Butterfly Staxx Slot Review
Butterfly Staxx is one of the weirder NetEnt games at Grand Ivy and Madame Chance Casino. It is fun. Don’t get me wrong on that one. However, I have absolutely no idea who the company is trying to target with this game. Normally, you get a rough idea as to the target market, but not with this one. However, don’t be put off by the game. It is a tremendous amount of fun when you play it. Let’s take a look, shall we?
This is one of the newer slots from NetEnt. It was launched in June 2017. There are 5 reels and 40 paylines. The house edge is 3.2%. It is a low to medium volatility slot. To get started, you will need to be sticking up at least 20p per spin. The maximum is £400 per spin.
As you can tell, the maximum bet in Butterfly Staxx is a little bit higher than every other NetEnt slot out there. Again, this makes it incredibly difficult to work out who the target market for this game actually is. One would assume that the target market would be higher rollers with the £400 maximum, but we can’t see many of them being appealed to by the theme of the game. Ah well.
Butterfly Staxx Slot Theme
The theme of the game is, you guessed it, butterflies. It looks decent too. The butterflies fly about the reels when you get a winning combination. There are some animated flowers thrown in for good measure too. However, you can tell that this is not the theme of game which is going to appeal to every player out there. It is a bit ‘basic’. When I first saw Butterfly Staxx, I figured that it was likely going to be most appealing to those who enjoy Facebook games and the like, but probably not as there are better games such as Starburst for that.
Anyway, I do love the theme of the game. It is incredibly tranquil and whenever I play Butterfly Staxx, it never fails to put a smile on my face. It is just the fact that I have no idea who the game is targeted at which gets me.
As with most NetEnt games, there is a mobile version of Butterfly Staxx available. This should probably come as no surprise, to be honest. Most of the people who play mobile slots nowadays do so via their mobile devices, so companies like NetEnt do need to cater for them or they are going to be throwing away a significant amount of business.
What is clear from the mobile version of Butterfly Staxx is the fact that this is a game which has been built from the ‘ground up’ to be a mobile game. In fact, we reckon that being a desktop game was somewhat of an afterthought here. While Butterfly Staxx really does look good on desktop computers, it looks even better when it is shrunk down. The colours just pop out and it is quite a wonderful experience. The tranquil sounds of the game make it even better. Toss some headphones on when you play this and it is going to be an incredibly relaxing experience. Full marks, NetEnt.
Butterfly Staxx Slot Features
Just a couple of features to be found in this game here. The red and yellow flower is your wild symbol. It pops up enough to give you a few wins on occasion, but do not rely on it too heavily. This is the type of symbol which is there to ‘surprise’ you as opposed to giving you massive stacks of cash.
The main feature of this game, and where it gets its name, is the Butterfly Staxx Re-Spins. Whenever you get a stack of butterflies on a single reel, you get a free respin. These symbols will then keep moving along the reels until they disappear. In theory, you could get up to five re-spins when you play which is nice. This has happened to me on several occasions now. Think of it as being similar to sticky wins.
Get between 3 and 5 scatter symbols and you can trigger up to seven free spins. No multiplier in place, but it is still fun and gives you a nice amount of cash should you win.