- 4 scatters give 6 butterfly spins when gathered
- 5 scatters give 7 butterfly spins when gathered
The Butterfly Spins bonus game in Butterfly Staxx is accessed when the player has gathered a minimum of 3 scatter symbols in a single spin.
During this game only cocoon symbols can land on the reels. These symbols can be dormant or active. Active cocoon symbols landing visible on the the reels turn into butterfly symbols. All butterfly symbols fly to the leftmost position on the same row which is not already occupied by a butterfly symbol. All bet lines wins are added to the total win, and the butterfly symbols remain on the reels until the end of the butterfly spins.
How to Play:
Basic play for Butterfly Staxx is as simple as a player selecting a coin value and level and clicking spin. Alternatively the player can maximise their possible bet by simply clicking on the Max Bet button to the right of the spin icon.
Clicking the autoplay button allows the player to go through a selection of different amounts of autospins. From here the user can also click on the advanced settings button in order to manually select different stopping scenarios. These include on any win, when free spins are won, if a single win exceeds an entered amount, or if cash increased or decreases by an entered amount.
Overall Design and Usability:
A simple design for a simple theme, but one which does quite well. Butterfly Staxx effectively combines its music, sound effects and late-afternoon background into one of the most sharp yet pleasing pokies available. The general bases for this game is flowers, butterflies and fireflies, so it makes sense for NetEnt to take this approach. Everything here is well suited, well designed, and well animated.
In terms of usability this is a game which does fairly well. In our tests we had no problems with the reliability of the game. All of the buttons and links included work perfectly, and the game is just as responsive as you would expect. The only let-down here is the lack of graphics options. This means that players on older or less powerful devices might not be able to get in on the action.
Where to find it:
NetEnt games stand with Microgaming as some of the most popular available. If you already have a favourite gambling website then check out if they offer NetEnt games, if they do then you might be able to find Butterfly Staxx there. If it is not available, or if you want a more direct list then check out the links below.
A great, simple pokies with a relaxing theme. This game is one which exceeds in its design, being one of the pleasing to the senses games which we have reviewed. the bonus structure of this game is also solid, though not quite up to the level of its look. A great pokie to try out for anyone who is keen to try out something new, especially if you are sick of being blasted by the effects of some of the more aggressive pokies out there.
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