New Game of the Week: Butterfly Staxx 2 from NetEnt

NetEnt released its latest game during the late summer as flowers are in full bloom and butterflies are enjoying the unending sunshine. Butterfly Staxx 2 is the perfect game to remind Canadians of the beauty and serenity of the season.

Butterfly Staxx 2 provides a game within a game, with Butterfly Frenzy as the bonus game with five levels of play to challenge players who are looking for something new, something fresh in the world of online casino games.

The original Butterfly Staxx was released in 2017, and it became so popular that NetEnt wanted to upgrade it and add to it. By adding more features and enhancing the graphics, the second iteration of the game is something NetEnt is proud to reveal.

NetEnt Director of Games Bryan Upton said as much about Butterfly Staxx 2. “It takes a familiar, powerful mechanic that has been amplified to meet the voracious player expectations of today.” He then added, “Adding enhanced player interaction means engagement and success, and the multi-level pick-and-click bonus does just that. Another modern-day classic in the making.”

About Butterfly Staxx 2

This game is a fresh and colorful take on the world of butterflies. And the soundtrack for Butterfly Staxx 2 is soothing, with piano and flute-driven music accompanied by birds chirping.

The 5-reel game has four rows and 40 fixed paylines, and the 96.35% RTP (return-to-player) is aimed at casual online casino players.

“Step into a gorgeous world of butterflies and exotic flowers,” the narrator says as she welcomes players to Butterfly Staxx 2. Players are taken to a gorgeous view through a stone trellis covered in pink flower buds and green vines. The reels are outlined in a gold frame.

Butterfly Staxx 2 Payouts

Betting begins at Level 1 and a coin value of $0.01, making the minimum bet $0.25. There are 10 levels from which to choose. Coin values increase from the minimum to $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, and $5.00. That puts the maximum bet at $1,250.00 per spin.

The autoplay function allows for 10 to 1,000 spins and advanced settings to stop on any win, single win amounts, or cash levels.

Butterfly Staxx 2 has a flowering wild symbol with the word “wild” on it. The symbols seen most often pay as follows with five on a payline:

  • Yellow butterfly = 50
  • Red flower = 40
  • Purple flower = 40
  • Blue flower = 40
  • A, K, Q, J = 20 each

How to Play Butterfly Staxx 2

One adjustment to make when first beginning to play is that the tally at the right-bottom of the screen is coins, not cash value. A player should look beneath the spin button to see the actual cash value of their account, the official bet amount, and the win amount on the spins.

When spinning the reels, players should look for scatter symbols, which can appear on the first, third, and fifth reels. The scatters are pink roses, and three of them trigger a bonus round.

One can then choose Butterfly Spins or Butterfly Frenzy.

Butterfly Spins bring about cocoon symbols on the reels, some of which are dormant, others are active. Those which are active will turn into butterfly symbols and fly to the leftmost reel. Those symbols then stay in place until the free spins are over.

It should be noted that there are three sets of reels active during Butterfly Spins, giving players triple the chance of winning.

The Butterfly Frenzy option allows players to pick a series of butterfly symbols, which may reveal a coin win or stage upgrade. The stage payouts are as follows:

  • Stage 1: 10-40 coins
  • Stage 2: 25-50 coins
  • Stage 3: 40-75 coins
  • Stage 4: 50-100 coins
  • Stage 5: 75-125 coins

Players start with a specific number of spins, say 10, and with every stage upgrade, they receive another set of spins.

Another feature of the game is the re-spin. This happens during regular gameplay when a stack of butterfly symbols covers an entire reel. That activates the re-spins, at which point the butterflies fly over to the leftmost reel and stay in position for re-spins. When the first two reels are covered in butterflies, a second set of reels opens, and when it happens on that second set, a third play area opens.

As long as new butterflies appear, the re-spins will continue.

There are many ways to win in Butterfly Staxx 2 and rarely a dull moment during base gameplay or bonus round action.

Where to Play Butterfly Staxx 2

Most Canadian online casinos have deals with NetEnt so they have immediate access to their new games. The ones first to obtain Butterfly Staxx 2 this month was Play Amo.



Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. From her days in the WPT offices to covering summers of WSOP tournament action, she also followed gambling legislation to Washington D.C. and women-only poker to the Bahamas. Meanwhile, she lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for many years before moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Now, Jen travels less, writing about poker and online gambling from her home with her two dogs watching her every move. In her spare time, she follows politics, works on her never-finished novels, and learns Italian in the hopes of retiring to Italy someday.

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