When you first see Butterfly Staxx 2 from NetEnt, you might think that the graphics are plainer than those on the first version. While the reels have a less ‘enchanted’ overall look, the animations and detailed artwork becomes better and better as you unlock new features.
The core game play element is still in place. If you get a stack of butterfly symbols, they flutter over to the left, with respins giving you a shot at adding many more of them. There are now enhanced features. You can get multiple sets of reels for both the respins and the butterfly (chrysalis) free spins style bonus. On top of this is a brand-new bonus feature. Here the animations are amazing. You tap/click on butterflies as they fly up the screen over a stunning background.
Both Butterfly Staxx slots are available at online casinos in MI. You can play them on your desktop or laptop – or download Michigan casino apps and enjoy them on your Android or iPhone.
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Basics: How Butterfly Staxx 2 slots work
The spin button on this slot shows a white butterfly. Each time you press spin, you are betting 25 coins – which can range from 1c denomination and up. For high rollers, it is possible to add a multiplier to your entire bet using the ‘level’ buttons. Auto-play can be found to the left of the spin button.
Butterfly Staxx 2 slot game uses a 5×4 grid of reels for the 40 win-lines. Butterflies are the highest paying symbol. As you will see below, they also have some unique properties. The other unique symbols show a red, purple, and blue flower. They can appear stacked on the reels. Smaller wins come from green playing card symbols – they show the letters of higher ranked playing cards.
Wild symbols show a glowing flower. These symbols substitute for the regular ones listed above to link up wins. Note that they do not substitute for the scatter/bonus symbols.
Butterfly respins with up to 3 sets of reels
The first difference between the original Butterfly Staxx game and Butterfly Staxx 2 is in the base game respins feature. This kicks in every time you hit a stack of 4 butterflies on any reel. Those butterflies will come to life – flapping lazily over to the left.
You now get a respin. If you add one or more extra butterflies, the respins continue. If not, then your wins are totaled based on how many win-lines you covered in these high paying symbols.
If you fill the two leftmost reels with butterflies, then you get a second set of reels. This starts with the leftmost reel covered, and spins in parallel with the first set of reels. You can add a 3rd set too, if you cover the 2 leftmost reels on the second set. This gives you multiple chances to fill a reel set (or at least most of it) with butterflies.
Free spins and butterfly grab bonuses
You can get 5 free spins by hitting 3 of the scatter symbols anywhere in view. This Butterfly Staxx 2 slot bonus sees you spin over 3 sets of reels from the start. The regular symbols turn into orange chrysalis pictures. Any that land with a glow will turn into butterflies – flapping to the left as usual.
The alternative choice of bonus is called ‘Butterfly Frenzy’. Here you see fields full of flowers. You have 10 picks – and click/tap on butterflies as they fly past. Most give you credit wins based on your current coin size. Some of them let you move up through stages – there are 5 in total, with coin wins getting bigger as you climb. Each time you go up a stage, you get 10 extra picks.
Ethereal graphics: Butterfly Staxx 2 designs
Each side of the reels is a stone archway. This shows roses growing, the flowers bloom when you trigger the respins feature before the butterflies take off from the reels. While the original slot was mysterious, this version is more detailed. The artwork when the creatures come to life and fly to the left is mesmerizing.
There are the usual smaller animations when you win with different symbols. It is the bonus features that really bring Butterfly Staxx 2 to life. You might be surprised the first time that extra set of reels appears – and even more surprised when it is joined by a 3rd set.
When you hit the butterfly frenzy feature, you get a showcase of just how amazing the graphics and animations of NetEnt slots can be. The setting is a far-reaching view of fields full of flowers. The ghostly yellow butterflies of different sizes fly quickly past.
How does the Butterfly Staxx 2 slot compare?
This NetEnt sequel adds enhanced animations and extra features to the popular original. Fans of the first Butterfly Staxx will find the key game play and graphics are in place. This includes the respin feature, where you can add more butterflies to the reels.
There are several enhancements. They include extra sets of reels for the respin and chrysalis free spins features. Both times you get 3 sets, giving you extra ways to win. There is a new picks style bonus too, where you grab butterflies for cash or level-up prizes.
Check out Butterfly Staxx 2 for yourself at an online casino in Michigan soon!