Butterfly Staxx Slot

Butterfly Staxx is a five reel, fixed forty pay line online slot from the number one slotting providers in the online realm, NetEnt. We're guessing this slot has been 'designed' to appeal to the … ahem … fairer sex, as it's the ladies who tend to love butterflies. Did you know that despite their name, butterflies don't actually make butter? No one really knows why butterflies are called butterflies, but the most boring possible answer seems to be it's from the old(e) English 'butt-or-fleoge', and butt (sometimes) meant caterpillar, so really a butterfly is simply a caterpillar-fly.

The butterflies of butt-or-fleoges have really invaded this online slots game, which has an overall oriental-style theme, complete with sound track. Actually, there's only one butterfly on the actual reels. The other symbols are composed of three lotus flowers – pink, purple and blue – and playing card values ace through to jack.

This game has a total of forty possible pay lines, and that amount is a fixed number. What's not fixed though is your coin size, which can be anything from 0.01 to 2.00. You can also choose your bet level – anything from one to ten. Your final wager-per-spin is worked out as your coin size multiplied by your bet level multiplied by twenty (each pay line costs the bargain price of half a coin). When you're ready to flutter by, then hit the 'spin' button.

Payout & bonus rounds

The playing card values are the lowest-paying symbols in this game. If you land three identical ones on an active pay line then you will win five coins. The butterfly is (of course) queen of the payouts in this game. If you land five of her on one of the pay lines then you are rewarded with sixty coins.

Another flower acts as the wild symbol in this game. This symbol can appear anywhere on the reels in both the main games and re-spins. The wild symbol subsitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter symbol.

On occasion, a stack of butterfly symbols will land, covering the entire reel. When this happens, re-spins are activated. The butterfly symbols fly over the left-most reel not occupied by butterflies. All butterfly symbols fly to the left during re-spins, and every time you land a butterfly symbol you are awarded another re-spin. Re-spins continue until no more butterfly symbols land.

If you land three or more butterfly scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, then you trigger butterfly spins. Three scatters earn you five butterfly spins, four earn you six and five earn you seven. During these spins, only 'cocoon' symbols land on the reels. Active cocoon symbols landing on the reels turn into butterfly symbols. Butterfly symbols then act in the same way as they do during re-spins.

This is nicely playing game, where the 'action' is pleasant and calming. We do appreciate though that this might not be to everyone's tastes, as many slot players like something a little more thrill-packed. Not a bad game at all though, but for pure adrenaline thrills, you will need to look further afield.