Butterfly Staxx 2 is a slot game by NetEnt, one of the biggest software providers working in the business today. This sequel to the original Butterfly Staxx is a colourful slot featuring bright yellow butterflies and vivid flowers, and the whole game has a relaxed, laid-back feel to it.
It’s a nice-looking slot with detailed graphics, smooth animation, and a pleasant soundtrack to boot, and it probably goes without saying that it’ll appeal to fans of the original game keen to play an improved and updated version.
Butterfly Staxx 2 features five reels, four rows, and 40 fixed paylines. Groups of two to five matching symbols across the reels will payout, and all of the game’s symbols, including the titular butterflies, can be stacked. The yellow butterflies are the highest paying symbols in the game, while the lower value symbols are simple J, Q, K, A icons. The game’s wild is a blossoming flower symbol, while the scatter is represented by an arrangement of pink roses. The game’s regular mechanics are pretty run of the mill, but the special features do add a little extra interest.
Butterfly Staxx 2 features free respins as well as a choice of two other bonuses, which is quite a lot of features for a simple game like this. Respins can be triggered by landing a full stack of butterflies on any reel, and any butterflies which land during respins will move to the left and stay on the screen – this can result in some big wins with a bit of luck. The other bonus features are triggered if you manage to land three scatter symbols in one spin; this will give players the chance to pick between two special features – the Butterfly Spins free spins round and the Butterfly Frenzy Pick-and-Click Bonus Game. Both of these bonuses can be quite lucrative, with the free spins round potentially netting players up to 240x their original stake.
Like most games by NetEnt, Butterfly Staxx 2 is playable on mobile devices including iOS and Android smartphones, so players who prefer to play while out and about shouldn’t have an issue. The low volatility of this game also means it’s ideal for playing in short bursts.
Butterfly Staxx 2 has an RTP of 96.35%, which is average or just slightly above; it’s certainly enough that casual players needn’t worry about the game’s win ratios, though players who only play those slots which offer the very best odds might consider anything lower than 97% to be a bad deal. It’s a low variance game, so wins come in frequently but big windfalls are harder to come by.
Butterfly Staxx 2 is a decent improvement upon the original game. While the first Butterfly Staxx never really gained much momentum, the sequel keeps the attractive graphics and likeable theme but adds some interesting mechanics, resulting in an overall much better slot game.