Butterfly Staxx

Butterfly Staxx is a beautifully designed video pokie game, released by NetEnt software in mid-2017. The game is unique in its own right, although it includes NetEnt’s popular Superstaxx feature, which they first introduced in their Neon Staxx game in mid-2015. 

The 5 reel, 40 payline game has bright vivid symbols set on a night background and includes a re-spin feature, as well as a free spins bonus round. The butterfly symbol becomes animated during the game, flying across the reels and creating stacks for bigger winning opportunities. This is a non-progressive game with players able to win up to 120 times their stake on each free spin.

How to Play 

Butterfly Staxx is a 5 reel, 4 row, 40 payline video pokie game with an outdoor nature theme, focused on a beautiful butterfly. The game includes stacked symbols, a re-spin feature and a free spins bonus round for extra winning opportunities. The symbols are brightly coloured, contributing to the theme of the game and they include: 

  • Luminous yellow butterfly – this is the highest paying symbol. It pays out for 2 or more landing on an active payline during the re-spin feature. It appears stacked on the reels. 
  • Pink flower 
  • Purple flower 
  • Light blue flower 
  • J, Q, K, A – all in different hues of green 
  • Multi-coloured wild flower – The wild symbol. It substitutes for all other symbols, except for the scatter symbol, to help create a winning combination. 
  • Purple scatter flower – The scatter symbol. It is the key to triggering the free spins bonus round.

The game has a particularly wide betting range of between $0.20 and $400.00 per spin, making it ideal for both penny players and high rollers. 

Jackpot 

Butterfly Staxx is a non-progressive video pokie game. The luminous butterfly symbol is the highest paying symbol. Players can win up to 120 times their stake during a single free spin and up to 840 times their stake over the entire free spins feature. It is a low variance game. 

At A Glance

  • Bonus Feature: yes
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Free Spins: Yes

Mobile Version 

Butterfly Staxx was developed by NetEnt for play on multiple devices, including desktop and mobile. It can be played on iOS or Android smartphone or tablet devices, making it available to players on the go via a wide range of devices. 

Special Features 

Butterfly Staxx is unique for its special features, particularly the Superstaxx feature which offers ongoing wins from a single spin. 

  • Butterfly Re-Spins – Each time a stack of butterflies lands to cover a complete reel, it triggers the Butterfly Re-Spins feature. All of the butterflies in the stack will fly to the left most position possible on the reels, not taken up already by a butterfly symbol. These butterflies will land and remain in place until the end of the feature. They will pay out for as few as 2 butterflies on an active payline and the reels will then re-spin with the butterflies in place. Any butterfly symbols that land during the re-spin feature will fly toward the left and join the cluster, creating a super stack of butterflies. This feature will continue until no more butterflies land. 
  • Butterfly Free Spins – Landing 3, 4 or 5 purple scatter flower symbols anywhere on the reels triggers the free spins bonus round and awards 5, 6 or 7 free spins, respectively. All symbols during the free spins land as cocoons, which can either be dormant or become active. If they become active, they will open and a butterfly will emerge and then fly to the leftmost position on the reels, where it will remain until the end of the free spins round. The free spins cannot be re-triggered from within the feature.  

Graphics and Sounds 

Butterfly Staxx is a visually stunning game. It is set at night with the background view including a mountain range in the background and plants with a flowering tree in the foreground. The reels are transparent so that the symbols spin round on this background and their bright colours stand out against the dark sky. The luminous yellow butterflies, on which the game is based, particularly stand out in their colouring, as well as their animation when fly across the reels. It has a low polygonal art design, creating an animated look. There is a soothing soundtrack which adds to the atmosphere of the game. 

Bottom Line 

Butterfly Staxx is a stunning game that will attract many players for its graphics alone. However, the special features that are available add to its attraction for their unique nature and the additional winning opportunities they offer. The unique Superstaxx feature from NetEnt, which is active during the re-spin feature and the free spins bonus round, is exciting with the butterflies flying across the reels. In addition, the cocoon symbols that are unique to the free spins round and which become active and hatch butterflies as the feature plays, add to the animation of the game. While it is a low variance game, it is a welcome addition to the NetEnt game suite.