NetEnt have announced that on the 21st of June 2017 they will be releasing a brand new slot Butterfly Staxx. We know what you are thinking: Oh god. No.
Or maybe you are one of those who sit firmly in the Neon Staxx camp, loving every retro spin.
You might even have a vague memory of playing a few spins back in the Summer of 2015 on a nostalgic looking machine that appealed to your inner 80s kid.
Either way, know this: the Butterfly Staxx slot might be related to the Neon, but only in the same way that lemonade is related to lemons.
Time to take a look at what you can expect to open up come June 21st:
We should clarify; we didn’t dislike Neon Staxx by any means.
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It was, a good, steady, NetEntertainment effort. It has stacked symbols, and during the free spin bonus game, you were guaranteed that one of the high paying symbols always came stacked on every spin.
But it didn’t rock our boat. A little on the simple side, and once the nostalgia wore off, you were left with a fluorescent headache where the wins felt forced rather than fun.
The name seems to imply that, at least logically, the two are connected.
However having looked at the stats, about the only things we can say for sure that these two phone casino games have in common is:
And that’s about it.
So when we say that Butterfly Staxx won’t compare to Neon Staxx – we actually mean that in the best way possible.
The main event is, of course, those pretty little butterflies that will light up your screen.
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Get a whole stack of them on any one reel and you start a series of re-spins that could see you all aflutter.
Why? Because the Butterfly symbol has to be the highest paying symbol of the lot. Otherwise what will be the point?
These little bugs will fly to the left of the screen, and each time more appear on each re-spin, they will move to the leftmost position, staying sticky till you get as many butterflies covering as many of those 40 paylines.
This is something we’ve seen more and more in slot machines online lately; where the free spins are all just one bonus feature.
Like how in 7 Sins slot, you only get one symbol on each spin for example.
Well, it’s much the same here, as you have cocoon symbols which may, or may not, turn to butterflies. If they do, they fly to the left of the screen, and stay sticky till the end of the free spins.
In theory it should pay out huge.
We are fairly optimistic about this Butterfly Staxx mobile slot.
We like the cool, unusual, yet pretty, theme, and it has a couple of features that make our spin finger all itchy to try it out come the 21st of June.
But, there’s a couple of niggling doubts in the back of our mind that makes us wonder if we are being blind-sided by these bright butterflies.
NetEnt tell us that the most you can win, on a single spin, is £€$48,000.
Which seems as huge as we’d hope, until you realise that this Butterfly Staxx slot is high limit betting all the way; the betting range is an awesome 0.20 to 400 a spin.
Great for all manner of budgets, but it suddenly turns that top win into a measly… 120 times your bet.
What we have to hope is that that re-spins and butterflies come together to bring us a culmination of wins; like they do in Viking Runecraft slot for example.
So if those butterflies keep appearing, and you get 20x your bet on the first re-spins, then 23x on the second respins, then 50x on your second re-spin… and so on, till you hit 120x your bet on one spin.
Then, you can start understanding the numbers. We’re not saying that will happen (or if it will happen easily), but it could save what could otherwise be a fairly low win game.
The problem you get, sometimes, with video slots with bonus games, that they are so proud of the one special feature that makes them special, they forget to make any of the other spins fun.
You know the ones; the 20/50/100 spins in between the special feature that you have to pay for, but get no enjoyment and very few wins?
Yeah, those spins.
And so far, NetEnt haven’t don’t much to make us think that this Butterfly Staxx has much else happening other than those pretty Butterflies.
Will this be another dull Sparks slot in disguise? Will we be longing for Neon Staxx come June 21st?
Need we remind you that the last two NetEnt slots have been sure fire hits?
The Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel slot has so many bonus games, you barely have any spins without some action.
Whilst the Jungle Spirit NetEnt game might be a slow builder, but unleashes the slot beast within if you have the patience to tame it.
And sure. We have reservation about the Copy Cat slot coming May 23rd; but they can’t all be 4 or 5 star slot reviews, can they?
Till then, you should definitely give Hansel & Gretel and Jungle Spirit a spin; after all, NetEnt are one of the best for a reason.Start Playing at Videoslots »