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Butterfly Staxx 2 slot from NetEnt

Butterfly Staxx 2 slot from NetEnt
Butterfly Staxx 2 is the 2019 sequel to the original Butterfly Staxx, which NetEnt released in 2017. It is almost the same as volume 1 of the game, but with enhanced animations, a wider betting range, and extra bonus features.

The Swedish developing studio is conversing with us by sparkling butterflies and blooming tropical flowers, leading us again in the wonderful world of relaxation, wherewith a typical Zen flair of calm attentiveness our actions will be guided by intuition rather than by conscious efforts.

The dazzling graphics and delicate piano music with some birds chirping are engaging us in the nature of the game, where even super and mega wins with NetEnt’s exclusive bonus features feel relaxing and surreal. The slot has Low-Average Volatility with an initial RTP of 96.35%. The RTP allows obtaining a positive mathematical expectation of winning in the casino.

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Personal testers’ opinion (Review and recommendations from the testers’ team)

This slot, exactly like its predecessor is mesmerizing and whimsical for all the Butterfly Staxx fan's delight. Has even better-designed animations and an airy soundtrack. The unique pay mechanism and features are wonderful to watch. Both slots have almost identical paytables as well (except for the 5 OAK golden Butterfly - no longer 3x as in volume 1, but here pays 2x the bet).

Once again we have to mention that here, all the symbols’ combinations are very low paid. The whole paytable here too is a bit “cheap”- even 5 of a kind will not help to improve your balance, and you can hardly keep your beginning capital steady. 2x the bet for a 5 of a kind top symbol! You soon realize that only makes a significant difference if it happens on multiple lines, preferably on all 40 of them, so with all 20 Butterflies on the screen- is generating the amount of 80x the bet! - Well, that seems like the lowermost rank for these beautiful golden creatures!

Throughout our game test period we made the following observations:

  • During the base game, the 40 fixed pay lines are giving payment combinations very often, especially since this slot has only 10 symbols (two of which are bonuses).
  • The Butterflies you get during the base game Re-Spin feature are trying to help with the progress. During our test with some 500 spins, the Re-Spin was activated very frequently, but only 2/3 of them were ending with a win, while the other 1/3 were dead- with no combinations and no additional butterflies. Basically, a well-paid combination from the Re-Spin feature is rare, but the function will keep your balance nicely.
  • We received multiple big wins during the bonus Free Spins feature (with Cocoons) around 90x and 100x the bet. (In less than an hour while playing with 50 CAD bet - 0.20 coin value on level 10). The exciting action here was the gameplay on a set of 3 separate screens simultaneously, so there are actually 3 times more winning chances, but then again - you are granted only 5 free spins (unlike the 10 picks, which you can make with the alternative option - the Butterfly Frenzy).
  • On the flip side, the slot is missing special win multipliers and re-triggers. Some moments we were also wondering about the insufficient meaning of the Wild symbol, it seems forgotten and futile.
  • Besides, we see with this slot slightly greater variance than volume 1, which contributes to some swings in your bankroll. But this is an attribute many players don’t mind because it makes the gameplay less predictable. The potential for bigger wins is available and gives this slot another important plus.

Slot’s symbols and features

  • The video slot has a 5x4 playing field with 40 fixed pay lines.
  • The unique slot mechanism produced by NetEnt introduces several non-standard features:
  • Butterfly Re-Spin; Butterfly Free Spins and Butterfly Frenzy feature.
  • Only 8 symbols on the paytable.
  • On the low side of the paytable are the card letters - JQKA, the medium paid symbols are the 3 flowers and the top paid is the golden Butterfly.
  • The exception here is that 2 Butterflies are also paid combination.
  • Wild is one lotus flower- substitution to all symbols (except Scatter). 
  • Scatter is a small rose bouquet randomly appearing on reels 1, 3, and 5. 
  • 3 Scatter symbols will give the chance to choose between - Butterfly Free Spins or Butterfly Frenzy.

Butterfly Re-Spin Feature

A vertical stack of 4 Butterflies on any reel is triggering the Re-Spin function of the base game. The stack flutters left - becoming sticky, and grants 1 Re-Spin, during which any additional Butterfly dropping will activate another Re-Spin making the new Butterfly edition joining left the ‘old’ locked stack. This repeats until there is no further Butterfly symbol landing. 

Extra Butterfly Re-Spin Feature

During the Re-Spin feature, if the two leftmost reels are fully-covered with Butterfly symbols (become Butterfly reels), a 2nd playing field is emerging. A 3rd playing field can emerge, when either the 1st playing field has the three leftmost reels full of Butterfly symbols, or when the 2nd has the two leftmost. The Re-Spin feature continues until there is no further Butterfly symbol landing. 

Butterfly Free Spins

If with the Scatters the player chooses option Free Spins 3 play areas are immediately activating and remaining till the end of the bonus round. Only symbols of Cocoons are displayed on the screen: some sleepy some active. With the stop of the reels, the active Cocoons will be transformed into Butterflies. Just like in the Re-Spin feature they will flutter left, becoming sticky till the end of the bonus round. Any 2+ Butterflies on a pay line will be rewarded. All the bet line wins are added to the total win with every next Free Spin as well.

Butterfly Frenzy

During this bonus feature, you need to pick from 10 Butterflies flying over the field. You can either, get the offered payment or advance to the next level. The higher the level, the larger the winnings. The maximum payout is 125 coins.

Technical characteristics

  • Developer - NetEnt.
  • Paylines - 40 (always active).
  • Volatility - low-average.
  • The betting range is 0.25 - 250 coins.
  • The playing field is 5x4.
  • The maximum payout is 300,000 coins (Butterfly symbol).
  • Bonus features – the Respin feature, the free spins with Butterfly Spins or Butterfly Frenzy pick and click bonus feature.
  • Return percentage (RTP) - 96.35% allows you to get a positive mathematical expectation of winning at a Canadian online casino.

How to win at Butterfly Staxx slot? (Conclusion)

  • As usual, our first advice is to test the game in DEMO mode before starting to play for real money.
  • While the Re-Spins can give a hit or a miss, the bonus features: Butterfly Free Spins or Butterfly Frenzy can reward you with super and mega wins. 
  • Considering the maximum betting possibility here (max coin - 5 CAD, betting 250x on level 10 - max bet per spin is 1250 CAD) the high-rollers should be wakeful. 
  • Still, the game may seem too sparkling, chirpy, and peaceful to appeal to most of the high-rollers.
  • As the majority of Low-Medium Volatility slots, Butterfly Staxx 2 is a low-risk game that offers lower-value win combinations and more frequent payouts than the medium and high volatility slot games. But it doesn’t make the slot any less enjoyable. If you reckon with your game strategy and budget well you could have a long and profitable gameplay session with these Butterflies.

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Written by Kamen Valev
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