Butterflies are some of the most interesting insects in the world, and arguably the most beautiful. The little critters flap their wings and catch our eye, as the colors dart around in the sky. The NetEnt Butterfly Staxx slot takes on these creatures, allowing punters the chance to get in on a peaceful slot that packs in a high return to player percentage, combining to be one of the better titles I've played in recent memory.
Butterfly Staxx is a 5 reel, 40 payline video slot that is set on a pond in front of a mountain range at dusk. Here, we're treated to blooming trees, fireflies, and butterflies that float around in the sky. The game's artwork is almost zen-like, bringing us green Jack, Queen, King, and Ace symbols as well as a blue lotus, pink and purple lotus, bright pink lotus, and an illuminated butterfly.
Butterfly Staxx has a simplistic feature set, which plays nicely with the relaxed atmosphere. You'll find stacked symbols, wild symbols (in a multi-color lotus), and free spins. These features work in conjunction with the paylines and layout to create a posted return to player percentage of 96.8% (RTP). This is a very high RTP for an online slot (or any slot for that matter). This theoretically means that you'll love money slower than you would with a slot that has an RTP of, say, 92%.
The features include a re-spins mode as well, which is a nice boost to players. This occurs when a full stack of butterflies is stacked up on a reel. These butterflies will fly left until they encounter another butterfly on the reels. This will then give us a re-spin that can generate a large win.
I am someone that often enjoys peaceful video slots. They get me out of my hectic life as well as being a nice diversion from the hectic games that we're seeing developed at a fever pace these days. I really do enjoy the slot, and I put a fair bit of time into it. The lack of features make it hard to win big consistently, but you can still string together some nice wins. I had more success on the reels when I bet smaller amounts. This may be a good strategy for you, but if you're a high roller you may want to stick to a different game.