Butterfly Staxx is a beautiful slot by Swedish gaming giant NetEnt which was first released back in 2017. The slot’s been popular enough to spur a sequel, Butterfly Staxx 2, but the original is still worth playing.
The reels are set at nighttime and filled with butterflies and flowers, which gives Butterfly Staxx a uniquely relaxing ambience.
Butterfly Staxx is a payline slot featuring 40 paylines in total, which players must line up matching symbols across to win. Players can bet anything from 20p to $400 per spin, which makes Butterfly Staxx a good choice for high rollers who like slots with high max bets. The slot’s Wild symbol is a bright pink flower which can substitute for any other symbol on the reels, and the highest paying symbol in the slot is the golden butterfly, which pays out between 2x and 60x the bet for two to five symbols on a payline. Pink, purple, and blue flowers all pay up to 40x the bet for five symbols, while A to J symbols pay up to 20x the bet for five.
There are a few features to look out for in Butterfly Staxx. First, the slot offers re-spins, which are activated whenever golden butterflies appear stacked covering an entire reel. All butterfly symbols will fly over to the first reel and stay there for the duration of re-spins, and re-spins keep going until no new butterfly symbols land on the reels. This simple feature which gives the slot its title can be the key to unlocking some great wins. There’s also a Free Spins round which is activated when three or more Scatter symbols appear on the reels. Players will win between five and seven free Butterfly Spins for three to five Scatters. Butterfly Spins work a little differently to the main game when only cocoon symbols will land on the reels. These symbols can either be active or inactive, and active cocoons will transform into butterflies, as well as triggering re-spins.
Butterfly Staxx offers an average return to player of 96.8%, a good return for a slot of this type. What this means is that if players spend $100 on Butterfly Staxx, they can expect to win back around $96.80 on average. It’s also a low variance slot, so wins come infrequently which means the slot keeps its pace well and there aren’t usually any long lulls between wins – great for players who like to dip in and out of slots.
It’s easy to see why Butterfly Staxx got a sequel; it’s a fun slot which offers a pretty simple mechanic that emanates throughout the game. Not only does this mean the theme is solid, but it also means there’s never a dull moment. Free Spins can really last a while and re-spins are always just around the corner. If you enjoy slots with gorgeous graphics and simple but effective features, Butterfly Staxx and its equally good sequel will be just right for you.